Ian Vinall has taken over as managing director of JM Glendinning Insurance Brokers in Guiseley.

The move follows four years as head of client directors, responsible for the client facing activity of the commercial insurance team, which has grown from £10million to £15million premium income and 24 to 38 staff over the last five years.

Ian’s career in the industry spans more than 25 years with roles at Willis, Aon, Marsh and Bluefin, and several years running his own business.

Ian Vinall, new MD at JM Glendinning in Guiseley

Ian Vinall, Managing Director at JM Glendinning Insurance Brokers

Ian takes the reins of the Guiseley business from group MD Nick Houghton, who will work alongside CEO Paul Glendinning to focus on the strategic growth of the group.

Nick says, “I can think of no better person to drive the continued growth of our Guiseley business. Leaving the running of the firm in his capable hands will enable me to focus on the ambitions of the wider group. I’ll be exploring strategic growth opportunities; looking at potential acquisitions and finding great people to open and run offices in new locations around the country to help us reach our £50million premium income target over the next three years.”

Ian says, “I’m looking forward to continuing the fantastic work Nick has done to build the business here in Guiseley as we move into the next phase of growth. Our aim is to hit £20million in premium income over the next three years, and we have a very strong team in place to support this.

“I will continue to work closely with Nicola Richardson, who leads our account handling team, and Rachel Vinall, who heads the private client team and Commercial Business Unit, to make sure our customers are well looked after as we welcome new ones on board.”