18 May 2016

Towergate Insurance today announces the appointment of Paul Longhurst as Broking and Distribution Director of Towergate London Markets.

Paul joins Towergate from Bluefin, where he has been London Market Broking Director for 25 years.

Commenting on this appointment today, Towergate Group CEO David Ross said:
“We recognise the huge opportunity that exists in the London wholesale market, to build on the presence we already have and to expand upon our capability. Paul is a much admired placement specialist, bringing with him the proven ability to connect people and businesses. He will be the crucial link between a growing London market proposition and our retail business, where we know we can be smarter about maximising income generation.
With plans in place to recruit the best possible talent and with Paul breathing fire power into our offering, we fully expect to make further announcements shortly as we gather momentum in our plans for growth.”

Paul Longhurst added:
'It is true that everyone is once again talking about Towergate, but now for all the right reasons. After twenty five enjoyable years at Bluefin, the chance to capitalise on an increasing confidence at Towergate and to build on it in the London Market was one I personally couldn't ignore'

Notes to Editors

Biography of Paul Longhurst
Paul ran the SBJ London Market Broking Team until their acquisition by Venture Preference Ltd (Bluefin). He was then appointed to run their new London Market team, which he successfully integrated and grew, substantially increasing the amount of premium placed into London. This was achieved by focusing on distribution and offering a high level of service and advice plus excellent deals and products to the Bluefin branches. Paul specialises in UK liability broking.


About Towergate
Launched in 1997 Towergate is the UK’s largest independently owned insurance intermediary.
Towergate is an important distribution channel for a significant range of insurance products and a key strategic partner for the UK’s largest insurers. Towergate’s scale, customer insight and distribution relationships make it a unique business and a leader in the markets in which it operates. Its combination of distribution and underwriting gives it unparalleled consumer data and market insight.


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