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Barnes Commercial Limited acquired by Gallagher 

Barnes Commercial has been acquired by Gallagher

Barnes Commercial Limited acquired by Gallagher 

Today we can announce that Barnes Commercial Limited (Barnes) has been acquired by Gallagher.

Gallagher are one of the largest insurance brokers in the world; offering client service capabilities in more than 130 countries through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants. They are a family business and share similar values to those that form the fabric of the culture at Barnes.

Barnes offers commercial insurance solutions to small-to-medium businesses in specific sectors, and will become part of Gallagher’s UK & Ireland Retail division.

Sister company Lifesure, established in 1971, provides insurance broking services in the holiday and leisure industry. Products include park home, motorhome, holiday caravan, leisure home, car and home insurance. The business employs a team of 50 and is led by Managing Director, Paul Reid. Gallagher already has a significant customer base in the leisure industry and Lifesure and the team will further strengthen its offering in this specialist market.

Michael Rea, CEO of Gallagher’s UK & Ireland Retail division said: “I am very pleased to welcome the Lifesure team and its clients to Gallagher. This thriving business has a portfolio of specialisms that are complementary to our existing business, and provides us with additional scale in niche areas. Lifesure has been established for over 50 years and has a very positive reputation in the specialist holiday and leisure insurance market enjoying high levels of client retention.”

Paul added: “We believe we have found the ideal partner in Gallagher to take both Lifesure and Barnes forward. Gallagher’s focus on developing its employees to provide great client service fits perfectly with our ethos and the team will benefit from being part of a leading global insurance organisation and the many opportunities this brings. This partnership will provide a springboard for further success.”

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