Insurance broking business expands with new division launch

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Independent insurance broking and risk management company, TL Dallas, has launched a new division.

Headed by experienced duo Simon Drew and Mark Wilding, Dallas Wilding Drew has opened its first office in Settle, North Yorkshire.

The pair have a combined total of more than 50 years of corporate insurance, personal insurance, and risk management experience between them.

As part of the wider TL Dallas group, Dallas Wilding Drew can offer a wide range of insurance services for both businesses and individuals.

The new operation will service customers in the local area and further afield, using TL Dallas’s size and scale across its extensive UK office network.

Tim Mortimer, commercial managing director at Bradford-headquartered TL Dallas, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Mark and Simon to the TL Dallas group.

“They are both first rate operators with extensive knowledge, experience and networks, and will provide valuable services to the local community.

“The opening of our new North Yorkshire office is in line with our strategy of attracting high quality individuals and expanding our footprint to help us achieve our growth aspirations.

“This move means we can continue to offer our clients the best service possible through our independent operating model.”

Drew said: “Our focus as trusted advisers is to deliver the best value for money that we can for our clients across general commercial and corporate insurance.

“We have exciting plans for growth and Mark and I are looking forward to delivering on this as part of the TL Dallas family.”

Wilding added: “Both Simon and I have been given an incredible opportunity to build a business with TL Dallas under the Dallas Wilding Drew brand.

“We had been exploring opportunities to launch a venture together and following conversations with the TL Dallas board, the Dallas Wilding Drew proposition evolved.

“We are delighted to be part of such a successful group whose values are aligned with our own, and we’re looking forward to celebrating many successes together over the coming years.”

Drew and Wilding previously worked together at Marsh Commercial.

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