AssuredPartners UK Acquires GM

AssuredPartners UK announces the acquisition of Recycling specialist GM Insurance Brokers expanding on its UK footprint.

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AssuredPartners, a leading insurance broker in the United States, UK and Ireland is pleased to announce the acquisition of Exeter-based recycling specialists, GM Insurance Brokers Limited (“GM”).

Founded in 2004, GM provide a range of commercial insurance solutions across various industry sectors including trade & construction and have a particular expertise in placing coverage for the recycling industry. Handling in the region of £10m GWP, the entire team will remain in their current roles and continue under the leadership of Gavin Mead and Lee Galan-Davis.

David Heathfield, CEO of AssuredPartners UK and Ireland, said:

“We met the team at GM through a recent acquisition and knew immediately that they would be a great addition to our growing network of companies. Gavin and Lee have built a great business over the years and have ambitious plans for growth. We look forward to working with the entire team and providing them with the support which will allow them to accelerate the growth of their company in the years ahead.”

Gavin Mead and Lee Galan-Davis, joint Managing Directors of GM said:


“The approach of AssuredPartners was refreshingly different and after meeting the senior team we were excited about the future with AP. We are really proud of what we have achieved and firmly believe that this new chapter gives us the opportunity to keep growing the business without compromising on our ethos which has served us so well.”

AssuredPartners is one of the fastest-growing, independent insurance agencies in the United States, UK and Ireland. This latest addition to the group follows closely behind UK acquisitions in Scotland, the South West of England, and Ireland. Founded in 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired in excess of 400 agencies, with offices in four countries and 36 states across the US. With in excess of 9,000 employees it is one of the largest independently owned brokers in the world.

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