Gallagher has continued its strategic investment to build out its specialist UK Trade Credit & Surety Practice across the North with the appointment of Daniel Stewart. Bringing almost 20 years of specialist broking experience, Daniel joins Gallagher from Marsh where he was a national practice leader for trade credit, responsible for the Midlands, North and Scotland. As well as leading the Manchester trade credit & surety team, Daniel will work closely with Tim Fisher to grow and develop the national practice across the North where a growing proportion of both clients and new business opportunities are arising.

Tim Fisher said: “As a key hire in our broader UK strategy of developing market-leading specialist client propositions, I’m delighted to welcome Daniel to the team. We are determined to attract and retain the best talent and I’m excited to see how our Northern footprint will grow under Daniel’s guidance, supported by Rachel, Colin and the rest of the team. Daniel’s detailed knowledge of trade credit insurance and business development skills place him well to lead our Manchester hub in catering for the needs of our growing base of clients across the North – from smaller UK businesses to multinationals demanding innovative global solutions.”

Daniel’s appointment closely follows that of Colin Cunningham and Rachel Smailes, who joined the Manchester-based team this summer. The move demonstrates Gallagher’s ongoing commitment to build out its national specialist trade credit capabilities and scale up the Manchester practice, on the back of strong 20% organic growth across the UK niche. Daniel added: “Joining Gallagher’s talented trade credit team is a pleasure, particularly in today’s economic and political climate, when clients need specialist support and advice to navigate the shifting challenges they face. I look forward to leading the Manchester team, and working closely with all my new colleagues, as we strengthen our position in the North and provide vital trade credit support, not only for clients based there but throughout the wider Gallagher network.”