Insurance broker Gallagher has been appointed by Cardiff-headquartered accountancy firm SBL Carston Limited, to support the business with its insurance and risk management programme as it seeks to expand its office footprint across the UK.
SBL Carston Limited provides auditing, corporate finance, tax planning and payroll services. The firm operates three specialist brands: Carston Chartered Accountants, Sinclairs Bartrum Lerner and Sampson West. Established over 75 years ago, the business is headquartered on Cathedral Road in Cardiff, with additional offices in the Vale of Glamorgan and London, with clients ranging from multinational companies, through to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), sole traders and individuals.
In 2015, SBL Carston Limited became part of ETL Global UK, an international network of professional service firms, with offices in more than 50 countries – enabling the business to further enhance the strength and depth of its services and specialisms.
Following a competitive tender, Gallagher was appointed as a result of the broker’s clear understanding of SBL Carston Limited’s risk and insurance requirements and its growth ambitions, which include opening further UK offices over the coming years. Gallagher was able to negotiate SBL Carston Limited’s insurance cover that saw premiums reduce whilst increasing certain aspects of cover.
Phil Worthington, Senior Account Director, Gallagher, commented: “Although we are one of the world’s largest brokers, we place a great deal of focus on supporting businesses in the local communities where we are based, and this appointment demonstrates our clear understanding of SBL Carston Limited’s aims and values. We are very pleased to be working with a firm which has built up an excellent reputation for delivering sound financial advice to their clients on their business and tax affairs, and we look forward to supporting SBL Carston Limited on the business’s growth journey.”
Becky Vanstone, Finance Director, SBL Carston Limited, said: “We were looking to engage the support of a broker with the necessary experience and expertise to achieve insurance cover that was able to meet our requirements. From our very first meeting, the team at Gallagher impressed us with their sector knowledge, and were able to go the extra mile to provide us with a tailored insurance programme – providing us with confidence that we have suitable insurance in place for our business today and as we grow.”