McGrady Insurance Upgrades Team

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Downpatrick based insurance broker, McGrady Insurance, today announced three new senior appointments as part of an ongoing investment program.

The local firm has experienced exceptional growth since becoming part of the ABL / Global Risk Partners (GRP) group in 2016 and continues to invest in its people, platforms and channels as it pushes for further ambitious growth.

“We have seen exponential growth over the past few years and that comes down to our people and their willingness to always go the extra mile,” said Aidan Hughes, Managing Director of McGrady Insurance. “Our team have seized the opportunity of working as part of a larger organisation and these new appointments are evidence of commitment to developing and rewarding our people.”

All three roles have been filled by existing McGrady Insurance staff, with the appointees sharing a combined 40 years with the company.

The new appointees are:

Pamela Murray – Executive Director

With 18 years’ experience with McGrady Insurance Pamela is stepping up from her role of Commercial Manager and will assume responsibility for commercial client account management with key input into new business development, insurer relationships and quality / service proposition. Pamela will continue to play a vital role in supporting, building and nurturing key relationships alongside Director Fintan McGrady and Aidan Hughes.

Fiona Cunningham – Commercial Manager

Having joined McGrady Insurance as a school leaver, Fiona has worked across the company in a wide variety of roles. She now assumes responsibility for the day to day running of the Commercial department including account management and development. Fiona has proven her versatility and has excelled in every role she has undertaken and with such rich experience across the company, Fiona will also play a key role in staff development.

John Mills – Account Handler

John joins McGrady Insurance after a number of years working in the IT industry. In his new role, he will deal with a more complex caseload, as well as developing new business and managing key accounts while working closely with Fintan. John brings with him an approach which is organised, analytical but ultimately customer focused.

The new appointments are part of an ongoing recruitment drive for McGrady Insurance, who are actively recruiting for more roles within their personal and commercial lines departments.

“As an expert in risk management,” Mr Hughes added, “we understand the greatest risk to our future success is to not invest in people. Our team is our greatest asset and we’re delighted to have created progression opportunities for our existing team and to have added new colleagues to continue delivering exceptional service to our customers in these uncertain times.”


Notes To Editors

McGrady Insurance is an insurance broker and risk advisor, established in Downpatrick since 1964
The company has 10,000 active policies in Northern Ireland across both personal and commercial lines
McGrady Insurance is part of the GRP Group, A UK insurance intermediary group of businesses delivering local and specialist insurance services backed by national strength
Other GRP companies include Abbey Bond Lovis (ABL) and Digney Grant
GRP also comprises
A national network of insurance brokers focussed on delivering an expert, personal service to their clients
Leading Lloyd’s and London market brokers Lonmar and Ropner which operate in the global, speciality insurance and reinsurance markets
An Underwriting Division distributing specialist products via partnerships with over 2000 UK insurance brokers
GRP Ireland and Crotty Insurance Brokers, registered subsidiaries in the Republic of Ireland servicing our EU based brokers and clients