Yorkshire firm extends reach with Birmingham-based Professional Risks appointment

Jason Butcher

Leeds-headquartered JM Glendinning Insurance Brokers’ Professional Risks business has recruited its first Birmingham-based client director, Jason Butcher, who will help the firm extend its geographical footprint.

Jason will be based at JM Glendinning’s central Birmingham office, working alongside the company’s established team operating from Temple Street.

He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role as client director, having started his career in the insurance industry fresh from school when he became trainee underwriter at Norwich Union. He has over 35 years’ experience in the insurance industry, with the last five years in post as client account manager for Wesleyan.

JM Glendinning Professional Risks is a Yorkshire-headquartered insurance broker which specialises in Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) and other financial lines for the legal, construction and financial services sectors.

Jason’s appointment will allow the business to increase its footprint and better serve those clients who are outside of the business’s traditional northern heartlands. Jason will work closely with clients and insurers to manage claims and renewals and find the best insurance products to meet exacting requirements.

Jason Butcher said: “The PII renewal period is fast approaching with many legal firms seeking cover ahead of the October deadline. Many have already experienced rising insurance premiums due to a significant hardening of the PII market.

“My role will help firms navigate the renewal process and drive the best possible deal that suits the requirements of their firm. I pride myself in providing a quality service for clients with a personal approach. This is very much in line with JM Glendinning’s ethos which is what attracted me to the role and business.”

Jake Fox, JM Glendinning Professional Risks MD, said: “Jason’s appointment marks a significant step for our Professional Risks business and will support our future growth into previously untapped areas for us.

“He is a specialist in PII and brings great expertise and energy to the role. We’re delighted to have him on board and look forward to utilising his many years of industry experience to help us continue to offer the best possible service for our clients as we grow as a business.”

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