New recruits boost broker

Friday, April 15 2016

There are new faces at an award-winning Black Country insurance broker as it looks to further strengthen key areas of the business this year.

Wendy Ashley, director, brings more than 30 years experience to the team at Gravity Risk Services and has been head hunted to run the day-to-day business of the firm, based in Priory Road, Dudley. She has joined from Jardine Lloyd (JLT) where she was a branch director.

Matthew McCall has also been drafted in as affinities manager and is tasked with growing the insure and support partnership work with Wolverhampton Wanderers football club, which links Gravity and One Sure Insurance. Matthew was also formerly with JLT Group.

Finally, the team is being bolstered by account handler Sophie McDonough who brings a wealth of experience from her time with Arthur J Gallagher & Co. Gravity hopes the new faces will help build on successes of recent years, winning Broker of the Year at the West Midlands Insurance Institutes Awards.

Gravity Risk director Dale Collett said: "We are always looking to grow the business and improve the way we do things for our clients. We have a number of new faces starting over the next few weeks and we're delighted to have them on board."

The company started life in a garage in February 2013. It now boasts 250 clients and £1.8 million of business.