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BLW announces directorial appointment

The appointee will maintain and develop the firm’s relationships in Scotland

BLW, a specialist insurance broker, has announced the appointment of Sandy Brownlee as Director at the firm.

Brownlee will join the company from A J Gallagher, bringing over 45 years of experience as a retail broker in the process.

As director, he will focus on maintaining and developing relationships in Scotland while continuing the firm’s ethos to meet challenging risks with innovative solutions.

Brett Sainty, CEO at BLW, said: “Scotland is a place our board of directors have always enjoyed doing business and Sandy’s appointment is key to our expansion into Scotland as he has tremendous experience in the Scottish market. 

“We are looking forward to developing new relationships with independent brokers and direct customers in Scotland, and to supporting them with their challenging risks.”

Brownlee worked alongside Sainty at Lucas Fettes and Partners, where he remained in situ throughout a duo of acquisitions, first by Stackhouse Poland in 2017 and then by Gallagher in 2019.

Speaking on his appointment, Brownlee said: “Having spent my career to date as a retail broker, I am very pleased to be taking on this new challenge as a wholesale broker. 

BLW is very well-placed to assist businesses with the placement of non-standard risks, and I’m very much looking forward to focussing on BLW’s local broker networks and leading the company’s expansion into Scotland.”

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