JM Glendinning unveils director appointments

The company sees Hynds joining as a client director and Gavin joining as a client service director in the West Midlands.

JM Glendinning Insurance Brokers has strengthened its Birmingham office with the appointments of Blake Hynds to its Professional Risks team and Lee Gavin to the Real Estate business.

In his new role, Hynds joins as client director, bringing 14 years of insurance industry experience. 

He joins from Wesleyan where he worked for 12 years, working closely with law firms providing Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) support and advice on key insurance issues their businesses face in changing markets.

Meanwhile, Gavin joins JM Glendinning Real Estate as a client service director with 20 years of experience working in the insurance industry.

He has “extensive knowledge” of the real estate insurance market, having previously worked at Gallagher and Pi Property Insurance.

Jake Fox, managing director and head of Professional Risks, said: “We are very excited about the huge opportunity that exists in the Midlands and these two appointments reflect our commitment to growing our business in Birmingham and becoming an insurance broking powerhouse in the city.”

Hynds said: “I had reached the point in my career where I wanted to expand my horizons and become part of an ambitious and growing business. I knew that there is a fantastic support network at JM Glendinning that would allow me to better my career and I also knew that I could learn a lot from working with Jake Fox.”

Gavin added: “The opportunity to join JM Glendinning, help build the business and progress my career here is a very exciting prospect. Real Estate MD Chris Hitch and I share the same values and passion for high levels of client service and I am looking forward to what the future holds.”

JM Glendinning Insurance Brokers is part of the JMG Group of companies, headquartered in Yorkshire and operating from 11 offices across the UK.

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