Lockton, the world’s largest privately owned insurance broker, has opened a new Aberdeen office and made four new hires.
A lease on a new high-end office suite in Aberdeen’s Westhill business district has been taken up by Lockton as a base to expand its presence in Europe’s oil capital as the company continues to grow its regional footprint.
The new 2,500 square foot office, which will be occupied from October 2017, represents a significant investment in the north east of Scotland and will accommodate three Account Executives, hired from Marsh, Steven Cox, Keith Miller and Euan McKenzie who started at Lockton at the end of July 2017.
Four more new hires, account managers Moira Presley, Gillian McGruther, Alison Spink, all from Marsh, and Gordon Henderson, from AON, will join the Lockton team in October this year. All four will report to Steven Cox, Head of Office.
The Aberdeen office will build on the success of Lockton’s operations in Glasgow and Edinburgh and will complement Lockton's growing Global Energy team based in London, which counts a number of Aberdeen-based companies amongst its clients.
Lockton already employs nearly 50 insurance and risk management professionals in Scotland, designing and delivering bespoke solutions to businesses from a wide variety of industry sectors.
Ian Cooper, Head of Lockton's regional business, commented: “Our commitment to a new Aberdeen property lease and the recruitment of key staff represent a serious vote of confidence by Lockton in the Aberdeen, Scottish and UK markets at a time which has been marked both by the downturn of the oil sector and by the uncertainties of Brexit.”
Gordon Duncan, Head of Lockton's Corporate business in Scotland, said: “We welcome the impending arrival of our new colleagues and believe that they will readily demonstrate the highly-focused, customer-centric approach to business that is consistent with Lockton's culture. They will enhance our existing capabilities and deliver further success for our business in Scotland.”