Angela Page has been appointed managing director of Sagar Insurances, the Burnley-based insurance broker which is part of Global Risk Partners (GRP).
Angela who has recently taken up her new role, will be responsible for running the business while chief executive John Meadows will focus exclusively on the retention of large clients, the acquisition pipeline and supporting new business. Susan Meadows, currently managing director, is stepping down from her role at the end of October.
Sagar provides insurance solutions for the corporate, business and private sectors. Founded 60 years ago, Sagar employs 25 people and writes over £10 million GWP.
John Meadows said: “Angela is a high calibre broking professional with exactly the right experience to support our drive for further growth. She is a great cultural fit for us and I warmly welcome her to the team.”
Angela Page said: “I am delighted to be joining Sagars at such an exciting time in its journey. John and the team have ambitious plans to build the presence of the business in Lancashire, especially East Lancashire which is the second-fastest regional growth area outside London and the South East.
“We have a lot of manufacturing businesses in this area, including BAE and Rolls Royce. They attract smaller engineering companies in the supply chain, which are the major client base for Sagars. I look forward to working alongside John to meet the long-term strategic aims of the business.”
Mike Bruce, GRP’s Group MD said: “I’m delighted that Angela is joining Sagars and the GRP family. Under John and Susan’s stewardship the business has gone from strength to strength, including its acquisition of Thomas Cook earlier this year, and I fully expect this to continue with John and Angela at the helm.”