Fully independent insurance broker, The Bletchley Group has reinforced its expert team by appointing one of the West Midlands’ foremost industry specialists.

Angela Irvine, who is deputy chair of the West Midlands Region for the British Insurance Brokers’ Association, has joined the Birmingham-based firm as a sales director.

A chartered insurance broker with over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Angela will have responsibility for developing The Bletchley Group’s portfolio of regional and national clients, which includes SMEs and multinational corporations.

Angela is the founder of her own insurance company, Stratford Insurance Office, which she sold to CLA Risk Solutions Ltd in 2007. A former director of Adler Insurance Brokers, Angela has been Deputy President of the Birmingham Insurance Institute since 2020.

Formed in 2020, The Bletchley Group delivers tailored insurance policies on behalf of a range of clients in the property, construction, hospitality, manufacturing, media and technology sectors. It is also the chosen partner of the National Federation of Builders and provides a full range of warranties, bonds and insurance products to its member companies.

Richard Brannigan, director of The Bletchley Group said: “We are thrilled to have Angela on board as someone who cares about the insurance industry’s image. Her continued local work for BIBA and the Birmingham Insurance Institute, demonstrates her commitment to promoting the standards of this sector, a principle we hold in high esteem at The Bletchley Group. From starting up her own firm to working as a director for Adler Insurance Brokers, Angela has the tenacity, senior experience and proficiency to match our company’s work ethic.”

Angela said: “It is great to be a part of a business whose ethos aligns with my own and to share a commitment to the highest levels of advice and client service. Combined with our extensive experience in providing tailored risk management solutions and broad market knowledge, our dedication will ensure our clients can concentrate on their own businesses, knowing they have protection from a broker who understands their industry or sector.

“I am excited at this new chapter in my career, to help build on the phenomenal growth that Richard and his team have achieved in their first two years of trading. I look forward to broadening the offering we can provide to existing and prospective clients alongside the training and development of new staff who will contribute to the future growth of the company.”