JM Glendinning Professional Risks, part of the JMG Group, has hired David Burnhope as its new client director, specialising in professional indemnity insurance (PII) for the property industry.
David joins JM Glendinning Professional Risks with over 13 years in insurance, most recently at PIB Insurance Brokers, specialising in professional indemnity insurance working with surveyors and architects. Prior to this he worked at Cowans Group as a commercial account executive, having previously started his insurance career with the NFU Mutual
David’s appointment is part of JM Glendinning Professional Risks’ continued growth strategy. The business plans to build on David’s specialism with future recruits. Based in North East Derbyshire, David’s appointment also represents an expansion into South Yorkshire and Derbyshire for the Professional Risks team, which is now 10 people strong with centres in Leeds and Birmingham.
Commenting on his new role, David says: “JM Glendinning projects a clear vision of where it stands in the marketplace and where they want to be in the future. I respect their ethos, their client-first approach and wanted to be part of the team. I am excited to dive in, collaborate with other JMG Group colleagues and further develop our presence in this area of insurance. We have a brilliant team who, like me, are committed to achieving great results on behalf of clients.”
Says Gareth Milner, JM Glendinning Professional Risks MD: “At the start we primarily worked with law firms to provide PII services. David is bringing something new to the Professional Risks team with his wealth of expertise in PII for the property industry, including working with RICS surveyors and RIBA members. It was clear from our first conversation that David’s approach fits the JMG way of building a business – doing what’s right for clients, always.”
Established in 2015, JM Glendinning Professional Risks has grown from zero to placing £19million of premium into the insurance market. It is now one of the most successful businesses in the JMG Group, helping law firms and professional practices manage risk whilst bringing them the widest and most competitive insurance options.