JM Glendinning launches new community risk business


JM Glendinning Insurance Brokers has launched a new division following the appointment of experienced community risk insurance specialist, Gary Newlyn. 

As part of the JMG Group, JM Glendinning Community Risk Solutions will help manage the risk and insurance requirements of organisations delivering services to our communities, including registered providers of social housing, care providers and charities.

Gary Newlyn joins JM Glendinning as managing director from Zurich Municipal, Zurich’s public sector business, where he led its national social housing sales and account management team. Gary brings 20 years experience of working in the insurance industry to the position, over a decade of which was gained working with charities and some of the largest social housing providers in the UK.

Says Gary Newlyn, “Organisations providing critical services to our communities do an incredible job in ensuring our country and communities thrive. Our venture will help solve some of their risk and insurance problems and help to give them peace of mind, meaning that they can focus on doing more of the good work they do. We will deliver fresh thinking and greater innovation for the benefit of customers and our insurance partners. 

“Acting with integrity is very important to me. I care a great deal about the people who rely on me, whether they are customers, colleagues, friends, or family. In business, this translates to providing excellent customer service, solving problems for people and supporting employee development and I truly believe this helps create the right conditions for growth. The best part is that I know that these are values which JM Glendinning also holds dear.”

Says Jake Fox, Group managing director, JM Glendinning (Insurance Brokers), “Gary’s expertise and experience with registered social housing providers, charities and other public benefit organisations means he is best placed to understand the challenges they face as well as the value they add to our communities. Gary’s appointment perfectly reflects our strategy to find and recruit the very best in the industry and build strong businesses around them. I am certain that his personal qualities, experience and desire to build a reputable business in this specialist area will serve him extremely well.”