AbbeyAutoline unveils major expansion in Newtownards

Firm is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a relocation

AbbeyAutoline unveils major expansion in Newtownards

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

Northern Ireland broker AbbeyAutoline has unveiled a major expansion in Newtownards with the relocation of its branch to new town-centre premises.

This expansion comes as part of the broker’s 50th anniversary, with a sizeable investment made in the new premises at Old Cross Streets in Newtownards. The office will employ 17 staff and reaffirms the company’s commitment to the high street, with a total of 440 people across 15 branches in Northern Ireland.

The development continues AbbeyAutoline’s expansion strategy following its 2020 launch after the merger between Abbey Insurance and Autoline, as well as the firm’s recent acquisition of BMG Insurance. The revamped Newtownards branch will be led by branch manager James O’Hara and assistant branch manager Ashleigh White, both of whom have over 30 years of collective insurance industry experience.

AbbeyAutoline Newtownards customers will still have access to the broker’s full range of personal and commercial insurance commodities including business, car, home, travel, taxi, van, motorbike, farm, and haulage insurance.

AbbeyAutoline managing director Julie Gibbons said that the relocation serves to strengthen the broker’s position as Northern Ireland’s largest insurance broker with a strong

“This opening of the new branch reflects our unwavering commitment to serving local communities across Northern Ireland as we celebrate 50 years in business,” Gibbons said. “As we embark on this new chapter in Newtownards, our team of specialist staff will continue to deliver an exceptional level of customer care and expertise as they provide tailored insurance solutions that meet the unique needs of our clients.”

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