There is a new name at the top of Burnley-based insurance broker Sagar Insurances – and she will be taking on some serious responsibilities.
Angela Page (pictured) is joining the Global Risk Partners firm in the role of managing director. She is now set to take responsibility for the running of the business while chief executive John Meadows makes the retention of large clients, supporting new business and the firm’s acquisition pipeline his focus.
“Angela is a high calibre broking professional with exactly the right experience to support our drive for further growth,” said Meadows. “She is a great cultural fit for us, and I warmly welcome her to the team.”
Page began her broking career back in 1984 and makes the switch from Towergate Insurance where she was an area director for the last five years. She expressed her delight at joining the firm at what she believes is an “exciting time” – the 60-year-old brokerage now employs 25 people and writes more than £10 million GWP.
“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,” said Page.
“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.”
Current MD Susan Meadows, meanwhile, will step down from her role at the end of this month.