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McLarens adds three to construction roster

McLarens adds three to construction roster | Insurance Business

McLarens adds three to construction roster

Global loss adjuster McLarens has snapped up a trio of construction & engineering (C&E) hires from Advanta.

Among them is former construction and surveying director Mark Simmons (pictured), who will be overseeing McLarens’ C&E portfolio across 21 offices in the UK and Ireland. Based in London, Simmons brings more than three decades of experience and succeeds Peter Scott who has been appointed to the new role of C&E technical lead.

Also joining McLarens in London are dedicated C&E specialists Blue Newton and Sean Gregory. The latter has over 20 years of loss adjusting experience to his name, while Newton was a geotechnical consulting engineer before he moved into adjusting within the C&E sector.

“The new team will strengthen McLarens’ London offering and, combined with the firm’s C&E hub in Manchester, ensure comprehensive geographical coverage across the UK,” stated McLarens.

“In addition, the expanded London team will operate alongside McLarens’ London market natural resources practice, to provide joint solutions to the energy and renewables sector.”

Commenting on the appointments, UK & Ireland managing director Steven Wallace described Simmons as a “genuine leader” in the market while welcoming all three to McLarens.