From L-R: commercial director Jackie Elliott, managing director Julie Gibbons, personal lines director Jeni McKelvey, and group chief financial officer Paul Hanna
The biggest insurance broker in Northern Ireland, AbbeyAutoline, is now 50 years old.
To celebrate its golden anniversary, the brokerage launched a campaign designed to give back to the communities that have supported the company’s growth over the past five decades. The “50 Ways to Give Back” programme will feature a series of community outreach activities and local charities.
“It’s a huge achievement for any company to mark 50 years in business, and it’s my honour to guide AbbeyAutoline through its 50th year celebrations,” said managing director Julie Gibbons (pictured second from left) during the event announcing the campaign, according to an emailed release.
“As we embark on a special programme to mark this anniversary, it’s only right that we credit Abbey founder George Storey and Autoline’s previous owner, Michael Blaney, for their vision, leadership, and focus on people, in developing such successful Northern Ireland companies – companies which we continue to build through the Prestige Group’s ambitious growth strategy, led by CEO Trevor Shaw, with the backing of US investor Capital Z.”
Gibbons also sees “50 Ways to Give Back” as a platform to thank past and present staff for their dedication. AbbeyAutoline currently employs 440 people across 15 branches in Northern Ireland.
“This year is a celebration for our company, for our staff, and customers in equal measure,” declared the managing director. “We look forward to rolling out this exciting programme to mark 50 golden years of AbbeyAutoline as we look forward to our future growth.”