JM Glendinning Professional Risks, part of the JMG Group, has appointed David Burnhope (pictured) as its new client director, focussing on professional indemnity insurance (PII) for the property industry.
Burnhope has over 13 years of industry experience. He most recently served as account executive at PIB Insurance Brokers, where he specialised in PII for surveyors and architects. Burnhope began his insurance career at NFU Mutual and also spent time at Cowens Group as a commercial account executive.
In a Press release, JM Glendinning said the appointment is part of its continued growth strategy. It noted plans to build on Burnhope’s PII expertise with future recruits.
Based in North East Derbyshire, the appointment also marks the professional risks team’s expansion into South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. The 10-person team currently has operational centres in Leeds and Birmingham.
Commenting on his new role, Burnhope praised JM Glendinning for its clear vision of “where it stands in the marketplace and where they want to be in the future.”
“I respect their ethos, their client-first approach, and wanted to be part of the team,” he said. “I am excited to dive in, collaborate with other JMG Group colleagues, and further develop our presence in this area of insurance. We have a brilliant team who, like me, are committed to achieving great results on behalf of clients.”
Gareth Milner, JM Glendinning Professional Risks MD, also commented on the appointment and said Burnhope is “bringing something new” to the team.
“At the start we primarily worked with law firms to provide PII services,” said Milner. “David is bringing something new to the professional risks team with his wealth of expertise in PII for the property industry, including working with RICS surveyors and RIBA members.
“It was clear from our first conversation that David’s approach fits the JMG way of building a business – doing what’s right for clients, always.”
JM Glendinning Professional Risks was established in 2015 and has since placed £19 million of premium into the insurance market.
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