Loss adjuster Woodgate & Clark has opened a new office in Northern Ireland to service a “significant increase in business growth,” according to managing director Phil Scarrett. The office which opened this month, is based in Belfast, and Phil said that the business has recruited experienced loss adjuster Mark Lindsay into a new role in Northern Ireland with a brief to continue to expand the operation there.
He said: “Previously we didn’t have the scale to put an office in Northern Ireland, and worked through partners, but we wanted to do our own thing and bring our way of working directly to our clients, so we have taken the agency work back in house and given a new brief to Mark.”
Phil said that insurers on the UK mainland have been growing in Northern Ireland, and the additional business was coming both from a mix of additional work with existing clients and new contracts. There are no immediate plans to extend the business footprint into the Irish Republic.
Mark Lindsay said: “This is a great opportunity to join a growing team with a clear strategy for growth. I am currently home-based while the pandemic plays out, but Woodgate & Clark is very much open for business and I look forward to going out to meet clients and customers face to face, and building our presence in Northern Ireland during 2021 and beyond.”