Insurance broker, TL Dallas is expanding in Glasgow following a flurry of contract wins, including clients in the renewables, technology and life science sectors. As a result, TL Dallas has appointed Iwona Siwik, (pictured below left) who has a first-class honours degree in risk management from Glasgow University and several years industry experience as a corporate broker. She will support the commercial team, which includes Douglas Lapsley and Fiona Parker. There will be further team expansion this summer with another senior appointment.
Bernard Dunn, from TL Dallas in Glasgow, said: “As well as providing commercial insurance services to clients in the manufacturing, property, construction, food and drink sectors, we have developed a niche service specifically for the renewables sector and now have a significant number of hydro scheme clients.
“Glasgow is a real powerhouse for early stage high-growth technology and life science companies, and we have been privileged to guide a number of new businesses starting up in these sectors with specialist insurance advice, through our close working relationships with major Scottish Universities.
“In addition to commercial insurance, our due diligence consultancy service, which provides an insurance health check review to investment firms acquiring equity stakes in businesses, is continuing to grow, and we plan to recruit further this year, as we continue to work with our valued clients and win new ones.”
TL Dallas is a fourth-generation family business with 11 offices across the UK, included its Glasgow office on St Vincent Street. The team of 10 in Glasgow are led by experienced insurance brokers Bernard Dunn and Tim Mackenzie, who have more than 70 years combined industry experience.
The TL Dallas Glasgow and Edinburgh teams are all active in their local business communities. Douglas is on the board of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and a director of the Merchants House of Glasgow. Tim, Bernard and Fiona are board members of various charities and not for profit organisations. TL Dallas is a member of Family Business United (FBU) Scotland, and proud sponsors of The Glasgow Accies Rugby Club in Glasgow.