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20 Years of TL Dallas in Shetland

The firm of TL Dallas & Co Ltd opened its office in Shetland on 2nd April 1993 in premises above Jamieson’s knitwear shop on Commercial Street in Lerwick with one member of staff. Twenty years later, Shetland’s only independent insurance broker has seven staff and a consultant.

TL Dallas & Co Ltd was founded in 1919 by Thomas Lessels Dallas in Bradford and remains a leading independent insurance broker in the UK. It was through the fishing industry that the connection between TL Dallas and Shetland was formed and led to the decision to open an office in 1993.

Over the twenty years the firm has been in the island a wide client base has been built up with an ethos of providing a friendly local service. The company strongly believes that clients prefer to be able to meet their broker face to face and this in turn allows a relationship to be built up with their clients that is only possible with a local office and staff. The firm is therefore much better placed to understand the needs of clients and to get this across to insurers.

Commercial and personal insurances are handled by the office in Lerwick with the firm involved in most of the diverse range of business that can be found in Shetland including …

  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Building contractors
  • Fish/shellfish farming and processing
  • Motor traders
  • Commercial vessels
  • Shops and offices
  • Public halls
  • Marinas and boating clubs
  • Pleasure craft
  • Household
  • Private and commercial motor

… as well as more specialist covers that are often required by businesses.

After opening for business twenty years ago TL Dallas & Co Ltd is now an established and well known business in Shetland and the firm is looking forward to providing its services to business and personal clients for the next twenty years!

Please contact us and we’d be happy to help.