The Cumbrian office of TL Dallas, which launched just five months ago, has expanded with the appointment of Philip Jackson.
Philip is Cumbrian born and bred and has been in the insurance industry for 40 years this August. He joins TL Dallas from Marsh Commercial.
Philip started his career in insurance at CH Jeffries in 1983, which went onto become one of the largest independent brokers in England, before being sold multiple times. Philip said: “Having experienced first-hand what can happen when an independent firm is sold to bigger, corporate businesses, with local teams stripped out and the hiving off of certain types of businesses to central hubs, I was keen to join another truly independent business like TL Dallas.
“I take great pride in my work and wanted to be part of a business with values, purpose, accountability, and integrity and can offer a local service. Making a move after so many years was a big decision, but when I met the team at TL Dallas there was a palpable sense of calm, professional assuredness, a friendly and warm welcome and a feeling that I’d met a group of very professional and capable people.”
During the first 20 years of Philip’s carer, he mainly insured traditional Cumbrian industries including farms, haulage firms, contracting businesses, as well as clients in the motor trade, manufacturing and charity sectors. Philip added: “As well as advising and arranging insurance cover, I was also responsible for handling any claims. I’m very passionate about providing a hands on, personal claims service, and being allowed to do this was a key driver in joining TL Dallas, but I also benefit from an in-house claims team.”
In the past two decades Philip developed an interest in specific sectors including theatres both touring and venues, along with commercial laundries, manufacturing, all aspects of the charity sector, whilst maintaining and growing his farming client base. Philip said: “My previous client base took me from Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh, through England to London and across to the Isle of Man, but I’ve never lost the original love of farming insurance and related Cumbrian businesses, which I’m looking forward to building on at TL Dallas.”
Philip joins two former colleagues at TL Dallas’s Cumbrian office, Lynne Taylor and Emma Irving, who have 60 years combined industry experience. Lynne said: “We are really pleased to have Philip join our team. We’re working with commercial, corporate, and agricultural clients and believe that Philip’s appointment will appeal to clients old and new.”
Polly Staveley, managing director at TL Dallas, said: “It’s an exciting proposition for clients to have Emma, Lynne and now Philip based in the heart of Cumbria. Their combined experience is extraordinary and their expert knowledge and dedication to a first-class service to clients is admirable. We plan to continue investing and growing in Cumbria and are committed to providing clients with access to our wider network of insurance and financial services through this team.”