TL Dallas opens new Edinburgh office

TL Dallas Group, a well established firm of insurance brokers, has today announced the continuation of its plans for expansion north of the Border with a move to new offices at 11 Castle Street for its growing Edinburgh team.

TL Dallas has been operating in Scotland since 1993 when, building on its long-standing shipping and textiles connections, it established an office in Shetland.  This was followed in 2000 with an office in Falkirk specialising in Credit Insurance and then a Glasgow office in 2011. TL Dallas’ commitment to the resourcing and growth of its business in Scotland was further emphasised last year with the appointment of Tom Aldridge in May 2015. 

In November 2015, TL Dallas funded a ‘buy back’ of much of the former Castle Cairn business that had been sold to Central Insurance in 2011 (now Marsh).  Existing TL Dallas Client Director in the East, Tim Mackenzie, is now joined by a team of nine led by Alan Grant and Helene Brown, who respectively will focus on commercial risks and private client insurance.

Polly Staveley, Deputy Group Managing Director, said: 

‘We are delighted to be moving into our new offices in the heart of Edinburgh, bringing us firmly ‘home’ to the city where our founder, and my great grandfather, Thomas Lessels Dallas OBE started his business career – and in the very street where Castle Cairn was established in 1979.

With a team of over 30 highly qualified and experienced staff across Scotland, we offer bespoke commercial and private clients insurance and risk management services.  We are proud to be investing in our people and increasing numbers in response to a growing demand for the services we offer.’

TL Dallas’ continued development comes on the back of a successful year, with the TL Dallas Group reporting a 7% increase in turnover to £7,883,925 (compared to 2014) and Group operating profit increased slightly to £1,241,687.  Projected premium placement revenue for 2016 is set to exceed £60,000,000.

The company also opened an office in Belfast at the beginning of 2016.  Having previously offered specialist Credit Insurance in Northern Ireland, this is their first full service insurance broking office covering both general commercial and personal insurance in the region.