Yorkshire-based independent insurance broking and risk management specialist, TL Dallas, has bolstered its commercial division with the appointment of a highly experienced corporate account executive. The move comes in the wake of a robust first quarter for the company.

Sara Chapman, a veteran of the insurance industry with 35 years of experience, including 26 years in broking, has joined TL Dallas. Throughout her career, primarily based in Leeds, Sara has worked with independent brokers as well as larger corporates, amassing a loyal client base spanning various industry sectors.

Commenting on her appointment, Sara stated, “Over the years, I have served numerous clients in the education sector and charitable organisations. However, my expertise extends beyond a single sector or geographical area like Yorkshire. With clients across the UK, from Kent to Northumberland and everywhere in between, my aim is to expand my account portfolio at TL Dallas on a national scale.”

Sara emphasised the importance of understanding each client’s unique requirements, whether they operate within a multi-academy education trust, a manufacturing business, or possess a diverse commercial property portfolio. Having a trusted insurance broker who comprehends their business needs and can ensure adequate coverage is vital. Additionally, clients seek the assurance that their broker will provide support in the event of a worst-case scenario. Sara was particularly drawn to TL Dallas due to its in-house claims division, which further solidified her decision to join the firm.

Another motivating factor for Sara’s move to TL Dallas was the company’s impressive growth trajectory. The firm recently expanded its presence with the inauguration of three regional offices in North Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Cumbria. Furthermore, numerous former colleagues have already made the transition to TL Dallas, an employee-owned business renowned for its stellar reputation and admirable values. Sara expressed confidence in her decision, stating, “I knew it was the right move for me.”

With a 97-strong commercial team spread across 12 offices nationwide, TL Dallas offers a comprehensive range of insurance services. Sara will be stationed at the company’s head office in Bradford.

Tim Mortimer, the Commercial Managing Director, remarked, “As we continue to serve our long-standing clients and attract new ones, we are eager to bring talented and experienced brokers like Sara into our business. Over the past three years, we have expanded our commercial team by 43 members and achieved a remarkable 17% revenue growth in the first quarter. Throughout this growth, we remain committed to what sets us apart from our competitors, namely our independence, our dedicated workforce, and our unwavering focus on client satisfaction. We believe Sara will prove to be a valuable asset to our commercial team and warmly welcome her to the TL Dallas family.”