Gallagher has announced the appointment of Daniel Stewart to head up its trade credit practice in Manchester. Reporting to Tim Fisher, UK Managing Director of Trade Credit and Surety. Stewart joins from Marsh where he had been national practice leader for trade credit responsible for the Midlands, North and Scotland.

His appointment follows on from the arrivals of Colin Cunningham and Rachel Smailes also at the Manchester office this summer. Gallagher sees strong prospects for the trade credit sector on the back of 20% organic growth across the UK niche.

Tim Fisher said “We are determined to attract and retain the best talent and I’m excited to see how our Northern footprint will grow under Daniel’s guidance, supported by Rachel, Colin and the rest of the team. Daniel’s detailed knowledge of trade credit insurance and business development skills place him well to lead our Manchester hub in catering for the needs of our growing base of clients across the North – from smaller UK businesses to multinationals demanding innovative global solutions.”