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Two hires for fast-growing insurance broker Blackford

Doug Prentice, Tom Aldridge and Fiona Walker

Insurance broker Blackford has hired two recruits at its Glasgow headquarters and aims to add a further 14 across its operations over the next three years.

The firm, which was set up in April by Tom Aldridge, has added Fiona Walker, formerly with TL Dallas, as head of broking & operations, while Doug Prentice, formerly at Marsh Commercial, joins as a client director.

Blackford is taking on a bigger space within One Lochrin Square in Edinburgh gto accommodate its expanding team.

Mr Aldridge, the founder and managing director at Blackford Group, said: “We’ve enjoyed a flying start since launching and these latest appointments are in line with our business plan to help resource our growing client portfolio in Scotland.

“It’s only been a few months since we opened our Edinburgh office, but we’re already moving into a new space which is 50% larger because we plan to take on more people over the coming months as our portfolio continues to grow.”

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