by Richard Buckley, Editor, Business Eye

Hughes Insurance is recruiting 20 full-time employees to support the growth of its personal lines business which has accelerated during the past six months of 2017.    The recruitment drive will ensure the business is well resourced with sales and service staff for 2018, as the Newtownards based brokerage expands its share of the insurance market in Northern Ireland.



Earlier in 2017, the business underwent a management restructure when David Egan, the former Managing Director of Post Insurance, was appointed as Chief Executive.  David has brought a wealth of industry and financial services experience to the company.


David commented: “Hughes Insurance is Northern Ireland’s best known insurance brand and our performance over the last six months, together with forecast growth in 2018, has resulted in a commitment to invest in 20 new full-time employees.  This process is already well underway.” 


David’s experience also includes previous Executive and non-Executive roles with Post Insurance; AON where he was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary; and American Insurance Group (AIG).


Richard Fulton has also joined David on the Executive Team as Chairman.   Richard has significant experience, in many business sectors, acquired over 25 years practising corporate law in a leading Belfast practice.  During this period he held a range of board level appointments across and advised many of Northern Ireland’s best known companies including First Derivatives PLC, Phoenix Natural Gas Limited and Galen Pharmaceuticals.

David concluded: “It’s an exciting time to drive the business forward.  We have ambitious plans for 2018 that will be delivered by a best-in-class team who are 100% committed to growing our footprint in this market.”

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David Egan with Richard Fulton


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