Belfast Telegraph

Brexit vote makes managing risk more important than ever

Richard Willis, managing director of Willis IRM
Richard Willis, managing director of Willis IRM

By Stephanie Bell

The importance of risk management in today's society, even more recently given the uncertainty created by the Brexit vote, cannot be stressed strongly enough.

For almost 40 years now, Willis Insurance and Risk Management has been working with a significant number of high-profile clients to deliver bespoke insurance packages which ensure that a strategic and proactive approach is taken to manage all potential risks to their business.

Based in Belfast with a presence in England, Willis IRM's broad range of services includes insurance, wealth management, accident investigation, health & safety and employment law services.

The insurance broker is a family firm led by managing director Richard Willis, who heads up a 65-strong team which has established a reputation for truly understanding the complexities of many sectors.

That dedicated team works closely with clients to ensure that all aspects of their insurance, health and safety and risk management requirements are fully met to the highest possible standards.

Working in partnership with corporate and commercial clients, Willis IRM has its finger on the pulse of the Northern Ireland property market - both commercial and residential.

Construction and property are two of Willis IRM's specialist areas, with the broker also having a stellar pedigree across manufacturing, education, transport, IT, retail, hospitality and leisure, and food and drink.

Richard Willis, managing director of Willis IRM, said: "Experience and intellect are at the core of Willis Insurance and Risk Management. Our commitment to delivering intelligent value for clients permeates throughout every aspect of the business and has been a key factor in our ongoing success.

"We form close working partnerships with our clients which allow us to get under the skin of their business and understand the nuances of their operation," he added.

"We take their business needs as seriously as they do. Our team takes the time to gain a full picture of every detail of our clients' issues, gain an understanding of their needs and design a bespoke offering to meet them.

"More specifically, the Northern Ireland property sector has been on a somewhat challenging journey in recent years and, while there have been plenty of signs of progress, the Brexit vote has added another layer of uncertainty.

"Willis IRM has been with our property clients on every step of that journey and is delighted to demonstrate our commitment to the sector through our sponsorship of the 2016 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards."