Campion Insurance acquires Gleeson Insurance

Further extension of Irish portfolio

Dublin, 04 May 2023

Gleeson Insurance, based in Ennis, County Clare, is the latest specialist brokerage to become part of the rapidly growing insurance intermediary PIB Group Ltd (‘PIB’). The business was acquired through Campion Insurance, which leads PIB’s Irish division. This acquisition further strengthens Campion’s portfolio of businesses in Ireland. 

The arrival of Gleeson Insurance to Campion’s portfolio adds to the accelerated growth in Ireland and builds on the 13 businesses already acquired. Following this acquisition, the total headcount for PIB in Ireland now exceeds 400 employees. 

This acquisition further builds on Campion’s and PIB Group’s strategy of developing specialist businesses in their markets and will add to and complement the significant footprint Campion Insurance has in Ireland. With their growing scale and size and following on from their recent acquisition in February of two brokerage firms (Landmark Insurance and Halligan Insurance), Campion Insurance are very well placed to meet the needs of all their customers. This is due to their broad range of services and offerings from specialist commercial products, motor and home insurance and life & pensions products.

Michael Gleeson will continue to lead Gleeson Insurance and the business will form part of PIB’s Irish division, led by Campion Insurance who have been part of PIB since 2021. 

Jim Campion, CEO of Campion Insurance, commented “The addition of this business once again highlights our ambition in the Irish market and aligns with our strategy of developing our specialist insurance offerings for the benefit of our customers. I would like to extend a very warm welcome to our new colleagues, following the acquisition of Gleeson Insurances.  I look forward to working with Michael Gleeson and the team in Gleeson Insurance to continue our growth in the market as our business continues to go from strength to strength. 

Looking ahead to the rest of 2023, PIB and Campion Insurance will continue to invest significantly in the Irish insurance market and aims to attract more excellent local brokers to the portfolio. We will continue to attract new talent and develop our team in Ireland to provide ambitious employees with challenging and rewarding careers.”

Michael Gleeson, Managing Director, Gleeson Insurance said: “The acquisition of Gleeson Insurance by PIB Group is great news for our clients and team. We are delighted to now be part of the Group and look forward to working with Jim Campion and Campion Insurance to drive growth of the business in Ireland.”

About Gleeson Insurance

Gleeson Insurance is an insurance broker based in Ennis, County Clare, and have been providing insurance services in the local area for over 35 years. Their core primary products are car insurance for drivers of all ages, home insurance, farm insurance and commercial insurance. They also offer travel and pet insurance and a wider variety of products. As a business, their primary goal is to be recognised and regarded as the “go to” insurance broker in Ennis and provide commitment, ownership, communication, excellence and consistency to their customers.