Bryan is a senior commercial insurance broker and has over 35 years of experience. He is a qualified insurance advisor certified by the Insurance Association of Ireland and is a senior member of the Sheridan Insurances team since 2010. He is responsible for commercial insurance as well as overseeing the growth of a niche portfolio of complementary therapy insurance services in Sheridan Insurances. Bryan helps people and businesses with their insurance requests. Be it a sole trader seeking complementary therapy insurance, a beautician expanding their business and looking for employee liability insurance, a dietician seeking professional indemnity insurance, or an existing customer seeking professional assistance in the unfortunate event of a claim that has been made against them.
Bryan is known for his attention to detail and dedicated support to every customer. He appreciates the importance of being on the frontline with his customers and resolutely championing their needs. We asked Bryan what is one piece of advice that he would pass on or share with others? He smiled and said, “always look for the positives, there is something good in every day” This is a testament to the gentleman that Bryan is. He can be relied upon to engender confidence, reassurance, and resilience in every team member. Probably the reason why customers keep coming back to him!
Bryan started his career as a junior insurance Clerk with Consolidated Insurance Brokers in Dublin. He gained extensive experience here. Bryan spent 10 years building his experience in General Insurance brokerage. He then transitioned to Shield Insurance, now known as Zurich Insurance, as a motor insurer. In 1981, he accepted an offer to manage an established office of Irish Permanent Building Society now Permanent TSB in his hometown of Kells. Bryan successfully grew this business over 18 years and incorporated a successful Insurance brokerage into the business. He served on the Local Authorities of Kells Town Council & Meath County Council as an elected Councillor for over 30 years representing the people of his area.
Bryan is married to Grace, and they are the proud parents of three wonderful grown-up daughters and five grandchildren. Outside of his work at Sheridan Insurances, Bryan is passionate about his hobbies which include watching all sports and researching vintage classic cars. He enjoys traveling and relaxing to music as well. His passion for classic cars echoes his approach to business: when you take care of the little things, great things can happen and it is this example that inspires his team to continue to grow their successful portfolio of customers.
Bryan’s favourite quote is by Voltaire “The biggest reward for a thing well done is to have done it.” Bryan is a firm believer in rewarding success and this isn’t always about the big milestones. He is noted for his gratitude and acknowledgment of both staff and customers in their day-to-day achievements. “It doesn’t have to be big or expensive. A simple ‘well done’ to recognise a small win goes a long way.”