Insurance firm receives first grant money
Insurance company Arthur J Gallagher has received the first instalment of a £1.13m Welsh Government grant to create 110 jobs in Llantrisant.
The firm received £350,000 as part of the three-year deal, which was announced in November 2012. As well as creating jobs, Arthur J Gallagher will also establish a centre of excellence in a bid to boost the Welsh Economy.
"This first instalment is an important milestone on our journey to creating a centre of excellence right in the heart of Wales," said Mike Jones, regional managing director at Arthur J Gallagher.
"There is a fantastic talent pool right on our doorstep with an extremely strong work ethic, and that is why, with the support of the Welsh Government, we are investing so heavily here."
The funding will allow the firm to build on the 35 members of staff it had already recruited, invest in training and development for new and existing employees and develop its client services.
Economy minister Edwina Hart added: "The availability of a skilled, loyal and flexible workforce is one of our strong selling points so it’s good news that Arthur J. Gallagher – along with other businesses in this sector – make a point of mentioning they are delighted with the talented staff they have been able to recruit."
Arthur J Gallagher also has branches in Newport, St. Mellons, Talbot Green and Wrexham.