INSURANCE broker McClarrons has named long-standing agricultural expert Darren Felgate as their new head of farm team.

Darren has been with McClarrons for eight years and will head up the now 16-strong farm team, who are based at the company’s various offices, as well as remotely in Dorset, Skipton and Durham. The company has also recently welcomed two new rural account executives - Tom Lalor, who will focus on equine insurance, based in Leicestershire, and David Matthews, who will work mainly in rural and art and private client insurance, based in Dorset.

Darren said: “I am very excited to be taking on the new role of head of farm at McClarrons and to be welcoming Tom and David to our fantastic team. I am very much looking forward to seeing how the team and company evolve moving forward.

“I have no doubt that throughout our ambitious growth plans, our expanding team will continue to offer our clients the very best insurance advice and the high levels of service they have come to expect from us.”