Restaurant & Catering Australia Partners with Global Insurance Broker

Screen shot 2015-02-04 at 9.53.29 AMArthur J. Gallagher, one of the largest global insurance brokers, has today been announced as the official insurance broker for Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA), the national association representing the interests of 35,000 restaurants, cafes and caterers in Australia.

National Strategic Partnerships Manager at Arthur J. Gallagher Tania O’Day says Arthur J. Gallagher has been successfully insuring the hospitality industry for almost a decade. “With a global network of experienced hospitality brokers and based on the success of our restaurant insurance product, we are excited to rekindle our partnership with Restaurant & Catering Australia. We strive to understand our client’s needs and provide them with proactive solutions, so that they are well placed to financially survive any insurable event. R&CA’s endorsement of Arthur J. Gallagher and our restaurant and catering insurance program is a good indication that we’re on the right track,” said Ms O’Day.

R&CA CEO John Hart welcomes the partnership.“R&CA works tirelessly to link members with educational tools, products and services to help efficiently manage costs, encourage savings and at the same time, grow turnover. The key cost component is naturally insurance products,” said Mr Hart.

The 2013-2014 R&CA Benchmarking Report indicated that approximately 4 – 7 percent of overall business costs were attributed to insurance (property, other business insurance and workers compensation).

“R&CA is thrilled Arthur J. Gallagher will offer members competitively priced insurance and related products and services including but not limited to Public Liability, Fire & Damage, Business Interruption, Theft, Income Protection PLUS Workers Compensation, home, car & contents,” Mr Hart said.

Arthur J. Gallagher has been operating in Australia since 2004 and the brand expanded its presence in December 2014 following the acquisition of OAMPS Insurance Brokers.

Arthur J. Gallagher offers specialist, local expertise to deliver much more than the placement of their clients’ insurance programmes. Their highly experienced practitioners have access to a global network, gaining access to more than 12,000 insurance professionals in over 140 countries around the world.

They take a hands-on approach to advice on and manage a broad range of insurable risks from complex corporate accounts to smaller enterprises and niche industry sectors. In particular, Gallagher has a number of brokers who specialise in helping clients to address the specific risks faced by the restaurant and catering industry including on-site safety, food preparation and damage to property.