Monday, 30 July 2012

Blue Insurances will be creating more jobs

Great news was announced by Dublin based Blue Insurances at the end of last week that they would be creating up to 20 new positions in their Blanchardstown. Dublin office.

This follows the recent announcement that profits increased by 70% to €1.2 million in 2011, turnover increased from €13 million in 2010 to €16 million, projected turnover for 2012 is €19 million.
All operations within the company are currently handled from the Dublin office and expansion into new areas, including Home and Motor, will require staff across numerous departments including Call Centre Customer Services, Sales, Accounts, IT and Junior Management. The expansion will see staff numbers rise from 30 to 50 by late next year.

Recently appointed positions include Call Centre staff and a number of IT development positions. Inter Trade Ireland and Enterprise Ireland has also been working with Blue Insurances in conjunction with a cross border initiative for current and future employment positions.

Joint Managing Director Ciaran Mulligan said: “Servicing our existing business while expanding into new markets means our business is continuing to grow rapidly and we will need to fill service level requirements. We are committed to delivering excellent quality both in terms of the products we offer and the service we provide to all of our customers in the Irish and UK markets and are delighted to announce our forthcoming job creation plans in Ireland, which will see us almost double our current staff numbers.”

Blue Insurances is nominated to represent Ireland at the European Business Awards 2012. Every year the European Business Awards research team spends six months analysing over 15,000 companies across Europe to find the best businesses that demonstrate the guiding principles of the Awards, including commercial success, innovation and business ethics.

Ciaran added: “Blue Insurances has gone from strength to strength since beginning operations in 2003 and both my business partner Rowan Devereux and I are delighted to have been shortlisted for nomination in this year’s European Business Awards representing Ireland in the International Entrepreneur of the Year category.”

Blue Insurances was established in October 2003 by Joint Managing Directors Ciaran Mulligan and Rowan Devereux, initially focusing on the travel insurance market through the Travel Trade. Within a year Blue Insurances became the leading supplier of travel insurance through the Travel Trade in Ireland.

Blue Insurances is based at our headquarters at Plaza 212, Blanchardstown Corporate Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Ireland and the UK office is situated at Suffolk House, Trade Street, Cardiff CF10 5DT Wales.

Blue Insurances Limited trading as,,,,,,, and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland and is EEA authorised to conduct insurance mediation services in the UK by the UK Financial Services Authority.

Source: RTÉ,  ITTN ( Irish Travel Trade News Magazine) & Blue Insurances

Monday, 23 July 2012

White Horse Insurance in Thomas Cook disposal plans

According to a report this morning on Travel Mole, Thomas Cook is to sell its in-house travel insurance business which could raise £100 million for the tour operator.

Advisors at PWC ( PricewaterhouseCoopers) are close to being appointed to sell White Horse Insurance, the Dublin-based operation, reports the Sunday Times.

The sale is the latest disposal by Thomas Cook which is undergoing a massive cost-cutting exercise. As White Horse Insurance is the underwriter for Essential Travel Car hire excess insurance and as Essential Travel is owned by Thomas Cook, could they also be on the disposal list?

White Horse Insurance Ireland Limited was established in 1999 and is currently the underwriter for many other car hire excess insurance companies including Worldwideinsure, ProtectYourBubble and Questor Insurance.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Blue Insurances has reported a 70pc increase in net profit to €1.2m for 2011

According to a report in "Business and Leadership" yesterday, "Irish insurance broking firm Blue Insurances has reported a 70pc increase in net profit to €1.2m for 2011, with sales in the UK rising both directly and through aggregator sites."

Blue Insurances was founded in 2003 focusing on travel insurance in Ireland, but has since expanded into the UK and Australian markets.

“In the UK, the company has seen a jump in sales in both direct and through aggregator sites including,, and, which is part of the company's distribution channel in the UK market,” said Ciaran Mulligan, joint managing director, Blue Insurances."

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