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John Girling celebrates 45 years at Ryan's

Tue 6th Jul 21

Known mostly as a Sales Executive and Associate Director within our commercial team John Girling celebrated 45 years at Ryan's this June.

John joined newly founded Ryan's in 1976 from Norwich Union, he was the fifth member of staff. John recalls it being a big decision at the time as Ryan's was still in it's infancy but he was impressed with the company's plans and took the plunge, you could say he hasn't looked back.

Initially a personal and life insurance broker, John worked in our Princess Street office manually calculating premiums (there were no computers back then). He then played a pivotal role in Ryan's entering the commercial insurance market in the late 70's.

Within our commercial team is where John remained until recently, taking care of our larger commercial clients. He has now taken a back seat, joining our auditing team, whilst he decides when to hang up his underwriting guide for good.

We asked John his earliest memory of working at Ryan's, he remembers selling moped insurance for £7.50 a policy, how times have changed!

Outside of the office John enjoys golf, tennis and has admitted to renewing his Ipswich Town season ticket for next season.

Thanks for all your hard work over the last almost half century John.

John then and now