Blue Insurance has announced the creation of 100 new jobs over the next 18 – 24 months as part of the company’s expansion into the personal lines and international insurance market.
The company will be employing staff across numerous departments including Call Centre Customer Services, IT developers, Junior Management, and Administrative levels in their Dublin office. This expansion will see their employment numbers rise from 45 to 145 employees. The expansion has been supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.
Blue Insurance Limited, an Irish company, formed in October 2003, has 160,000 existing Irish customers and over 200,000 UK customers across its 14 brands with familiar names such as Multitrip.com, gadgetinsurance.com, carhireexcess.com and petinsurance.ie.
Welcoming the announcement, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said: “I’m delighted to be here for this announcement that Blue Insurance is taking on 100 new jobs and tripling its workforce. It’s a real Irish success story both locally in Blanchardstown, and nationally. This is clearly an innovative company which identified a niche in the market and made a success of it. Ireland’s future economic recovery will be built on the backbone of SMEs like this.”
At the launch, Ciaran Mulligan, Managing Director of Blue Insurance spoke of the company’s expansion, “We are delighted to announce 100 new jobs which will facilitate our rapid growth and expansions plans in the insurance market over the coming years. These new jobs will help our existing business, our new unique personal lines products and will drive further International expansion in the UK, Australian, UAE and US Markets”.
Mulligan added “The new jobs will assist us with our commitment to deliver value, quality and innovation to all our customer for many years to come. We are delighted to be supported by Enterprise Ireland in this jobs announcement”.
Blue Insurance recently launched a unique and exclusive 2 year Car and Home Insurance product which will transform the Car and Home Insurance market in Ireland. The company also specialises in niche insurance products such as Travel, Gadget, Pet, Wedding, Breakdown, Bicycle and Car Hire Excess Insurance.
The company has won many prestigious awards over the years including ‘Best Travel Insurance Provider’ by the Travel Trade and Best Travel Insurance Product by the Irish Travel Media. Both Ciaran Mulligan and Rowan Devereux who originally founded the company were Finalists in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011 and winners of the 2012 Travel Industry Entrepreneur of the Year. Blue Insurance has also won the ‘Deloitte Best Managed Company’s Award’ for the past three years running.
Visit www.blueinsurance.ie or call 0818 484 484 to get a quote.