Matt Ballard secures spot in Gallagher Leaders Scrum

Gallagher Competition - Matt Ballard

We’re very proud to announce that our Managing Director, Matt Ballard, has recently been chosen as one of only eight UK business leaders selected to form the inaugural Gallagher Leaders Scrum!

The initiative is created by renowned risk management and insurance broker Gallagher to help key decision-makers make the right choices, at the right time. 

Launched in partnership with Premiership Rugby, it aims to ensure that UK business leaders make informed decisions to minimise risk, protect business assets and underpin sustainable growth for their respective companies. 

Here is a full list of the successful leaders who will be forming the scrum:

  • Matthew Ballard, Group Managing Director at Ballards Removals Ltd
  • Gareth Baxter, Insurance Manager at Maritime Transport
  • Jeff Addison, Finance Director at Howarth Winterbrook
  • Phil Conway, Finance Director at PP O’Connor 
  • John Buchanan, CEO at Meridian Audio Limited
  • Hyaden Coates, Director at Northamptonshire Oak
  • Lisa James, Licensee at Proud Pub Company Limited
  • Zoe Glanville, Production Manager at Surfing Cow Ice Cream

Alongside the other leaders, Matt was chosen for his proven track record of making big calls to protect and grow his company – in this case, us – here at Ballards Removals!

Matt and the seven other UK leaders will now receive specialist coaching from an experienced panel, as well as benefit from unique opportunities to network with business owners and experts across the country.

The panel includes serial entrepreneur and former panellist on Dragons’ Den, James Caan CBE, best-selling author Damien Hughes, and the CEO of Leicester Tigers, Andrea Pinchen. 

Matt will also receive hospitality tickets to the 2023 Gallagher Premiership Rugby final, tickets to an additional Gallagher Premiership Rugby match, marketing support for Ballards, and a visit from the club’s Director of Rugby. 

Matt said: “I’m so honoured and excited to have been announced as one of the eight business leaders to form the Gallagher leaders scrum.

“I can’t wait to meet the other leaders and receive invaluable coaching from the panel – it’ll be a great learning experience for me and one that I hope will also benefit the business too. And of course, the match tickets are definitely a bonus – being an avid rugby fan! 

“Thank you to everyone at Gallagher and Premiership Rugby for this fantastic opportunity”

You can find out more about it here.

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