Gordon Duncan

Partner, Lockton Companies LLP

IFSDG:  How long have you worked in Lockton Companies LLP?

Gordon:  I have been with Lockton LLP just over 2 years.

IFSDG:  How many people work at Lockton?

Gordon:  Lockton Global employ over 5600 Associates, represented in 66 offices. In Scotland, we have offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh and currently operate with 25 Associates.

IFSDG:  What is the vision for Lockton in Glasgow?

Gordon:  To be the leading Corporate Insurance Broker by offering our clients and prospective clients bespoke solutions for all of their insurance and risk management requirements, thus adding value and business benefit in the spirit of a true partnership.

IFSDG:  What's a typical day for you?

Gordon:  The beauty of my job is the fact there is no typical day. It is a complete mixture of meeting clients, attending new business presentations, engaging with Insurers or professional connections, whilst at all times discussing with the Lockton team ways to grow and improve our business. This is a truly exciting time for Lockton and we look forward to building upon the great success we have enjoyed in a very short period.

IFSDG:  Why did  Lockton  choose to locate in the IFSD in Glasgow?

Gordon:  Lockton initially had only representation in Edinburgh through our Financial Lines Division. When the Company elected to create a corporate offering for Scottish clients, it was deemed a natural move to open up in Glasgow as Glasgow is the hub for the insurance market place.  Since 2014 we have also moved premises in Glasgow into our new offices at 145 St Vincent Street, Glasgow which is an excellent location and postcode.

IFSDG:  Three good things about working in Glasgow?

Gordon:  Vibrancy of the city, the colourful characters you meet on a regular basis and simply a great place to do business

IFSDG:  What is your biggest business achievement to date?

Gordon:  Helping create Lockton Corporate Scotland with great support from our local team and our Executive Board in London. Equally, the companies who have placed their trust in Lockton to handle their Insurance & Risk Management arrangements has been both humbling and rewarding.

IFSDG:  What is the best investment you ever made?

Gordon:  Joining Lockton LLP and my children, although perhaps not in that order!!

IFSDG:  Which businessperson or company do you most admire and why?

Gordon:  Richard Branson. I admire the fact he has encountered so much failure but regards it as a learning experience. His tenacity and relentless desire to succeed is simply inspiring combined with employing the right people demonstrates you can only succeed by having the right people beside and behind you.

IFSDG:  What did you want to be when you were a child?

Gordon:  Footballer - I still think one day I will make it!

IFSDG:  What do you do to relax away from the office?

Gordon:  At my age, I still enjoy playing football and watching the sport. Also a massive boxing fan. I also like spending time with my 2 boys and watching them grow.

IFSDG:  iPhone or Android?

Gordon:  iPhone

IFSDG:  Favourite band?

Gordon:  Of all time INXS, currently Foo Fighters.

 IFSDG:  Favourite sport?

Gordon:  Football

 IFSDG:  Favourite movie?

Gordon:  Wall Street

 IFSDG:  Sunshine or snow?

Gordon:  Sunshine

IFSDG:  And finally, what three words sum you up?

Gordon:  Ambitious, Professional, Honest.

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