Dickson & Co Insurance Marks 30 Years in Business Ambitious Five Year Plan to Double the Size of the Business

30 Years in Business

LOCAL insurance broker, Dickson & Co (NI) Ltd, marked thirty years in business with an event at the Glenpark Estate, Omagh on Thursday 17th November 2022.

Established in 1992 by Ashley and Ruth Dickson and listed in the top 40 independent insurance brokers in the UK, Dickson & Co is a family firm with a network of nine offices across Ireland, trading across all sectors of the insurance market to provide broking and risk management services.

Managing Director of Dickson & Co, Ashley Dickson, welcomed those within the insurance and professional services industry to thank them for their support over the last three decades. He outlined the company’s five-year plan in which it will aim to double the size of the business through acquisitions and organic growth, targeting brokers with a good quality business and who have an established reputation in the community.


Ashley commented; “The company has come a long way since we opened our first office in Omagh in 1992. The insurance industry has changed significantly over the past years with many brokers leaving the high street. However, we are committed to growing our presence and expanding our reach into more areas to best serve our customers and our community where they can avail of friendly, local expertise and advice, face to face.

“Last month we announced our most recent acquisition with our purchase of Jim Burton Insurance Services in Armagh. This now brings our total acquisitions over the past number of years to twelve and our current workforce to just under 100 employees. We couldn’t achieve this milestone if we hadn’t the support of our wider team – so thank you!”

Attendees at the Dickson & Co event also heard from Nick O’Shiel, Chief Executive Omagh Enterprise Company who said; “It is testament to the service provided by Dickson & Co that the company has achieved such growth over the past thirty years. The family run business has continued to evolve and move with the times through providing both online services but also championing the need to still have easily accessible offices to help customers. We wish Ashley and Ruth and the rest of the Dickson team continued success for the future.”

Feargal Logan, of Logan and Corry Solicitors, solicitor and friend of the Dickson & Co family, said, “Having worked with Ashley and Ruth [Dickson] for a number of years it is wonderful to see how this family business has grown. Their drive, ambition, and leadership shines through in every aspect of their working life. Their commitment to the local community has also been steadfast as they serve their customers whilst providing significant employment to families across County Tyrone and beyond.”


The event also showcased a display of some of the Dickson’s rally cars at the Glenpark Estate. Ashley and his sons are well established in the local motorsport community while competing throughout the UK and Ireland.

Dickson & Co currently has offices in Omagh, Newtownstewart, Dungannon, Cookstown, Newry, Armagh, Limavady and Lisnaskea. The company also trades in the Republic of Ireland under its Dickson & Wilson Insurance Brokers Limited brand, following the acquisition and subsequent rebranding of the former Gunn Robinson Brokers, in 2019. The ROI operation is based in Dunboyne, Co Meath and Monaghan and is jointly owned and operated with Wilson Insurance Brokers.