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BIKESURE VETERAN RETIRES

Specialist motorcycle broker Bikesure’s long-serving dealer consultant Dave McCourt has just retired, after 50 years in the insurance industry.

McCourt joined Bikesure parent Adrian Flux Insurance Group in 2003, following 32 years rising up the ranks of Minister Insurance, latterly part of Groupama. Prior to that, his career had got off to a rocky start. A first job in the industry ended abruptly within six months, when Vehicle and General Insurance notoriously collapsed in 1971 — leaving half a million motorists uninsured.

Starting as a general clerk at Minster, he was promoted to general business inspector before helping to set up a string of revolutionary features, including the first motor protected excess product in the market. McCourt subsequently became a key account executive for Groupama, assisting with its integration into the non-standard insurance market.

Reflecting on the next 17 years at Bikesure, McCourt said: “I’ll miss the relationships with people I’ve met across the whole of the UK and attending several bike shows, the camaraderie with importers and their dealers, plus regular contact with staff at Adrian Flux and Bikesure. It’s quite a lonely existence being a dealer consultant. You spend a lot of time in hotels and it was a bit of a godsend to speak to people back in the office.”

Bikesure general manager Rob Balls added: “It’s been my absolute pleasure to have known and worked with Dave for over 25 years in his various roles in the insurance industry. He’s a great guy and has been a fantastic ambassador for Bikesure and Adrian Flux. He’ll be missed by many, but not forgotten, and we’ll continue to meet up so he can supplement his pension by taking money off me on the golf course.”

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