Broking success: Gary Holland and Tom Butler, Schofield Insurance Brokers

Tom Butler and Gary Holland, Schofield Insurance

How did the broker originate?

Gary: Michael Schofield started the business in 1972 as a one man band. The office was opposite my school and by 1982 it got to a size where they needed some assistance. Michael knocked on the door at the school’s careers department and I got sent across. It is the classic ‘fell into insurance’ story.

It was the two of us and we moved the office to Yeadon in 1990. Sadly, in 1994, Michael died of motor neurone disease. We knew it was coming so we had started

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