Group Founder and Executive Director of the Kelliher Insurance Group, Joe Kelliher, has received the Freedom of the City of London in recognition of the outstanding contributions his businesses have made within the community.  

Joe Kelliher is an Irish-British businessman who founded insurance broker Kerry London, part of Kelliher Insurance Group, in 1986. Joe’s insurance business and charitable work in the Greater London community have positively impacted the lives of many.  

As an ex-professional sportsman, he has a close affiliation with several sporting charities, including Grass Roots, in aid of The Surrey Cricket Foundation to increase participation in the sport amongst all demographics. He also supports Reposm Sporting Housing Trust, which helps retired sportspeople who have fallen on difficult times. Other projects supported by Mr Kelliher include The Next Generation in support of The Irish Cultural Centre and the Neuro Rehabilitation Gym (part of Kingston NHS Hospital).     

Joe’s businesses have provided lifelong careers and employed many in the local community and provided invaluable insurance protection for the business community. Starting with no clients and just a small team of three employees, his successful company now employs over 140 people.  

Kerry London started as a specialist construction insurance broker but over the years they have expanded to a wide range of industries. The business is a respected insurance broker to the film, media, and TV industries, sports, property owners and investors, and the emergency and healthcare services sector, to name just a few.  

Joe was nominated for the Freedom of the City of London by Vince Dignam Worshipful Company of Carmen Livery, Liveryman and Business Performance and Group Transport Manager for the City of London,

It was a pleasure nominating Joe as he has supported the City in Business and so many communities and charities, he was so well deserving of the freedom.  


His Freedom ceremony at Guildhall began with him reading the Declaration of a Freeman aloud. It ended with him being greeted by Deputy Clerk Tiphaine Le Bian, as a ‘Citizen of London’ and the presentation of his framed parchment certificate.