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ABC Insurance Leeds Office Opening

Press release: 19/06/2008

ABC Insurance, part of the LV= Group, today announced that it has further expanded its branch network by opening a new regional office in Leeds. Based on Wellington Place in the business district of Leeds, the branch will underwrite commercial combined insurance for brokers throughout West Yorkshire and the North East.

Leeds is one of the UK's major insurance hubs with many insurers having a presence in the city. By opening an office there ABC believes it is well placed to take advantage of this thriving backdrop, with ABC's strong service focused philosophy and well priced products.

ABC has recruited Kim Chambers as Branch Manager. Kim has 15 years' experience in the industry and has been recruited from NIG where she was the Operations Manager of the Leeds branch. Prior to joining NIG, Kim was an insurance broker in Sheffield.

Kim will be building a team of commercial underwriters to develop and grow the account. Initially, she is joined by Gillian Patience who has over 15 years' experience as a commercial underwriter gained at Norwich Union, and David Bailey, whose last role was at broker firm Marsh.

Phil Bunker, Managing Director of ABC Insurance commented: "I am delighted that we are opening a new branch in Leeds, and this is our third branch opening this year. I believe the area offers an excellent opportunity for ABC to grow our commercial business and the team have already received positive feedback from our contacts in the Leeds area. I believe ABC can make a positive impact in this current challenging environment by giving brokers what they want – good products and excellent service."

ABC Insurance was launched in June last year and currently has branches in Croydon, Bristol, Manchester and Maidstone. Products currently available include Car Insurance, Business Insurance and commercial packages for Shop Owners, Property Owners and Offices & Surgeries. ABC's philosophy of offering good quality cover at highly competitive prices has created demand that is being met through expanding its team on a national level. Further branch openings are planned over the course of 2008.