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ABC Insurance announces opening of Manchester Office

Press release: 08/05/2008

ABC Insurance, part of the LV= Group, today announced that it is opening a new regional office in Manchester. Based in Brazennose Street in central Manchester, the branch will underwrite commercial combined insurance for a panel of local brokers and will manage ABC's broker relationships and operations in the North West.

ABC Insurance was launched in June last year and currently has branches in Croydon, Bristol, Sheffield 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 opening are planned over the course of 2008.

Jonathan Gleave has been recruited to look after business development and broker relationships for the North West area and will be based in the Manchester office. Jonathan has 20 years' experience in the insurance industry including Towergate and Abbey Legal Protection. Most recently he was National Development Manager for Access Risk Management Group.

Steve Dilworth will be senior underwriter for the branch. Steve has been a commercial combined underwriter for over 15 years, working for RSA and NU in the Liverpool, Chester and North Wales broker market.

A branch manager is currently being recruited.

Phil Bunker, Managing Director of ABC Insurance commented: "I am delighted to be opening an office in Manchester. We believe the area offers an excellent opportunity for ABC to grow our commercial business. We have a simple policy of offering good quality products and competitive prices, backed up by a first class service. I believe that the stability of LV= backed up by the experience of our team makes us an attractive option for Manchester brokers during these turbulent times."