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LV= opens new Broker Office in Exeter

Press release: 03/06/2010

LV= Broker today announced that it is opening a new office in Exeter and has appointed Steve Meredith as regional manager for the South West.

The new team in Exeter will work with the existing Bristol office to cover the South West region including Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, South Wales and Wiltshire.

Steve joins LV= from NIG and brings over 30 years of insurance experience. A team of three experienced insurance professionals have been recruited to run the Exeter office. Nigel Skinner, Nick Potter and Ian Linnen are joining as underwriters, all from the recently closed Exeter NIG office.

Along with the opening of the new office in Exeter the Bristol office is also looking to expand and is currently recruiting to fill two new underwriting positions.

Mike Crane, commercial director of LV= Broker said:

"The South West region is already served by our Bristol office, but when the opportunity to recruit Steve and his team arose, we felt that we had to take it. Brokers have been telling us that they would value a presence in Exeter and we are delighted to be able to provide it. LV= already has offices in Exeter dealing with life insurance queries, so we even had a ready home for the team. We believe our increased presence in the South West will help us to fulfil our significant growth plans in the South West".

The LV= Broker branch network predominantly sells Commercial Combined Business insurance but also sells a range of personal lines and commercial products including Car and Fleet Insurance plus Commercial Package Insurance for Shop Owners, Property Owners and Offices & Surgeries.

LV= Broker also has branches in Glasgow, Leeds, Croydon, Sheffield, Bristol, Bournemouth, Manchester, Birmingham and Maidstone.


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LV= Broker is part of the LV= group of companies, and incorporates Highway Insurance and ABC Insurance. LV= is a trademark of Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society Limited (LVFS) and a trading style of the Liverpool Victoria group of companies.

LV= is a registered trade mark of Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society Limited (LVFS) and a trading style of the Liverpool Victoria group of companies.

LV= employs around 4000 people, serves over 3.8 million customers and members, and manages around £9.3 billion on their behalf. We are also the UK's largest friendly society (Association of Friendly Societies Key Statistics 2008, total net assets) and a leading mutual financial services provider.

LV= and Liverpool Victoria are registered trade marks of Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society Limited and LV= and LV= Liverpool Victoria are trading styles of the Liverpool Victoria Group of companies. Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Limited, registered in England and Wales number 3232514, is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority, register number 202965.

Registered address for both companies: County Gates, Bournemouth BH1 2NF. Tel: 01202 292333