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LV=Broker Division Opens New Branch in Birmingham

Press release: 16/01/2009

The LV= Broker division today announced that it is further expanded its network and has opened a new office in Birmingham.

The office is based in Baskerville House in the heart of the city and will manage broker relationships in both the East and West Midlands. Birmingham is home to one of the largest insurance markets outside of London, with all the major insurers trading in the area.

Mark Hands has been appointed Branch Manager for the office. Mark has over 21 years of experience in the insurance industry and joins from NIG where he was Area Manager for the Midlands.

Jason Booth and Mike Hemming, also both from NIG, have joined to work with Mark. Jason has worked for both brokers and insurance companies in a career spanning 20 years and Mike has 28 years underwriting experience and is well known in the Birmingham area.

Dawn Harrison is the fourth member of the team and was previously employed by Legal & General Life Assurance.

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 currently has branches in Leeds, Croydon, Sheffield, Bristol, Bournemouth, Manchester and Maidstone. In contrast to many insurers, the business plans to continue to develop its network to ensure brokers have easy access to local decision makers.

Phil Bunker, Managing Director of LV= Broker said: ‘We are delighted to be adding an eighth branch to our network. We are fully committed to a nationwide network as we believe this enables us to provide the best possible service to brokers.

"Mark and the team running the Birmingham office know the local area extremely well so they are really well placed to ensure we provide a top class service to brokers in and around the Midlands."

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

LV= employs over 3,700 people, serves more than 2.5 million customers and members, and manages more than £7.7 billion on their behalf. We are the UK's largest friendly society and a leading mutual financial services provider.