W.R. Berkley Insurance (Europe), Limited (WRBIEL), a UK-based specialist insurance company, has marked its 2nd anniversary since opening its first UK branch office in Manchester with plans for future expansion.
Part of the W. R. Berkley group, WRBIEL write insurance only through brokers and offer professional indemnity, financial lines insurance, medical malpractice insurance, group personal accident and engineering & construction insurance.
The firm currently employs five people in the Manchester office who have responsibility for a significant proportion of WRBIEL’s new business and the team has said it is keen to see further growth and development.
As the second largest commercial centre for insurance, Manchester was the logical first step for WRBIEL to expand.
Colin Eaton, WRBIEL’s Regional Underwriting Manager, comments: “As a niche insurer, we recognised that Manchester has a great concentration of specialist brokers for our key lines of business. By combining our underwriting expertise with the broker’s knowledge of their clients we can offer unique competitive solutions.
“Despite the tough economic climate and soft insurance market, we’ve certainly received a warm welcome from Manchester’s insurance sector and have already secured the support of the largest commercial insurance brokers in the city region.
“We are delighted to be in Manchester and are looking forward to further developing our base here.”
For more information contact Frances McDonnell - Financial Lines Branch Manager
Source: W.R. Berkley