Zurich Private Clients, Zurich UK’s General Insurance High Net Worth Division, has relocated to Manchester city centre from Wilmslow.
The company now shares the Norfolk House premises occupied by the Zurich Insurance Regional Office in a move which doubles the number of Zurich employees in the centre of Manchester to 120.
Richard Smith, Zurich UK’s Head of Broker Market Northwest, says: “Zurich is fully committed to the Manchester business and insurance community and this move presents a great opportunity to increase our presence in the heart of this vibrant business district. Manchester’s strong public transport network also played a key role in overcoming the challenges of the move.”
The move is supported by MIDAS, Manchester’s Investment and Development Agency. Tim Newns, Deputy Chief Executive of MIDAS commented: “Manchester city centre already has one of the most respected insurance business communities in the UK and this consolidation by Zurich will further strengthen the city’s offer in the sector.”
The relocation allows Zurich to strengthen its resources and create more opportunities for staff, as well as providing the business with the opportunity to tap into the city’s talent pool when needed.