A-Plan's latest branch in the south of England

High Street insurance broker A-Plan has strengthened its presence in the south with the opening of a new branch in Poole, Dorset.

The Poole branch follows launches in Maidenhead, Wimbledon, and Salisbury since December 2009.

Chief executive Carl Shuker said: “With a couple more new branches still on the drawing board, these new openings provide great career stepping stones for the many talented, hardworking and ambitious people we have across the company - we always promote from within.

"Whilst the direct market is firmly established, and price comparison sites have established a significant role, there are still many people who like the option of arranging their insurance locally and dealing face to face.

"We passionately believe there is a very exciting future for all businesses that understand what their clients want and then work hard to deliver," he added.