Insurer set for expansion in North West.

ABC Insurance, part of the LV Group, is set to expand into the North West with the opening of an office in Manchester.

The office will underwrite commercial combined insurance for local brokers and manage the group’s broker relationships in the region.

The company has offices in Croydon, Bristol, Sheffield and Maidstone and is planning to expand into other regions by the year end.

Phil Bunker, managing director of ABC Insurance, said: “I am delighted to be opening an office in Manchester. We believe the area offers an excellent opportunity to grow our commercial business.

“The stability of LV= backed by the experience of our team makes us an attractive option for Manchester brokers during these turbulent times.”

Jonathan Gleave will head the group’s business development and broker relationships in the North West and Steve Dilworth has been appointed as senior underwriter in Manchester.