The Ashworth Mairs Group (AMG) has taken on an extra 10 staff and increased the volume of claims by nearly 30% with a push into the ‘mid-value' market.

The loss adjuster expanded its specialist adjusting unit in response to what it saw as an increasingly neglected area of the market.AMG unit partner Andrew Dear said: "Market dynamics and downward pressure on fees has meant that, latterly, many loss adjusting firms have tended to focus on either low end, desk-top claims handling, or major loss claims in excess of £100,000."

He added: "This has led to a vacuum in terms of loss adjusting expertise dedicated to the mid-value claims ranging from £20,000 to £100,000."