Commercial lines underwriter appoints Gavin Benson

Arista Insurance has hired senior underwriter Gavin Benson to help expand its Midlands operation.

Benson has joined with immediate effect as and will be based at Arista's Birmingham office. He moves from NIG where he was the key account manager responsible for national relationships with the Brokerbility Group.

Benson will have particular focus on growth and development in the East Midlands.

Arista chief executive Charles Earle said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome someone of Gavin’s proven ability and long track record of experience to Arista.

"Attracting high calibre staff is essential for any business to make progress and Gavin is an ideal strategic fit to help Arista broaden its Midland’s footprint even further.”