Motorcycle broker Carole Nash has signed a £1m two-year deal with IT provider Misys to develop its software platform.

The deal buys Carole Nash a five-person team of dedicated development staff at Misys' headquarters in Worcester.

Misys General Insurance chief executive Phillip Bell said: "We have a long-standing relationship with Carole Nash and are delighted that they have made this level of commitment to Misys."

The software development is being undertaken with a view to growing Carole Nash's 350-seat call centres in Altrincham and Dublin. The broker currently has 250,000 policies.

Carole Nash managing director Damian Keeling said: "After reviewing all of the options available to us - software house and in-house - it is clear that Misys is the only partner that has the level of development expertise, system functionality and ability to deliver what we require."

The deal with Misys comes after an aborted attempt by Carole Nash to switch software providers to Sirius.