Chief exec says move will allow growth into 'key geographical location'

Giles has snapped up the retail broking division of James Hampden Insurance Brokers in a move to establish a presence in the East Midlands.

Giles chief executive Chris Giles said the deal would allow the business to expand into a “key geographical location that has been of interest to us for some time”.

James Hampden specialises in small to medium-sized enterprise and property insurance.

Its chief executive Simon Hall will stay on in a consultancy role after the deal completes, and he will also continue to develop the broker’s international arm.