Insurer to open new offices and create 75 new jobs

LV is opening new offices in Huddersfield, joining its road rescue company Britannia Rescue which is already based in the town.

The new LV offices are scheduled to open in July 2010 and will also become the new home to Britannia Rescue. The expansion will create up to 75 new jobs in Huddersfield over next 18 months.

As well as the Britannia Rescue management team, LV will open a new 24-hour call centre to deal with both calls from LV car insurance customers who have been involved in an accident, and Britannia Rescue breakdown calls. The 24-hour service will also be expanded to LV= home insurance customers during 2010 and the new office is set to become the company’s primary 24-hour call centre.

Simon Stevens, general manager of LV’s Huddersfield operation, said: “We are delighted to be expanding in the town. Huddersfield has been a fantastic base for our Britannia Rescue business and with our positive experience here we are confident that Huddersfield will also be a great location for part of the LV car insurance claims operation.

“We are committed to Huddersfield and to providing new jobs in the area. LV is a fast-growing general insurer and when many other financial companies are making redundancies we are actually expanding. This means that not only is there the opportunity for local people to join us, but there are also great career prospects and the chance to move up in the company.”