New branch manager joins from Willis

LV=’s broker division has appointed Roger Scholes as branch manager for its office in Manchester.

Scholes was previosuly regional broking director in the North for Willis. He previously held management and underwriting roles at Marsh, Heath Lambert and Prudential, where he started his career.

Scholes said: “I am really thrilled to be joining LV= at such an exciting time. Some great work has already been done by the team in establishing LV=’s presence in the area and I intend to build on this to enable us to become a major insurance provider for SME businesses across the North West.

“Brokers in the area can be assured that the LV= team has a great deal of knowledge of the local area so we understand the challenges that local brokers and their clients are facing.”

Mike Crane, commercial director of LV=’s broker business, added: “I am delighted Roger has joined the team in Manchester. He brings a wealth of operational and underwriting experience from both insurer and broker side and I am confident he will make a great leader for the team.”