Insurer hunting for office staff

Sterling Insurance is set to open a Manchester office by the end of March.

Sterling is opening the office to increase the insurer’s presence in the North. The insurer described Manchester as the “gateway to the northern market” in a statement.

The insurer has appointed the head of the new office but has not announced the details yet.

Sterling director of home and commercial insurance David Sweeney said: “This announcement will undoubtedly result in Sterling forging even closer relationships with our brokers in the North. It is only by giving our decision makers more visibility in local markets that we can expect brokers to offer us even greater support.”

The insurer is currently recruiting staff for the office, but the team will include existing regional development managers James Leigh and Louise Welsh, as well as commercial development underwriter Anita Fenna.

Sterling plans to recruit another high net worth senior underwriter, plus further survey, underwriting and sales staff.