Home Secretary Jack Straw this week opened insurance specialist Berkeley Morgan's new £1m offices in Blackburn.

The building will house the 75 staff who are working across four different sites.

Berkeley Morgan managing director Jon Pardoe said: “The move brings our four main offices together under one roof. It will improve communications and entertain more customers.”

The group now comprises Berkeley Morgan, Berkeley Morgan General Insurance, private medical insurance provider Universal Provident, and Berkeley Morgan Corporate Development.