Thursday, 10 September 2009

Barbon Insurance Group opens City of London Property and Commercial office

The Barbon Insurance Group has announced that its Property & Commercial division has opened a London office in the City.

The group’s central sales team will be based at the St Mary Axe facility, which could ultimately become a Centre of Excellence.

Nick Sharp, managing director of the division, said: “The new City location reaffirms our commitment to growth within the Capital and gives brokers and direct clients excellent direct access to the experience and skill of our expanding London team.”
He also believes the current economic downturn means “high calibre” individuals will be keen to join the firm’s new base.

Barbon boasts gross written premium in excess of £150 million and its brands include Keelan Westall, Cadogan Keelan Westall, Deacon, Cadogan Hanover Park -SaifInsure, TruckInsure, Plastech, Performance Media and CareAssured, Letsure, HomeLet, BIBALet and Farr. are agents for HomeLet and Letsure landlord and tenant insurance products and have been since 2001. Both these companies offer credit search referencing for letting agents to use on behalf of their landlords. Martin Oliver is the Chief Executive of Barbon Insurance, Ian Fraser is the Managing Director of Letsure and John Boyle is the Managing Director of HomeLet

In April in 2009, the Barbon group acquired Zennor Limited, the Central London based property and commercial insurance specialist Managing General Agent. Zennor is the largest provider of property stock insurance to Barbon’s social housing brand, Farr Insurance.

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