Barbican Insurance Group has opened a new office in Manchester.
Located in the recently developed ‘Hive’ complex in the city’s Northern Quarter, it houses a number of different teams providing a range of services across the group.
The office serves three primary functions. First, it provides a regional base for the underwriting and business development activities of Barbican Protect, the group’s recently launched UK insurance division. Secondly, it operates as an administrative hub, with functions including: data entry, finance and credit control. Finally, it provides a range of support services to the firm’s London-based underwriting operations.
David Reeves, group chief executive officer of Barbican Insurance Group, said: “This is a significant milestone in the continuing development of Barbican. It provides us with a strategic base from which to further capitalise on the potential afforded by the UK regional market through Barbican Protect, while also significantly enhancing our administration and underwriting support capabilities across the group.”
Victoria Greffon, head of administration and facilities at Barbican, added: “The Hive provides a fantastic location for Barbican. As a regional hub for Barbican Protect, its central location offers an ideal platform from which to facilitate the team’s expansion plans.
“From an administration and support perspective, it delivers the latest in technology and connectivity to meet our service demands. Further, we have the potential to expand our team in this location as the business grows.”
Barbican Insurance Group, New office, Manchester, David Reeves, Victoria Greffon, UK