UK based commercial insurance provider Arista Insurance has expanded its branch network with the opening of new permanent office in Leeds as a result of strong support from independent brokers in the region.

According to Arista, the new office aims to bring a new level of service to independent brokers in the North East with experienced staff, access to decision makers and the speed of Arista’s response to brokers.

Arista Insurance chief executive Charles Earle said Leeds has been on the radar for some time so it is great to announce that Arista now has a formal presence in the city. It was crucial first that we had the right team in place and the critical mass of broker support before Arista opened a permanent office.

"The Leeds office underlines Arista’s strategy of being close to brokers to forge even stronger relationships and gain a greater understanding of local insurance markets and policyholders risks.

"Leeds is a vibrant insurance hub with an established independent broker market in the North East and we are excited to be part of it," Earle said.