UK-based Higos Insurance Services has appointed Chris Scott as new retail branch director, as part of expanding its High Street insurance broker presence.

In this newly created role, Chris will be responsible for day-to-day running and development of all the group’s branches.

Higos currently has 15 offices but, through acquisitions and organic expansion, expects to be operating 35 branches by 2013.

Chris will join Higos from Lloyds TSB, where he had more than 30 years of experience in a variety of roles nationwide, most recently as local director for 20 of the bank’s branches in the Bristol area.

Higos has branches in Bournemouth, Braunton, Bridgwater, Calne, Chipping Sodbury, Corsham, Devizes, Glastonbury, Langport, Somerton, Street, Wells, Worle, as well as its headquarters also in Wells. It most recently opened a new branch in Totton, Southampton, in November 2010.

Higos Insurance Services founder and managing director Ian Gosden said Chris has an impressive record of managing branch networks in the financial services industry and will be an excellent addition to the Higos management team.

"His appointment is a vital part of our ambitious expansion plans which will see us dramatically increase and develop our High Street presence over the next three years," Gosden said.