A team has been recruited to run the office

The LV= Broker Division, which is a part of the LV= group of companies, has plans to expand into Scotland. The expansion will be led from a new office based in the financial district of Glasgow.

A team of insurance professionals has been recruited to run the office. The team will be led by Jim Rennie who has been appointed as branch manager. Mr. Rennie has 30 years of insurance experience including sales and management roles at both AXA and Independent Insurance. Most recently he was branch manager for Zurich’s broker business in Scotland.

The company has also recruited Margaret Alexander as a senior underwriter, Alison McDowell as an underwriter, and Alan Blair as the regional sales executive.

As a result of LV=’s acquisition of Highway Insurance in October 2008, Sandra Inglis, regional account manager for Highway in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England, will also be based in the new Glasgow office.

Mike Crane, commercial director of the LV= Broker Division, said: Although we already write business in Scotland this will be the first time the LV= Broker Division has had an office in the country. We believe that by recruiting Jim and the team with their wealth of experience in the local market, we will be able to provide a first class service to brokers across the country.