NEWLY-LAUNCHED commercial risk and insurance broker Attis Insurance has reported strong growth in its first nine months trading and plans for more staff.

The business expects premium to top the £50m barrier in 2022, and since its launch in Leeds in February this year, has opened a total of six offices with a headcount of 75, including a Teesside site which opened at the Port of Middlesbrough last summer.

The firm is backed by chairman and industry veteran Joe Henderson, who sold his Henderson Insurance Broking Group to global professional services firm Aon for £90m in December 2017.

Since the launch of its Leeds head office, which is led by directors and former Henderson employees Keith Browne, Neil Beck and Justin Chadwick, Attis Insurance has opened five further offices to cover the Teesside, Manchester, Halifax, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire regions, with plans to open a London base next year.

Attis director Keith Browne said: “Our rapid growth is a reflection of our strategic drive to scale the business so that we can provide a really strong regional presence for commercial customers across the UK and across a range of industries.

“We are differentiating ourselves quite clearly from other brokers in the market with bespoke insurance cover planned properly by people who understand clients’ businesses and the sectors they work in.”

He added: “Because everything is actioned in-house we are able to guarantee swift decision making and innovative support for our clients at all times.”

Further growth is planned for Attis Insurance into 2022 with more hires scheduled and potential organic acquisitions in the pipeline for the coming months.

Neil Beck added: “As we continue to recruit, creating quality jobs, in Leeds and across the north and Midlands, we are very much aware that we are aiming to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining the best people. We’re really proud of what our team have achieved in our first six months.”

Over 33 years, Joe Henderson grew his previous venture from a sole-trader outfit to a 400-strong brokerage with 16 UK offices before its sale to the US-based insurance group Aon. In 2019, he was awarded an MBE for services to business and the community in Lincolnshire.

 

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