The Brunel Group has expanded its footprint in the southwest with the opening of its Newton Abbot office (pictured above).
Located at the Kingdom Business Centre on Brunel Road, the office will allow Brunel to continue building on its strong national presence, while maintaining a local, personal service, the company said. Formerly based in Bovey Tracey, Brunel said its relocation in the southwest aligns with its business plans, allowing it to service existing clients in the area while expanding its team and client base.
The group aims to double the headcount of its Newton Abbot team, headed by director Dave Brown, in the coming months, providing employment opportunities for the local community. Recruitment of new insurance professionals is ongoing, with positions such as personal lines account broker and account handler available.
“This move brings us closer to the Teignbridge business community that I have been working with for the last 27 years,” Brown said. “It improves our accessibility for existing clients and visibility to prospective clients. We are very much looking forward to taking this next step and seeing the company progress further.”
Brunel was established in 2005 and is now the UK’s fastest-growing independent insurance and financial planning group. Its commercial arm, Brunel Insurance Brokers, was founded in 2017 by CEO Russell Lane and managing director Matt Harlin to provide fully independent commercial broking services to businesses of all sizes. Brunel has also launched three specialist businesses to provide employee benefits, personal insurance and financial planning solutions to their clients.
“We have invested throughout the pandemic to support our clients and have seen rapid growth,” Lane said. “Now, we are delighted to relocate our Bovey Tracey office to Newton Abbot, offering a more accessible location for many of our southwest clients. We are excited to be providing more job opportunities and expanding our client base in the southwest with this move. Our team are also looking forward to getting involved with local charities and support the wider community.”