Barbican opens new Manchester office

28 April 2016

London, 28 April 2016 – Barbican Insurance Group is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Manchester. Located in the recently developed ‘Hive’ complex in the city’s Northern Quarter, it houses a number of different teams providing a range of services across the group.

The office serves three primary functions. Firstly, it provides a regional base for the underwriting and business development activities of Barbican Protect, the group’s recently launched UK insurance division. Secondly, it operates as an administrative hub, with functions including: data entry, finance and credit control. Finally, it provides a range of support services to the firm’s London-based underwriting operations.

Commenting on the opening of the new office, David Reeves, Group CEO of Barbican Insurance Group, said: “This is a significant milestone in the continuing development of Barbican. It provides us with a strategic base from which to further capitalise on the potential afforded by the UK regional market through Barbican Protect, while also significantly enhancing our administration and underwriting support capabilities across the group.”

Victoria Greffon, head of administration and facilities at Barbican, added: “The Hive provides a fantastic location for Barbican. As a regional hub for Barbican Protect, its central location offers an ideal platform from which to facilitate the team’s expansion plans. From an administration and support perspective, it delivers the latest in technology and connectivity to meet our service demands. Further, we have the potential to expand our team in this location as the business grows.”

The Hive was opened in 2010 and is located within the only ‘Grade A’ office building in the Northern Quarter, a 10-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station. The complex also offers outstanding sustainability credentials, securing a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ certificate which measures efficiency, building design and sustainability.

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