Insurance broker opens its seventh UK office
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Leeds-based Romero Insurance Brokers, has today confirmed the opening of it’s seventh UK office on Harrogate’s Cardale Park.
The new office contributes to the national coverage offered by the broker, which has bases across the country including in Leeds, Halifax, Stockton, Manchester, Nottingham and London.
Despite a challenging year for brokers and businesses, Romero Insurance Brokers reported a year of unprecedented growth, with new business acquisition increasing by 30% throughout 2020/21.
CEO Justin Romero-Trigo said: “I’m proud to be opening our new branch, which further extends our reach and allows us to continue delivering the exceptional service we’ve built our reputation on.
“It’s important to me that we are accessible to our clients. In an environment where many brokers are consolidating and closing branches, I’m pleased we’re able to maintain and invest in the personal relationships that are so essential to what we do.
“The bedrock of this growth and flexibility is all down to our incredible team, and the fact that we’ve achieved all of this totally organically without any external investment or debt, giving us the flexibility to always do what’s best for our clients, not shareholders.”
The growth is underpinned by an investment in talent, with the firm recruiting 10 graduates on an all-new trainee programme.
The graduate trainee programme will give the recruits exposure to broking, client relationship management and claims handling across the Romero estate, ensuring a breadth of expertise.
Managing director Simon Mabb said: “It’s such an exciting time for the business. Not only are we able to offer our bespoke service to a wider range of clients thanks to our new Harrogate branch, we’re also able to invest in our future teams with a fantastic cohort of graduates joining the business.
“To be able to see the future of our industry developing is really exciting, and I’m looking forward to seeing the fresh perspectives they can bring to Romero, as well as the support and training we can offer them.”
Mabb was joined by Leeds rugby icon, Kevin Sinfield, at the opening of the latest branch. Sinfield had joined the business as a partner earlier in 2021.
Also present at the opening was Daniel Atkinson, a Romero Insurance Broker associate director who will be based at the new Harrogate office.