Commercial lines underwriting specialist Arista Insurance has appointed Steve Ford as senior underwriter for the Leeds area. His appointment is a strategic one for Arista as Steve, who brings over 24 years experience and extensive knowledge of the region, will be crucial to Arista’s expansion in the North East.
Arista already has an established panel of brokers in the Leeds market and with both broker development and underwriting in the region Arista has now laid the groundwork for a dedicated office. Broker demand for Arista’s presence in the region has brought recruitment forward ahead of plans.
Steve will underwrite new and existing business across Arista’s core lines of property, liability and motor and will also support Neil in further developing broker relationships. Prior to Arista, Steve held the position of senior business development manager for NIG in Leeds. During his career Steve has also worked for Commercial Union and latterly Aviva.
Commenting on the appointment, Charles Earle, chief executive said: “Steve is very well known in the area and his appointment is a step further towards formalising our presence in Leeds with a dedicated office. His knowledge and experience of insurance and the Leeds area fits perfectly with Arista’s aims of expanding in the region and providing a first class service to brokers.”
Source : Arista Press Release