AN insurance broker has opened a branch in Salisbury.

Portmore Insurance Brokers, which has offices in Southampton, Sussex and Surrey, promise a ‘refreshing approach to commercial insurance’.

The new Salisbury branch, led by Simon Reeves, opened on July 24.

Mr Reeves has worked in commercial insurance broking for 24 years, and has worked for multi-national insurance brokers handling multi-million turnover corporate clients, local independent companies and everything in between.

During his time he has held several different roles from trainee broker to account executive, business analyst to business development manager.

Mr Reeves’ experience working in the rural community with farms, agricultural businesses and garden centres will help the business service the needs of the city’s large rural catchment area. The branch has now signed their first clients – Simon Down and Richard Chalk, of D C Contractors, a well-established North Dorset-based building contractor.

Mr Down said “Moving our insurance to Portmore was a no-brainer. Simon provided clear advice and help from the outset, identifying potential problems and inadequacies with our existing policies. He demonstrated a range of competitive quotations, and we ended up with better cover for less premium, all consolidated and easy to understand. Knowing Simon is just a phone call away is very reassuring and I will recommend him to everyone.”