Wilby Insurance Brokers expands into Leeds

Wilby Insurance Brokers have increased their presence across West Yorkshire by combining their talents with experts at the Lorica Insurance Brokers office in Leeds.

Effective immediately, the Lorica team in Leeds now trade as Wilby.

Both Wilby and Lorica joined the PIB Group in 2018, and the move helps further strengthen local expertise available for business owners, charities, social enterprises and the leisure sector.

“Following our decision to join PIB Group last year there has been an obvious opportunity to join forces with the Lorica Leeds office.” commented Richard Blackburn, MD for Wilby. “We’re delighted to retain the existing team and are keen to grow significantly the size of the business and are actively searching for quality individuals to join the team. The office will also allow us to provide a more local presence for the existing clients that Wilby have in Leeds.”

Wilby have a long-established presence in West Yorkshire, having been formed in Halifax more than 35 years ago. Their specialisms include property, manufacturing, cyber, care, motor trade and holiday park insurance.

The Leeds team will be led by Wilby Director Mike Shaw who has lived in the area for many years. Mike commented: “This is an exciting time and another important milestone in our journey. We’re looking forward to working together as one team while also ensuring that clients will still receive the same friendly and professional service they’ve come to expect from both brands.”

The Wilby team in Leeds

The Wilby team in Leeds will be headed up by Director Mike Shaw (front left)