Firm finally finds the room to grow with new offices

Ian Burgess, director of Venture Insurance, outside the new company offices.

Ian Burgess, director of Venture Insurance, outside the new company offices.

Venture Insurance has finally moved into new offices as part of its growth plans.

Last year Venture Insurance announced that a lack of available office space in and around Whiteladies Road in Bristol was frustrating its plans to achieve further growth.

The company has seen premiums placed rising to in excess of £7.5 million in 2015, from £6 million the previous year and £4.5 the year before, with two new permanent members of staff growing the team to 11.

The directors are delighted to have purchased offices a stone’s throw from their former location in Kings Parade Avenue, in a private sale.

Venture Insurance’s new home will be in Bank House, on Burlington Road, Redland, following a substantial refurbishment of the building, internally and externally.

“It’s fantastic news,” said director Ian Burgess. “After all this time looking, we have found somewhere just 200 yards from where we were set up.

“It’s a wonderful building, with plenty of parking for us and for clients who want to visit.”

The company has already started recruiting for two new members of staff to fill its new office space. It has also promoted former account director Alec Cole to the position of shareholding director.

Following the office move, further expansion is targeted as it continues to build its client base, attracted by the company’s independence and levels of customer service.

Mr Burgess said: “For the business, it’s great. We were hamstrung by the size of the former building and this lets us plan and realise the employment growth we want to implement.

“The promotion of Alec Cole to shareholding director is a demonstration of our commitment to plan for the future. We are currently recruiting further positions and hope to be able to announce some new appointments soon.

“We’re proud of what we’ve achieved and things are looking healthy financially. We are a business which is thriving and bringing in lots of new clients.”