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CNA Hardy Significantly Expands Regional Presence In 2015

CNA Hardy has further expanded its regional presence with the opening of its fifth UK office, in Birmingham. This marks the second UK office opening in 2015 for CNA Hardy.

LONDON, 23 November 2015 – CNA Hardy has further expanded its regional presence with the opening of its fifth UK office, in Birmingham. This marks the second UK office opening in 2015 for CNA Hardy.

Craig Jones - Newey has been appointed as Regional Manager for Midlands and the South West, based in Birmingham. Reporting to Elliot Miller, Head of UK Regions, Craig will be responsible for the day-to-day operations in Birmingham, as well as developing the CNA Hardy brand and presence across the UK Midlands. Craig joins CNA Hardy from AIG.

Building stronger and deeper relationships with external partners is a strategic priority across the organisation. Elliot Miller was appointed as Head of UK Regions earlier this year, to develop and execute a strategy to build CNA Hardy’s presence outside of London; and to drive profitable growth from both a product and segment perspective, with an emphasis on client focused underwriting and cross class solutions.

Following Elliot’s appointment, a number of significant hires have been made in Manchester. Simon Hodgin joined from Sterling Insurance in May, as Regional Manager for the North. Simon’s appointment was closely followed by Senior Liability and Property Development Underwriters Neil Stephenson and Matt Rigby from QBE, and Lisa Raby as Professions Underwriting Assistant from Willis. Chris Thompson and Mark Armstrong have also recently been appointed as Life Science, Technology and Cyber Development Senior Development Underwriters, joining from Chubb.

The new Glasgow office opened in August. Archie Johnson joined CNA Hardy from Zurich as Property and Casualty Manager, supported by Senior Property Development Underwriter Stephanie Wilson and Underwriting Assistant Gemma Findlay who both joined from QBE.

Andy Clements was appointed as Distribution Director, Europe. Joining from Travellers, Andy is now responsible for building effective and long lasting strategic relationships with our broker partners. Setting and leading a cohesive distribution strategy across CNA Hardy in the UK & Europe to assist in driving profitable growth across all products and industry segments.

Dave Brosnan, CEO CNA Hardy said: "At CNA Hardy, we have the ability to write business in more than 200 countries and territories across the world, with a network of more than 75 offices. Part of our ethos is our belief in building enduring relationships with our customers and producers, and we can only do that if we are close to them. 2015 has seen us open two new offices, and hire a number of senior individuals, demonstrating our commitment to developing our relationships locally as well as to building scale outside of London."

About CNA Hardy
CNA Hardy, acting through Hardy (Underwriting Agencies) Limited and CNA Insurance Company Limited, independent wholly-owned UK subsidiaries, are a leading specialist commercial insurance provider for clients within both the Lloyd’s and company markets. For more information, please visit CNA Hardy at www.cnahardy.com.

Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the eighth largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company in the U.S. CNA’s insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. For more information, please visit CNA at www.cna.com. "CNA" is a service mark registered by CNA Financial Corporation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Certain CNA Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the "CNA" service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities.

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CNA Insurance Company Limited (company registration number 950) and Hardy (Underwriting Agencies) Limited (company registration number 1264271) are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (firm reference number 202777 and 204843 respectively). CNA Services (UK) Limited (registered number 8836589). ‘CNAHardy’ is a trading name of CNA Insurance Company Limited and Hardy Underwriting Group PLC (which includes Hardy (Underwriting Agencies) Limited and Hardy Underwriting Asia PTE). VAT registration number 667557779.

The above companies are all registered in England with their registered office at 20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3BY.
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