New Leeds office for London brokers

Michael Eardley, Lexcel qualified consultant, joins the Leeds branch as director of professional risks and has worked for Aon, Prime Professions and Willis.

Gareth Milner joins as senior account executive. He joins PIB from JLT. Finally James Barker has been hired as an account executive and will be focusing on cyber liability and ATE insurance.

Michael Eardley, head of PIB Leeds, commented: ""The work we are doing in the professional indemnity insurance arena is breaking new ground and we are attracting some of the industry's best talent to PIB from the broader world of insurance services.

""This new Leeds team will continue to build on the strong work we are doing for our clients across the UK and help us scale to the next level.""

Brendan McManus, the chief executive of PIB, said: ""We are very excited to announce our new office opening. PIB now has one of the largest solicitors' PII teams in the market. Our new Leeds branch has boosted our service offering even further.""