Aston Lark, the Chartered Insurance Broker formerly backed by Goldman Sachs and now part of Howden Group, alongside A-Plan and Endsleigh, have an office in Cheltenham led by Jim Stevenson as Divisional Director working alongside David Mills. Jim joined Aston Lark after a 19-year career at Clarke Roxburgh, Jelf and Marsh Commercial where he was Regional Director leading 6 offices including Worcester & Cheltenham. Previously, Jim spent 12 years with Aviva, so brings more than 30 years of commercial insurance and risk management experience and leadership to Aston Lark.

Peter Blanc, Group CEO of Aston Lark, said: “Aston Lark is first and foremost about looking after clients. Jim clearly shares our passion for customer service and, with his wealth of experience and depth of relationships, I’m looking forward to seeing our new Cheltenham office go from strength to strength. I wish Jim all the very best as he builds a new office from scratch as part of the Aston Lark family”.

Jim added: “Increasingly in this current climate, businesses focused on sustainable growth must surround themselves with advisers who support all their operations, supply chain and people. Aston Lark will adapt and evolve with a ceaseless focus on good customer outcomes and agility to become the adviser of choice for commercial insurance, employee benefits and private clients personal insurance for discerning individuals.”