Howden, the new name for Aston Lark, have an office in Cheltenham led by Jim Stevenson as Regional Director. 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 Howden.

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. Howden 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.”