Keoghs, a Davies business, has announced the opening of a new office in Leeds as it continues expansion plans in Yorkshire, the Humber and surrounding areas.

The Keoghs office will be the second investment Davies has made in Leeds, as it continues to expand across the UK. Situated in the centre of Leeds, the new offices will house teams from Keoghs Corporate & Sector Risk (CSR) practice, the UK’s largest provider of lawyer-led corporate risk solutions, which is led by partner, Andrew Evans, as well as a number of other insurer facing teams, including Keoghs Credit Hire team headed up by partner, Gary Herring.

The opening of the Leeds office will allow the CSR team to position, integrate and align its single source services more closely for major and mid-market corporates and the associated broking and insurer markets across the region. Keoghs’ sector-led practices continue to grow, including expertise in Retail, Transport & Logistics, Leisure & Hospitality, Food & Drink, Power Energy & Utilities and Construction.

The announcement follows the recruitment in 2022 of CSR partners, Sally Richmond and Jo Francis, along with a team of 20 from rival firms, as Keoghs targets strategic hires, in specific sectors as its client base continues to grow in the region.

Andrew Evans, head of CSR said: “Client and market demand has meant that we have wanted to be in Yorkshire, the Humber and surroundings markets for the past couple of years and we are delighted that this aspect of our strategy is now being realised. We cannot wait to work with all of our new colleagues and clients joining us, and to welcome even more over the coming months and years. It’s great to be making a positive difference in Leeds and enjoying our work and the area as we do so.”

Connie Cobb, artner, said: “The opening of the Leeds office will allow us to seamlessly integrate with our insurer clients based in and around the city. Being in close proximity on a more regular basis will help us to continue to support our clients with added-value activities such as case clinics, strengthening our existing relationships and evidencing our on-going commitment to the insurance industry.”

This latest move by the firm reinforces Keoghs commitment to invest in the very best existing and upcoming talent in the region.