AN independent insurance broking and risk management specialist which launched in Craven last year is expanding after relocating to new offices and now plans to create several new jobs this year.

Bradford headquartered TL Dallas, which has 11 UK offices, expanded into Craven in April 2021. Known as Dallas Wilding Drew, the office is headed up by Simon Drew and Mark Wilding.

Originally located in Settle, Dallas Wilding Drew has already grown to a team of four people, following the recent appointment of Shirley Walters from Marsh Commercial, and has expanded into larger offices at Asquith Business Park in Gargrave.

Simon Drew, from Dallas Wilding Drew, said: “We set out with the aim of being trusted advisers and delivering the best value for money for our clients across general commercial and corporate insurance.

“In just over 12 months, we’ve doubled the size of our team and plan to create more jobs this year.”

The Craven expansion is part of a hat-trick of office moves this year. The firm relocated its London office to 14 Devonshire Square, in the City of London, and its Lincolnshire office expanded to Plowright House, the University of Lincoln’s former agricultural campus.