Van and car insurance broker, Autonet, has taken 6,000 sq ft in Bruntwood’s Manchester One building for its first office in the city, hiring 80 staff to support its headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent.
The move sees the broker take the entire sixth floor of the Portland Street tower.
The Manchester site will support the personal lines team in Autonet’s head office and work with its commercial team to develop its business insurance proposition.
Ian Donaldson, Autonet Insurance’s managing director, said: “Manchester is the insurance powerhouse of the north and we are delighted to have opened our first office in the city.
“We have been fortunate to hire 80 high calibre insurance professionals who will be of real assistance to the 650 of us back in Stoke.
“With the backing from our new shareholders, HPS and Madison Dearborn Partners, we are perfectly positioned to step up the expansion of our existing business and seize on opportunities to grow in new areas.”