C&C Insurance Brokers Ltd has opened an office in Newport and also welcomed a new member of staff to the business.

The new office, in Merlin House, Langstone Business Park, Langstone, Newport, will be headed up by Martin Rees, branch director commercial, who has been in the area for 30 years, and the new appointee is Karen James, account manager.

Karen, previously of Arthur J Gallaher, brings with her 15 years’ experience in insurance broking.

She said: “I am excited to be joining C&C Insurance Brokers Ltd at the opening of its new office. I am looking forward to be able to offer the local business community the services of a truly independent insurance broker”.

Malcolm Cooke, managing director of C&C Insurance, which is based in Stockport, said: “We are delighted to see Karen join the business and pleased to see the South Wales team going from strength to strength. Karen brings with her great experience and expertise and we are furthermore pleased to welcome her to our new office premises in Newport.”

C&C Insurance are fully independent brokers and rated in the top 50 in the UK.