United Kingdom
South West; Gloucestershire; Wiltshire and North Somerset
Location of affected unit(s)
Forest of Dean
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Insurance, Reinsurance And Pension Funding, Except Compulsory Social Security
65 - Insurance, reinsurance and pension funding, except compulsory social security

250 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
21 September 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 October 2007


London General Insurance, a firm that operates in the insurance sector, is to move a call centre facility from Harrow to the Forest of Dean with the creation of 250 jobs in the Forest of Dean. The firm will invest 4 million GBP in the location. As of September 2007, there is no information on the number of jobs that may be lost in Harrow. Ian Kenny, Operations Director of the firm, stated that the firm desired to remain in the UK rather than ‘offshore’ the call centre jobs abroad. Mr. Kenny also stated that the jobs that would be advertised at the site would include positions for call centre staff, team leaders, I.T. workers, and senior managers.


  • 21 September 2007: BBC Website


Eurofound (2007), London General Insurance, Relocation in United Kingdom, factsheet number 65831, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65831.