Business expansion
United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; West Yorkshire; Calderdale
Location of affected unit(s)
Administrative Services
Office Administrative, Office Support And Other Business Support Activities
Activities Of Call Centres
82.2 - Activities of call centres

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
20 August 2014
Employment effect (start)
20 August 2014
Foreseen end date


Insurance company Union Insurance has announced plans to create 100 new jobs.  The company specialises in providing insurance policies for trade union members. A new call centre has been created at Wakefield 41 Business Park, meaning that for the first time the company will operate outside of London. Rising costs in the capital was the main reason for expanding the business at a new site with Wakefield emerging as the 'clear winner' according to the firm's managing director.

The Local Enterprise Partnership for the area, Leeds City Region, is supporting the new site with a grant of £100,000 from its Business Growth Programme. The total investment in the new site is £1.4 million. Recruitment for the new positions has already started but it is not known when all the vacancies are expected to be filled.


  • 20 August 2014: Yorkshire Post


Eurofound (2014), Union Insurance, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 77470, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77470.