Business expansion
United Kingdom
North West; Greater Manchester; Greater Manchester North
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Insurance, Reinsurance And Pension Funding, Except Compulsory Social Security
65.1 - Insurance

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 January 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Insurance broker 1st Central has announced plans for a new office, creating 150 jobs in Greater Manchester. The company, which provides online car insurance, already operates from its head office in Haywards Heath, Sussex and a call centre based in Glasgow. The new site in Salford is due to open in the Spring, though it is not known when all 150 positions will be filled. The new jobs will be based in the counter fraud and claims teams, with position available in IT, HR and facilities. 


  • 12 January 2016: Manchester Evening News
  • 12 January 2016: Insurance Age


Eurofound (2016), 1st Central, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 86245, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86245.