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

350 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
19 January 2016
Employment effect (start)
30 April 2016
Foreseen end date
31 January 2019


Insurance broker Be Wiser has announced plans to expand its business with the opening of a new centre in Swindon, Wiltshire. The company which is headquartered in Andover, Hampshire expects to add 350 new jobs to its workforce, meaning that when the jobs are filled the company will employ over 1,000 people across its UK operations.  The company has reportedly signed the lease for its new Swindon site and expects to open in approximately three months, when the office has been fitted. The company statement noted that it expects to start the recruitment process soon, though it anticipates that the 350 jobs will be added over a period of three years.


  • 19 January 2016: Insurance Age


Eurofound (2016), Be Wiser, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 86254, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86254.