Independent insurance broker expands Bristol business

Independent insurance broker, GoSkippy is expanding its business in Bristol and has occupied the last available space at Lysander House, Cribbs Causeway, developed by Terramond and which is being marketed by Jones Lang La Salle, Knight Frank and Williams Gunter Hardwick.

GoSkippy, which trades as part of Eldon Insurance Services Ltd, already sublet the second floor of the building, but has now extended its reach into an additional suite measuring 3,843 sq ft on the ground floor to meet the demands of its rapidly growing business.

The company, which searches available insurers, including its own in-house company to find customers the best deals in vehicle insurance, is undergoing a significant recruitment drive to meet demand.

Alan Ball, Operations Director of GoSkippy commented: “GoSkippy is a modern, independent insurance broker set up to offer first class insurance at the most competitive prices”.

Launched by insurance guru Arron Banks, former C.E.O of Brightside, GoSkippy already has over 30,000 policy holders from a standing start.

“We only started up in November 2012 and have seen such massive growth that we have already filled the 10,000 sq ft complete top floor of Lysander House – and are now expanding into the ground floor.

We wanted to acquire more space to expand the team and found Lysander House a perfect location.

It is located just one minute from the M5 and benefits from its proximity to a wide range of shops, amenities, ample parking and transport interchanges as well as bright, open plan offices.”

GoSkippy is looking to move into other types of vehicle insurance and has just hosted a recruitment day to reach out to new staff members.

James Fothergill from Lysander House’s developer, Terramond, adds: “This letting means that the building is now fully occupied and we are delighted GoSkippy has shown such confidence in it.

“Lysander House is one of the last out of town office buildings to be constructed and benefits from an excellent location and top-quality office accommodation.”

Hannah Waterhouse, from the Bristol office agency team at Jones Lang LaSalle adds: “Lysander House has an unrivalled location just one minute from the M5 and is close to Cribbs Causeway which offers all the amenities of the city centre in an out of town location. It provides a great base for GoSkippy to grow its business.”