Malvern based Balens Ltd employs nine new people

Malvern Hills District Council has welcomed news that Malvern based Specialist Health and Wellbeing Insurance Brokerage Company Balens Ltd has recently recruited nine new people after relocating into Great Malvern just 6 months ago.

The company, now located in the town centre at the former Malvern Jobcentre premises, has been based in Malvern since 1994. The business has expanded significantly over the last decade but growth would have been hampered in their previous premises on Enigma Business Park due to a lack of space for new staff. 

The move to new premises has enabled their continued expansion, take on 9 new staff in the last 6 months, including two at their new branch in Amsterdam (opened September 2014).  With almost 60 staff on the books now, they are still growing and still looking for good quality personnel.

Councillor Phil Grove, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development at MHDC said: "We have been proud to support Balens Ltd in finding them the new premises and also helping to provide additional car parking using our annual car park pass offer. This latest expansion and the increase in employment in just 6 months is absolutely fantastic and we couldn't be happier about this positive news for the economy."

David Balen of Balens Ltd said "We're thrilled with the relocation which has allowed us to further expand and grateful for the support of the MHDC.  We are glad to be supporting the local economy by bringing custom to the area as well as jobs. We are always on the look out for quality new staff and do not always need them to have worked in insurance in the past as we provide in-house training and technical support - we just need good administrative, customer service skills and a positive approach."

Balens are a great success story, a values driven ethical business offering a wide range of quality insurance and financial services at affordable rates, who have grown organically, become one of the largest Insurance Brokers within their sector in the UK.  Rated as one of Zurich's elite top 500 Brokers, they are currently in negotiations to expand into South Africa from Spring 2015 and are based right here in Malvern.