Regional focus - Sowing the seedsof success

London and the South-east clearly maintain their lead and strong gravitational pull at the centre of the insurance world but Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow and their hinterlands are growing in stature as important centres for 'serious' commercial insurances.However, this is not simply another upturn in the cycle, as serious economic regeneration is at its heart. The industry and trading relationships between providers and brokers in particular have gone through changes.Conso