Bullish Barbon predicts 2009 will be a boom year for new business

Barbon Insurance Group is looking forward to a "boom time for new business" this year, according to the company.

Steve Brindley, sales and marketing director for Barbon's property and commercial division, said that the "spectre" of Erinaceous was now behind the firm, which was back on a positive footing.

He said: "This year we have a number of initiatives in place. Barbon is looking to develop its presence in the North in order to achieve equal distribution throughout the UK. In the past we initia