BUSINESS is growing at Balens Ltd, the specialist health and wellbeing insurance brokerage company, which has just recruited nine new staff.

The company, which has relocated to the former Jobcentre premises in the centre of Malvern, has been based in the town since 1994, but has moved from its former home on Enigma Business Park due to a lack of space.

Councillor Phil Grove, portfolio holder for economic development at Malvern Hills District Council, 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 six months is absolutely fantastic and we couldn’t be happier about this positive news for the economy.”

David Balen of Balens added: “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 offers a wide range of quality insurance and financial services and has grown become one of the largest Insurance brokers in its sector in the UK.