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Bright Grey is set to expand in Edinburgh

Royal London&#39s protection arm Bright Grey is looking to expand in Edinburgh, after Scottish Provident announced it is closing its Edinburgh office and moving 900 jobs to Glasgow.

Communications director Susan Sneddon says Bright Grey has recently taken on 17 new customer service staff and is looking to recruit another 20 to 30 to maintain its service levels as business volumes grow.

Bright Grey launched in September 2001 with six staff and now employs a total of just over 200 people.

Sneddon says the firm will not particularly be seeking out ScotProv staff but would be delighted to take them on if they have the necessary skills and attitude. The firm is not limiting its search to the financial services industry.

Bright Grey already employs several former ScotProv staff, who moved after it was bought by Abbey National in August 2001. Bright Grey chief executive David Robinson was head of marketing at ScotProv.

Sneddon says: “We are delighted to be in this situation. It is essential for our business to have more people as we have more business coming in the door and want to ensure that we continue to give the service that we have been giving to IFAs.”

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