Jonathan Willett, who along with Emma is a Director of Henderson Insurance Brokers Teesside, said: "We believed that the Tees Valley had great potential, and our growth and recruitment during the last five years has demonstrated that HIBL was right to have confidence in the area.
"As one of the UK's most important service industries, the insurance sector is a substantial contributor to the economy and HIBL is committed to continuing to play an active role in Tees Valley's corporate environment."
The company had on December 18 announced that it would acquire HIBL
The latest addition to HIBL
's office network comes in the form of FHI (Northern), a large provincial insurance broker in Newcastle.
Jonathan Willett, HIBL
Teesside director, said the latest deluge was bound to increase insurance premiums for businesses.
In December last year, Marsh said that it would acquire HIBL
for a price of GBP135m.
Marsh had announced last year that it would acquire HIBL
is a great opportunity for Marsh, - we are particularly excited by the opportunities available to us through the PSP with HSBC which will enable us to leverage HSBC's global network and banking relationships to generate new business,' said Dan Glaser, chief executive officer and chairman of Marsh.