Rural insurers Borders’ focus

James Innes, who has just taken up a role within Lycetts' Edinburgh office.
James Innes, who has just taken up a role within Lycetts' Edinburgh office.

Borders-based James Innes has joined the farm and estates insurance broking team at Lycetts’ Edinburgh office.

He has moved from the company’s Oxford office to take up the role as account executive. Having grown up in the Borders he has a long involvement with point-to-point riding and hunter chases in the area. His move is in line with Lycetts’ policy to employ people who have strong roots in an area, understanding the specific issues and complexities of their clients’ requirements.

Lycetts director and head of the Edinburgh office William Barne said: “We are delighted to welcome James to the team. His Borders heritage will undoubtedly prove an asset as he takes on his new role. Every geographical area has subtle differences, particularly when it comes to land management and diversification.”

Mr Innes, 34, said: “I am delighted to be returning to an area I know so well and look forward to working with existing clients and further expanding Lycetts’ client base in the Borders.”