A MALTON insurance company has welcomed two new employees.

Thomas Jones has joined McClarrons at their Richmond office as a farm account executive, while Jess Dixon has been appointed as a farm account handler in Malton.

Thomas joins the company with more than 14 years’ experience in the insurance industry and over four working in agricultural insurance.

Jess continues her career in insurance at McClarrons having spent her last two years working with NFU Mutual, specialising in claims in the farm and equine arena.

The expansion comes as McClarrons continue to grow in their specialist sectors and look to ensure customers across the North Yorkshire region are receiving the specialist insurance advice and cover they require.

Darren Felgate, head of McClarrons’ farm team, said: “We are dedicated to offering our clients comprehensive advice and insurance to protect their rural businesses and livelihoods.

“The industry is going through a particularly turbulent time and it is important that farmers and rural businesses receive the right advice and protection so that should the worst happen, they aren’t caught out.

“Our investment and commitment to the industry is reflected in the expansion of our farm team, and we hope that rural businesses can benefit from this.”