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    Willis Moves to State-of-the-Art New Premises in Bristol


    Bristol, UK, 24 November 2010 – The Bristol office of Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, has moved to the landmark St Catherine's Court in Berkeley Place, Clifton. The contemporary new office was opened today by Willis UK & Ireland CEO, Brendan McManus.

    Willis is the largest corporate broker in Bristol, and has been providing insurance solutions for the city’s businesses for over 50 years. Situated on the western side of the city centre, the new 5,000 sq ft office will be home to 35 Willis Associates.

    St Catherine's Court is the only Grade A listed building in Clifton with an “excellent” sustainability rating as measured by the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) which benchmarks the environmental impact of buildings.

    Commenting on the new location for Willis' operations in the South West region of the United Kingdom, Mike Stuart, Branch Director of Willis Bristol, said, "St Catherine's Court is the first new office building to be developed in Clifton for over 20 years and therefore provides the latest office standards for our business. It is close to the city centre and is surrounded by a wide range of amenities and excellent transport links for our clients and staff.”

    The move follows Willis’ relocation last month to a new office in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter at 40 St Paul’s Place.

    Speaking at the opening, McManus said, "Our investment in St Catherine’s Court signifies our commitment to providing the city’s businesses and companies across the UK with world-class risk management advice. The new office occupies a prime commercial position and provides a modern working environment for our people to interact with our clients.”

    The Bristol office is home to Willis' successful consultancy unit, Project Risk Consulting (PRC). PRC provides consultancy services on risk and insurance in relation to major infrastructure projects throughout the United Kingdom.

    Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global insurance broker, developing and delivering professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world. Willis has more than 400 offices in nearly 120 countries, with a global team of approximately 17,000 employees serving clients in virtually every part of the world. Additional information on Willis may be found at www.willis.com.

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