AN insurance broker has opened its doors in Colchester’s High Street.

Mayor Nick Cope helped cut the ribbon at A-Plan Insurance.

The firm offers help for people who don’t want to get car, home, travel or business insurance online.

Branch manager George Clark said his staff were ready and willing to help.

He said: “We appreciate buying insurance can sometimes be confusing, but if you talk to a broker they will do the shopping around to find the best policy for your individual circumstances.

“We are proud the majority of our clients renew with us year after year and so many new clients come to us from the recommendation of our existing ones.”

The new business is based at 15 High Street.