The Peterborough-based BGL Group is one of Britain’s largest independent insurance brokers, with 2m customers. It runs call centres in locations from Coventry to Cape Town, and has partnerships with companies including the Post Office and M&S Money. The firm dates back to 1982, when entrepreneur Douw Steyn set out to repeat the success that he had enjoyed with his South African motor insurance company Auto & General. BGL’s sales reached £154.3m in 2006 under chief executive Peter Winslow.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank229
CompanyBGL Group
ActivityInsurance intermediary
LocationPeterborough
Sales £m154.3
Operating profit £m26
Main shareholdersFamily trusts (92.5%), management (7.5%)
Staff2,112
Founded1992
Websitewww.bglgroup.co.uk

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