This Liverpool-based broker specialises in niche motor insurance, covering modified and imported vehicles or drivers with more limited access to insurance, such as learners or those with motoring convictions. It is also popular with taxi drivers insuring multiple vehicles. Profits hit £25.2m in 2017 — its operating margin of 47% is the highest on the league table. In January, managing director Alan Keating, 52, and director Martin Gowing, 48, led a buyout backed by Inflexion Private Equity, which acquired a minority stake.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank70
CompanyAcorn Insurance
ActivitySpecialist car insurer
LocationLiverpool
Annual profit growth64.17%
Latest profits £000s25,153
Latest sales £000s53,158
Staff558
Founded2007
Websitewww.acorninsure.co.uk

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