BGL Group is the company behind insurance brands such as Budger and comparethemarket.com. Having started off as an insurer, BGL Group is now an intermediary, selling its insurance products through partners such as the Post Office, M&S Money, HSBC, Barclays, RAC and Auto Trader. A major player in the motor and home insurance market, the group has recently launched a personal accident cover plan in partnership with Avon Insurance. Administering insurance for more than 2m customers a year helped sales reach £279.3m in 2008.

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Company details
Year2009
Rank97
CompanyBGL Group
ActivityInsurance intermediary
LocationPeterborough
Sales £m279.3
Operating profit £m55.7
Main shareholdersFamily trusts (93%), management (7%)
Staff2,133
Founded1992
Websitewww.bglgroup.co.uk

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