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Peterborough-based BGL Group provides insurance and financial services to 11 million customers through brands including comparethemarket.com and the life insurance firm Beagle Street. In April it launched a £1.5m campaign to support communities affected by the pandemic. Mark Bailie, 47, took over as chief executive earlier this month. The company sold a 30% stake to the Canada Pension Plan in 2017 in a deal worth £675m. Profit rose to £172.3m in 2019 on sales of £714.4m.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank5
CompanyBGL Group
ActivityInsurance/price comparison provider
LocationPeterborough
Sales £m714.4
Operating profit £m172.3
Main shareholdersBHL (65.25%), CPPIB (30%), management & others (4.75%)
Staff2,852
Founded1992
Websitewww.bglgroup.co.uk

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