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BGL is behind price comparison website, and arranges insurance for 7.5m customers through brands such as Dial Direct and Budget Insurance. Under chief executive Matthew Donaldson, 42, the Peterborough firm expanded into mainland Europe, buying businesses in France and the Netherlands, and in June sold motorcycle insurance arm Bennetts to Saga for £26m.

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Company details
CompanyBGL Group
ActivityInsurance intermediary
Sales £m507.2
Operating profit £m102.5
Main shareholdersFamily trusts (90.5%), management (9.5%)

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