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Top 20 spotlight - 12. Churchill

Group Head Office Churchill Court Westmoreland Road Bromley BR1 1DP Tel: 020 8313 3030 www...

Group Head Office

Churchill Court

Westmoreland Road

Bromley BR1 1DP

Tel: 020 8313 3030

www.churchill.com

A YEAR IN THE NEWS

OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2005

- November: Hits back at speculation that it could move customer call centre operations offshore by confirming commitment to UK operations.

JANUARY - MARCH 2006

- January: Churchill founder Martin Long is appointed by Ashworth Mairs Group as a non-executive chairman and main board director.

- February: Several former Churchill and Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance bosses emerge to put their name to a start-up multi-channel general insurance business targeting motor, home and SMEs. Peter Horton and Paul Cassidy are named as key managers alongside former Churchill managing director John O'Roarke.

APRIL - JUNE 2006

- May: Parts company with football club Crystal Palace after five years, despite the club offering shirt sponsorship for next season for £250,000.

- May: Churchill founder Martin Long throws his weight behind a new SME underwriting start-up headed by former Independent Insurance managers.

- May: A third former Churchill director announces a start-up operation. Former group claims director, Gerry Ward, launches a rehabilitation company to provide case management solutions to the personal injury market.

JULY - SEPTEMBER 2006

- July: Begins Challenge Churchill, a new campaign called asking people to challenge it "not just for a better deal but also for whatever else you want from your insurer and insurance".

- July: New parent RBSI loses out to banking rival Lloyds TSB for renewal rights to Pearl's GI book. It was previously transferred to Churchill in 2001 in a five-year deal.

FACTS AND FIGURES 2005

UK GWP: £1.23bn

Regional offices (UK): Three

Key personnel: Mike Quinton, managing director

Main business lines: Personal lines

Major shareholder: Royal Bank of Scotland Group

Direct arm: Churchill

Year established: 1989

Source: Churchill.

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