Go Compare was criticised this week for an arguably tone-deaf advert in which its singing mascot was involved in a serious car accident.
Brightside will further invest to grow its managing general agent Kitsune this year, as the number of wholesale brokers with agencies reached 13.
Brightside made a loss before tax of £10.3m for the year ended December 2018, but CEO Brendan McCafferty expressed confidence the business was improving.
Nothing says team building quite like stumbling around a dark maze, falling headfirst into mirrors and haphazardly shooting lasers at your colleagues. Or so the democratic vote we held a few weeks earlier decreed.
Brightside has appointed Derek Henry as managing director of broking, following the departure of Russell Bence.
Brightside managing general agent Kitsune Associates passed 10,000 policies sold last month and is on-track to meet its first year gross written premium target, according to managing director Trevor Bowers.
Brightside’s chief financial officer, Ian Sutherland has left the broker.
Providers with books that are skewed to heavily discounted year one are facing a quandary about whether to change their strategy before the dual pricing review outcomes or wait until after. Either way Brendan McCafferty, CEO Brightside Group, believe…
I was lucky enough to spend last week’s sunny bank holiday on the South Coast enjoying a well-earned rest. For others in the insurance industry it seems that the saying 'a change is as good as a rest' is proving true with some major people moves this…
Richard Beaven, former distribution director at Swinton, has joined Brightside as its group chief operating officer.
Brightside’s new managing general agent Kitsune takes its name from the Japanese word for fox. The animal is much admired in Japanese folklore for its intelligence and supernatural abilities – characteristics all the insurance companies that announced…
Exclusive: Brightside's newly-launched managing general agent, Kitsune Associates, is aiming to reach in £20 to 25m in gross written premium in its first year of trading, with plans to potentially reach £37m within 18 months.
We may have enjoyed plenty of sunshine this summer, but spare a thought for the insurers. The ABI this week reported a record-breaking surge in subsidence claims.
Brightside had been battling for payouts from two legal claims, but is no longer engaged in any litigation under CEO Brendan McCafferty.
Brightside is hiring a chief operating officer now that managing director of insurance David Sweeney has left the Bristol-based broker.
No stranger to controversy, Arron Banks is back in the news and under the spotlight with allegations and appeals
Former Brightside CEO, Mark Cliff has been appointed as non-executive director of Evolution Claims Management.
Personal lines brokers need to juggle competing requirements to achieve success, writes Brightside CEO Brendan McCafferty, explaining how they can get their basics right.
The last few months have seen some major executive changes across the UK’s largest insurance companies.
Brightside saw pre-tax losses of £10.2m last year, but incoming CEO Brendan McCafferty said there is “no need to alter strategy”.
It’s that time of year again. The trains are relatively empty, and out of office replies are basically a given.
Former Axa UK boss Brendan McCafferty has been appointed CEO of Brightside, starting on Monday.
Two years ago, when I told my friends that I got a job as an insurance journalist, they were baffled. They still are.
Mark Cliff will step down from his role as CEO of Brightside, as the company looks toward finding a replacement.