Since we began back in 2008 in St Peter Port, Guernsey, we’ve achieved a lot. Starting out with just 60 employees, our numbers have grown to over 500 working across five locations.
Our motor insurance brand, 1ST CENTRAL, was launched in October 2008 on Gocompare.com to take advantage of the development of price comparison websites. We are now a consistent top 10 seller on this and the UK’s other main price comparison sites: Confused.com, MoneySupermarket.com and CompareTheMarket.com.
In 2013, 1ST CENTRAL sold its one millionth motor insurance policy, and just two years later it reached the two million milestone. We currently have over 335,000 customers, representing more than 1% of the UK motor insurance market.
We have our own underwriting company, Skyfire Insurance Company, based in Gibraltar, with our own reinsurance company, Skyfire Reinsurance Company, and premium finance company, 1ST CENTRAL Finance, based in Guernsey.
Haywards Heath in West Sussex is where the majority of our customer-facing employees are based, dealing directly with policy sales, claims and policy administration. We are pleased to have become the largest employer in the area.
We have an innovative and agile group of companies, rapidly making a name for ourselves in the world of UK motor insurance. It is this commitment to innovation and agility that sets us apart from others in the industry.