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FCG shortlisted for prestigious innovation award at Guernsey Awards for Achievement

FCG shortlisted for prestigious innovation award at Guernsey Awards for Achievement
FCG, proud parent of 1ST CENTRAL, has been shortlisted in Guernsey’s prestigious Awards for Achievement.

The company was named Employer of the Year at the Awards for Achievement gala event last February in front of more than 500 of the island’s business community.

Organisers and judges announced the shortlists for this year’s eight awards recently, and FCG is one of three businesses vying for the Innovation of the Year award for our leading-edge system called FOCUS.

FOCUS is our bespoke, full retail insurance platform built by our amazing Guernsey-based development team. It allows our businesses extreme agility and the ability to collate, utilise and analyse data quickly and accurately. The flexibility of the FOCUS platform allows our Guernsey team to ensure the 1ST CENTRAL products fulfil our corporate strapline and goal - to be ‘simply driven’.

Chief Technology Officer, John Davison, commented that off-the-shelf products did not come close to serving FCG’s needs. The team recruited smart minds in Guernsey to build, and then evolve, providing 1ST CENTRAL with a state-of-the-art platform.

“FOCUS allows FCG to disrupt the traditional UK motor insurance market with an ever-evolving brand aligned to the customer experience; adapting to allow the customer the freedom to purchase and manage their policies as they wish,” he said.

“FOCUS was initially launched in 2012 as a platform specifically targeted at the very high volume UK motor insurance aggregator market. It has been adapting ever since to continue to stay ahead of competitors by offering a unique experience to our customers.

We are enormously proud that the design, build, modification and roadmap of this product resides with FCG and is supplied across to our businesses in the UK and Gibraltar. We have more than 100 virtual servers, spread across four data centres in the UK and the Channel Islands supplying a true 365 day, 24/7 service.”

The nail-biting awards night takes place Thursday 9th February and FCG will be there proudly waving the flag for innovation and for Guernsey.


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FCG is a trading name of First Central Group Limited and is registered in Guernsey
(number: 48743) at PO Box 549, Town Mills, Rue Du Pre, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 6HS.