Direct Group was established in 1990 and has grown to be one of the UK’s leading insurance services provider, predominantly offering products and services to brokers, intermediaries, corporates and affinities. We provide businesses with options to complete or compliment their proposition with quality products, backed by leading brand insurers and supported by market leading claims, sales and service.
Led by a team with a reputation for innovation and dynamism, Direct Group is where ‘insurance and innovation’ combine to provide solutions to difficult to solve problems, within the insurance market. We do this by establishing long term relationships. with leading partners to correlate insurance solutions to both clients and to underwriters. With over 600 highly-trained employees across 6 UK-based offices and market-leading, in-house technology, processes and expertise; we pride ourselves in effectively delivering solutions and servicing to the high standards and timescales expected of today’s market.
Years of experience
3 Million +
Policies managed last year
Bespoke schemes for affinity partners
End to end capability
Underwriting, Administration and Claims
Third Party Administrator and Claims Management
Claims managed last year
We provide insurance products and/or services to many well known retail and insurance brands in the UK.
Direct Group have enabled us to provide our broker partners with an easy, flexible and tailored platform. Our relationship with Direct Group continues to be a strong one based on trust and their ability to deliver value.
Simon Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Uinsure
My dealings with Georgia from your Preston office were first class, a really help full young lady. Assuredly 10 out of 10 for the way your company expedited every aspect of my claim from start to finish. Many thanks for your services.
Our values guide the way in which we work with our partners, clients, customers and each other
We have a work-force of over 600 skilled employees, led by a highly experienced management team with over 150 years of cumulative experience in the UK insurance industry.
(Chief Executive Officer)
Joined Direct Group as CEO in 2006, Previous private equity experience includes the management buyout of Direct Group from Barclays Private Equity and executive management of GAB Robins under Brea Capital,Previous experience includes Managing Director at GAB Robins and Head of Group Procurement for life, general insurance and mortgage products for Barclays. Bank alliances with Woolwich plc and Legal and General.
(Chief Financial Officer)
Joined Direct Group as Finance Director in 2002. Previous private equity experience includes the management buyout and secondary management buyout of Direct Group. Previous experience includes Audit and Corporate Finance roles at KPMG, including Financial Services.
Joined Direct Group as part of the Midas acquisition in 2016. Previous experience includes MD at Prestige Underwriting Services and various roles at JJ Ballantine and Sun Alliance.
(Direct Group Claims Division MD)
Joined Direct Group as Claims Division Director in 2012. Previous experience includes Managing Director then Director of Operations at Ashworth Mairs Group and Loss Adjustor at GAB Robins
(Broker Division Director)
Joined Direct Group as Broker Director in 2016. Previous experience includes Head of Broker Development at Ageas and Regional Sales Manager at Zurich.
(Business Support Director)
Joined Direct Group as Business Support Director in 2001, responsible for Project Management & Implementation, Service Delivery, Data Management and MI Solutions.
Were always on the look out for talented people with the passion to deliver excellent customer service. We have various customer and client facing roles across our 6 regional offices, so if you’re looking to work for a fast-moving and innovative company plus agree on our values, please take a look at are current vacancies.Find out more