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Head office:
Swinton House
6 Gt Marlborough Street
M1 5SW
Tel: 0161 236 1222
Fax: 0161 237 9214

website: www.swinton.co.uk www.swinton.co.uk

Major shareholder:
Royal & SunAlliance

Chief officer:
Glyn Jones

Company history:
Swinton was founded in Manchester in 1957 by Ken Scowcroft, specialising in car insurance. It expanded throughout the 1960s and 1970s with growth fuelled by a heavy commitment to advertising. In early 1988, a 50% shareholding was acquired by Royal & SunAlliance, with a gradual increase in shareholding taken to 100% in 1993.

Swinton opened a central telephone service unit in Stockport in May 1995, handling responses to advertising. In 1998 and 1999, the company has withdrawn from franchising and all branches are now operated as owned. Swinton is an independent intermediary for general insurance business and deals with a large number of insurers and syndicates for motor household and other personal lines.

Main lines of business:
All personal lines insurance

Special schemes:
Numerous exclusive arrangements with insurers.

Number of UK branches:
277 plus call centre

Number of employees (average for 1999):