Gross written premium (1999):

Gross written premium (1999):
£201m

Parent:
Ecclesiastical Insurance Group

Year company established:
1887

UK head office:
Beaufort House
Brunswick Road
Gloucester
GL1 1JZ
tel: 01452 528533
fax: 01452 423557

email:
marketing@eigmail.com

Company history:
Ecclesiastical Building Fire Office was founded more than a century ago to meet the needs of the Anglican Church. The company has grown to offer a comprehensive range of general insurance products and financial services as Ecclesiastical Insurance Office.

Today it is a leading insurer of schools, charities and care homes as well as churches. Ecclesiastical also has a range of household and motor products as well as wedding and travel insurance. Schemes for almost all types of personal, commercial and industrial property are also available. Ecclesiastical operates both nationally and internationally and is active in the field of reinsurance

Chief officer:
Graham Doswell

Biography:
Graham Doswell joined the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group in 1984 and was appointed to the board in July 1995. He became chief executive in November 1997

UK branch offices:
11

UK staff:
845

UK general insurance agents:
3,500

UK general insurance “club style” agents:
40

Direct arm:
Ecclesiastical Direct

Main classes of business:
Commercial – 64%, motor – 18.7%, and household – 17.3%

Key general insurance personnel:
Chris Lees, chief underwriting manager
Joe Gray, intermediary operations manager
Paul Bloxham, technical underwriting manager
Hazel White, intermediary schemes manager