Gross written premiums less treaty (2001): £235m

Includes gross written premiums less treaty for:
Ecclesiastical Insurance: £224m
Ansvar Insurance: £11m
URC Insurance:£0.5m

Ecclesiastical Insurance

Address: Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1JZ

Tel: 01452 528533
Fax: 01452 423557

Year established: 1887

History: Ecclesiastical Buildings Fire Office was founded more than a century ago to meet the needs of the Anglican

Church. It 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. Increasingly Ecclesiastical is

extending its activities into other areas, particularly commercial insurances of all types and household. A specialist schemes

department writes a significant amount of intermediary schemes business across a wide range of business classes.

Ecclesiastical is well known for its 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: Doswell joined the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group in 1984 and was appointed to the board in July 1995.

He became chief executive in November 1997.

Doswell's other directorships include the Baptist Insurance Company, Methodist Insurance and the URC Insurance Company.

He is chairman of Gerling Global London Market (formerly Wright Underwriting Group) and a member of the board,

Association of British Insurers.

UK branch offices: 10

UK staff: 909

Ansvar Insurance

Address: Ansvar House, St Leonards Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3UR

Tel: 01323 737541
Fax: 01323 644082


Year established: 1932

History: Now celebrating its 70th anniversary, Ansvar is an ethical general insurance company aiming to provide the

best possible support to insurance intermediaries who serve the varying insurance needs of individuals and organisations in

the non-profit sector.

This sector encompasses churches, connected organisations, charities and other voluntary groups.

Main lines of business: Insurance for charities and churches.