GWP less treaty: £259m

Ecclesiastical Insurance Group

Address:
Beaufort House
Brunswick Road
Gloucester GL1 1JZ

Telephone: 01452 528533

Fax: 01452 423557

Email: ecclesiastical@eigmail.com

Website:

Year established: 1887

Major shareholders: Allchurches Trust Ltd

Number of UK offices: 7

Number of UK employees (2002): 800

GWP less treaty: £259m

Ecclesiastical Insurance Group

Address:
Beaufort House
Brunswick Road
Gloucester GL1 1JZ

Telephone: 01452 528533

Fax: 01452 423557

Email: ecclesiastical@eigmail.com

Website:

Year established: 1887

Major shareholders: Allchurches Trust Ltd

Number of UK offices: 7

Number of UK employees (2002): 800

Main lines of business: General insurance and financial services.

Subsidiaries: The Churches Purchasing Scheme Ltd; Infinex Software Systems Inc; Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc; Ecclesiastical Underwriting Management Ltd; Ecclesiastical Group Asset Management Ltd; Ecclesiastical Insurance Management Services Ltd; Aldwych Management Services Limited; Eccint Ltd; Blaisdon Properties Ltd; Ecumenical Insurance Company Ltd; EIO Trustess Ltd

Ecclesiastical Life Limited - Allchurches Investment Management Services Ltd; Hinton and Wild (Home Plans) Ltd

EIG Ansvar Ltd (Australia) - Responsible Nominees Propriety Ltd; EIG Ansvar Ltd (New Zealand); EIG Ansvar Life Ltd (New Zealand) Ansvar Insurance Company Ltd - Crusade Services Ltd; Ansvar Conference Services Ltd; Ansvar Pensions Ltd; Reform Insurance Managers Ltd

Company 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 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: Graham Doswell joined the Ecclesiastical Group in 1984 and was appointed to the board in July 1997. Graham's other directorships include the Baptist Insurance Company, Methodist Insurance and the Ecumenical Insurance Company Ltd. He is chairman of Gerling Global London Market (formerly Wright Underwriting Group) and a member of the ABI board.