39. Bland Bankart
Fee and comm income (2001): £13.6m

39. Bland Bankart
Fee and comm income (2001): £13.6m

Pre-tax profit (2001): £1.0m

Address: 5 Western Boulevard
Tel: 0116 254 6221
Fax: 0116 247 0140

Email: philip.bland@blandbankart.co.uk


History: The group was formed in 1960. Starting from one office in Leicester, the group has grown steadily and now has additional offices in Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Luton and Amsterdam and comprises eight companies.

Chief officer: Philip Bland

Biography: Trained in Birmingham and London, Bland returned to Leicester to start up his own company. He is also chairman of Unitas, the fourth-largest insurance buying group in the country.

Major shareholders: Philip Bland and Gilbert Bland

Main lines of business: Corporate insurance, financial services, risk management and third-party administration

Special schemes: Latent defects insurance, solicitors' PI and third-party administration

Number of UK branches: 7

Number of employees (average for 2001): 260

Technology The involvement of the company with Acturis to revolutionise the procedures in the UK insurance industry.