Fee and commission income (2003): £14m

Pre-tax profit (2003): £1.1m

Address: OutRight Company UK Prospect House

Gordon Banks Drive

Trentham Lakes North

Stoke-on-Trent ST4 4TW

Tel: 01782 793900

Fax: 01782 793999

Email: enquiries@outrightltd.com

Website: www.outrightltd.com
Year established: 1991

History: On 31 March 2003, Able Brokers Ltd acquired 100% of the share capital of HSBC Select (UK) Ltd from HSBC Bank plc and simultaneously re-named the company The OutRight Company UK Ltd. HSBC Select comprised two insurance broking call centre operations based in Newport, South Wales and Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire.

OutRight is based at the Stoke site. The company provides branded consumer insurance services for a varied corporate and broker client base alongside its own brand, direct broking operation Auto Direct Insurance Services.

Chief officer: Bob Bright

Biography: Prior to the formation of OutRight, Bob Bright was a main board director of HSBC Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Bright had been with HSBC for 25 years before leading the buyout of the company. Married with two sons, Bright and his wife live in Buckinghamshire.

Major shareholders: 100% owned by Able Brokers Ltd.

Main lines of business: Motor, household, travel and commercial vehicle insurance.