GWP less treaty: £1.8bn

Allianz Cornhill Insurance plc

Address:
57 Ladymead
Guildford
Surrey GU1 1DB

Telephone: 01483 568161

Fax: 01483 300952

Website:

Year established: 1905

Major shareholders: Allianz AG

Number of UK offices: 22

Number of UK employees (2002): 4,500

GWP less treaty: £1.8bn

Allianz Cornhill Insurance plc

Address:
57 Ladymead
Guildford
Surrey GU1 1DB

Telephone: 01483 568161

Fax: 01483 300952

Website:

Year established: 1905

Major shareholders: Allianz AG

Number of UK offices: 22

Number of UK employees (2002): 4,500

Main lines of business: Commercial, personal and speciality

Subsidiaries: British Reserve Ins Co Ltd; DBI Ins Co Ltd; Domestic Ins Services Ltd; Pet Plan Ltd; Trafalgar Insurance plc

Company history:

1905 - Cornhill Insurance is founded by directors of Willis Faber as a fire insurance company.

1912 - Cornhill Insurance enters the marine insurance market.

1919 - Cornhill offers a personal accident product for the first time, a workman's compensation policy.

1924 - Cornhill issues its first motor insurance policy.

1943 - Thomas Tilling acquires a majority interest in Cornhill Insurance.

1953 - Cornhill's country head office opens in Guildford.

1957 - Cornhill pioneers the free 50% no claims discount (NCD) for motor policyholders.

1967 - Cornhill's life division opens for business.

1973 - Thomas Tilling acquires the remaining shares in Cornhill Insurance.

1974 - Cornhill acquires Trafalgar Insurance.

1978 - Cornhill sponsors its first Test cricket match in England.

1983 - BTR buys Cornhill from Thomas Tilling.

1986 - BTR sells Cornhill to Allianz AG.

1987 - Cornhill Insurance buys British Reserve.

1995 - Cornhill Insurance launches Cornhill Direct.

1996 - Cornhill Insurance buys Petplan and acquires engineering insurer Ajax from Norwich Union.

1997 - Allianz Cornhill Engineering formed following the merger of Cornhill's Engineering operations and Ajax.

1997 - Broker Direct launched.

1997 - Twenty years of Cornhill Test matches.

1998 - Cornhill acquires AGF Insurance business in Britain following Allianz's acquisition of majority shareholding in the French insurer AGF.

1999 - Cornhill acquires DBI.

2000 - Cornhill withdraws from the sponsorship of English Test cricket after 23 years.

2003 - Cornhill Insurance changes its name to Allianz Cornhill Insurance plc

Chief officer: Andrew Torrance.