GWP less treaty (2001):£1.4bn

Includes gross written premiums less treaty for:
National Insurance & Guarantee (NIG): £740m
Churchill Insurance: £660m

Address:Churchill Court, Westmoreland Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1DP

Tel: 020 8313 3030
Fax: 020 8313 5361

Year established:1989

History:Churchill was launched in 1989 with the backing of Winterthur Insurance, which is now part of Credit Suisse.

The Churchill Group includes subsidiaries, NIG (National Insurance and Guarantee), Devitt Insurance Services and Inter Group. Churchill is now represented on 21 personal lines broker


Chief officer: Martin Long, chairman and chief executive

Biography: Martin Long founded Churchill Insurance in 1989. Before setting up Churchill, Long was one of the original team that founded Direct Line Insurance.

Long is a career professional - he is a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and has worked in the insurance industry for 36 years.

He began his career with Prudential, and by the age of 33 was managing director of Halifax Insurance Company.

UK branches: 44

Number of UK staff (average for 2002): 7,600

Major shareholders:
Winterthur Swiss Insurance

Main lines of business: Churchill specialises in personal lines, commercial lines and special risk insurance.