I'm happy to be able to say that the rumour regarding the sale of our engineering business to the management (15 April, Insurance Times) is not true.

We are proud to be market leaders in this field and consider engineering to be a core part of our customer proposition.

Brendan McManus
Commercial director
Royal & SunAlliance

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