Independent broker People's Choice supplied more than 360,000 motor and household quotes in its first 12 months in business to the end of December.

The direct provider of quotes declined to say how many of these had translated into business.

The company said that more than one million calls had been made to its call centre in Leicester and its office in Manchester.

"We are keen for insurers to achieve all the cost savings our delegated operation offers together with a quality book of business, so we have put in place a regime necessary to ensure they achieve a better than average underwriting result," said chief executive David Pearce.