Management: Broking group Brightside, which owns Group Direct, took an unorthodox approach to expanding its insurer panel this summer. Two of its three co-founders – chief executive Arron Banks and chief financial officer Paul Chase-Gardener, who chairs Group Direct – took stakes in an unnamed insurance company.

Expertise: Group Direct comprises Brightside’s brokerage, Commercial Vehicle Direct, ONE Business Insurance and Motor and Home Direct, as well as premium finance business Panacea Finance.

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