Our history has given us an unrivalled breadth of capability.

Leading in distribution, underwriting, niches and specialisms across personal and commercial lines insurance. Buying businesses has brought us huge knowledge, expertise and the ability to help customers. Read about our Group restructuring.


  • 2017

    We launched and completed Rights Issue

    Our London office moved to 55 Bishopsgate

    We're holding a Spotlight Employee Recognition event in London 

    We are celebrating our 20 year anniversary!

  • 2016

    Launch of our Specialty London Markets business

    We started our IT Transformation Programme

    We announced the sale of a majority interest in Broker Network

    Our London Underwriting Centre was created

    We confirmed the arrival of Madison Dearborn Partners (‘MDP’) as our second largest shareholder

    A brand new Bishopsgate launched in the London Market

  • 2015

    We completed our recapitalisation

    The founders of Towergate, Andy Homer and Peter Cullum stepped down

    Highbridge Principal Strategies (‘HPS’) became our largest shareholder

    We appointed John Tiner as our Non-Executive Chairman and David Ross as our CEO

  • 2014

    We completed the acquisition of Arista

  • 2013

    We completed the acquisition of Footman James

    Mark Hodges was appointed as CEO

  • 2012

    We completed our first acquisition in Northern Ireland, buying Dawson Whyte

    We celebrated our 15 year anniversary!

  • 2010

    We proudly achieved CII Chartered Insurer status

  • 2008

    This year, nearly £10m was raised for good causes

    The Towergate Charitable Foundation was launched

  • 2007

    We completed the acquisition of Broker Network

    We proudly achieved CII Chartered Insurer status

    We celebrated our 10 year anniversary!

  • 2006

    We completed the acquisition of Paymentshield

    We restructured into distinct underwriting and retail broking divisions

  • 1997

    Towergate was founded by Andy Homer and Peter Cullum