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  • Penguin Portals and Preminen sold

    Penguin Portals and Preminen comparison businesses sold to RVU.

    Apr 2021

  • A new CEO

    Milena Mondini became the new CEO of Admiral Group

    Jan 2021

  • Insurance Times Awards

    Admiral was named the Direct to Consumer Business of the Year at the Insurance Times Awards. CEO David Stevens also won the Industry Achiever Award. 

    Dec 2020

  • David’s retirement

    David Stevens retires as CEO with Milena Mondini due to take over the role from January 2021.  

    Dec 2020

  • Admiral to sell Penguin Portals

    We announced a company called RVU will be buying Penguin Portals. Penguin Portals comprises of the online comparison portals Confused.com, Rastreator.com and LeLynx.fr and the Group’s technology operation Admiral Technologies.

    Dec 2020

  • David’s Gift

    CEO David Stevens announced his retirement and that he and his wife will be giving a personal gift of £1000 to all Admiral staff. 

    Sep 2020

  • Stay at Home Refund

    We gave back £110million to our UK car and van insurance customers with our Stay at Home Refund.

    May 2020

  • Lifetime Masters

    We were named 4th best super large workplace in the UK by Great Place to Work Institute, and received a Lifetime Masters award for being recognised as a great place to work every year since the awards began in 2000.

    Apr 2020

  • Admiral COVID19 Support Fund

    We launched a support fund to support communities local to our offices affected by COVID19.

    Mar 2020

  • 20 Years Strong

    We were named 3rd Best Big Company to Work For in the UK at the Sunday Times Best Companies awards, as well as receieving a lifetime achievement award for being the only company to be listed for 20 consecutive years.

    Feb 2020

  • Homebrella

    L’olivier launch home insurance under ‘Homebrella’.

    Jan 2020

  • 1 million

    We now have more than 1 million home insurance customers!

    Dec 2019

  • No. 1!

    We were named the Best Big Company to Work For in the UK at the Sunday Times Best Companies awards. We are also the only company who has made the Sunday Times List every year since it began in 2001, that's 19 years in a row!

    Feb 2019

  • £400K donation

    Through our newly formed Ministry of Giving, we announced donations of £100,000 over two years to four charities. The charities receiving the donations are Llamau, Maggie’s, Royal Voluntary Service and Wooden Spoon and the funding will enable them to fund tangible and sustainable projects in the cities where our UK offices are based.

    Dec 2018

  • World's Best Workplace!

    We were named the 20th best workplace in the world in the annual 25 Great Place to Work’s World’s Best Workplaces list. More than 12 million employees from over 7,000 companies around the globe participated in the survey process which assessed employees’ views on leadership, organisational culture, and trust.

    Oct 2018

  • 10,000 employees

    Admiral welcomed its 10,000th employee who has started work in the company’s Claims department in Cardiff. When we launched in 1993, we had just 57 members of staff based in Cardiff. 25 years later, we now employ 10,000 members of staff in eight different countries across the world.

    May 2018

  • ConTe is 10!

    ConTe.it celebrates its 10th birthday

    May 2018

  • 4 million cars!

    Admiral insured it 4 millionth car meaning we now insure 1 in 7 cars in the UK. The first car we insured was an Isuzu Piazza Turbo Coupe 2 Door Saloon and our four millionth car is a Peugeot 108.

    Apr 2018

  • Admiral is 25!

    Admiral celebrates its 25th birthday. Launched on 2nd January 1993 with just one brand, zero customers and 57 members of staff, Admiral now has 15 brands around the world with over 5 million customers, and 9,000 members of staff (over 6,300 of these in  South Wales).

    Jan 2018

  • Travel Insurance Launch

    The first Admiral travel insurance policy is sold

    Nov 2017

  • World’s best workplaces

    Great Place to Work named Admiral Group the 23rd best workplace in the world in the seventh annual 25 World’s Best Workplaces list. We qualified due to a number of our operations around the world making the Best Workplaces list in their respective countries.

    Oct 2017

  • Multinational accolade

    Admiral Group was named the 6th Best Multinational Workplace in Europe by the Great Place to Work Institute as well as being recognised for being in the list for 15 years. To appear in this list, a company has to be recognised as a great place to work in at least three countries.

    Jun 2017

  • Personal Loans

    Admiral launched a personal loans solution.

    Jun 2017

  • 15 years old

    Confused.com celebrated it's 15th birthday with a big party!

    Mar 2017

  • Discovering Potential

    As well as coming 2nd in Best Big Companies to Work For, Admiral Group received a special award for Discovering Potential and CEO David Stevens won Best Leader.

    Feb 2017

  • Admiral Group exceeded the 5 million customers mark

    Jan 2017

  • New for Confused.com

    The world's most famous driver James Corden stars in Confused.com's new TV ad campaign, that sees us return to focus on the driver finding savings on motor products, as well as championing driver's rights.

    Aug 2016

  • Elephant Auto

    Our American direct insurer Elephant Auto expanded into two new states - Indiana and Tennessee.

    Jun 2016

  • A new CEO

    David Stevens became the new CEO of Admiral Group.

    May 2016

  • Surprise staff gift

    Henry Engelhardt and wife Diane announced a surprise parting gift at our annual Staff General Meeting, revealing they would give £1,000 to all full time employees and £500 to all part time employees across the Group.

    Mar 2016

  • Best Leader for the third time

    CEO Henry Engelhardt won the Best Leader award at the Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For awards ceremony for the 3rd year running, coming first in the leadership category for big companies. Admiral Group came 6th in the list of Best Big Companies To Work For.

    Feb 2016

  • Three in a row!

    Admiral Group were named the Best Motor Insurance Provider in the Personal Finance Awards for the third time in a row. The results of these awards are based entirely on consumer votes and aim to celebrate the best businesses and products within the UK’s personal finance markets.

    Oct 2015

  • Carfused.com launched

    We launched a brand new website called Carfused.com. Carfused is the one-stop shop that brings you insurance, finance and a huge range of used and new cars together all in one place, completely free to use and linked with Confused.com.

    Aug 2015

  • Henry Engelhardt's announcement

    Admiral Group’s CEO and founder Henry Engelhardt announced he would be stepping down from his role as CEO in one year’s time. He also announced co-founder and COO David Stevens will be his replacement.

    May 2015

  • Admiral's head office

    Admiral Group’s new headquarters, Tŷ Admiral, was officially opened by members of the Welsh rugby team. Staff numbers continued to grow, with over 7,000 staff employed by the Admiral Group globally

    Feb 2015

  • 5th best company

    Admiral Group was named the 5th Best Company to Work For in the UK’s Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list. We also received a special recognition award for being the only company in the list for 15 years since the competition began and CEO Henry Engelhardt won the Best Leader award for the second year running

    Feb 2015

  • Our first brand new office

     Our new Newport office, Admiral House was officially opened by members of the Welsh rugby team

    Nov 2014

  • Our own law firms

    Admiral Group’s law firms, Admiral Law and BDE Law, were launched in the UK

    May 2013

  • Compare.com launched

    Our fourth price comparison site, Compare.com launched in the USA, originally named comparenow.com

    Mar 2013

  • 20 years old

    Admiral Group celebrated its 20th birthday and said thank you to all its staff

    Jan 2013

  • Home Insurance

    On the 18th December, Admiral starting selling household insurance in the UK

    Dec 2012

  • Group turnover topped the £2 billion mark

    Dec 2012

  • Qualitas Auto launched

    The Group’s second Spanish direct insurance brand, Qualitas Auto launched

    Jul 2012

  • Best Large Company

    Admiral Group was named the Best Large Place to Work in the UK by the Great Place to Work Institute. Henry Engelhardt said, “Our position is based on what our employees think about working for Admiral, which makes it very gratifying. Everyone here works incredibly hard to make Admiral the success it is and we want to make coming to work as enjoyable and rewarding as possible”

    May 2012

  • Top 10 companies

    After 10 consecutive years in the list, Admiral Group featured in the top 10 of the Best Companies To Work For awards for the first time

    Feb 2011

  • L'olivier – assurance auto launched

    L'olivier – assurance auto, our direct insurance operation in France, was launched in Paris

    Dec 2010

  • A very Welsh sponsorship

    The Admiral logo appeared on the Welsh rugby kit for the first time as Wales took on Australia. Admiral’s sponsorship of the WRU is our biggest sponsorship and continues to the present day. Staff enjoy free tickets to home games, discount on Welsh jerseys and visits from players to our offices

    Nov 2010

  • Le Lynx.fr launched

    Le Lynx.fr, the Group's third price comparison website, launched in Paris, France

    Jan 2010

  • Group turnover topped the £1 billion mark

    Dec 2009

  • Elephant Auto launched

    Elephant Auto launched in Richmond, Virginia, selling car insurance in the US. It currently operates in Virginia, Maryland, Illinois and Texas

    Oct 2009

  • Rastreator.com launched

    Rastreator.com, the Group's second price comparison website, launched in Madrid, Spain

    Mar 2009

  • Further expansion

    Admiral spread its wings further by opening an office in Newport

    Oct 2008

  • ConTe.it launched

    ConTe.it, our Italian direct insurance company, launched in Rome

    May 2008

  • Admiral Group was the second ever Welsh company to join the FTSE 100

    Dec 2007

  • Balumba.es launched

    Admiral Group’s first non-UK car insurance brand, Balumba.es launched in Seville, Spain

    Oct 2006

  • Admiral led the way

    Admiral launched MultiCar, allowing UK customers to insure two or more cars with us on the same policy, with all cars eligible for a discount

    Dec 2005

  • National Employer of the Year 2005

    The Admiral Group is named Employer of the Year at the National Business Awards 2005

    Nov 2005

  • Confused.com won award

    Confused.com won the National E-Commerce Award for Best Sales and Marketing

    Oct 2005

  • Welsh Company of the Year 2005

    Admiral Group wins Welsh Company of the Year for the second time at the Western Mail Welsh Business Awards - we were the only Welsh Company to do this

    May 2005

  • Admiral Group exceeded the 1 million customers mark

    Dec 2004

  • National Business of the Year 2004

    Admiral Group is named Business of the Year at the National Business Awards

    Nov 2004

  • Admiral floated at £2.75

    The Admiral Group floated on the London Stock Exchange with an initial share price of £2.75 and market capitalisation of £711 million. At the same time, Admiral Group became the highest valued public company in Wales

    Sep 2004

  • The Claims department received its one-millionth claim

    Apr 2004

  • Admiral made the Great Places To Work list for the first time, at position 7

    May 2003

  • Munich Re showed its confidence in Admiral by buying an 18.6% share of the company

    Dec 2002

  • Welsh Business Achiever of the Year 2002

    Henry Engelhardt is named Welsh Business Achiever of the Year at the Western Mail Welsh Business Awards

    Jun 2002

  • Confused.com launched

    Confused.com was launched, becoming the Group's sixth brand. Confused.com was the UK's first insurance aggregator and still remains one of the leading price comparison sites in the UK

    Mar 2002

  • Admiral Group made it into The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the first time at position 32

    Mar 2001

  • Elephant.co.uk launched

    Admiral Group launched its fifth brand, elephant.co.uk. It was the UK's first insurer to offer a complete online solution to car insurance

    Aug 2000

  • Henry Engelhardt led a management buy-out of the Admiral Group from the Brockbank Group, backed by Barclays Private Equity

    Nov 1999

  • Welsh Company of the Year 1999

    Admiral Group was named Welsh Company of the Year at the Welsh Business Awards, an achievement everyone was very proud of

    May 1999

  • Gladiator launched in the UK

    Gladiator launched as a commercial vehicle insurance intermediary, selling van insurance on behalf of some of the largest commercial vehicle insurers in the UK

    Apr 1998

  • Diamond launched

    Our Diamond brand was created especially for women motorists who traditionally have less expensive claims

    Jun 1997

  • Bell launched

    Our Bell brand was originally aimed at those with zero no claims bonus

    Jun 1997

  • Swansea expansion

    Admiral expands beyond Cardiff and opens a new office in Swansea

    Jun 1996

  • On the internet

    Admiral's website went live, making it the first UK direct insurer with an internet presence

    Oct 1995

  • First ever advert

    The first ever Admiral TV Advert was broadcast

    Aug 1993

  • The Admiral launch

    Admiral launched in Cardiff with just one brand, zero insured vehicles and 57 members of staff. The first Admiral insurance policy was sold over the telephone on 2nd January at 9.10 a.m


    Jan 1993