Direct Insurance Wins LSE `Inspiring Britain’ Award

Direct Insurance Group, a global speciality insurance group, has been recognised in this year’s London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2020 report.

Direct Insurance is only one of five insurance business included.  In 2019 only one insurance company made the listing.  The report identifies the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) across the UK.

To be featured in the report, businesses had to demonstrate strong revenue growth over the last three years and outperform their sector peers, creating a unique list of the UK’s most innovative and entrepreneurial SMEs. Further details on the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report and methodology can be found online at

David Bearman, CEO of Direct Insurance Group, comments: “We were thrilled to be included.  Covid-19 has had tragic consequences for many families, and it has been a challenging year for everyone across the globe, but I’m delighted to say that as a company we are not just surviving through Covid, we’re thriving.  Since the last lockdown in March, we have recruited 20 new starters and opened two further offices. This is testament to the dedication and commitment of every member of our team across our various businesses and I couldn’t be prouder.” 

The Rt Hon John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury: “SMEs are the engine room of our economy. They have risen to the immense challenges of this year with resilience and ingenuity, and we are proud to support them with one of the most generous and comprehensive packages for businesses anywhere in the world. It is more important than ever that we champion the companies in this year’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report and many others like them – they are creating jobs, spurring on our economic recovery, and building the industries of the future.”

David Schwimmer, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group: “This report highlights the vital role of SMEs in driving economic growth, leading innovation and providing jobs across the UK. In this challenging year for businesses, it is more important than ever to shine a light on these stories of resilience and entrepreneurship. The success of UK SMEs is crucial as we rebuild a post COVID-19 economy, and London Stock Exchange Group is committed to helping growth companies achieve their potential.”

A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at

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