2001 - It all started back in 2001 when we were called Commercial Vehicle Direct Insurance Services Ltd, just providing specialist van insurance. We continue to trade under our Commercial Vehicle Direct brand today
2008 - In 2008, we moved into the personal injury claims market through the acquisition of IQED, enabling us to offer medical screening, rehabilitation and accident investigation support services. This year also saw the introduction of eBike - a dedicated online motorcycle insurance brand - to our group of companies.
2009 - During 2009, we launched ProSport Insurance - an insurance proposition designed for sports people at all levels.
2010 - In 2010 we launched eCar, our online insurance proposition for private motor insurance customers.
2011 - During 2011 we acquired the aggregator technology business, Quote Exchange.
2012 - 2012 saw us launch One Insurance Solution - a specialist broker offering vehicle and premises insurance for private and commercial customers. One Insurance Solution enabled us to incorporate previous specialist teams into one overarching brand.
2014 - In 2014, AnaCap Financial Partners, a specialist financial services private equity business, purchased the Brightside Group providing opportunities for growth and expansion. We also saw the introduction of Churchill Insurance as a white-labelled relationship through our Commercial Vehicle Direct brand.
2015 - In 2015 we launched Brightside Car replacing our eCar brand.
2016 - In 2016, we launched Brightside Van, our online insurance proposition for commercial van insurance. We also became lead sponsor of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club
2017 - In 2017 we launched our new brand AXA Specialist Risks in association with AXA which provides business insurance for those who might find it tricky to get insurance elsewhere. We also announced new partnerships with MoreTh>n and Santander.
2018 - We launched a new Managing General Agent (MGA) business called Kitsune Associates.