Frank Adebowale founds Independents Insurances after a career with Royal and Sun Alliance spanning 27 years
Independents insures its first health club
Designed and implemented a Legal Expenses scheme for the health club market on behalf of the trade association.
First employee, Bev Boekbinder joins the company
Cover arranged for the 100th client
Lost a major client when a large London law firm was taken over. 25% of our business disappeared. This spurred Independents to achieve significant growth over the coming years.
Independents moves to its first commercial premises
First Apprentice hired (still with the company now)
As a result of sustained growth, Independents move to larger premises
Awarded Chartered Insurance Broker status in recognition of high professional standards
Company is incorporated as F&N (Reading) Ltd trading under the name Independents
Director, Neil Adebowale, becomes President of The Insurance Institute of Reading
After 15 years of trading, Independents arranges insurances with premium totalling in excess of £2 million for a diverse range of clients including leisure, manufacturing, technology and construction sectors.
Independents joins BIBA
500th Gym Insured (600+ as of June 2016)
Risk Management Guide launched
As a result of sustained growth, Independents move to even larger premises
The number of Independents staff reaches double figures.
Independents win the specialist broker of the year awards at The 2017 Commercial Insurance Awards.
Independents is acquired by MRIB.