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Autonet Insurance

Autonet Insurance is an Insurance Broker, first established in 1998 in Stoke-On-Trent; this was the opening chapter in what has become a very successful insurance story. After just two years we hit a turnover of one million pounds. Success continued year after year and we have grown to become one of the UK's largest insurance brokers with a turnover in excess of £130 million.

Our philosophy is at the core of everything we do; to be the best at what we do, through innovation, business partnerships and customer satisfaction. We are committed to helping our 700 plus staff to achieve their goals and encourage them to be the best at what they do.

We handle over 1.2 million calls a year and maintain excellent relationships with over 30 of the leading and most trusted insurance providers. With the insurance industry being in a near constant state of evolution Autonet seek to do all we can to stay abreast of the latest developments and to be mindful of the way consumers shop for insurance.

In 2010, we launched a van insurance price comparison site for Moneysupermarket.com, further demonstrating our expertise in the insurance field and not limiting ourselves to being a broker.

Autonet insurance are a multi-award winning company; one of our highest achievements was being named in the Top 50 UK brokers in 2016 by the Insurance Post, as well as winning both the Personal Lines Broker of the Year award and the Independent Broker of the Year award at the Insurance Times Awards 2014. This is the first time that two such awards have been won by a broker and demonstrates the high regard that Autonet is held in by the industry and it is the second time in four years that we have won Personal Lines Broker of the Year. We were also selected as a finalist for the UK Broker of the Year award at the British Insurance Awards 2015. To see our full awards history, visit our awards page

Our charity committee was set up in 2010 and over the last six years have raised over £120,000 for local and national charities. The staff members at the start of the year have a chance to nominate charities that mean the most to them and throughout the year the charity committee aims to donate money to each and every one; the money raised by staff via weekly dress down days is matched by our board of Directors. In addition to the fundraising activities undertaken by our staff, the committee also show their support by helping to promote the charities and their services, as well as volunteering.

Update on the purchase of Bennetts  - September 2020

The Ardonagh Group (“the Group”) announces that, further to the announcement on 17th February 2020 and 7th August 2020 confirming that Atlanta Investment Holdings C Limited, a subsidiary of Ardonagh, has completed the purchase of Bennetts Motorcycling Services Limited (“the Company” or “Bennetts”), and on Friday 7th August 2020 the CMA (as customary) imposed an Initial Enforcement Order (“IEO”), also known as a ‘hold-separate’ order on Ardonagh Group Limited and Bennetts Motorcycling Services Limited (www.gov.uk/cma-cases/ardonagh-group-bennetts-motorcycling-services-merger-inquiry).
 
As announced by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the CMA has launched an investigation into the proposed acquisition by Ardonagh of Bennetts and effective as of Friday 7th August 2020 the CMA has imposed the IEO. The overriding purpose of the IEO is to ensure that Ardonagh and Bennetts are held separate during the course of the CMA’s merger investigation and that the competitive structure of the markets in which Ardonagh and Bennetts operate is maintained. As such, Ardonagh and Bennetts are prevented from sharing information except where strictly necessary in the ordinary course of business, integrating or conducting any joint negotiations (or negotiations on behalf of the other party) or discussions with potential or existing customers and suppliers, among other things, until the CMA has completed its review of the transaction and the IEO ceases to apply. We will inform you once the CMA has completed its review, but until then, please continue to liaise with your usual contacts at Ardonagh or Bennetts, respectively, but being mindful that the two business are operating separately under the terms of the IEO. Further announcements on the progress of the IEO will be made in due course.