Corporate Milestones

  • 03 Nov 2016

    Gocompare demerged from esure Group and listed separately on the London Stock Exchange

  • 31 Mar 2015

    esure Group completes the acquisition of the outstanding 50% of Gocompare

  • 23 Feb 2015

    esure Group receives CMA clearance for the Gocompare acquisition, transaction expected to complete on 31 March 2015

  • 18 Dec 2014

    esure Group issues £125 million of 6.75% ten year tier two subordinated notes to finance the acquisition of the outstanding 50% of Gocompare

  • 08 Dec 2014

    esure Group announces proposed acquisition of the outstanding 50% of Gocompare, subject to CMA approval

  • 13 Oct 2014

    David Pitt joins esure Group as Chief Operating Officer

  • 01 Sep 2014

    Helen Taylor joins esure Group as Human Resources Director

  • 11 Aug 2014

    esure Group launches Alternative Business Structure with Irwin Mitchell

  • 16 May 2014

    Sheilas' Wheels sponsors Macmillan Cancer Support 'Night In' initiative for second year

  • 13 May 2014

    esure Group holds first Annual General Meeting as a listed company

  • 13 Apr 2014

    esure becomes the first Motor insurer in the UK to offer premium reductions for drivers of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) fitted cars

  • 02 Apr 2014

    esure Group releases first annual report as a listed company

  • 11 Mar 2014

    esure Group releases first set of annual results as a listed company

  • 09 Dec 2013

    María Dolores Dancausa joins the board of esure Group Holdings as a Non-Executive Director

  • 06 Aug 2013

    esure Group releases first half yearly report since IPO

  • 31 Jul 2013

    Shirley Garrood joins the board of esure Group Holdings as a Non-Executive Director

  • 10 Jun 2013

    Michael Evans joins the board of esure Group Holdings as a Non-Executive Director.

  • 08 May 2013

    esure Group publishes its inaugural Interim Management Statement following the Group’s flotation.

  • 27 Mar 2013

    esure Group becomes a publicly listed company and enters the FTSE 250.

  • 31 Jan 2013

    Sheilas’ Wheels Broker Model Driver is launched – a move into Telematics.

  • 29 Nov 2012

    Anne Richards joins the board of esure Group Holdings as a Non-Executive Director.

  • 09 Feb 2012

    esure announces the appointment of Stuart Vann to Chief Executive Officer.

  • 21 Nov 2011

    esure launches two broker brands using a panel of external insurers to broaden its reach within the car insurance market: esure broker and Sheilas’ Wheels Broker.

  • 09 Nov 2011

    Dame Helen Alexander joins the board of esure Group Holdings as Deputy Chairman, a new non-executive position.

  • 01 Sep 2011

    esure refreshes its branding, introducing cartoon-character Horace and the concept of ‘the unstoppable journey’ – helping to keep customers on the move whatever they come up against on the road.

  • 11 Feb 2010

    esure completes a management buy-out - under chairman Peter Wood - from the company's previous joint venture partner, HBOS/Lloyds Banking Group, with input from new external investors via Tosca Penta Investments LP.

  • 12 Jan 2010

    Sheilas’ Wheels launches into the travel insurance market.

  • 03 Feb 2008

    The Sheilas’ Wheels brand expands into home insurance.

  • 22 Nov 2007

    esure offers online access to a van and motorbike insurance comparison service.

  • 01 Jun 2007

    esure sells its 1,000,000th policy.

  • 22 May 2007

    Thirty lucky ladies beat 11,500 Sheila wannabes in the national ‘Make Me A Sheila Star’ competition to appear in two Sheilas’ Wheels TV adverts.

  • 11 Mar 2007

    In its 25th anniversary edition, global insurance publication, Reactions, votes Peter Wood as the seventh most influential individual in the insurance world during the previous 25 years.

  • 30 Oct 2006

    esure offers its car insurance via a price comparison site for the first time. Home insurance is added 29 days later.

  • 15 Nov 2005

    esure offers pet insurance for dogs and cats.

  • 07 Nov 2005

    esure becomes the first insurer to offer pest cover as part of its home insurance to protect homeowners from infestations.

  • 08 Oct 2005

    The women’s car insurance market is shaken-up with the launch of Sheilas’ Wheels.

  • 15 Jan 2003

    esure adds travel insurance to its stable of products.

  • 14 Oct 2002

    Michael Winner hits TV screens for the first time in adverts featuring his famous ‘Calm Down, Dear’ catchphrase.

  • 11 Sep 2001

    esure sells its first home insurance policy.

  • 03 Jan 2001

    esure begins trading and sells its first car insurance policy.

  • 16 Feb 2000

    The joint venture agreement between esure and Halifax plc is signed.