• Multinational accolade

    Admiral Group was named the 6th Best Multinational Workplace in Europe by the Great Place to Work Institute as well as being recognised for being in the list for 15 years. To appear in this list, a company has to be recognised as a great place to work in at least three countries.

    Jun 2017

  • Personal Loans

    Admiral launched a personal loans solution.

    Jun 2017

  • 15 years old

    Confused.com celebrated it's 15th birthday with a big party!

    Mar 2017

  • Discovering Potential

    As well as coming 2nd in Best Big Companies to Work For, Admiral Group received a special award for Discovering Potential and CEO David Stevens won Best Leader.

    Feb 2017

  • Admiral Group exceeded the 5 million customers mark

    Jan 2017

  • New for Confused.com

    The world's most famous driver James Corden stars in Confused.com's new TV ad campaign, that sees us return to focus on the driver finding savings on motor products, as well as championing driver's rights.

    Aug 2016

  • Elephant Auto

    Our American direct insurer Elephant Auto expanded into two new states - Indiana and Tennessee.

    Jun 2016

  • A new CEO

    David Stevens became the new CEO of Admiral Group.

    May 2016

  • Surprise staff gift

    Henry Engelhardt and wife Diane announced a surprise parting gift at our annual Staff General Meeting, revealing they would give £1,000 to all full time employees and £500 to all part time employees across the Group.

    Mar 2016

  • Best Leader for the third time

    CEO Henry Engelhardt won the Best Leader award at the Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For awards ceremony for the 3rd year running, coming first in the leadership category for big companies. Admiral Group came 6th in the list of Best Big Companies To Work For.

    Feb 2016

  • Three in a row!

    Admiral Group were named the Best Motor Insurance Provider in the Personal Finance Awards for the third time in a row. The results of these awards are based entirely on consumer votes and aim to celebrate the best businesses and products within the UK’s personal finance markets.

    Oct 2015

  • Carfused.com launched

    We launched a brand new website called Carfused.com. Carfused is the one-stop shop that brings you insurance, finance and a huge range of used and new cars together all in one place, completely free to use and linked with Confused.com.

    Aug 2015

  • Henry Engelhardt's announcement

    Admiral Group’s CEO and founder Henry Engelhardt announced he would be stepping down from his role as CEO in one year’s time. He also announced co-founder and COO David Stevens will be his replacement.

    May 2015

  • Admiral's head office

    Admiral Group’s new headquarters, Tŷ Admiral, was officially opened by members of the Welsh rugby team. Staff numbers continued to grow, with over 7,000 staff employed by the Admiral Group globally

    Feb 2015

  • 5th best company

    Admiral Group was named the 5th Best Company to Work For in the UK’s Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list. We also received a special recognition award for being the only company in the list for 15 years since the competition began and CEO Henry Engelhardt won the Best Leader award for the second year running

    Feb 2015

  • Our first brand new office

     Our new Newport office, Admiral House was officially opened by members of the Welsh rugby team

    Nov 2014

  • Our own law firms

    Admiral Group’s law firms, Admiral Law and BDE Law, were launched in the UK

    May 2013

  • Compare.com launched

    Our fourth price comparison site, Compare.com launched in the USA, originally named comparenow.com

    Mar 2013

  • 20 years old

    Admiral Group celebrated its 20th birthday and said thank you to all its staff

    Jan 2013

  • Home Insurance

    On the 18th December, Admiral starting selling household insurance in the UK

    Dec 2012

  • Group turnover topped the £2 billion mark

    Dec 2012

  • Qualitas Auto launched

    The Group’s second Spanish direct insurance brand, Qualitas Auto launched

    Jul 2012

  • Best Large Company

    Admiral Group was named the Best Large Place to Work in the UK by the Great Place to Work Institute. Henry Engelhardt said, “Our position is based on what our employees think about working for Admiral, which makes it very gratifying. Everyone here works incredibly hard to make Admiral the success it is and we want to make coming to work as enjoyable and rewarding as possible”

    May 2012

  • Top 10 companies

    After 10 consecutive years in the list, Admiral Group featured in the top 10 of the Best Companies To Work For awards for the first time

    Feb 2011

  • L'olivier – assurance auto launched

    L'olivier – assurance auto, our direct insurance operation in France, was launched in Paris

    Dec 2010

  • A very Welsh sponsorship

    The Admiral logo appeared on the Welsh rugby kit for the first time as Wales took on Australia. Admiral’s sponsorship of the WRU is our biggest sponsorship and continues to the present day. Staff enjoy free tickets to home games, discount on Welsh jerseys and visits from players to our offices

    Nov 2010

  • Le Lynx.fr launched

    Le Lynx.fr, the Group's third price comparison website, launched in Paris, France

    Jan 2010

  • Group turnover topped the £1 billion mark

    Dec 2009

  • Elephant Auto launched

    Elephant Auto launched in Richmond, Virginia, selling car insurance in the US. It currently operates in Virginia, Maryland, Illinois and Texas

    Oct 2009

  • Rastreator.com launched

    Rastreator.com, the Group's second price comparison website, launched in Madrid, Spain

    Mar 2009

  • Further expansion

    Admiral spread its wings further by opening an office in Newport

    Oct 2008

  • ConTe.it launched

    ConTe.it, our Italian direct insurance company, launched in Rome

    May 2008

  • Admiral Group was the second ever Welsh company to join the FTSE 100

    Dec 2007

  • Balumba.es launched

    Admiral Group’s first non-UK car insurance brand, Balumba.es launched in Seville, Spain

    Oct 2006

  • Admiral led the way

    Admiral launched MultiCar, allowing UK customers to insure two or more cars with us on the same policy, with all cars eligible for a discount

    Dec 2005

  • National Employer of the Year 2005

    The Admiral Group is named Employer of the Year at the National Business Awards 2005

    Nov 2005

  • Confused.com won award

    Confused.com won the National E-Commerce Award for Best Sales and Marketing

    Oct 2005

  • Welsh Company of the Year 2005

    Admiral Group wins Welsh Company of the Year for the second time at the Western Mail Welsh Business Awards - we were the only Welsh Company to do this

    May 2005

  • Admiral Group exceeded the 1 million customers mark

    Dec 2004

  • National Business of the Year 2004

    Admiral Group is named Business of the Year at the National Business Awards

    Nov 2004

  • Admiral floated at £2.75

    The Admiral Group floated on the London Stock Exchange with an initial share price of £2.75 and market capitalisation of £711 million. At the same time, Admiral Group became the highest valued public company in Wales

    Sep 2004

  • The Claims department received its one-millionth claim

    Apr 2004

  • Admiral made the Great Places To Work list for the first time, at position 7

    May 2003

  • Munich Re showed its confidence in Admiral by buying an 18.6% share of the company

    Dec 2002

  • Welsh Business Achiever of the Year 2002

    Henry Engelhardt is named Welsh Business Achiever of the Year at the Western Mail Welsh Business Awards

    Jun 2002

  • Confused.com launched

    Confused.com was launched, becoming the Group's sixth brand. Confused.com was the UK's first insurance aggregator and still remains one of the leading price comparison sites in the UK

    Mar 2002

  • Admiral Group made it into The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the first time at position 32

    Mar 2001

  • Elephant.co.uk launched

    Admiral Group launched its fifth brand, elephant.co.uk. It was the UK's first insurer to offer a complete online solution to car insurance

    Aug 2000

  • Henry Engelhardt led a management buy-out of the Admiral Group from the Brockbank Group, backed by Barclays Private Equity

    Nov 1999

  • Welsh Company of the Year 1999

    Admiral Group was named Welsh Company of the Year at the Welsh Business Awards, an achievement everyone was very proud of

    May 1999

  • Gladiator launched in the UK

    Gladiator launched as a commercial vehicle insurance intermediary, selling van insurance on behalf of some of the largest commercial vehicle insurers in the UK

    Apr 1998

  • Bell launched

    Our Bell brand was originally aimed at those with zero no claims bonus

    Jun 1997

  • Diamond launched

    Our Diamond brand was created especially for women motorists who traditionally have less expensive claims

    Jun 1997

  • Swansea expansion

    Admiral expands beyond Cardiff and opens a new office in Swansea

    Jun 1996

  • On the internet

    Admiral's website went live, making it the first UK direct insurer with an internet presence

    Oct 1995

  • First ever advert

    The first ever Admiral TV Advert was broadcast

    Aug 1993

  • The Admiral launch

    Admiral launched in Cardiff with just one brand, zero insured vehicles and 57 members of staff. The first Admiral insurance policy was sold over the telephone on 2nd January at 9.10 a.m

     

    Jan 1993