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Specialist insurance broker

Kingsbridge is the UK’s leading provider of insurance services tailored to meet the needs of contractors, freelancers and independent professionals, as well as the compliance requirements of partners including recruiters and accountants.

Working in conjunction with its strong partner network, Kingsbridge covers the broadest range of industry sectors in its market, including aerospace, banking and finance, rail, automotive, nuclear, oil and gas and information technology. Kingsbridge is headquartered in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, with offices in Liverpool and Guernsey.

 

Doubling in size and capitalising on a market opportunity

  • The investment enabled Kingsbridge to grow rapidly in size. At exit Andrew Garside, partner at Livingbridge, said. “It has been great to see Kingsbridge develop into the business it is today. Since our investment Kingsbridge has gone from strength to strength, doubling its profits, capitalising on the market opportunity available and growing its headcount. We are confident Kingsbridge will continue to thrive and we look forward to seeing the business build on the success that it has achieved to date.”
  • During the two years of the investment Kingsbridge more than doubled in size, doubled its profits and at exit boasted revenues of almost £7 million.

 

‘We have achieved significant growth in the last two years. We have enjoyed working with the Livingbridge team and thank them for all of their help and support during this period of our development.”

Steve Wynne, founder and CEO

 

Timeline

2001

Business founded by CEO Steve Wynne, providing insurance services across the water industry, environmental risks and professional services

2014

Livingbridge invest for a minority stake in the business and introduces a chairman and finance director from its network to strengthen the team

2016

Livingbridge realise their investment in a secondary management buyout