Our story

 

Atlanta’s story began in Stoke in 1998. Several years and several brands later, we now have over 2.3 million customers and 2,100 colleagues.

Atlanta’s story starts with Autonet. Founded in 1998, Autonet grew to become one of the leading Van Insurance brokers in the UK, with 20 years of consecutive organic growth. Its success was partly due to early recognition of how important online channels would become to the personal lines insurance market.

Autonet became part of the Ardonagh Group in 2017, with the idea to provide financial firepower to make acquisitions that would support other leading brands to deliver on the digital expectations of customers. The Atlanta Group was formed, and soon grew to include specialist motorcycle brand Carole Nash and high-street home and car broker Swinton Insurance, transforming operations and delivery while harnessing the strength and individuality of each business. More businesses followed, each bringing new expertise that could be shared across the Group.

Today, Atlanta employs over 2,100 colleagues and consists of some of the biggest personal lines brokers in the UK and Ireland, with a common goal to relentlessly pursue excellence in our markets, on behalf of our over 2.3 million customers.

Our timeline outlines this journey and some of the awards and accolades along the way…

 

Timeline

Autonet Insurance logo.

1998

Autonet Insurance is established as an insurance broker, hitting a turnover of one million pounds after two years

Autonet charity work.

2000s

Autonet grows to be one of the UK’s largest insurance brokers, and starts supporting local charities raising thousands of pounds for the community

Ardonagh Group logo.

2017

Since joining The Ardonagh Group, Autonet has continued to flourish as a van insurance broker.

Carole Nash logo.

2018

An award-winning insurance broker, the team at Carole Nash has passionately provided insurance to motorbike and classic car customers in the UK and Ireland.

Swinton Insurance logo.

2019

Swinton is a heritage brand which has put the customer first for over 60 years.

Healthy Pets, Paymentshield and Lloyd Latchford logos.

2020

These three acquisitions expanded our business portfolio to include pet insurance and insurance administration.

British Insurance Awards logo.

2020

We proudly accepted the Personal Lines Broker of the Year award, a testament of the fantastic achievements made by our people.

Marmalade and Be Wiser logos.

2021

We welcomed the two brands into our growing portfolio of personal line brokers for car insurance.

Insurance Times Awards logo.

2021

We won the Personal Lines Broker of the Year award in 2021 for our continuous devotion to customer care.