Staff celebrating their 10 year birthday

Happy 10th Birthday to the County Group!

The County Group – incorporating County Insurance Consultants – is excited to be celebrating a decade of broking success today with a surprise party for all our 150 staff across 8 branches.

The company started out in 1882 as a small high street broker with just 5 employees and traded under the name of Heath and Blackshaw.

Current owner and Managing Director, David Clapp took over in 2003 and since then the company has sustained substantial growth to become a Top 50 (UK) broker, and is expected to handle £35million worth of client’s premiums in 2014.  To congratulate Dave on his success, staff put together their money to present him with a bottle of champagne and chocolates.

Shortly before reaching this milestone, David Clapp sent this message to staff:

It only seems like yesterday that I stepped outside of my world that was “Swinton Insurance” and bought a very nice little brokerage in Congleton called Heath and Blackshaw from two gentleman called Lawson and Temple, it was a big shock to go from running a team of 150 odd people to answering the phone again and not knowing how to use the system………….. A journey I must say though I have thoroughly enjoyed.

I was greeted on that first day by five smiling faces that I am proud to say all work for me still today so Thanks to ……John Lawson, Kerry Turfrey, Cheryl Shrigley, Joy Masterson and Andrea Wilson whom all remain and have put up with me for 10 years now  :o)

 We will celebrate today and hopefully the balloons and some cake will help us do so as 10 years is a milestone in any business, I would personally like to thank all of you who work for us now whether that has been for 1 day , a week, or 8 years you are all now and will continue to be the heartbeat of County Insurance and we would not of made 10 years without all of your hard work and efforts.


Our Operations Director, Lesley Garratt making tea and coffee for the rest of the office in return for small donations to charity.

birthday cake to celebrate
celebrate our birthday in the office

Take advantage of our 10th Birthday Celebration….

*To mark our 10th Birthday, we would also like to offer 10% of all HOME, CAR, VAN and COMMERCIAL insurance policies taken out over the next three months. (Offer ends 15th November) Freephone 0800 142 2843 for a commercial or personal insurance quote and use code BIRTHDAY 10 to obtain your discount.