Bennetts is the UK's number one for bike insurance and insures over 200,000 bikers in the UK and Northern Ireland. Established in 1930, Bennetts has nearly 80 years experience in the insurance industry and over the last decade has become one of the fastest growing insurance providers in the UK and Northern Ireland.
Approximately 300 staff, based in Coventry, provide competitive quotes to over 600,000 bikers a year (that's over half of the biking population). With a panel of twelve strong underwriters, Bennetts continues to work closely with them to ensure bikers receive our best possible price for their insurance requirements.
Bennetts Key Facts
Founded by Gordon Bennett in Coventry and provided general insurance for customers.
Due to demand and changes in the market Bennetts became specialists in motorcycle insurance in the early 1980's and devised a number of schemes for bikers.
Bennetts was the first motorcycle insurance specialist to launch its quote and buy facility online at www.bennetts.co.uk
Winner of Insurance Age 'Website of the Year 2001'.
In October 2001, the Bennetts brand was acquired by the BGL Group (formerly the Budget Group of Companies) through its purchase of Dial Direct Insurance Marketing Ltd, a major UK car insurance intermediary.
BGL Group Limited was established in 1992, and has grown to be the UK’s third largest personal lines insurance intermediary, through a combination of organic growth and a series of major strategic acquisitions.
BGL Group Limited now arranges and administers insurance for around 2.3 million customers with more than £600million GWP. It has contact centre operations in Peterborough, Coventry, Sunderland and Cape Town, South Africa. It currently employs 2,255 people and its head office is in Peterborough.
The Bennetts brand was given a new identity.
Bennetts became personal sponsor of Neil Hodgson who went on to become the 2003 World Superbike Champion.
Bennetts dominated TV screens through sponsoring bike related programmes on Sky including Men and Motors, Motors TV, Sky Sports and Moto Plus.
Bennetts became the preferred insurance provider for the BMF, British Motorcyclist Federation.
Bennetts invested almost £700,000 in the latest state of the art technology to enhance its product offerings to meet customer demands.
Bennetts became the title sponsor of the 2005 British Superbike Championship.
Bennetts insures over 180,000 bikers in the UK.
Bennetts renews BSB sponsorship deal and becomes title sponsor of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship for the second year running.
Bennetts sponsors TV coverage of the BSB on ITV1 and launches its new 'be part of it' TV credits, featuring a competition to find bikers and bike lovers to star in its next set of TV credits.
Bennetts becomes title sponsor of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship for the third consecutive year and launches a nationwide search to find 12 of the hottest girls in the UK to become grid girls at the 13 BSB rounds.
Bennetts launched its biggest motorcycle safety campaign of 2007, 'Rev For a Reason'. The search was led by former World Superbike Champion James Toseland
and renowned conductor and composer Stephen Montague.
In June 2007, Bennetts becomes official series sponsor of the World Superbike Championship for the remainder of the 2007 championship and for the whole of the 2008 championship.
Bennetts becomes personal sponsor of former World Superbike Champion James Toseland in July 2007
Bennetts.co.uk is named as a Top Ten Hitwise Website.
Bennetts continues its association with the British Superbike Championship announcing its title sponsorship for the fourth consecutive year.
Bennetts continues its sponsorship of the 2008 World Superbike Championship.
Bennetts continues personal sponsorship of former World Superbike Champion James Toseland as he moves into the top level of motorcycle racing – MotoGP.
Bennetts continues to back MotoGP contender James Toseland.
In January Bennetts launched its sixth nationwide search for the 2009 Bennetts Babes.