Our History

1980

1980

On April Fools Day, John Brownhill took the giant step to start his own insurance brokerage. We opened our doors at Station approach in Sydenham, with 5 staff and Brownhill Morris Insurance Services Ltd was born. As part of our rental agreement our landlady wanted her name Morris in our name!
1982

1982

Robert West joins the business, and we change our name to Brownhill Morris & West Insurance Services Ltd.
1984

1984

John is the brains behind ‘no claims bonus, for homeowners, the first of its kind in the market and we develop our Neighbourhood Watch Scheme (now known as home and lifestyle). Pauline Brownhill (Andrews) joins the business as secretary.
1985

1985

Having started her career in 1982 at Commercial Union (now Aviva), Gillian Brownhill (Henderson) our current Chairman, joins Brownhills to run its first household binder.
1985

1985

The late Kevin Andrews joins the business in June 1985, having worked in the travel industry, to manage the Motor book.
1986

1986

Our Neighbourhood Watch scheme, insured through Lloyds of London, becomes very successful and we are approached by General Accident, now known as Aviva, to take over the scheme.
1987

1987

Gillian’s little sister, Tracy Brownhill (Weedon), joins the business straight from School as office junior.
1987

1987

With the success of the Neighbourhood Watch scheme we move to bigger premises. In the October the UK is hit by The Great Storm, which ripped through the south east and within months we have outgrown Hermies House so we move to bigger premises.
1994

1994

We sell our financial branch to concentrate on our schemes
1995

1995

Our now Financial Director, Steve Henderson, joins the business
1997

1997

John Brownhill retires.
1999

1999

We complete our MBO
2000

2000

We join our first network, COBRA, and purchase our first commercial broker, Tony Smith. We also open our first HNW agencies with RSA & Chubb.
2004

2004

Growing, we move to our new office in Bromley

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2nd Floor, Kent House
41 East Street, Bromley
Kent BR1 1QQ

Registered in England No. 1488763 Registered Office: 2nd Floor, Kent House, 41 East Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1QQ.
Brownhill Insurance Group Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration Number 3061311.