esure was founded in 2000 by chairman Sir Peter Wood – a direct selling pioneer, who visualised the potential of direct-selling insurance over the telephone 15 years earlier, with the launch of Direct Line.
At the turn of the millennium he set his sights on the potential of the internet, with his aim to streamline the process of buying car and home insurance, and passing on those savings to his careful, responsible customers.
After just two years esure’s largest office in Glasgow – the Equinox, had already exceeded its predicted five year growth of staff, hiring more than 400 people in the first two. The success of the Equinox was recognised a year later, with the then First Minster of Scotland choosing the Glasgow office to host the ‘Financial Services Strategy Group for Scotland’ launch – which chairman Peter Wood sat on.
Within three years esure’s business had grown to provide their careful customers with travel and pet insurance. It was also at this time, the vibrant pink Sheilas' Wheels was launched – initially a car insurance provider for women, the brand grew exponentially, and is one of the most recognised insurers in the UK (Sheilas’ Wheels now offers car insurance to both men and women, as well as home and travel).
Testament to esure’s business strategy, within five years it became one of the fastest growing insurers ever, receiving countless awards for its cover, online services, and creative marketing – calm down dear! At the turn of esure’s fifth birthday they had already acquired an impressive one million customers.
By 2011 esure had moved into the broker market, to cater to drivers who don’t necessarily fit with the usual insuring criteria. Those who may own high performance cars or have a few points on their licence could now be part of esure.
Within the next couple of years esure grew from strength to strength and began trading on the London Stock Exchange in 2013 as esureGroup plc. By March 2015 GoCompare had become part of the group, but operated separately in terms of GoCompare’s comparison and partnership services.
Fast forward to today, and esure has changed a lot over the past 15 years. From employing 50 members of staff in Wallington, Surrey to over 1500 members of staff across the UK – including UK based call centres.
esure has certainly thrived over the years – to find out how we could help you with your insurance needs, visit our product pages to find out more.
We aim to make esure a great place to work for our people and provide the very best service to our customers.
esure, the best place to be for a great career.
Life at esure
Our customers really matter to us and doing a great job for them is what esure is all about. We believe happy, motivated employees will do the right thing for our customers so we go the extra mile to make esure a great place to work. We encourage people to be themselves and thrive on giving them the opportunity to make a difference everyday.
Join our friendly team for a really rewarding experience.
There are lots of things that make esure a great place to work - from our positive people to our attractive rewards and benefits plus our fantastic locations and contemporary offices.
Do you want to be part of an innovative, friendly and caring financial services company that wants to make work a place you like to be? Well, you've come to the right place! We want our colleagues to enjoy work and believe that by making esure a great place to work, they will provide the very best services to our customers.
There’s plenty of challenge to embrace at esure and at times things are fast paced but you will have the support and encouragement to succeed. You’ll be part of a friendly team in a positive, can-do environment and like our customers, you’ll be listened to and valued. And we will provide you with the scope to progress in a rewarding career.
Benefits and rewards
We know that our people like you make all the difference - for our customers, and for our business. And we believe that passion, enthusiasm and focus deserves to be rewarded. That’s why our benefits package is designed to bring a smile to your face
We are can-do, supportive, straightforward and transparent. We are esure:
esure is a UK based personal lines insurer. We employ around 2000 people across four offices and our brands alongside esure include Sheilas Wheels. This website tells you all you need to know about what its like to work at esure and what makes us and our culture special. You can find out more about which roles we have available and also hear from some of our people about working for us.