About us

Howden is an employee-owned business, and one of the largest insurance groups in the world

Currently, we manage over €30billion worth’ of premium on behalf of millions of clients spanning 100 countries. 

If you need advice, innovation, have a problem to solve or a plan in place and need support executing, we are ready for just about anything.

And if you simply want to get insurance off your to-do list with minimal fuss or drama, we’ll help you get it sorted.  

Our story in Ireland

Howden, the new name for Aston Lark

In April 2022, the Howden Group acquired the Aston Lark group of companies, creating an exciting business of considerable scale, reach, and influence, focused on great customer outcomes, service and care. On 1 October 2023, Aston Lark along with existing Howden businesses, were brought together to form Howden UK and Ireland, united under the Howden brand. 

Together, we are combining our collective power to be a force for good in communities across the country.

More than just icing on the cake – using benefits to drive workplace diversity

Big business. Small business. Everyone deserves great service

Service is everything to us. Seriously, whatever you need, we’ll configure it your way.

We have 15,000 people on our global team, and everyone is a specialist in something.

We have teams specialising in smaller and larger businesses – we are well resourced and care about all our clients (it’s an employee-owned business thing).

So whatever the size and scope of your insurance needs, we are confident we can partner you with the expertise you need.

That might be a 1-2-1 chat or assembling a project team across 90 countries - whatever great service looks like for you, we can make it happen.

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Looking for guidance and advice?

We help businesses and corporates with:

  • Insurance policy wordings tailored to their sector or situation
  • Further tailoring wherever required
  • Advice solving insurance and risk problems
  • ‘Pitching’ your risk to the market in the best possible light, to achieve the best possible premium
  • Ongoing risk management advice
  • Claims advocacy
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Employee ownership....what difference does it make?