About us

Lots of international flags flying

Howden Broking is more than 6500 people working in 40 countries

We’re owned by employees and a few select long term backers. This creates a culture where everyone shares the same passion and commitment, day-in-day-out, to doing their absolute best for each other and our clients.

What does this mean for our clients? The local insurance specialist you deal with will be positive, personally invested in your success, with the skills and backing to help you achieve your goals.

Our aim is to free people and businesses from the financial and mental burden of risk. To properly do this, you need tailored insurance, risk planning and claims support, from people who know your sector inside out. 

Defending your claims record 

People can and will make claims on your insurance against you, which may affect later premiums. We defend your interests with knowledge, experience, charm and backbone. 

Managing your reputation around the insurance markets

We work with insurers to represent you in the best possible light. 

Access beyond the mainstream 

Insurance you see online is the tip of the iceberg- we access the whole AA-rated market, not just the obvious ones.  

Cutting costs through cutting risks  

Helping you learn from others’ experiences with up-to-the-minute on thinking on risk management trends

Claims advocacy

Getting your claim resolved fast, without the pain. 

Helping good decision making 

Explain, advise, simplify; we you show the difference between your best options, in plain English. 

Making doing business safer

From balance sheet protection plans to employee wellbeing programmes and cyber security, our advice protects your businesses and it’s people’s long term prosperity. 


We have one of the biggest, most experienced broker claims teams in the UK. 

Howden and A-Plan

Howden successfully completed the acquisition of A-Plan Group in April 2021. A-Plan, as one of the largest specialist insurance distribution groups in the UK, will create with Howden a new force in UK retail insurance market. The combined businesses will become one of the largest UK brokers, and the largest independent.

About the A-Plan group 

The A-Plan Group has a long heritage of successfully taking care of its clients. As a group of businesses with a truly tailored, client-centric approach that work together to service specialist areas of the insurance market, in an approach that is different to mass-market providers. 

Each business within the group has been carefully selected to drive synergies and to support each other. Sharing an ethos of dedicated, customer-focused service and an ingrained culture of excellence.

A Plan Insurance

A-Plan was established in 1963, delivering ‘best in class’ service across a wide range of personal and commercial insurance products. Through its network of over 100 local branches and centres across the UK. A-Plan has over 800,000 policyholders who are protected through them, which makes them a Top 5 UK Insurance Broker. Client satisfaction is A-Plan’s key priority, which is reflected in their Net Promoter Scores of 85% (Jan 21) and they are rated as ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.


Other brands in the A-plan group

  • Endsleigh
  • Assured Futures
  • Vast Visibility
  • KGM
  • Made by Sauce

For more details about how we operate, download our terms of business agreements.

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