About us

Howden is the 5th largest employee-owned business in the UK, and one of the largest insurance groups in the world

We manage premiums 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.  




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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.

Employee ownership... what difference does it make?

Careers and Culture

Work for a multinational employee-owned company. Feel the difference.

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Our story

From three friends and a dog, to thousands of us serving millions of clients all over the world

How we've grown

Sustainability & Social Impact

Committed to being a force for good

How we’re making an impact

Data & Technology

Market-leading research and data capabilities

Solve it with data

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Find out how we can help you

To get in touch, please fill in the simple form below.

If you are an existing client of one of the businesses that has merged with Howden to form Howden UK & Ireland, please click below for contact details:

Aston Lark

If you are a client of heritage Aston Lark, please get in touch with your usual contact or click here to find your local office.


If you are a client of heritage A-Plan, and are aware of the branch you are insured through, please visit this contact page for branch contact details or if you are unsure or are looking for a new quotation for car, home or van insurance, please call 01993 894 700.

Bruce Stevenson

If you are a client of heritage Bruce Stevenson or are situated in Scotland, please call 0131 553 2293 to speak to a member of Howden Scotland.



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If your enquiry is urgent and you can’t find contact details for the specific team or office you need, please call us on 020 7623 3806.


What to do if you are experiencing financial difficulties

We recognise that the current economic conditions are putting pressure on many households and businesses. At Howden, we are committed to finding ways to assist our customers who may require additional support during these times.

If you’re currently facing financial difficulty, please speak to us about your insurance policies by:

-contacting your Howden Service Team
-calling Howden on 020 7623 3806
-using the enquiry form