October 2016 – Vantage Holdings is bought by US-based broker NSM Insurance Group (nsminc.com).
March 2016 – Vantage brands Club Care Insurance (www.clubcareinsurance.co.uk) and Shield Total Insurance (www.shieldtotalinsurance.co.uk) launch Mobility Insurance for owners of wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
February 2016 – Vantage brand Club Care Insurance (www.clubcareinsurance.co.uk) becomes the first specialist caravan insurance company to launch a dedicated Claims App available on Android and Apple platforms.
February 2016 – Vantage launches a new division – Enhance Insurance (www.enhanceinsurance.co.uk)– specialising in insurance for aesthetic medicine professionals and associated industries.
February 2013 – Caravan Insurance policies from all three Vantage retail brands, Club Care Insurance (www.clubcareinsurance.co.uk), Shield Total Insurance (www.shieldtotalinsurance.co.uk) and Crusader insurance (www.crusaderinsurance.co.uk) are awarded 5 Star Ratings from independent financial research company Defaqto (www.defaqto.com) for the second year running and go on to win a third, fourth and fifth year.
June 2012 – Vantage launches new Professional Risks division as Vantage Professional Risks (www.vantageprofessionalrisks.co.uk). This is followed up in October 2012 with the opening of a regional office in Worthing for the Professional Risks team.
February 2012 – Caravan Insurance policies from all three Vantage retail brands, Club Care Insurance (www.clubcareinsurance.co.uk), Shield Total Insurance (www.shieldtotalinsurance.co.uk) and Crusader insurance (www.crusaderinsurance.co.uk) are awarded 5 Star Ratings from independent financial research company Defaqto (www.defaqto.com).
January 2011 – Vantage launches new Classic Insurance Services (www.classicinsuranceservices.co.uk) division to deal with Classic Motor Trade, Classic Collections and Home & Fine Art. The division is originally based in Frimley and moves to Farnborough in 2015.
April 2010 – Vantage moved it’s headquarters in the City of London to a larger office to provide better accommodation for it’s London staff and to cater for future expansion.
December 2009 – Vantage relocated its customer service centre to a new office in Brentwood, Essex. The office enjoys the fastest fibre optic internet capability and has been specifically designed to be an insurance operations centre to deliver the highest level of customer service.
April 2009 – Vantage purchased Crusader Insurance (www.crusaderinsurance.co.uk) from Lowdhams Leisureworld. Crusader Insurance is a well-established caravan insurance broker with awards for its insurance policies and friendly, experienced call centre.
31st December 2008 – the management team of Vantage successfully acquired Kerry London’s 51% share in Vantage Insurance Services Limited. The management and staff now own 100%.
November 2007 – Vantage purchased the business of Shield Total Insurance (www.shieldtotalinsurance.co.uk) from IGI Insurance. Shield specialises in Caravan and Motorhome insurance and this acquisition has helped Vantage to diversify its distribution channels and increase its presence in the caravan and mobile leisure sector.
October 2007 – Vantage’s specialist Motorhome division went live in Brentwood, Essex. This followed the decision to bring in-house the provision of Motorhome insurance that had previously been outsourced.
This entailed setting up an office in Brentwood, Essex recruiting experience staff, and developing a computer system that could provide quotations and policy documentation to the customers, and also deliver the management information required by the carrier and ourselves. To date this division has surpassed both our own and our affinity partners expectations.
February 2007 – Vantage launched its own brand 4site Insurance at the NEC in Birmingham. This successful venture now provides “business to business” insurance-led solutions to the outdoor leisure industry
16th August 2006 – Vantage acquired the business of Cork Bays & Fisher (www.corkbaysfisher.co.uk) from Aon. CBF specialised in travel bonds, tour operator’s liability and associated insurance products. This acquisition of the CBF business complemented our own tour operator’s account and firmly established Vantage as a leading provider of insurance to the travel and leisure sector.
1st July 2005 – the company was renamed Vantage Insurance Services Limited.
31st December 2004 – the company was purchased by its management and staff, with Kerry London.
2001 – a joint venture with Niche Insurance Services Ltd was secured for Imaging Insurance (www.imaginginsurance.co.uk), a specialist insurance for image makers and journalists.
1999 – an affinity partnership with The Camping and Caravanning Club saw the introduction of a range of comprehensive Club Care Insurance (www.clubcareinsurance.co.uk) schemes offered exclusively to Club members.
1999 – the company started as a Service Company for a Lloyd’s of London Syndicate.