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- Animal Friends recognised in second edition of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report 2015
- Identifies fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in UK
Animal Friends Insurance has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.
To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. More detail on the methodology can be found in the report online at www.1000companies.com.
About Animal Friends Insurance
Animal Friends Insurance was founded by Elaine Fairfax in 1998 with the sole aim of providing pet insurance as a means to help support animal welfare charities. Elaine had worked closely with many animal charities throughout her life but she wanted to do even more to help animals. Elaine decided to use her business skills to raise substantial funds for animal charities through something people need; pet insurance.
To date Animal Friends Insurance has donated in excess of £2 million to animal charities worldwide.
Since its inception Animal Friends Insurance has grown to become not only an award-winning business but one of the largest pet insurance providers in the UK (Datamonitor 2013). They look after over 400,000 pets and offer cover for cats, dogs and horses (including rider insurance) with a range of different types of policy available.
Animal Friends Insurance Founder Elaine Fairfax said: “It’s absolutely wonderful to be included in this report, to be named as a Company that Inspires Britain is something we are incredibly proud of. Inspiration is so important to our business. I started Animal Friends because of my passion for animals, and the drive to make the company a success comes from wanting to contribute to their care. Whether it’s the pets who have policies with us, or those we support by donating to animal charities all over the world, we are inspired by animals. Our staff are animal-lovers themselves, which motivates them to do all they can, both inside the office and out.
The more we grow as a business, the more animals we can help. That’s what inspires us.”
Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group said: “This report is a significant part of London Stock Exchange’s broader campaign to support UK high growth companies in their journeys from Start-up to Stardom and to create an entrepreneurship revolution. I’m delighted that a strong alliance between UK Government, financial market participants, investors, entrepreneurs and companies has been created to support these inspiring businesses.”
A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at www.1000companies.com