About us

The People First insurance group

Howden began in 1994, as just three people and a dog. Now there are 17,000 of us, and we're a leading global insurance group, managing $38bn of premiums for our clients.


We’ve grown by consistently challenging the status quo. Something that comes naturally to us, as an employee-owned business.

Employee ownership has created a culture where we’re driven to think bigger and empowered to challenge convention. We’re not afraid to break new ground when it comes to creating the best solutions for our clients.

The principle of employee ownership has been rooted at the heart of Howden since we were founded in 1994. Our vision was to create a workplace where people are consistently inspired to do their very best for the business, our clients and, vitally, for each other.

Our largest shareholder group is us – the people who work in the business – supported by three long-term, minority growth-equity partners who share our vision to build a business to last, one that will never be sold.

But taking ownership isn’t the preserve of a shareholder.

The owner's mindset is something that's embedded in our culture; our people readily take ownership of their decisions, their actions, and their outputs. They’re invested in every sense.

And we all know that by working together to drive the business forward, everyone will benefit from the extraordinary results we can achieve.

The owners’ mindset is something that's embedded in our culture; our people readily take ownership of their decisions, their actions, and their outputs. They’re invested in every sense.
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Our people are at the heart of what we do

From whisky businesses to world-changing clinical trials, our insurance policies make the world go round - and it's all thanks to the people at Howden.

Local expertise,
global reach

Between our local offices and trusted partner network, we are ready to serve you all over the world.

100+

countries across 6 continents

25,000

experts

1 Creechurch Place, London

Our story

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

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Awards

Recognition from our industry peers

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Sustainability and Social Impact

Our sustainability strategy is focussed on three key pillars

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Careers and Culture

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Research and Development

Market-leading data initiatives and thought leadership

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Financials

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Sponsorship

Proud partners of Ascot Racecourse and The British & Irish Lions

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