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First Central Group

First Central Group

Updated June 2023.

About First Central Group

Company Overview
Established in 2008, First Central Insurance & Technology Group delivers market-leading motor insurance, underwriting, distribution, finance, technology and legal services. Its motor insurance broker, 1ST CENTRAL, is firmly established as a top five best-selling car insurance provider on UK price comparison websites and the Group skilfully optimises its proprietary technology to help over one million customers save money. First Central employs more than 1,000 colleagues working across locations in Sussex, Manchester, Guernsey and Gibraltar.
Company Size 1,179 UK-based Employees
(Super Large)
INDUSTRY Financial Services & Insurance
First Central Group Head Office

South East England, United Kingdom

Employee Demographics

  • <2 years - 52%
  • 2-5 years - 24%
  • 6-10 years - 20%
  • 11-15 years - 5%

Company Culture at First Central Group

The employee experience below at First Central Group, compared to a typical company.

91% of employees at First Central Group say it is a great place to work*, compared to 54% of employees at a typical UK based company.
First Central Group
Typical Company
*Responses to the statement “Taking everything into account, I would say this is a great place to work.” vs. a typical UK company.


This is a physically safe place to work.


People here are treated fairly regardless of their sexual orientation.


People here are treated fairly regardless of their race or ethnic origin.


When you join the organisation, you are made to feel welcome.


People here are treated fairly regardless of their gender.

Working at First Central Group

Working at First Central Group
First Central’s CEO, Michael Lee
People are our biggest asset, and together we work hard and play hard
Thinker. Doer. Social butterfly. Team player. First Central’s flagship parties are curated with everyone in mind
Our people-led culture starts with our Executive team, and our Annual Leadership Conference fuels our ambition. Together
Wellbeing is part of everything we do at First Central. From policies to play time, we really do care
Our office spaces offer a hub to collaborate, build relationships and have fun
We’re passionate about supporting our local communities and our people are forever finding new ways to fundraise

Best Workplaces Lists

Great Place To Work® is proud to recognise First Central Group on the following Best Workplaces Lists.

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