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An independent judging panel selected the Darwen-headquartered business as finalists in the Health Insurance Awards, organised by trade journal Health Insurance Daily. The company now faces a nail-biting wait for the final ceremony which is being hosted at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on October 13.


Securing a trio of finalists’ places is a significant achievement in itself, with organisers saying they received a record number of entries with the standard being “higher than ever.” The company will contest the Best Group International PMI Intermediary, Best Healthcare Trust Intermediary and Best Workplace Health & Wellbeing Intermediary


Its success this year follows the company being named as Best Group PMI Intermediary in the 2014. Last year Chase Templeton was also shortlisted for the Healthcare Intermediary of the Year trophy in the health insurance industry’s Cover Excellence Awards.


Commenting on the company’s latest shortlisting success, chief executive officer Warren Dickson. “It is gratifying that our industry peers recognise the hard work and dedication our staff put in to delivering exceptional service to our clients. It also demonstrates the strength and depth of our management expertise in overseeing our exceptional growth without in any way sacrificing the service standards upon which our reputation is built.”


Founded by entrepreneur Kevin Amphlett in 2002, Chase Templeton has grown rapidly and now administers individual and company medical insurance policies worth around £150m in annual premiums. Organic growth complemented by a highly successful buy-and-build acquisition policy has seen the company more than double its workforce in the past three years. It now employs over 120 staff in Darwen, its Individuals Centre of Excellence in Bridgwater, Somerset and Greater London SME hub in Bromley, Kent.


That policy has been supported through backing by Manchester’s Palatine Private Equity – which took a stake in the business in 2013 – and bank funding. The company has already completed nine acquisitions of varying sizes in 2016 and has further purchases pipelined for completion in the final quarter of the calendar year.