Kindertons is a nationwide specialist provider of outsourced accident management services for motor insurers and insurance brokers, together with claims management services for drivers who have been involved in a road traffic accident. Sovereign partnered the management team to support their growth ambitions.
Kindertons was founded 20 years ago by Shaun Ellison. Over the years, Shaun and his team grew the company both organically and by acquiring several complementary companies. By 2012, Kindertons was operating 11 depots across the UK, with a fleet in excess of 2,000 vehicles.
As the business continued to see increased demand for its services, Shaun was ambitious to expand the company further. He started to look for an outside investor with a track record of successfully developing and expanding business support services companies.
Sovereign backed the management team to grow the business both organically and through carefully selected acquisitions to meet the increasing demand for its offering.
The Group has grown both organically and through several acquisitions. Today Kindertons is one of the largest, independent specialist credit hire organisations in the UK, managing the full claims handling process on behalf of insurers, insurance brokers, motor dealers, garages and bodyshops, as well as providing replacement vehicles and managing the recovery, repair and storage of damaged vehicles.
The growth in partnership with Sovereign:
In January 2016 Neil Cunningham joined the Group to provide succession planning for founder Shaun Ellison and to lead the Group in its next stage of growth. Shaun continues to support the business on the group board.
Sovereign continues to support the management team to develop the Group.
With ongoing support and investment from Sovereign, the group continues to enjoy strong growth and success. We strive to deliver the optimum consumer experience on behalf of our corporate introducers minimising inconvenience and getting people back on the road as quickly as possible.
Neil Cunningham / CEO / Kindertons
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