About us

Footman James was founded in 1983 to establish a professional insurance broking service specialising in plans for niche markets.

Over 35 years later Footman James is proud of a heritage based on successful relationships with vintage and classic vehicle enthusiasts and clubs: providing specialist insurance for owners, collectors and professionals in a competitive market.

From humble beginnings we now have:

  • A customer base of well over 100,000 policyholders
  • Operate a customer service centre of well over 100 enthusiastic team members
  • Deal efficiently with 1,000s of requests a day through telephone calls, on line and the post

All customers benefit from a level of personal service you would expect from a specialist insurance broker such as Footman James. Our aim is to provide relevant, quality cover at competitive premiums.


  • 2013

    FJ acquired by Towergate Underwriting Group Limited

  • 2010

    FJ becomes the first title sponsor of the Classic Motor Show

  • 2007

    FJ acquired by AON

  • 2006

    FJ company wide re-brand
    Dedicated Household Insurance Team launched
    Industry award win – Personal Lines Team of the Year at UK Broker Awards

  • 2000

    FJ acquired by Alchemy

  • 1999

    FJ acquired by Viridian Group

  • 1983

    FJ founded in Cradley Heath, West Midlands