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  • Brightside Group partners Lorega 10th October 2016

    Brightside Group partners Lorega on new commercial loss recovery and claims expert service for SME clients

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  • Brightside Group 2015 full year results 18th August 2016

    Brightside Group has reported a resilient 2015 performance, during a year of major transition for the top 20 UK broker.

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  • New National Windscreens contract 15th August 2016

    Brightside Group has signed a new three-year contract with National Windscreens.

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  • Brightside signs up Covéa Insurance for new agreement 12th July 2016

    Brightside Group has signed a new agreement with Covéa Insurance that will significantly enhance capacity for Brightside across its motor book.

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  • Brightside Van to launch on Compare the Market 5th July 2016

    Brightside’s flagship online van product, Brightside Van, goes live on Compare the Market on 6 July 2016, following the product’s successful launch at the end of April this year.

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  • Brightside Van launches 3rd May 2016

    Brightside Group has re-launched its mainstream van insurance proposition, Brightside Van, targeting a market-leading position in the van market within the next four years.

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  • Brightside Group appoints Graham Donoghue 27th April 2016

    Graham Donoghue, executive director and chief product officer of MoneySuperMarket, has joined Brightside Group as non-executive director.

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  • Guy Horchover appointed new head of ProSport 22nd April 2016

    Guy Horchover has joined ProSport, the specialist insurance provider for professional sportspeople, and part of Brightside Group. Horchover, an ex-rugby player who turned out for London Welsh RFC and London Wasps RFC in the 1980s and 1990s, will report to Brightside distribution director Colin Wallace, and has the task of “building ProSport to be the brand of choice for professional and semi-professional sports people.”

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  • Russell Bence appointed MD volume lines 20th April 2016

    Brightside executive chairman Mark Cliff has confirmed that Russell Bence will join the Bristol-based broker as managing director, volume lines. Bence, who joins the Group from Markerstudy, where he was MD retail, will start his new role in May

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  • Brightside and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club sign 4th April 2016

    Brightside Group has signed a five-year sponsorship deal with Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. The Group, which has its headquarters in Aust, Bristol, will be the lead sponsor for the Club, in a deal that includes rebranding the Bristol County Ground to the Brightside Ground, Bristol.

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  • Suzie Noble appointed Chief People Officer at Brightside 23rd February 2016

    Brightside Group has appointed Suzie Noble as Chief People Officer. Suzie joins the business on 14 March 2016, as a member of the Group executive team. She will report to executive chairman Mark Cliff.

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  • Brightside ventures into pet insurance with Markerstudy 10th February 2016

    Brightside Group is considering a full entry into the fast growing UK pet insurance market after signing a six-month pilot scheme with Markerstudy.

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  • Brightside hires David Sweeney as insurance MD 29th January 2016

    David Sweeney, former director at Sterling Insurance, is to join Brightside in a new role as MD Niche, with responsibility for the Group’s Southampton and Torquay business and Group insurer relationships.

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  • Slater Gordon Solutions sign with Brightside Insurance 14th January 2016

    Slater Gordon Solutions sign with Brightside Insurance

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  • Keith Jackson leaves Brightside 24th December 2015

    Des O’Connor, Brightside Group commercial director, confirmed that Keith Jackson, carrier and capacity director, stepped down from his role at Brightside Group several weeks ago following an internal restructuring.

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  • Asda motor wind down 24th December 2015

    ASDA has announced that it is winding down sales of financial services products for all new business, including car and van insurance.

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  • Mark Cliff post C-Suite 24th December 2015

    Mark Cliff discusses the challenges brokers are facing and the future of technology.

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  • Des O'Connor leaves Brightside 24th December 2015

    Des O'Connor leaves Brightside

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  • RDG partners with Brightside 24th December 2015

    Ryan Direct Group (RDG), the leading insurance services business and part of Chicago-based Ryan Specialty Group (RSG), has signed a partnership deal with Brightside Insurance Group to distribute a full suite of ancillary motor products.

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  • Brightside signs five year breakdown deal with RAC 21st December 2015

    Brightside Group and the RAC have signed a five-year deal that will see the broker selling a variety of breakdown products to customers across its motor book.

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  • Graham Johnston will be leaving Brightside Group. 21st December 2015

    Graham Johnston, chief risk officer, will be leaving Brightside Group

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  • Andrew Wallin leaves Brightside 14th September 2015

    Brightside Group today announces that Andrew Wallin, Chief Executive Officer, will be leaving the business in due course to pursue other opportunities.

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  • Brightside Complaints Report 2015 28th August 2015

    Brightside Complaints Report 2014 - 2015

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  • Brightside launches branded car insurance offering 13th July 2015

    Brightside Group, a top 20 UK insurance broker, has today launched Brightside Car, a wholly-owned car insurance offering for consumers across the UK.

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  • Neil Macmillan appointed as Non Executive Director 28th May 2015

    Brightside has announced the appointment of Neil Macmillan to its board of directors as a Non-Executive Director

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  • brightside launches three year Royal London partnership 8th April 2015

    brightside, the specialist insurance broker, has today announced a new partnership with Royal London Group, the UK's largest mutual life, pensions and investment company.

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  • brightside rebrands to simplify offering 16th March 2015

    Top 20 insurance broker, brightside, has rebranded with a new identity which is fresh, distinctive and sends a bold message about its future plans.

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  • brightside Launches Comparison Offering for Asda Money 10th March 2015

    Top 20 insurance broker, Brightside Group and Britain's favourite supermarket, Asda have launched a new price comparison service for Asda car insurance customers.

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  • Brightside Group Holds Successful Fundraiser for SARA 3rd March 2015

    Local insurance broker Brightside Group held a successful fundraising market at their head office in Aust for local charity SARA.

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  • Brightside Group appoints new Chief Information Office 25th January 2015

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  • Brightside Deal - Covea Private Car 21st January 2015

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  • Brightside Appoints Chief Operating Officer 12th January 2015

    Brightside appoints Chief Operating Officer and restructures its top team.

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  • Trading Update 16th December 2013

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  • Notification of major shares - Norge Bank 12th December 2013

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  • Appointment of new Chief Executive 28th November 2013

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  • Share options announcement 20th November 2013

    The Board of Brightside, the specialist insurance broker, is pleased to announce today a new share incentive for staff, by way of a grant of new share options and a rationalisation and rebasing of existing vested and unvested options.

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  • TR-1:Notification of Major Interest in Shares 26th September 2013

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  • Board Changes 18 Sept 18th September 2013

    The Company today announces that following a review of the Board's composition the Company is seeking to replace its Chief Executive Officer, Martyn Holman, before the end of the year.

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  • Brightside Group Interim Results 18th September 2013

    Brightside, the specialist insurance broker, is pleased to announce its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2013 and the achievement of record policy sales during the period.

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Cenkos Securities 12 Sept 12th September 2013

    Cenkos Securities

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Cenkos Securities 11 Sept 11th September 2013

    Cenkos Securities opening statment

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group plc Norge Bank 11 Sept 11th September 2013

    Norge Bank

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  • Brightside response statement 10th September 2013

    The directors of Brightside (the "Board") notes the announcement released yesterday by Markerstudy in connection with a potential offer for the Company.

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  • End of offer talks 100913 10th September 2013

    The directors of Brightside (the "Board") note the announcement released this afternoon by Markerstudy Holdings Limited confirming they no longer intend to make an offer for the Company. The Board welcomes this announcement and confirms that they remain committed to building value for all Brightside shareholders.

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Cenkos Securities 10 Sep 10th September 2013

    Cenkos Securities opening position

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  • Offer update from Markerstudy 9th September 2013

    Markerstudy statement regarding its offer for Brightside

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Cenkos Securities 5 Sep 5th September 2013

    Cenkos Securities opening positon

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Cenkos Securities 4 Sep 4th September 2013

    Cenkos Securities opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group plc Norge Bank 4 Sept 4th September 2013

    Norge Bank opening position

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Cenkos Securities 3 Sept 3rd September 2013

    Cenkos Securities opening position

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Cenkos Securities 29 Aug 29th August 2013

    Cenkos Securities opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group plc Norge Bank 29 Aug 29th August 2013

    Norge Bank opening position

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Cenkos Securities 27 Aug 27th August 2013

    Cenkos Securities opening position

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Cenkos Securities 23 Aug 23rd August 2013

    Cenkos Securities opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group plc - Norges Bank 22nd August 2013

    Norges Bank opening position

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Cenkos Securities 21 Aug 21st August 2013

    Cenkos Securities opening position

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Cenkos Securities 20 Aug 20th August 2013

    Cenkos Securities opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group plc Schroders 20 Aug 20th August 2013

    Schroders opening position

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Cenkos Securities 19 Aug 19th August 2013

    Cenkos Securities opening position

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Cenkos Securities 12 Aug 13th August 2013

    Cenkos Securities opening position

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  • Deadline Extension Announcement 13th August 2013

    The Panel has consented to a extension of the deadline to 5.00 p.m. on 10th September 2013 by which time Markerstudy must either announce a firm intention to make an offer for the Company or announce that it does not intend to make an offer for the Company. This deadline will only be extended with the consent of the Panel in accordance with Rule 2.6(c) of the Code.

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Cenkos Securities 13 Aug 13th August 2013

    Cenkos Securities opening position ammendment

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Cenkos Securities 13 Aug Amendment 13th August 2013

    Cenkos Securities opening position

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Cenkos Securities plc 9th August 2013

    Cenkos Securities plc opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group plc - Schroders plc 9th August 2013

    Schroders plc opening position

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  • Form 8.5 (EPTNON-RI) Cenkos Securities plc 8th August 2013

    Cenkos Securities plc opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group plc - Hargreave Hale Limited 8th August 2013

    Hargreave Hale Limited opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group plc - Norges Bank 7th August 2013

    Norges Bank opening position

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  • Form 8.5 (EPTNON-RI) Cenkos Securities plc 7th August 2013

    Cenkos Securities opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group plc - Hargreave Hale Limited 7th August 2013

    Hargreave Hale Limited opening position

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Cenkos Securities 6 Aug 6th August 2013

    Cenkos Securities opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group plc Hargreave Hale Limited 6 Aug 6th August 2013

    Hargreave Hale Limited opening position

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  • Holding (s) in Company - London Stock Exchange 5th August 2013

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group plc Hargreave Hale Limited 5 Aug 5th August 2013

    Hargreaves Hale Limited opening position

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Cenkos Securities 5 Aug 5th August 2013

    Cenkos Securities opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group plc Norge Bank 2 Aug 2nd August 2013

    Norge Bank opening position

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Cenkos Securities 2 Aug 2nd August 2013

    Cenkos Securities opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group plc 1st August 2013

    Norges Bank opening position

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  • Form 8 (DD - Brightside Group plc) 1st August 2013

    finnCap opening position

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) 1st August 2013

    Cenkos Securties PLC opening position

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  • Notification of major interest in Shares - Norges Bank 1st August 2013

    Notification of major interest in shares 1 August 2013

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  • Trading Update 31st July 2013

    Brightside, the specialist insurance broker, provides the following post period-end update ahead of the announcement of its Half Year Results for the 6 months to 30 June 2013.

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) 31st July 2013

    Cenkos Securties plc opening position

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  • Form 8 (OPD) Brightside Group plc 25th July 2013

    Brightside Group plc public opening position disclosure

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  • Form 8.3 Brightside Group plc 25th July 2013

    Stena Investment opening position

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) 24th July 2013

    Cenkos Securities plc opening position

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  • Form 8 Brightside Group plc 24th July 2013

    Public Dealing Disclosure

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) 23rd July 2013

    Cenkos Securities plc opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group Plc 22nd July 2013

    Ekaterina Banks opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group Plc 22nd July 2013

    Miton Group Plc opening position

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) 22nd July 2013

    Cenkos Securities Plc opening position

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) 19th July 2013

    Cenkos Securities Plc opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group plc 18th July 2013

    Lazard Asset Management Limited opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group plc 18th July 2013

    Aviva plc and its subsidiaries opening position.

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  • Form 8 (OPD) Brightside Group plc 18th July 2013

    Markerstudy Holdings Limited opening position.

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  • Form 8.5 (EPTNON-RI) 18th July 2013

    Cenkos Securities plc opening position.

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  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) 17th July 2013

    Cenkos Securities Plc opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group Plc 17th July 2013

    Norges Bank opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group Plc 17th July 2013

    Hargreave Hale opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group Plc 17th July 2013

    Lazard Asset Management opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group Plc 17th July 2013

    Henderson Global Investors opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group Plc 17th July 2013

    Legal and General Investment Management Ltd opening position

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  • Form 8 (OPD) Brightside Group Plc 17th July 2013

    Schroders opening position

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group Plc 17th July 2013

    Leslie Hughes opening position

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  • Form 8 (OPD) Brightside Group plc 17th July 2013

    Brightside Group Plc public opening position disclosure

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  • Form 8.3 - Brightside Group Plc 17th July 2013

    Moore Capital Management opening position

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  • Possible Offer & Rule 2.10 announcement 16th July 2013

    Statement re. Possible Offer and Rule 2.10 announcement

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  • Statement re. Possible offer from Marketstudy 16th July 2013

    Statement re. possible offer from Marketstudy

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  • Notification of major Interest in Shares 4th July 2013

    Notification of Major Interest in Shares 04 July 2013

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  • Result of AGM 26th June 2013

    Brightside Group plc, the insurance distribution business, is pleased to announce that all Resolutions put to shareholders at its Annual General Meeting held today 26th June 2013 were passed.

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  • Director's Dealings 19th June 2013

    The Company was informed that on 19th June 2013 Paul Chase-Gardener, Finance Director, transferred 100,000 ordinary shares of 1 pence each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") from his own name into his SIPP account.

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  • Notice of General Meeting and Annual Report 31st May 2013

    The Company announces that its annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 December 2012 and the 2013 Annual General Meeting notice were posted to shareholders on 31 May 2013 and are available for download at the Company's website.

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  • Notification of Major Interest in Shares 30th May 2013

    Notification of Major Interest in Shares 30 May 2013

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  • Final Dividend 23rd May 2013

    Brightside, the specialist insurance broker, is pleased to announce its timetable for its 0.28p per share recommended 2012 final dividend.

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  • Directorate Change 19th April 2013

    The Company announces that John Gannon will step down as a Director of Brightside Group plc from 31 May 2013.

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  • Full Year Results 19th April 2013

    Brightside, the specialist insurance broker, is pleased to announce its audited Full Year Results for the 12 months to 31 December 2012 and a 0.28p per share recommended final dividend.

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  • Notification of Major Interest in Shares 15th February 2013

    Holdings In Company

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  • Notification of Major Interest in Shares 14th February 2013

    Holdings In Company

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  • Result of General Meeting 14th February 2013

    Brightside Group plc is pleased to announce that the resolution requesting approval to buy back up to a total of 10% of the current issued share capital of the Company, was passed today at a General Meeting.

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  • Change In Substantial Shareholdings 12th February 2013

    The Company today announces that a substantial new shareholder Markerstudy/Zenith has acquired 42m ordinary shares of 1p each representing 9.3 per cent of the total issued share capital of the Company.

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  • Change In Shareholding 1st February 2013

    The Company today announces that further to the substantial shareholding announcement made by the Company on 29th January 2013 it has received further clarification from Mr Arron Banks on his shareholding in the Company.

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  • Change In Shareholding 29th January 2013

    The Company today announces that it has become aware of a change in the shareholding of Mr Arron Banks, a substantial shareholder in the Company.

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  • Trading Update 25th January 2013

    Brightside are on target with increased policy sales and EPS. Brightside provides the following post year-end update ahead of the announcement of its Full Year Results for the 12 months to 31 December 2012.

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  • Notice of General Meeting 25th January 2013

    Notice of General Meeting to be held on 14 February 2013 and authority to make purchases of its own shares.

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  • Director Dealing Announcement 10th January 2013

    Brightside today announces that Mr John Gannon's beneficial and non-beneficial interest in the Company has been reduced by 1,300,000 ordinary shares.

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  • Launch of new underwriting facility 18th October 2012

    Brightside Group is pleased to announce the successful launch of a new underwriting facility with Marketstudy.

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  • Director Dealing Announcement 5th October 2012

    The Company has been informed that on 4 October 2012 Dr Christopher Fay, Non-Executive Chairman of the Company, purchased 65,000 Ordinary shares of 1p each in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) at a price of 24p per Ordinary Share.

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  • Grant of Share Options 25th September 2012

    On 24 September 2012 the Company granted, under its unapproved share options scheme, options over 3,750,000 ordinary shares of 1 pence each (“Ordinary Shares”) to its Chief Executive, Martyn Holman.

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  • Director Dealing Announcement 21st September 2012

    The Company has been informed that on 20 September 2012 Dr Christopher Fay, Non-Executive Chairman of the Company, purchased 100,000 Ordinary Shares of 1p each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") at a price of 22 pence per Ordinary Share.

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  • Interim Results Announcement 14th September 2012

    Brightside, the specialist insurance broker, is pleased to announce record unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2012 and a 0.22p per share maiden interim dividend.

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  • Brightside Enters Top 20 UK Brokers 6th September 2012

    Brightside, the specialist insurance broker, is pleased to announce that it has been ranked in the top ten of the fastest growing UK brokers based on its organic growth and ranked at number 20 overall (2011: ranked number 23) in the InsuranceTimes.co.uk Top 50 Brokers.

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  • Brightside announces partnership with Asda 9th July 2012

    Brightside, the specialist insurance broker, announces a partnership with the UK’s favourite and lowest priced supermarket Asda, to manage its Asda Money car and home insurance offering.

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  • Director Dealing Announcement 6th July 2012

    The Company was informed that on 6 July 2012 Paul Chase-Gardener, Finance Director, transferred 1,400,000 ordinary shares of 1 pence each in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) from his own name into his SIPP account (the “Transfer”) at a price of 19.75 pence per Ordinary Share.

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  • Brightside Group partnership with Debenhams 4th July 2012

    Brightside, the specialist insurance broker, is pleased to announce the successful launch of a branded car insurance offering in conjunction with high street retailer Debenhams.

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  • Result of AGM 27th June 2012

    Brightside Group plc, the insurance distribution business, is pleased to announce that all Resolutions put to shareholders at its Annual General Meeting held today 27th June 2012 were passed. Resolution No 4 was withdrawn.

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  • Directorate Change 20th June 2012

    The Board of Brightside advises that it has accepted the resignation from the board of its CEO Arron Banks with effect from 20th June 2012.

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  • Directorate Change 8th June 2012

    The Company announces that Leslie Hughes will step down as a director of Brightside Group PLC Board with effect from 27th June 2012.

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  • Directorate Change 1st June 2012

    The Board of Brightside Group plc ("Brightside" or "the Company"), the insurance broking and financial services business, is pleased to announce the appointment of Martyn John Holman as an Executive Director of the Group, with effect from 1 June 2012.

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  • Notice of Annual General Meeting 1st June 2012

    The Company announces that its annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 December 2011 and the 2011 Annual General Meeting notice were posted to shareholders on Friday 1 June 2012 and are available for download at the Company's website.

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  • Notification of Major Interest in Shares 19th April 2012

    Notification of Major Interest in Shares 19th April 2012

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  • Brightside Group PLC Full Year Results 23rd March 2012

    Brightside, the specialist insurance broker, is pleased to announce its audited Full Year Results for the 12 months to 31 December 2011.

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  • Change of Advisers 8th March 2012

    Brightside, the specialist insurance broker, announces the appointment of Cenkos Securities plc as Nominated Adviser and Joint Corporate Broker, and finnCap as Joint Corporate Broker to the Company.

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  • Notification of Major Interest in Shares 6th February 2012

    Notification of Major Interest in Shares.

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  • Trading Update 27th January 2012

    Brightside, the specialist insurance broker, provides the following post year-end update ahead of the announcement of its full year results to 31 December 2011.

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