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Sopp & Sopp Joins AGL

11th September 2017 – Sopp+Sopp was officially unveiled today as a part of Activate Group Limited (AGL). This new group of companies brings together skilled service providers for a nationwide customer base of clients in the vehicle fleet management and motor insurance sector.

Led by an experienced executive team, AGL has acquired three unique brands, to provide complementary services across a broad range of target customer groups.

Joining Sopp+Sopp in the AGL group of companies are Car Repair Network (CRN), a Yorkshire-based personal lines repair management provider, and Vigilance; a specialist claims technology company which deploys cutting edge solutions to support insurers in the fight against fraud. The group intends to make further complementary additions to its network as and when opportunities arise.

Mark Woods, Executive Chairman at AGL says. “I’m very excited to officially unveil the AGL group of companies today. From a standing start, we can provide customers with access to a nationwide network of over 500 independent vehicle repair specialists, over 120 staff including an in-house engineering workforce and a wide range of innovative technologies.”

Business as usual

Sopp+Sopp will continue to operate from its Peterborough headquarters, all management is being retained and all contract information remains the same.

Jamie Sopp, Managing Director of Sopp+Sopp explains: “We are very happy to be a part of this project with AGL which is providing our clients and staff with a significant financial platform for investment and growth. This will allow us to build and enhance our products and services into new areas of expertise while continuing to deliver what clients value most about Sopp+Sopp; our commitment to partnership and value in accident management.”

Mark Wilcox, Chairman of AGL added: “The brands AGL has acquired are well established with strong customer relationships in the fleet management, corporate and insurance markets. These relationships will be carefully nurtured and maintained with the immediate benefit of an expanded group capability that can provide tailored solutions for clients.”

 

ABOUT ACTIVATE GROUP LTD (AGL)

AGL is the holding company for a group of businesses in the fleet incident management, risk management and insurer solutions sector. Based in the UK, AGL also has offices in the United States and South Africa. AGL provides a differentiated offering to clients via a sector-leading executive team, best of breed technicians and high quality customer service, combined with proprietary designed case management and proven artificial intelligence.

The business is led by Executive Chairman Mark Woods, a former insurance executive with significant experience at well-known brands including Swinton and Insurance Australia Group where he was responsible for driving profitable growth and transformational change programmes. He is joined by Chairman Mark Wilcox, who founded AGS Risk solutions in 1999 before its sale to ExamWorks in 2014. The founding trio also includes Mark’s daughter Hannah Wilcox, who takes on the role of Chief Operating Officer.

Businesses within the AGL Group

Sopp + Sopp - Bespoke end-to-end claims management services for commercial, fleet and HGVs, delivering significant cost savings

Car Repair Network - Approved nationwide repair network for personal lines insurance claims

Vigilance – Specialist insurance claims technology services company applying telematics, data analytics and artificial intelligence solutions to help clients reduce indemnity spend and increase the speed of settlement. 

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