Broking success: Ancient and modern

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What is the history of Autoline?

Autoline as a broker will have been in business for 40 years this year and I have been with the company for 30 of those. That’s quite a long time – as someone said to me a while ago, ‘it’s equivalent to two life sentences’. We started life as a small personal lines broker based in Newry where we still have our head office. Gradually we expanded into business insurance.

I was given the opportunity to buy the business in 1996 from the founder Peter McEvoy. We ori