Broking success: Team player

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▶ What are the origins of The A&A Group?

It was formed by my father, Dennis Allen, in 1968 in Twickenham. I was the first employee, which makes me ancient. I started working here at 20. I looked after the car side of things while he did commercial. My father had always been in insurance and when I left school I worked with Cornhill and then I joined here.

▶ How did the business develop over the years?

We went from a business that relied on getting customers via garages more locally to one that b