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Our History

From humble beginnings in Salford to an enterprise spanning three continents, see how the Peninsula Group grew into the global success it is today.

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Salford-born entrepreneurial brothers Peter and Fred Done launch the business after identifying a business opportunity


We experiment with a two-person telesales team. Its success will help us grow year on year


Business booms, the client base grows, and we move to a bigger office in Salford


Peninsula clients get access to our free 24-hour advice line, the first of its kind


Irwell Insurance established


1st September becomes a landmark day as Peninsula sets up offices in Dublin, Ireland


Peninsula wins a place on the prestigious Sunday Times Fast Track 100


After outgrowing our three previous offices, we move to our global HQ, the state-of-the-art landmark Peninsula Building in Manchester


Health Assured, a small EAP provider, was acquired by the Group to enhance our all-round support offering for clients


Employsure in Australia becomes part of the Peninsula Group, growing its clients by 10,000 in 3 years


Peninsula places 3rd on the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For


Peninsula Group acquires Croner Group in a landmark merger and is now supporting over 50,000 clients worldwide. We open another office in Glasgow, Scotland


BrightHR is born to address client needs for smart HR solutions, driving innovation in people management software


Overseas growth continues as we open two offices in Australia - Perth and Melbourne – and a new office in Auckland, New Zealand


We venture into yet another continent, opening a new Peninsula office in Toronto


Yet more overseas growth as we open our second Irish office, this time in Cork


Peninsula Group hits 100,000 global clients. Our EAP services are now supporting 15 million lives.


Through innovations in technology and service delivery, we help our clients emerge from a global pandemic stronger than ever


Global expansion continues across Canada and Australia. BrightHR expands to Canada

whats next for Peninsula Global

What’s next?

The sky is the limit

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