Our History


Our heritage dates back over 40 years but our commitment to growth and innovation remains as current as ever

1970

Established as division of insurance broker.

1999

Growth resulted in separate legal entity.

2002

Wingate brand identity launched.

2004

Purchased financial services division of Folgate Sharp.

2005

Aligned expertise to three specialist divisions.

2006

Introduced fee-based advice proposition.

2008

Acquired Shepherd Herriott Financial Services.

2010

Focused exclusively on providing advice to employers and their employees.

2012

Purchased Francis Townsend & Hayward (Financial Services).

2013

Implemented first auto-enrolment scheme, for housing association, with over 1,500 employees.

2014

Awarded 'Investors in People' Gold Standard.

2015

Launched the Wingate benefit communication platform.

2015

Recognised as 'Best Corporate Adviser' 2015.