Insurance firm in Northampton still one of country’s fastest-growing firms


A specialist insurance firm in Northampton has retained a place in the list of fastest-growing businesses in the country.

The 17th annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales over three years.

Staysure, which is based at McGowan House, in The Lakes, specialises in travel insurance for the over-50s.

Chief executive, Ryan Howsam runs the firm with sister Lindsey, who is the managing director.

Mr Howsam’s idea for Staysure came from a previous venture into golf insurance and he formed the company in 2004.

The company had about 10 employees in 2008 and now has more than 160 staff.

Staysure dropped from 28th place in the league table in 2012 to 53rd this year.

The Sunday Times said: “Sales have been growing fast as the over-50s have maintained spending throughout the recession.”