Charles Taylor History
Charles Taylor & Co was founded around 1840 in the north-east of England and its early activity was as a coal merchant.
In 1885, the Standard Steamship Owners' Protection and Indemnity Association Ltd was founded and engaged Charles Taylor as its manager.
Management of the Standard Club continued as Charles Taylor's principal activity until the 1960s, when we began to develop other mutuals. Over the next few decades, new mutuals included SCALA for Canadian shipowners and SIGNAL for US stevedore employers.
In 1996, the company was listed on the London Stock Exchange. Through organic growth and acquisition we have developed our Management, Adjusting and Insurance Support Services and we are now a leading international provider of professional services to clients in the global insurance market.