A St Ives insurance company is feeling the success of its parent organisation after a listing on The Sunday Times Best Big Company Top 30 for the first time.

Lancaster Insurance, part of Markerstudy group of companies, has achieved fourth position on the list which celebrates companies that have more than 3,000 employees.

Richard Morley, operations director for retail at Lancaster Insurance, said: “We're proud to be part of Markerstudy group of companies and this accolade is a true testament to our tireless commitment to our employees and our industry.

“Here at Lancaster, we are passionate about maintaining our strong sense of fun, and rewarding and recognising our staff in equal measure. It's a brilliant place to work and it's heartening to see this recognised by best companies and all of our loyal staff.”

The firm, based in Meadow Lane, was acquired by Markerstudy group of companies in 2013.