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Admiral's latest employee makes it a round 10,000.

Byline: SION BARRY Business editor sion.barry@walesonline.co.uk

Motor insurance to loans giant Admiral has taken its global workforce to 10,000 following its latest hire.

The business, which started in Cardiff back in 1993 selling car insurance over the phone with a start-up team of just 57, now has businesses in eight countries, which last year generated revenues of PS2.96bn.

The FTSE 100 company's 10,000th employee is Mostofa Miah, who has joined Admiral's claims department in Cardiff.

Before joining Admiral, Mr Miah worked as a supervisor in a restaurant. He has two cousins who also work in claims and friends in the company's sales department.

Mr Miah said: "I'd heard Admiral was a very good place to work, with friendly and helpful staff, and I felt I needed a change as I have been working in the restaurant business for 18 years.

"I wanted to test myself and gain new skills and I felt I could do that at Admiral. And working here means I work during the daytime instead of evenings, so I get to give my wife and children more of my time."

Mr Miah said he hopes to gain enough skills and knowledge to be able to progress in the company.

Admiral's chief executive David Stevens said: "I'm delighted to welcome Mostofa to Admiral and I wish him all the best for his career here.

"Ten thousand employees is quite the milestone and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of them for making Admiral the success it is."

To mark his appointment, Admiral's recruitment team presented Mr Miah with a 10,000th employee award and doughnuts to share with his new team.

Admiral will announce its halfyear results for 2018 on August 15.

CARDIFF FIRM'S GLOBAL REACH AT ITS three offices in Wales - at Cardiff, Swansea and Newport - Admiral has a workforce of more than 6,800.

It also price comparison and insurance business overseas, including in France, Spain, Italy the US and Mexico.

It has 5.7 million customers globally.

Through its subsidiary companies, the group has 14 major brands.

In the UK they are elephant.co. uk, Diamond, Bell, Gladiator and Confused.com.

In mainland Europe, it has Admiral Seguros and Rastreator.com based in Spain, ConTe.it based in Italy, LeLynx.fr and L'Olivier.fr based in France.

In addition, there are Elephant.

com and Compare.com based in the USA and Rastreator in Mexico.

Breakdown of staff globally: | UK:6,862 | Canada: 447 | India: 521 | Italy: 586 | US: 709 | Spain: 641 | France: 323 | Mexico: 5 Admiral is currently recruiting for a number of support and contact centre roles in its Cardiff, Swansea and Newport offices. Visit AdmiralJobs.co.uk to apply.

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