After leaving UMIST with an Honours Degree Steve had 2 years experience in the field of insurance loss consultancy. In 1989 at the age of 24 Steve set up Carrington & Co his own loss assessing practice. Over the years Steve has acted for several thousand clients in the preparation, negotiation and settlement of insurance claims. His experience of badly sold policies and the nightmares people endured dealing with insurance companies led to him establishing Steve Allen Insurance in 2004. The general insurance arm is done in Association with Reich Insurance Brokers of Manchester. The health protection side such as life, critical illness, sickness, redundancy, Steve Allen Insurance is directly authorised by the FSA.