A Dudley insurance provider is celebrating its 20th birthday and continued success, despite the difficult economic climate.

Commercial Express has gone from strength to strength throughout the last two decades and the firm has remained one of the few independent Managing General Agents in the UK.

Founded in 1999 by managing director Duncan Pritchard and Sarah Pritchard, Commercial Express started with 20 employees in Castlegate Way, Dudley.

But its workforce has grown to more than 50 people and in 2014 it moved to The Waterfront, Brierley Hill.

Mr Pritchard said: “I am extremely proud of everything that Commercial Express has achieved over the last 20 years.

“We have expanded considerably and at a time when other industries are crashing, we are achieving continued success. Nothing is possible without our skilled professionals who provide an excellent customer service."

Commercial Express is currently the only MGA to offer its very own online learning hub.

CE Learning, launched earlier this year, is a platform encompassing free training courses for CE insurance brokers.

For more information, visit www.commercialexpress.co.uk/