London, UK (1 March, 2013) – Hardworking, intuitive, practical, ambitious and determined, these are just some of the personality traits belonging to the UKs most successful entrepreneurs, who are most likely named David.
To mark St. David’s Day, specialist insurer Hiscox reviewed their SME insurance customers spread across 40 industry sectors including media, marketing, engineering, recruitment, charity and property, data showed that more Hiscox small business owners in the UK have the name David than any other closely followed by John, Paul, Andrew and Michael, respectively.
The Guardian Digital Agency’s recent research* also highlights David as a popular choice, with it sitting as the number one name for doctors and the number two name for FSTE-100 directors.
The name of the Welsh patron saint, David, has been popular in Britain since the Middle Ages. Well known entrepreneurs named David include: David Lloyd (David Lloyd health centres), David Karp (co-founder of Tumblr.com) and David Ross (Car phone warehouse). All providing proof that there might be something in this name business after all.
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Hiscox offers a range of business insurance policies to cover the liabilities and property risks of small businesses and consultants in the UK, as well as profession-specific policies that you can tailor to suit the risks that your business faces. Hiscox also provides specialist insurance cover for homes and their contents, valuables and collections.
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Hiscox, headquartered in Bermuda, is an international specialist insurance group listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). There are three main underwriting parts of the Group – Hiscox London Market, Hiscox UK and Europe and Hiscox International. Hiscox London Market underwrites mainly internationally traded business in the London Market – generally large or complex business which needs to be shared with other insurers or needs the international licences of Lloyd’s. Hiscox UK and Hiscox Europe offer a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers, as well as high net worth individuals. Hiscox International includes operations in Bermuda, Guernsey and USA.
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*Guardian Digital Agency’s research was published online at www.guardian.co.uk on 11th February 2013 and can be found here.