Rival insurer Admiral, however, enjoyed record full-year profits and handed bonuses worth £3,600 to thousands of staff. A total of 10,000 employees were handed the share award under a bonus scheme linked to Admiral’s performance. But shares in Admiral still fell by 103p to 2,088p. In other corporate news, sales at Greggs topped £1 billion for the first time as the launch of its controversial vegan sausage roll helped drive a surge in customer numbers. The bakery chain posted a 15 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £82.6 million in 2018, with sales rising 7.2 per cent to just over £1 billion.