Tom has been in insurance a long time having originally worked for an insurance company in South Yorkshire and the North West before moving South. After a number of years as their Northampton Manager, Tom decided to become an insurance broker in 1991.
He has considerable in depth technical insurance knowledge and a keen interest in maintaining the independence of the insurance broking profession. Tom has been a Director of Bernard A. Potter (Insurance Brokers) Ltd, a Commercial Account Manager for Country Mutual Insurance Brokers Ltd and Sales Manager for Towergate Risk Solutions. He is a Past President of the Northamptonshire Insurance Institute, a Chartered Insurance Broker and holds a First Class Honours Degree in Insurance Management. He currently represents the East Midlands on the Representative Council of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Fluent in German, Tom was educated both in the UK and abroad. He spent many years as a ski instructor although these days, his various sporting interests are mainly as a spectator. As an England Golf Captain Society member he still continues to be a keen golfer.
Simon joined the TSB Bank as a trainee manager and worked in several branches throughout southeast England and South London.
In 1988, Simon joined Keith R Drysdale Limited insurance brokers, based in Beaconsfield, becoming Company Secretary. The Company was eventually acquired by NFU Mutual and Simon took on the role of Broker Manager at the Country Mutual office in Corby. After its merger with their Northampton Office Simon became Kettering Manager of the newly combined office. After the acquisition of Country Mutual by Towergate Risk Solutions in 2006, Simon became Managing Director.
Simon is a Past President of the Insurance Institute of Northampton. He like Tom, has also contributed on several occasions to consumer related issues on Radio Northampton.
Simon has always been a keen footballer and currently coaches the Football in Medbourne, Leicestershire with both his sons playing for the Club. He has also served as the Chairperson of Drayton Parish meeting.
As a keen petrol head, Simon makes the odd pilgrimage to Le Mans.
Head of our Northern Branch of Hallsdale Insurance Brokers, based in Sheffield.
Chris has returned to Insurance Broking, having spent the past 3 years in Sheffield as an Underwriter. During this period, he has worked alongside some of the top global insurance companies, which has given him the depth of knowledge and experience to handle any class of insurance business.
Having a young daughter at home, Chris is balancing growing the Sheffield office with family life. Any spare time is taken up with golf, travel and football. Chris has also served on Council for the Insurance Institute of Northampton.<
Commercial Account Manager
Having worked for Insurance Brokers since 1991, Angela has a high level of knowledge and experience in handling all classes of Commercial Insurance. Taking a few years out in the late nineties to work in Las Vegas and enjoy the sunshine and bright lights.
She rejoined the team in April 2011 from Towergate, having previously worked with the Directors over several years.
Angela has a growing portfolio of clients and is very enthusiastic about her job.
With two daughters, Angela has an active family life as well as enjoying entertaining with friends in her free time.
Commercial Account Handler
A true Scot, originally from Dumfries and Galloway, Lewis has been an Insurance Broker since 2004 having started his career north of the border. He relocated to the East Midlands in 2010 where he became active in the Leicester Insurance Institute as a Young Members representative.
He is working towards his Diploma in Insurance and is seeking to develop his knowledge further and strengthen his contribution to the Team.
Lewis is married and the proud father of twin girls.
A keen football supporter and ex player he now restricts himself to hill walking and the occasional round of golf when parenting allows.