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Suite 2A, Gateway Business Centre
Unit 1 Barncoose Gateway Park
Telephone: 0344 892 1500
Weekdays: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Some of our Key People:
Jason Snape ACII - Development Executive
Jason was the Account Executive at William Rogers Insurance Brokers before they became part of the Towergate family.
Jason has been working in the insurance industry since 1974 and attained his ACII (Associate of The Chartered Insurance Industry) accreditation in 1978. Jason's has a remarkable depth of insurance expertise having advised clients in many varied industries and professions on both insurance and risk management issues.
He and his wife Carol are originally from the Stoke on Trent area and are frequently visited by their extended family.
Jerry Knight - Account Director
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Lee Tucker - Account Director
Lee was a partner of Walmsley Baker Insurance Brokers, before they became part of the Towergate family, and has worked from the Newquay office since 1989.
Lee has worked within the insurance industry since leaving college in 1973, starting his career with General Accident, and has attained the ACII (Associate of The Chartered Insurance Industry) accreditation. Lee has a remarkable depth of insurance expertise having advised clients in many varied industries and professions on both insurance and risk management issues.
Although originally hailing from Maidstone, Lee also worked in Manchester & Norwich before moving to Cornwall in 1986. His passion for Norwich City is legendary within the office and, despite living over 400 miles away, he still manages to see the Canaries play live each season. He says "Even after all these years, they rarely fail to disappoint!".
Barry Bennetts - Account Executive
Barry has lived in Newquay all his life and started work for the Prudential Insurance as their local agent before going on to set up Newquay Insurance Services which he ran for 14yrs before selling the business , he then joined Walmsley Baker in 2001 before they became part of the Towergate family in 2005.
He has been involved with Newquay Football club for many years as a supporter and fund raiser organising sportsman's dinners, music gigs in the big top and also being instrumental in bringing a major airline to Newquay football club as the clubs main sponsor.
Matt Ellin - Senior Account Handler
Matt has worked in the insurance industry for 13 years, since graduating from the University of Sheffield with a law degree. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge to assist you with your insurance requirements, and prides himself for his high levels of customer service. Matt is our resident expert in agricultural risks and loves nothing more than throwing on a pair of wellies and visiting new and existing customers to provide advice regarding their insurance needs.
Originally from Yorkshire, Matt moved to West Cornwall with his family in 2006 and currently lives in Penzance.
If you would like to speak to Matt, please Direct Dial: 01736 352348
Richard Lewin - Account Director
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Barry Christophers - Account Executive
Barry is part of the furniture at the Falmouth Office and has enjoyed looking after the insurance requirements of local businesses for 30+ years. Outside of the office, Barry's interests include football, an ex-player he continues to serve as the Treasurer of Mawnan AFC and he is an active member of Gyllyngvase Surf Life Saving & Triathlon Club where he helps to coach the young "Nipper" members.
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Nick Hatch Dip.CII - Regional Trading Director South West
I started my career in Insurance as a YTS trainee with Ecclesiastical, working in the Motor insurance department, I was fortunate in being able to complete my further education on day release from the company. I spent 14 years with Ecclesiastical, moving in to direct sales for motor and home insurance and launching a Young Lady Driver policy that was backed by a hugely success marketing campaign. I was promoted through the Direct business and eventually became Manager of the broker services department; managing teams who were responsible for servicing the company's branch structure and external brokers, in product lines including Packages, Care, Education and Commercial Combined.
My first move away from Ecclesiastical was to Hill House Hammond Insurance Brokers managing their Commercial Insurance businesses in Kidderminster, West Bromwich and Bristol. I led the Kidderminster and West Bromwich teams through a merger into the Towergate Telford office and then took over the management of Towergate's Taunton and Bristol offices, the Taunton office had a scheme for Farm insurance and alongside this we specialised in Commercial insurance. From there I spent 3 years as MD of Towergate's offices in Hemel Hempstead and North London, where they had insurance specialism including Property Owners insurance. My current role is MD for the South West, looking after 8 offices from Bristol to Penzance and assisting with the development and growth of these businesses.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, socialising, playing golf, football and I “enjoy” running, recently completing 2 half marathons for charity.