Terry has worked in the insurance industry since 2003. His passion is helping companies to identify and manage the day to day risks associated with their business. Terry’s expertise lies within the media sector, primarily working with Studios, Equipment Rental, Post Production, Sound & Lighting and Event Management Companies. Terry has a proven track record of working with small, mid-market, corporate and global clients. He is able to quickly understand the logistical operations of a business, and identify and recommend solutions for the immediate and emerging risk exposures. Terry hold the Certificate of Insurance with the Chartered Insurance Institute. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends and going for long walks with his Border Collie.
Craig’s career in commercial insurance claims spans over 30 years. During that time he has worked for insurers, loss adjusters and brokers, giving him a unique insight into all areas of the claims process. Craig holds the Certificate in Insurance with the Chartered Insurance Institute. He has a particular specialism in property and liability claims, but has a broad knowledge of all areas of commercial insurance claims. Craig joined Pound Gates in May 2014. He prides himself on not taking ‘no’ for an answer and in getting the best possible outcome for our clients.
Asha joined Pound Gates in 2016 working within the Central Services team. In June 2018, she has moved into an underwriting role, with Pound Gates Insurance Brokers, working on our market-leading day care nursery scheme. Asha is also a committee member for the Pound Gates’ Acorn Fund with the Suffolk Community Foundation and a committee member for the companies entertainments club, organising social events for her colleagues. Asha is a keen traveller and enjoys exploring new places. Other hobbies include HIIT and spin classes.
Tahnee joined Pound Gates in January 2016, initially working within Sevatas as a claims handler. In June 2018, she became the Office Co-ordinator for Pound Gates.
Ally has worked in Human Resources since graduating in 2005. Prior joining Pound Gates in 2012, Ally worked in various HR generalist and graduate recruitment roles for a global insurance broker. With responsibility for managing the HR approach across the Pound Gates group of companies as well as the facilities services across all our locations, Ally is an Associate member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with a qualification in Human Resources Management. Outside of work Ally enjoys spending time with her fur-babies, reading and travelling as often as time and funds allow!
Dave has spent over 30 years in the insurance industry having held senior positions within RSA and AXA. Dave holds the Certificate of Insurance Practice with the Chartered Insurance Institute and recently successfully completed the IOSH Managing Safely Certificate. He joined Pound Gates in December 2009. Dave is married with two sons. He is Chairman of AFC Kesgrave Football Club, a keen supporter of Southampton FC and enjoys golf and fishing in his spare time. Dave is also a Trustee of The Soma Leo Foundation.
Kevin graduated from University College Dublin in 1989 with a Masters Degree in Economics. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute having started his professional career with a major insurance company. Kevin joined the business in 2000 and led the management buy-out in 2002. He is proud of the accreditations the business holds, but more important than these quality badges is the client feedback and testimonials we receive. Kevin is delighted our clients see our business as an important partner in the success of their businesses.
Sian has over 25 years insurance experience, 24 of which have been on the nursery scheme, having joined Pound Gates as a trainee in 1994. Sian is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and holds the Certificate of Insurance.
Sian is married with two children, both of which attended nursery from 10 months old when she returned to work. Sian feels that having had two children at nursery gives her a good understanding and insight of the sector to help her daily in her job. Sian is a Qualified Mental Health First Aider and a committee member at the pre-school and out of school club that her children attend.
Spencer has worked in accounts and finance roles since 2011, having previously worked in retail sector. He joined Pound Gates in 2015 and became Senior Accounts Assistant in November 2016. He completed the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) in May 2015 and began studying for the ACCA qualification in June 2017.
Tim has spent over 40 years in the insurance industry. After working for Norwich Union for 11 years he joined Pound Gates in 1988, becoming a Director in the early 1990s. Tim is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurance Broker. As well as looking after several larger and more complex accounts Tim has responsibility for certain aspects of regulatory compliance. Originally from Leiston, Tim has lived in Colchester since 1983. Married in 1989, he is a keen supporter of Ipswich Town FC and also enjoys a variety of other hobbies and pursuits in his spare time.