Andrew Mark Barrow

 

Managing Director

Direct Dial 01782 383431

barrowa@ambinsurance.co.uk

 

Andy is the founder and director of amb, he has been working in insurance for over 25 years and was the director of two other brokerages prior to establishing amb in 2003. Within his role, he handles new business enquiries, policy renewals and staff development while overseeing the day-to-day running of the business. At the age of 8, he swam a remarkable 2 miles but despite sharing impressive aquatic qualities with them…he hates fish!

Peter Lycett-Williams

 

Operations Director

Direct Dial 01782 383435

lycettp@ambinsurance.co.uk

 

Pete has over a decade of insurance under his belt and joined us in February 2012. Within his role as an Operations Director, he is expected to generate new business leads as well as manage the needs of his existing clients. He helps with the development of staff through training of his own and arranging external training. Success on Football Manager games led Pete to dream of pursuing this career in reality; he still clings onto this ambition and you’ll often find him discussing tactics with Mark on his dinner hour. He is infamous for having some bizarre items delivered to the office; they include a letterbox, a dummy pheasant and a rabbit skin.

Mark Jones

 

Sales Director

Direct Dial 01782 383432

jonesm@ambinsurance.co.uk

 

Mark initially started working at Andrew’s previous brokerage in 2002; having left in 2005 he then re-joined as a commercial account executive in August 2013. His main responsibility now as Sales Directors is to expand our portfolio of clients. Mark’s dream of becoming a footballer, he says, is still alive and he often describes his many outstanding performances to us (unfortunately we have never heard an account from anyone else). He prides himself on making an exceptional cup of coffee; he isn’t the best in the business but he’s definitely in the top 1.

Jenny-lea Birchall

 

Accounts & Compliance Manager

Direct Dial 01782 383434

birchallj@ambinsurance.co.uk

 

Jen knows amb inside out and since joining in September 2005 she has become the go-to-woman. As office manager she is responsible for the running of the office; her tasks include managing the companies accounts, ensuring staff adhere to regulatory requirements, running monthly reports as well as helping everyone in the office with any issues they have. Jen only has a hot drink once in a blue moon, so isn’t expected to make rounds for us all, only a select few have ever experienced one of her brews. In her spare time, you’ll find her under her duvet reading with her 2 dachshunds beside her.

Jessica Price

 

Snr Commercial Account Handler

Direct Dial 01782 383433

pricej@ambinsurance.co.uk

 

Jess joined amb as a commercial account handler in April 2013 after deciding not to pursue her dream of joining childhood heroes the spice girls. She deals with all aspects of insurance; managing the renewals and enquiries of her own clients as well as providing support to the all of the directors. When she’s not made to watch Peppa Pig by her son, she loves to go shopping and spend time with her family. Jess doesn’t like to miss a brew in the office and has been known to down full mugs in order to avoid doing so.

Sally-Ann Thorley

 

Commercial Account Handler

01782 383436

thorleys@ambinsurance.co.uk

 

When Sally has a few moments to herself she enjoys reading, however, this time is in short supply with a busy family life. Most of her time is spent entertaining her two children with day trips ranging from the seaside to farm life. She is a keen animal lover owning two cats and loves to spend her time with friends and family by going to local restaurants. Sally has a wealth of experience earned through working in various roles in the insurance profession, she’s keen to add to this with her studies towards the Diploma in Insurance (DipCII). Sally is committed to her charity work which is part of her role as Charity Secretary on the committee for the local Stoke on Trent Insurance Institute.

Daniel Bassett

 

Commercial Account Handler

Direct Dial 01782 383437

bassettd@ambinsurance.co.uk

 

Joining the team straight from school, Dan’s customer service skills were honed in his part-time job serving the Potteries’ favourite dish, Oatcakes! He hopes to forge a career as successful as the players on his favourite football team, Stoke City. When he’s not studying towards his insurance exams he is touring the country to watch his favourite bands. Dan has a real passion for understanding our client’s business and how an insurance policy protects this.

About us

Want to know more about us? Here are 10 facts to get you started.

1) We’re independent brokers based in—where else?—Staffordshire. Newcastle-under-Lyme, to be precise.

2) We moved from Stone to our grand old building Wolstanton in 2011 and never looked back.

3) The grand old building, the place we call home, was designed by renowned architect, Absalom Reed Wood, in 1890.

4) We’re built on four pillars; Professional, Approachable, Meticulous and Swift. Everything we do rotates around these pillars.

5) Charity is close to our hearts. Donna Louise Hospice, Help Appeal, Air Ambulance and Alice Charity are just some of the charities we work with.

6) We love a good chinwag. Talking to our clients is what motivates us most.

7) We also love a good oatcake and they’re usually found around the office on Fridays (though not for long).

8) If you visit us on a Friday, you’ll notice that we employ a dress-down day. Mind your eyes though, there are some debatable fashion choices here in the office.

9) The office radio keeps us moving swiftly. We can jive to any tune.

10) We believe in allegories. There’s wisdom to be gained from The Tortoise and The Hare. Come and visit us and we’ll explain why.

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