Andrew Barrow

Dip CII

 

Managing Director

Direct Dial 01782 383431

barrowa@ambinsurance.co.uk

What is your life philosophy? To be happy, successful and not to worry about anything other than what’s important.  To treat everyone around you as you wish to be treated

What is it that you are most proud of in your life? Having a wonderful family, children and running a successful business

What is your favorite book? Treasure Island as a child

What is your favorite film? The Color Purple

What is your favorite Album or song? I haven’t really got a favorite album

What is an ideal weekend for you? Fridays is football training with the kids, Saturdays is socialising with family and friends then football with my friends on a Sunday followed by a Sunday roast and chill out with the family. When you have family its more of a practical weekend depending on what plans the kids have

Have you ticked off any part of your bucket list? I’ve been to the pyramids in Egypt, been to Rome and seen the Colosseum & St Peters Square in the Vatican City

What has been your biggest adrenaline rush? I did a reverse bungee in Ibiza

If you could go back in time, when would you travel to? I would take 12 months out and travel across the world and make no plans, simply look at a map and just go as long as it was within budget

You are stranded on a fictional desert island and can only have four items, what would you choose? A diary & pen, memory box, football, return ticket

Peter Lycett

ACII

 

Operations Director

Direct Dial 01782 383435

lycettp@ambinsurance.co.uk

What is your life philosophy? Improve each day, even it’s its only by 1%

What is it that you are most proud of in your life? Being captain of my Lads ‘n’ Dads football team (for those out of the area that is a Junior Football team) – first season we lost every game, the last season we won a league and cup double

What is your favorite book? The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson – life changing!

What is your favorite film? Robin Hood Prince of Thieves – seen it hundreds of times!

What is your favorite Album or song? Tricky – I’ll say Bring It On by Gomez, probably the first ‘proper’ music I bought and didn’t like it at first but kept listening to it because I didn’t want to waste the money I’d earned to buy it from my paper round. Now it’s my go to album. They are the first band I saw live

What is an ideal weekend for you? A cottage in the middle of no where with my dogs, with a good homely restaurant nearby

Have you ticked off any part of your bucket list? Yes I’ve been Skiing

What has been your biggest adrenaline rush? Skiing – with very little skill on a very hard slope. I’ve never been so scared in my life!

If you could go back in time, when would you travel to? I’d definitely go back and see the Beatles, and other bands of the time

You are stranded on a fictional desert island and can only have four items, what would you choose? 1) My Dogs (counts as one!) 2) I’d need Music – so it would have to be a wind up radio I suppose 3) A boat – I’d explore other islands 4) And a book – probably “1001 Things to do Whilst Stranded on a Desert Island”

Mark Jones

Cert CII

Client Director

Direct Dial 01782 383432

jonesm@ambinsurance.co.uk

What is your life philosophy? “The best way to sell something : don’t sell anything! Earn the Awarenness Respect and Trust from those who might buy”

What is it that you are most proud of in your life? Becoming a Dad! The only motivation I need is to remember everything I do I am doing it for my little girl. (And my wife)

What is your favorite book? Leading by Sir Alex Ferguson

What is your favorite film? Robin Hood- Prince of Thieves – I used to re-enact the scenes with my brother in the woods with my grandad playing the role of The Sheriff!

What is your favorite Album or song? The Stone Roses – This Is The One

What is an ideal weekend for you? Watching plenty of football, quality family time, and enjoying good food

Have you ticked off any part of your bucket list? We went to Dubai for our honeymoon. The best food and location I have ever seen. We cannot wait to go back when Esme is old enough

What has been your biggest adrenaline rush? Completing a 20mile mud run! The pain wasn’t fun but it was something I never thought I was capable of achieving

 If you could go back in time, when would you travel to? Other than the birth of my little girl, I would go back to 26th May 1999 and I would be at the Nou Camp, Barcelona. “Oh what a night. Late in May in 19-99, Ole scored a goal in injury time! What a feeling, what a night!”

Jenny-lea Birchall

Cert CII

Accounts & Compliance Manager

Direct Dial 01782 383434

birchallj@ambinsurance.co.uk

What is your life philosophy? Don’t hold grudges – life is too short

What is it that you are most proud of in your life? Being a good auntie

What is your favorite book? A romance novel

What is your favorite film? A romantic comedy

What is your favorite Album or song? I listen to a variety of music but favorite genre is indie

What is an ideal weekend for you? Visiting a wildlife park/ zoo with family and then cooking a Sunday roast while watching films

Have you ticked off any part of your bucket list? Visiting Las Vegas

What has been your biggest adrenaline rush? Flying in an helicopter when I visited Vegas

If you could go back in time, when would you travel to? Being at the birth of my nephew

You are stranded on a fictional desert island and can only have four items, what would you choose? My bed, solar powered lamp as I don’t like the dark, pots to cook with and a spare set of clothes.

Jessica Price

Cert CII

Client Manager

Direct Dial 01782 383433

pricej@ambinsurance.co.uk

What is your life philosophy? Be Happy, Be Bright, Be you

What is it that you are most proud of in your life? Being a mum to my two children

What is your favorite book? I don’t really get much chance to read but I enjoy reading stories such as the Jolly Postman

What is your favorite film? Matilda – It never gets old

What is your favorite Album or song? There’s too many to list

What is an ideal weekend for you? A perfect weekend is spent in the garden with friends and family or watching Oliver play football in torrential weather

Have you ticked off any part of your bucket list? Swimming with Dolphins in Mexico is one of the best things I’ve done

If you could go back in time, when would you travel to? Back to when I was at school, wishing I would grow up quickly or to see my Grandparents again

You are stranded on a fictional desert island and can only have four items, what would you choose? My Dog, Antibac Wipes, Hairbrush & Hammock

Jack Edge

Dip CII

Client Manager

Direct Dial 01782 383438

edgej@ambinsurance.co.uk

What is your life philosophy? He who dares, wins

What is it that you are most proud of in your life? Back to back fantasy football champion for my football team

What is your favorite book? I don’t read much so I’ll go for a childhood favourite – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

What is your favorite film? The Dark Knight

What is your favorite Album or song? Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

What is an ideal weekend for you? With my mates, in a sunny beer garden, watching football

Have you ticked off any part of your bucket list? Going to Paris to watch the EUROs

What has been your biggest adrenaline rush? I did a 150ft zip line in Cancun – that was pretty wild

If you could go back in time, when would you travel to? I think I’d just go back and see my Nan again!

You are stranded on a fictional desert island and can only have four items, what would you choose? 1) Football 2) iPad loaded with Peter Kay shows/ stand up 3)Unlimited supply of ice cream 4)Bali Bed

Sian Bevins

BA (Hons) Cert CII

Client Manager

Direct Dial 01782 383440

bevinss@ambinsurance.co.uk

What is your life philosophy? Live for the moment. I believe in living for today

What is it that you are most proud of in your life? Being the youngest female manager within Marstons’ PLC (I was 22 at the time)

What is your favorite book? The Magic Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton

What is your favourite film? Don’t make me choose!! I’m a huge Rocky fan so it would be wrong if I didn’t reply Rocky… but also I love Aliens, Terminator, Star Wars, The Goonies… I could go on…(My dad had a video shop when I was younger, so I love all 80s action films)

What is your favorite Album or song? Soundtrack to Rocky IV

What is an ideal weekend for you? Spending time with my family, anywhere as long as we are together!

Have you ticked off any part of your bucket list? Buying a house and starting a family

What has been your biggest adrenaline rush? Not really an adrenaline junkie really, sorry! Both feet on the ground!

If you could go back in time, when would you travel to? Egypt, before tourism ruined it!

You are stranded on a fictional desert island and can only have four items, what would you choose? Bikini, my kindle and my son!

Deborah Noonan

BA (Hons) Dip CII

Client Manager

Direct Dial 01782 383439

noonand@ambinsurance.co.uk

What is your life philosophy? If not now, when?

What is it that you are most proud of in your life? My two lovely children

What is your favorite book? The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

What is your favourite film? Amelie

What is your favorite Album or song? Future Islands – Singles

What is an ideal weekend for you? A weekend away, exploring a new city or town

Have you ticked off any part of your bucket list? To travel to Rio de Janeiro

What has been your biggest adrenaline rush? Playing Roller Derby with my Team

If you could go back in time, when would you travel to? Victorian times

You are stranded on a fictional desert island and can only have four items, what would you choose? Running shoes, Roller Skates, a book and a boat!

Lesley Davies

ACII

Client Manager

Direct Dial 01782 383440

daviesl@ambinsurance.co.uk

What is your life philosophy? Knowledge is good – you can never have too much

What is it that you are most proud of in your life? My three daughters

What is your favorite book? Lots to choose from but I’ll go with the children’s book, Pass The Jam Jim, as it reminds me of the fun we had reading it when my girls were young

What is your favourite film? Erin Brockovich or A Few Good Men, I can’t decide

What is your favorite Album or song? I have an eclectic taste in music, my go to album is Ladies and Gentlemen; George Michael

What is an ideal weekend for you? A West End theatre break

Have you ticked off any part of your bucket list? Taking my daughters to Florida, the highlight being Discovery Cove

What has been your biggest adrenaline rush? I love team sports, so whenever I’m playing or watching my daughters play, and it’s a really close game, especially when the end result is in our favour!

If you could go back in time, when would you travel to? To when I was a teenager, knowing what I know now!

You are stranded on a fictional desert island and can only have four items, what would you choose? A ball, a pair of trainers, a book and a never ending supply of music

Dawn Cotton

ACII

Client Manager

Direct Dial 01782 383441

cottond@ambinsurance.co.uk

What is your life philosophy? Treat others as you’d like to be treated

What is it that you are most proud of in your life? My lovely kids and winning the Mum’s race when they were at primary school

What is your favorite book?The Little Women series of books by Louisa May Alcott, I’ve read them all many times since the age of 11

What is your favourite film?Mamma Mia 2 – love a sing-a-long

What is your favorite Album or song? Anything up beat – I have hundred’s of songs on my Spotify playlist. I’m not a big album fan but Bat out of Hell by Meatloaf is one I enjoy listening  to all the way through

What is an ideal weekend for you? Seeing friends and family, eating, drinking and laughing

Have you ticked off any part of your bucket list? Completing a high ropes course (on jelly legs) with my son and finally visiting Rome in 2019 after many years of waiting

What has been your biggest adrenaline rush? Completing the high ropes course is definitely up there – I’m not a thrill seeker

If you could go back in time, when would you travel to? To the pyramids in Egypt so I can see how they were built

You are stranded on a fictional desert island and can only have four items, what would you choose?A wind-up radio, a sharp knife, Gin and Tonic

Vanessa Proctor

Cert CII

Client Manager

Direct Dial 01782 383442

proctorv@ambinsurance.co.uk

What is your life philosophy?To be happy with what you have achieved and not think about what if

What is it that you are most proud of in your life? The person I have become today thanks to my children

What is your favorite book? One of my A-Level studies. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

What is your favourite film? Bridesmaids

What is your favorite Album or song?Acoustic songs by James Arthur

What is an ideal weekend for you? DIY! Love to improve/change things around the house

Have you ticked off any part of your bucket list? To push myself to do well in life and to have and to have a family of my own

What has been your biggest adrenaline rush? Definitely getting married!

If you could go back in time, when would you travel to? I do love watching Peaky blinders, so maybe 1915-1930’s

You are stranded on a fictional desert island and can only have four items, what would you choose? Hair brush, jet ski, a watch, lots of tea

Blue

Cert CII

Client Manager

Direct Dial 01782 383442

proctorv@ambinsurance.co.uk

What is your life philosophy?Love others, more than I love myself… especially if they are smelly

What is it that you are most proud of in your life? When I was a baby Puppa I found a mouse

What is your favorite book? Greyfriars Bobby

What is your favourite film? Jurassic Bark, Lost World, I’m named after the lead Raptor – although I generally watch the food channel after a long day

What is your favorite Album or song?Anything that I can turn the Sub ‘Woofers’ up to!

What is an ideal weekend for you? Chasing – balls, birds, feathers, crisp packets you name it I’m not fussed

Have you ticked off any part of your bucket list? Wild swimming! – still lots of things to do though

What has been your biggest adrenaline rush? Running through the long grass!! Or finding a banana skin… especially a banana skin in long grass!!!

You are stranded on a fictional desert island and can only have four items, what would you choose? A Ball, a chew, a human and another dog to play with

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