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Email: info@jpm-insurance.co.uk

Mat McSwiggan

Account Executive

Education leve:
9 GCSE's including an A* in Drama!
Sector experience:
Motor Trade, Retail and Construction
Years of industry experience:
10 Years
Star Sign:
Leo
Favourite Cake:
Birthday Cake
Drink:
Milk 2 sugars or a lager and dash on the weekends!
Interests outside of JPM:
Managing my son's football team, watching football and attempting to play football!
Riskiest activity ever taken part in:
Parachuting, with twists in the canopy!
Interesting fact:
I've survived a shark attack! Scored at Old Trafford with 60,000 fans watching and I'm highly allergic to peas!

Karen Blount

Hub Manager

Education level:
Various levels obtained over the years dependent on the job role
Sector experience:
8 years as an underwriter for an insurance company and 12 as a broker
Years of industry experience:
20 Years
Star sign:
Pisces
Favourite cake:
Custard Slice
Drink:
However it comes!
Interests outside of JPM:
Walking, music, socialising and sport
Riskiest activity ever taken part in:
Giving birth!
Interesting fact:
I can play a musical instrument and I used to be a teaching assistant in a primary school

Dianne Richardson

Senior Account Handler

Education level:
BTEC National Diploma in Business and Finance

Trinity College London Performance Certificate through Birmingham School of Acting

CII Proficiency in Insurance
Sector experience:
Motor Insurance – Head of Special Schemes and Delegated Authority

High Street Broker – Personal Lines

London Commercial Broker – with own PO portfolio worth in excess of £2m GWP

Johnston Park McAndrew since 2009
Years of industry experience:
Since I left school ….
Clients worked with:
Developed specialist products and relationships, monitored and audited large brokerages

Handled a £2m+ property owner portfolio for CPP CIN La Salle

Range of clients with Commercial needs and specialising in Professional Indemnity
Star sign:
Scorpio
Favourite cake:
I’d prefer a hot sausage roll, but cake is okay too …
Drink:
Strong and wet
Interests outside of JPM:
I love drama and have participated in everything from Shakespeare to panto; though I’m still waiting for a vacancy as Beatrice to materialize. I’m currently tip toeing into film work and writing. I enjoy being creative, whether with paint, words or costumes and like to push myself outside my natural comfort zone. Spending time with my children is my highest priority, (though I do have to just nod at some of the game and tech bits…). So most of time is spent supporting homework, taking my daughter to drama and auditions (mini me – poor thing) and nodding with my son!
Riskiest activity ever taken part in:
Could be my first Shakespeare (and the after party); although going to BSA in my mid thirties took some guts. Physically – waking my daughter up is the most dangerous thing I do, (ducking, bobbing and moving PDQ are obligatory).
Interesting fact:
I can’t just sneeze once.

Louise Ball

Senior Account Handler

Education level:
5 GCSE’S A-C, CII Certified
Sector experience:
Large Commercial /Retail Clients
Years of industry experience:
11 years
Star sign:
Gemini
Favourite cake:
a Greggs belgian bun
Drink:
Hot & Milky
Interests outside of JPM:
West Bromwich Albion Football Club
Riskiest activity ever taken part in:
Working for JPM!!
Interesting fact:
I can play the Euphonium

Sharon Smart

Senior Account Handler

Education level:
A Levels, Cert CII
Sector experience:
7 years as Commercial Account Handler
Years of industry experience:
20 plus years – straight from school
Star sign:
Pisces
Favourite cake:
Carrot, its one of my 5 a day!
Drink:
In a large glass
Interests outside of JPM:
Shop, Shop, Shop
Riskiest activity ever taken part in:
Being a mum to two teenage boys. Risky doesn't come close!
Interesting fact:
I make a mean carrot cake and it doesn't last long in the office

Donna McMahon

Senior Account Handler

Education level:
Cert CII
Sector experience:
Commercial & Retail
Years of industry experience:
20 years
Clients worked with:
All types of commercial risks
Star sign:
Leo with Scorpio Rising
Favourite cake:
Sharon Smart’s © Carrot Cake
Drink:
Tea milk no sugar OR ice and a slice depending on the time of day or how the day is panning out
Interests outside of JPM:
Music, Movies, socialising with family and friends & shopping
Riskiest activity ever taken part in:
Riding my bike no handed with my eyes shut. (followed by a trip to A&E)
Interesting fact:
I was the long jump school champion!

Mandy Keggans

Account Handler

Education level:
GCSE’s obtained at school. Typing & computer courses attended after leaving school.
Sector experience:
Worked at Johnston Park McAndrew originally in 1999 until 2006. Left & started again in 2012
Years of industry experience:
10 Years
Star sign:
Libra
Favourite cake:
Chocolate
Drink:
If its Coffee with loads of milk, if its wine as often as possible
Interests outside of JPM:
Looking after and cleaning up after 4 boys is my outside interest
Riskiest activity ever taken part in:
Telling an 8 year old stroppy boy that he cannot do something, you have no idea how risky that can be!!!
Interesting fact:
Originally trained as a hairdresser, could have been the next Vidal Sassoon

Sam Winrow

Account Handler

Education level:
GCSE's and life
Sector experience:
Corporate and commercial
Years of industry experience:
25 years plus
Star sign:
Cancer
Favourite cake:
Custard slice
Drink:
Large!
Interests outside of JPM:
Spending time with my family and shopping
Riskiest activity ever taken part in:
Having children!
Interesting fact:
Hate lifts, over the years I have been stuck in them many times!

Paul Slater

Appointed Representative

Education level:
A-Level
Sector experience:
Engineering and Meat Processing
Years of industry experience:
10 years

Jonathan Hughes

Director – Absolute Risk Solutions Ltd

Education level:
GCSE’s and Cert CII
Sector experience:
13 Years
Years of industry experience:
21 Years
Star sign:
Pisces
Favourite cake:
I like all of them!
Drink:
Shaken not stirred
Interests outside of JPM:
Spending time with the family, football, running, golf and socialising
Riskiest activity ever taken part in:
Climbing Cader Idris
Interesting fact:
I look like the bloke out of Blades of Glory and Napoleon Dynamite!

Rachael Butler

Account Handler – Absolute Risk Solutions Ltd

Education level:
7 GCSE’s, Certificate in Financial Planning
Years of industry experience:
20 years in Financial Services
Star sign:
Aquarius
Favourite cake:
Chocolate
Drink:
Coffee, white, one sugar
Interests outside of JPM:
Shopping
Riskiest activity ever taken part in:
Paragliding
Interesting fact:
I trained as a make-up artist in a previous life!

Trish Parr

Agency and SME Manager

Education level:
A-Level
Sector experience:
Commercial Insurance
Years of industry experience:
30 Years
Star sign:
Pisces
Favourite cake:
Victoria Sponge
Drink:
Nice and strong and in good spirits!
Interests outside of JPM:
Fine dining
Riskiest activity ever taken part in:
Moon Walk!!
Interesting fact:
I love being in good company and having a good laugh. I love to travel and learn about other cultures

Amanda Widnall

SME Account Handler

Education level:
Level 3 National Diploma in Animal Management, Level 2 NVQ in Business & Administration & currently doing a Level 3 NVQ in Financial Services
Sector experience:
I hope to build my experience and be Certified CII by October 2015.
Years of industry experience:
Just over 2 years
Star sign:
Taurus
Favourite cake:
Anything chocolatey!
Drink:
Tea, one sugar please
Interests outside of JPM:
Cars, motorbikes and meeting friends for a drink!
Riskiest activity ever taken part in:
Riding pillion on the motorway when a car cuts in front of you is pretty scary!
Interesting fact:
I was hoping to become a vet when I was younger, but developed a fear of hospitals and needles…

Lisa Davies

SME Account Handler

Education level:
'A Level'
Sector experience:
Commercial insurance
Years of industry experience:
27 years
Star sign:
Leo
Favourite cake:
Carrot Cake
Drink:
Cold & Dry
Interests outside of JPM:
Shopping with my 3 daughters & travelling
Riskiest activity ever taken part in:
Working for JPM!
Interesting fact:
I have twins born on different days!

Gemma Tedstone

SME Account Handler

Education Level
GCSEs and NVQ2 in Customer Service
Sector Experience
Commercial Insurance
Years of industry experience
6 years
Start sign
Libra
Favourite cake
Chocolate brownie with ice cream
Drink
Disaronno and coke
Interests outside of JPM
Shopping. Watching most sports mainly football and golf. Going on holiday
Riskiest activity ever taken part in
Climbing Mount Vesuvius or giving birth!
Interesting fact
I've met David Beckham and Steven Gerrard who gave me a signed shirt.

Lauren Hutchings

SME Administrator

Education level:
GCSE and BTEC qualifications
Sector experience:
Office administration, customer service and office duties
Years of industry experience:
None so far, but more to come!
Star sign:
Taurus
Favourite cake:
Nothing with fruit in
Drink:
Hot & Rich!
Interests outside of JPM:
Keeping fit and socialising
Riskiest activity ever taken part in:
I'm not a risk taker!
Interesting fact:
I'm strangely addicted to cheese ... I have it on everything

Kate Cartwright

Broking Manager

Education level:
Various College Qualifications
Sector experience:
High Value Broking for Various Clients in many different industries
Years of industry experience:
32 Years
Star sign:
Cancer
Favourite cake:
Meringue
Drink:
Straight!

Andrea Hawkswood

Credit Control

Education level:
GCSE
Sector experience:
Credit Control and Accounting
Years of industry experience:
Shockingly 23 years
Star sign:
Libra
Favourite cake:
Anything with lemon
Drink:
Neat
Interests outside of JPM:
Being a good mum, and eating out, which means I don't have to cook or wash up!
Riskiest activity ever taken part in:
The Moonwalk, when all I wanted was my bed!
Interesting fact:
I bumped into Bruce Willis in New York

Debra Breese

Claims Manager

Education level:
GCE’s and NEBOSH Qualification
Sector experience:
Claims Handling for Many Clients, including some extremely high value cases
Years of industry experience:
Over 30 Years
Star sign:
Capricorn
Favourite cake:
Custard slice
Drink:
All or nothing
Interests outside of JPM:
Walking and cooking
Riskiest activity ever taken part in:
Canoeing in a fjord in Norway, during a storm
Interesting fact:
I am often mistaken for Jayne McDonald

James Pearson

Claims Handler

Education level:
Various GCSE Grade C and above

NVQ Level 3 Customer Service

NVQ Level 3 Business

Certificate, Chartered Insurance Institute (Claims)
Sector experience:
Account Handling with various types of business

Claims Handling (Motor, Property, Liability, Professional Indemnity, Travel, Household, High Net Worth)
Years of industry experience:
13 years
Clients worked with:
Birmingham Mailbox, Lear Investments Ltd, Revelan Group PLC, Paul White Associates, Lex Allan.
Star sign:
Aries
Favourite cake:
Chocolate Eclair
Drink:
Coffee (strong), white, 1 sugar
Interests outside of JPM:
Socialising with friends and visiting places
Interesting fact:
Have met 2 members of the Royal Family.

Claire Walker

Claims Handler

Education level:
CII Claims
Sector experience:
Claims Handling for various sectors like, Motor, Property, PI, Travel, High Net worth, just to name a few.
Years of industry experience:
14 Years
Star sign:
Aquarius
Favourite cake:
Cheese
Drink:
Tea (strong), white, no sugar
Interests outside of JPM:
Gym & Family Time
Interesting fact:
I have double jointed toes!

Jayne Johnston

Receptionist/Directors PA

Education level:
CSE/O Level
Years of industry experience:
4 years (although I initially only came in for two weeks to help out)
Star sign:
Aries
Favourite cake:
Anything with meringue
Drink:
Cold, wet, white and preferably Sauvignon Blanc
Interests outside of JPM:
Fine dining, definite interest in good wine
Riskiest activity ever taken part in:
Marrying the Managing Director!
Interesting fact:
I have competed and completed 3 Moonwalks (this entails walking over 26 miles through the streets of London, raising thousands of pounds for Breast Cancer)