Atkinson Smith

Atkinson Smith

At the age of 39, Ian Laycock of Doncaster brokers Atkinson Smith is now the youngest chairman of the Yorkshire and northern region of the British Insurance Brokers
Association. He is a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Colonnade Insurance Brokers

Ian Bullock is promoted to marketing director of Colonnade Insurance Brokers. He joined the company as head of marketing in September, 1998. Bullock began his career at Legal & General before moving to General Accident Life. He qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1990.

Lawclub Legal Protection

Fraser Nichol is appointed business developer for Scotland and Northern Ireland at Lawclub Legal Protection.HSB Haughton Engineering has appointed three consultants. Clarke Gibson is appointed to the company office in Belfast; David Slater is appointed the company's first representative in the north-east; and Tim James is appointed to cover the Bristol area.

Collegiate Management Services

Claudia Goodridge is appointed underwriting assistant at Collegiate Management Services. She has two and a half years of broking experience in the Lloyd's market where she specialised in international professional indemnity and directors' and officers' liability insurance.

Bupa Health Assurance

Brian Bartley is appointed head of operations at Bupa Health Assurance, the division that sells health and protection products such as long-term care, critical illness cover and income protection schemes.

Crawford & Company

Will Gaskell is appointed manager of fraud solutions at Crawford & Company. He was previously the fraud expert at travel agent Thomas Cook. He also served as a police detective for 24 years and reached the rank of Detective Superintendent.


Miguel Gallardo is joining Kennedy's. A Spanish advocate, he will work in the firm's Chiswell Street office alongside partner Philip Hartley. The pair will work closely to consolidate the work the firm already does in Spain through its associate firm in Madrid, Arauz de Robles & Velez. Gallardo is also the legal adviser to the commercial office of the Spanish Embassy in London. In addition, he will continue to work for the Spanish rail company Transfera UK.


David Kaye is appointed consultant for the AudaManager Bodyshop Management System at Audatex.He was previously at Akzo Nobel.


Ken Dennis, John Foad, Mike Phillipson and Mike Read are appointed to the board of ServiceMaster

Inter Partner Assistance

Inter Partner Assistance has announced a major shake-up of personnel. Simon Hancox, Carol Lever and Angela Heaton are appointed client service managers. Ian Jansingh becomes business development manager and Lorraine Dodds becomes product development manager. Tim Jury, Debbie Tickner, Matthew Howlett, Andy Keggen and Amanda Pilkington are appointed account managers. Amanda Cunningham, Sally Howells and Steve Sandell are appointed business support assistants. Kerry Knief and Maureen Jordan are appointed contract support executives.

eQuest One

Deborah Taylor-Young is appointed UK general manager of eQuest One.She previously worked for 12 years at the Corporation of Lloyd's. Taylor-Young will oversee the launch of eQuest One's website into the UK and European markets. The organisation offers training in multi-media and multi-lingual packages to both groups and individuals.