A personal service
from our team

Weatherbys Hamilton operates from seven offices; Newmarket, Swindon, Wellingborough, London, Penrith, Edinburgh and Horsham.

From these locations we are ideally placed to visit our clients at home or in their offices to provide the hands-on personal service that is our hallmark.

Each office can access our complete range of insurances and all aspects of your account will be handled by one person and from one office. Each of our offices are linked by a common telephone and IT system which enables the full resource of the firm to contribute seamlessly to the personal service that we provide.

Every member of the Weatherbys Hamilton team is dedicated to providing the best possible personal service that they can and to establishing a relationship that makes insurance as straightforward as possible for our clients.

Weatherbys Hamilton
Newmarket

The Newmarket office is located in an area which has the largest concentration of race horses and breeding stock in the UK. Ideally situated to interact directly with the racing industry, the office services clients all over the country as well as being home to our finance department.
Hall Farm Stables, Stetchworth, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0TY
T: 01638 563444 E: Send the Newmarket office a message

Alec Moore

Joint Chief Executive

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Charles Hamilton

Executive Chairman

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Beth Sharkey

Partner

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Jonny McIrvine

Partner

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James White

Chief Financial Officer

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Lydia Courtice

Chief Operating Officer

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Stephanie Randall

Account Manager

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Karen Hunt

Account Manager

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Lucy Horan

Account Manager

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Olivia Aulton

Account Manager

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Louise Davy

Account Executive

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Alec Moore

Joint Chief Executive, Newmarket

Alec spent 6 years with Gauntlet Insurance before moving to Hamilton & Partners and then Lycetts. He was a founder partner of Weatherbys Hamilton and is now Joint Chief Executive with Richard Chugg.

M: 07503 671649
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Charles Hamilton

Executive Chairman, Newmarket

Weatherbys Hamilton is the culmination of Charles's career that has morphed through Bradstock Hamilton, Hamilton & Partners and Lycetts.

M: 07768 354135
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Beth Sharkey

Partner, Newmarket

Beth started her career working for David Minton and spent a further 18 years working at the British Bloodstock Agency, Hamilton & Partners and Lycetts before joining Weatherbys Hamilton as a founder partner. Beth looks after many high profile owners and specialises in all areas of equine insurance.

M: 07810 480706
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Jonny McIrvine

Partner, Newmarket

Jonny began his career at Willis Faber before moving on to BGI Bloodstock, Hamilton & Partners, Lycetts and Weatherbys Hamilton, where he is a partner. He advises bloodstock owners and private clients, as well as specialising in hail insurance for fruit growers in the UK.

M: 07717 804854
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James White

Chief Financial Officer, Newmarket

James qualified as an accountant (ACCA) in 1999. He left Lycetts to join Weatherbys Hamilton at its inception and manages all financial aspects of the business.

M: 07887 607620
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Lydia Courtice

Chief Operating Officer, Newmarket

Lydia graduated from the University of Exeter with a law degree and spent 8 years in the City. She joined Weatherbys Hamilton in 2019 where she manages the operational side of the business.

M: 07384 833440
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Stephanie Randall

Account Manager, Newmarket

After 15 years in the British Bloodstock Agency’s insurance department, Steph moved to Hamilton & Partners and then Lycetts, before joining Weatherbys Hamilton at the start. She looks after a wide range of bloodstock clients and specialises in all areas of equine insurance.

M: 07557 343506
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Karen Hunt

Account Manager, Newmarket

Karen has spent all her career in insurance and left Jelf in Newmarket to join Weatherbys Hamilton in 2020. She works with Alec Moore and Jonny McIrvine in looking after private clients.

M: 07749 822120
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Lucy Horan

Account Manager, Newmarket

After graduating from Newcastle University in 2017 with a degree in Geography, Lucy joined Weatherbys Hamilton where she works with Beth Sharkey and Stephanie Randall and looks after bloodstock clients.

M: 07889 668231
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Olivia Aulton

Account Manager, Newmarket

Olivia joined Weatherbys Hamilton in 2017 after working in a Newmarket pre-training yard. She looks after a wide range of bloodstock clients and specialises in all areas of equine insurance.

M: 07515 739729
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Louise Davy

Account Executive, Newmarket

Louise worked for Hastings and Lycetts before joining us in 2022. Louise works with Alec and Karen in looking after the Newmarket office's private clients.

M: 07751 150242
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Weatherbys Hamilton
Swindon

The Swindon office is located just south of the Cotswolds at South Marston. It has close links with the racing centre of Lambourn and the nearby road and rail network means that the team are ideally situated to service most of the UK and particularly the West and South West.
1 Stanton Court, South Marston Park, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 4YH
T: 01793 847333 E: Send the Swindon office a message

Richard Chugg

Joint Chief Executive

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Charlie Denman

Partner

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Jack Frost

Partner

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Anthony Liddell

Partner

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David Bates

Account Manager

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Kelly Fay

Account Manager

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Tom Biddiscombe

Senior Account Executive

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Tracy Barrett

Senior Account Executive

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Olivia Van Grutten

Senior Account Executive

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Sharon Thornton

Senior Account Executive

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Rachael Simmons

Senior Scheme Underwriter

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Sarah Jackson

Scheme Underwriter

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Cameron Crawford-Smith

Account Executive

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Felix Godwin

Account Executive

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Richard Chugg

Joint Chief Executive, Swindon

Richard joined Weatherbys Hamilton at its inception having previously worked at Hamilton & Partners and Lycetts. He leads the Swindon office and is Joint Chief Executive with Alec Moore.

M: 07585 948297
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Charlie Denman

Partner, Swindon

Charlie graduated from the Royal Agricultural College in 2014 to work for Ecclesiastical Insurance as an underwriter. He joined Weatherbys Hamilton in 2019 to specialise in private client and farm and estate insurance and has a keen interest in agriculture management.

M: 07818 565227
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Jack Frost

Partner, Swindon

Jack was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards in 1992 and spent 16 years in various Command and Staff appointments. On leaving the Army he was Assistant Bursar at Sherborne Boys School and a Partner at Heaton and Partners, a property buying business. Since 2017 he was a Partner at the NFU's Hungerford branch and joined WH in 2022 to head up the Farm & Estate division.

M: 07432 227884
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Anthony Liddell

Partner, Swindon

Anthony was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards in 1994 and spent the next 16 years in various Command and Staff appointments. On leaving the Army in 2010 he became Head of Boarding at Elstree Prep School. Joining Lycetts in 2015, Anthony was based in Marlborough as an Associate Director. He joined WH in 2023 and specialises in placing the insurance for farms, estates and HNW private clients.

M: 07398999116
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David Bates

Account Manager, Swindon

David joined Weatherbys Hamilton in 2013 after working for Hamilton & Partners and Lycetts. He has extensive knowledge of private client insurance and is a key support to the partners in the Swindon office.

M: 07818 110469
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Kelly Fay

Account Manager, Swindon

Kelly joined Weatherbys Hamilton in 2021 having worked in bloodstock insurance with KBIS and for commercial brokers for a number of years. Kelly works in our Swindon office and provides an excellent service to our farm and estate clients.

M: 07825 619261
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Tom Biddiscombe

Senior Account Executive, Swindon

Tom joined our Swindon office in 2021 having worked in insurance for 12 years. He works with Charlie Denman looking after our private clients.

M: 07340 570895
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Tracy Barrett

Senior Account Executive, Swindon

Tracy has worked in private client insurance for most of her career. She joined Weatherbys Hamilton in 2016 where she plays a key role in managing the Swindon office's private clients.

M: 07983 740055
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Olivia Van Grutten

Senior Account Executive, Swindon

Olivia graduated from the Royal Agricultural University and joined Weatherbys Hamilton in 2018 where she works with Richard Chugg in looking after bloodstock and private clients.

M: 07766 415758
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Sharon Thornton

Senior Account Executive, Swindon

Sharon joined WH in 2022 after a 30 year career with Gallagher Bassett in Swindon. She plays a key role in looking after farm & estate clients.

M: 07787 990423
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Rachael Simmons

Senior Scheme Underwriter, Swindon

From starting her insurance career with the NFU and Zurich, Rachael joined Weatherbys Hamilton in 2020 and is a key member of the team looking after private and farm & estate clients.

M: 07876 212669
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Sarah Jackson

Scheme Underwriter, Swindon

Sarah joins Weatherbys Hamilton in 2024 from the NFU where she worked on HNW and personal policies. She works on our Farm & Estate team with Rachael Simmons.

M: 07810 184862
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Cameron Crawford-Smith

Account Executive, Swindon

Cameron graduated from Bath Spa University in 2018 and went on to work in a variety of bloodstock roles for Darley Nominations and Sledmere Stud. He brings a wealth of bloodstock knowledge and assists Richard Chugg in our Swindon office.

M: 07557 447101
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Felix Godwin

Account Executive, Swindon

Felix joined Weatherbys Hamilton in 2024 bringing with him a wealth of industry knowledge in personal lines, art & private client and non-standard construction property. Having lived on a farm for 20 years, he has joined the Farm & Estate team to pursue his passion.

M: 07795 422197
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Weatherbys Hamilton
Wellingborough

Wellingborough is the home of Weatherbys, Weatherbys Bank and Weatherbys Hamilton. We have an insurance office in the main building, giving us invaluable access to the full resource of our partner companies and enabling us to add value to the insurance services we provide.
52 - 60 Sanders Road, Finedon Industrial Estate, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 4BX
T: 01933 440077 E: Send the Wellingborough office a message

Nick Cheyne

Partner

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Matthew Haxby

Partner

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Clare Blakely

Partner

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Stephen Howard

Account Manager

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Anita James

Senior Account Executive

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Caroline Roberts

Senior Account Executive

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Sarah Ryan

Account Executive

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Gemma Giordano

Account Handler

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Nick Cheyne

Partner, Wellingborough

Nick joined Weatherbys Ltd in 2004 as Client Relations Director and then moved to Weatherbys Hamilton as Partner. He manages relationships with a wide range of clients and is an important introducer of new ones.

M: 07885 505407
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Matthew Haxby

Partner, Wellingborough

Matthew was a longstanding member of the Weatherbys Insurance team before it folded in to Weatherbys Hamilton in 2012. He has extensive knowledge of the bloodstock industry and looks after owners and breeders all over the country.

M: 07764 153234
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Clare Blakely

Partner, Wellingborough

Clare practised as a chartered accountant before pursuing a career as an executive search specialist. She joined Weatherbys Hamilton in 2015 to consolidate its relationship with Weatherbys Bank and became a Partner in 2019. Clare specialises in Private Client insurance and looks after a wide range of clients.

T: 07827 297072
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Stephen Howard

Account Manager, Wellingborough

Stephen joined Weatherbys Hamilton at the start after extensive experience with Weatherbys Insurance. He looks after a substantial number of bloodstock clients all over the country.

M: 07785 461459
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Anita James

Senior Account Executive, Wellingborough

Anita joined Weatherbys in 1989 and has been with Weatherbys Hamilton since the start. She plays a key role in managing the Wellingborough bloodstock clients.

M: 07775 700422
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Caroline Roberts

Senior Account Executive, Wellingborough

Caroline joined Weatherbys Insurance in 2003 and then Weatherbys Hamilton in 2013. She provides support and a high level of service to a wide range of bloodstock clients.

M: 07713 637141
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Sarah Ryan

Account Executive, Wellingborough

Sarah joined Weatherbys Bank before moving to Weatherbys Hamilton in 2017. She previously worked for the NFU and brings a wide range of knowledge to her bloodstock and liability clients.

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Gemma Giordano

Account Handler, Wellingborough

Gemma worked for Compass Group in Northamptonshire for nearly 5 years before she joined the WH Wellingborough office in September 2023, where she supports Clare Blakely with Private Client insurance.

M: 07512 007075
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Weatherbys Hamilton
Penrith

The Penrith office is perfectly positioned to look after clients in the North of England and Scotland. It complements the reach of our other offices and enables us to deliver the personal, hands-on service which we regard as our hallmark.
Unit 15 Hackthorpe Hall Business Centre, Hackthorpe, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HX
T: 01768 877355 E: Send the Penrith office a message

Will Johnson

Partner

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Jordan Palmer

Account Manager

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Caleb Foley

Account Executive

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Will Johnson

Partner, Penrith

Will joined Weatherbys Hamilton in 2015 after spells with the NFU in Lancaster and Howdens in London. He is the founder partner of the Penrith office and specialises in providing bespoke private client and farms and estates insurance.

M: 07966 030832
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Jordan Palmer

Account Manager, Penrith

Jordan joined WH in 2022 from Marsh and brings with him a wealth of commercial knowledge. He works with Will in our Penrith office looking after private clients.

M: 07580 694312
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Caleb Foley

Account Executive, Penrith

Having read Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol, Caleb relocated back to the North-West of England to work as an insurance underwriter for Allianz. He now supports Will Johnson with both farm and estate and private clients.

M: 07469 245628
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Weatherbys Hamilton
London

Weatherbys Hamilton's London presence is in the Weatherbys Bank office in Mayfair. This is a convenient location for meetings and enables us to provide an immediate personal service to any clients who live in London or are visiting.
22 Sackville Street, London, W1S 3DN
T: 0207 2929029 E: Send the London office a message

Hamish Hardy

Partner

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Hamish Hardy

Partner, London

Leaving the Army after eleven years, Hamish joined Weatherbys Hamilton in 2021. Specialising in Private Client work, Hamish also looks after our relationship with the Private Bank in London and is responsible for some management functions within the business.

M: 07858 149007
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Weatherbys Hamilton
Edinburgh

Our Edinburgh office is within Weatherbys Private Bank's building in Scotland's capital city. The Bank has established a strong following in Scotland over the last five years and it is a very logical step for Weatherbys Hamilton to emphasise its close links by sharing a building.

James Innes

Partner

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Sian Campbell

Account Executive

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James Innes

Partner, Edinburgh

James joined Weatherbys Hamilton in May 2020 to open our new office in Edinburgh. He was previously with Lycetts and specialises in all aspects of private client and farm & estate insurance.

M: 07526 252857
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Sian Campbell

Account Executive, Edinburgh

Sian joined our Edinburgh office in March 2023, supporting James Innes with farm & estate and private client insurance. She previously worked for Towergate, specialising in motor fleet.

M: 07969 760070
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Weatherbys Hamilton
Horsham

Our office in West Sussex is in the converted stables of Newbuildings Place, the home of Lord and Lady Lytton, a few miles east of Billingshurst and next door to Knepp Castle, the pioneering re-wilding estate.
Unit 2, Newbuildings Place, Dragons Green Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 8GQ
T: 01403 915599 E: Send the Horsham office a message

Guy Baxter

Partner

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Jade Knight

Account Manager

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Charlie Coggan

Account Executive

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Guy Baxter

Partner, Horsham

Guy joined Weatherbys Hamilton in 2020 to set up the Horsham office after a successful career in private client and farm & estate insurance with Aon and then Lycetts.

M: 07855 626086
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Jade Knight

Account Manager, Horsham

Jade worked for Towergate and Morton Michel before joining Weatherbys Hamilton in 2021. Jade works with Guy Baxter and plays a key role in looking after the Horsham office's farm & estate and private clients.

M: 07341 442913
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Charlie Coggan

Account Executive, Horsham

Charlie joined the Horsham office in April 2023 where he supports Guy Baxter with both farm and estate and private clients.

M: 07740 087308
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Weatherbys Hamilton
LLP Board

The members of the Weatherbys Hamilton Board have extensive involvement in the firm’s activities and the Non-Executives bring invaluable experience from successful business careers in related fields.

Charles Hamilton

Executive Chairman

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Alec Moore

Joint Chief Executive

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Richard Chugg

Joint Chief Executive

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Andrew Turberville Smith

Non-Executive Member

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Nick Craven

Non-Executive Member

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Julian Taylor

Non-Executive Member

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Mark Egar

Non-Executive Member

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Charles Hamilton

Executive Chairman, LLP Board

Weatherbys Hamilton is the culmination of Charles's career that has morphed through Bradstock Hamilton, Hamilton & Partners and Lycetts.

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Andrew Turberville Smith

Non-Executive Member, LLP Board

Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer Weatherbys Bank

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Nick Craven

Non-Executive Member, LLP Board

Communications Director Weatherbys Bank

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Julian Taylor

Non-Executive Member, LLP Board

Past Director of Miller Insurance Services

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Mark Egar

Non-Executive Member, LLP Board

Past Director of Savills (UK)

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