A personal service
from our team

Weatherbys Hamilton operates from five offices; Newmarket, Swindon, Wellingborough, London and Penrith.

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.

Offices:

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

Charles Hamilton

Chief Executive

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Beth Sharkey

Partner

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Alec Moore

Partner

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Jonny McIrvine

Partner

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James White

Financial Controller

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Lydia Courtice

Chief Operating Officer

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Stephanie Randall

Account Executive

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Lucy Horan

Account Handler

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Olivia Aulton

Account Handler

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Charles Hamilton

Chief Executive, Newmarket

Weatherbys Hamilton is the culmination of Charles’ career that has morphed through Bradstock Hamilton, Hamilton & Partners and Lycetts. In addition to his role as Chief Executive, Charles continues to advise clients across the business and is involved in any significant issues.

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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Alec Moore

Partner, 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 advises private clients and landowners all over the country.

M: 07503 671649
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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

Financial Controller, 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 Executive, 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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Lucy Horan

Account Handler, Newmarket

After graduating from Newcastle University in 2017 with a degree in Geography, Lucy joined Weatherbys Hamilton where she works with Alec Moore and looks after private clients and landowners.

M: 07889 668231
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Olivia Aulton

Account Handler, Newmarket

Olivia joined Weatherbys Hamilton in 2017 after working with horses and works with Stephanie Randall and Beth Sharkey in looking after bloodstock clients.

M: 07515 739729
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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

Partner

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Martin Wright

Partner

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Angus Maclean

Partner

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David Bates

Account Executive

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Charlie Denman

Account Executive

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Sharon Bennett-Thomas

Account Executive

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Tracy Hayward

Account Executive

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Olivia Van Grutten

Account Handler

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Richard Chugg

Partner, Swindon

Richard joined Weatherbys Hamilton at its inception having previously worked at Hamilton & Partners and Lycetts. He leads the Swindon office and looks after a wide range of bloodstock and private clients.

M: 07585 948297
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Martin Wright

Partner, Swindon

Martin spent 30 years with the NFU and joined Weatherbys Hamilton as a partner in 2016. He specialises in farms, estates and private clients, as well as having particular expertise in the insurance of classic cars.

M: 07747 763045
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Angus Maclean

Partner, Swindon

After a commission in the Scots Guards, Angus worked for Lycetts and Howdens before joining Weatherbys Hamilton as a partner in 2016. He advises private clients all over the country.

M: 07827 291624
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David Bates

Account Executive, 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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Charlie Denman

Account Executive, 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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Sharon Bennett-Thomas

Account Executive, Swindon

After working at Gallagher Heath and as a client services manager at Towergate, Sharon joined Weatherbys Hamilton in 2018 and supports the partners in all aspects of private client and farm and estate insurance

M: 07849 779599
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Tracy Hayward

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

Account Handler, Swindon

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

M: 07766 415758
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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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Nick Craven

Communications Director

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Matthew Haxby

Manager

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Stephen Howard

Account Executive

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Anita James

Account Executive

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Caroline Roberts

Account Executive

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Sarah Ryan

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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Nick Craven

Communications Director, Wellingborough

Nick is Communications Director Weatherbys Bank and sits on the board of Weatherbys Hamilton. He has a background in insurance and has extensive contact with bloodstock clients.

M: 07850 025835
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Matthew Haxby

Manager, 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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Stephen Howard

Account Executive, 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

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

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 Handler, 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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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.
1B Hobson Court, Penrith 40 Business Park, Gillan Way, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9GQ
T: 01768 877355 E: Send the Penrith office a message

Will Johnson

Partner

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Morgan Prescott

Account Handler

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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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Morgan Prescott

Account Handler, Penrith

Morgan worked as a bloodstock manager for Mark Johnston in Middleham before joining Weatherbys Hamilton in 2018. Morgan works with Will Johnson in providing a high level of service to the office’s clients.

M: 07769 271863
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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

Clare Bethell

Partner

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Clare Bethell

Partner, London

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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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.

Roger Weatherby

Chairman

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Charles Hamilton

Chief Executive

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Andrew Turberville Smith

Executive

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Nick Craven

Communications Director

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Julian Taylor

Non-Executive Director

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Mark Egar

Non-Executive Director

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Roger Weatherby

Chairman, LLP Board

Chief Executive Weatherbys Bank, Senior Steward of The Jockey Club

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Charles Hamilton

Chief Executive, LLP Board

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Andrew Turberville Smith

Executive, LLP Board

Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer Weatherbys Bank

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Nick Craven

Communications Director, LLP Board

Communications Director Weatherbys Bank

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Julian Taylor

Non-Executive Director, LLP Board

Past Director of Miller Insurance Services

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Mark Egar

Non-Executive Director, LLP Board

Past Director of Savills (UK)

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