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'Success is not created by one person
but by a team that comes together as one'
- Jillian Farrar

Meet the Team

Personal Lines Team

Anthony Dean

Anthony Dean

Personal Lines Manager

My insurance career began 30 years ago at Autoplus Insurance. In 1992 along with my wife, we set up Athena Insurance Services and ran this for 24 years. My favourite car is a Porsche Cayman and my favourite holiday destination is Magic Life in Ibiza. My hobbies include watching Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey, playing football and exercise classes.

anthony@needhaminsurance.co.uk

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Grace Dean

Grace Dean

Personal Lines Executive

My insurance career began at the age of 16 working for Anthony James Associates in Nuneaton town centre, and then moving onto Autoplus Insurance Brokers. In 1992 along with my Husband we set up Athena Insurance Services and ran this for a period of 24 years. My favourite motor car would have to be an Audi R8. My favourite holiday destination so far is the Dominican Republic and Cape Verde I spend my spare time going to the gym doing classes like legs bums and tums, spinning, body pump, clubacise and Yoga. In addition to this I love shopping, Spa days and being pampered!

grace@needhaminsurance.co.uk

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Sonja Pinkett

Sonja Pinkett

Personal Lines Executive

I have over 25 years experience in the Insurance business My favourite motor car is an Aston Martin DB5.

My favourite holiday destination is Australia. Hobbies, include reading and socialising



sonja@needhaminsurance.co.uk

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Debbie Johnson

Debbie Johnson

Personal Lines Executive

I've worked in insurance for over 20 years. My favourite car is a Range Rover Evoque My favourite holiday has to be anywhere hot and sunny My hobbies are keeping myself fit




deb@needhaminsurance.co.uk


Business Lines Team

Tony Armstrong

Tony Armstrong

Commercial Lines Director

My insurance career began in 1988 with the Guardian Royal Exchange and then moved into brokering in 1998. I set up IFM Select Nuneaton in 2011 and ran this for 8 years before being purchased by Needham’s. My favourite car is Tesla and I have owned two other electric cars but a Tesla is the goal. I love a cruise but I did really enjoy New York. I like to play golf badly and watch football in my spare time.

tony@needhaminsurance.co.uk

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Julia Dunn

Julia Dunn

Commercial Lines Executive

I have over 30 years insurance experience, 24 of which were gained at Swinton Insurance. I have worked at Needhams for 3 years.

My favourite car is a Mercedes and my favourite holiday destination is Dubai. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my 17 year old daughter and also do voluntary work for an Animal Charity.

julia@needhaminsurance.co.uk

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Douglas Philpott

Douglas Philpott

Commercial Lines Executive

My insurance career started 37 years ago at MFL Insurance brokers, and I continued my career there when the company was bought out by Swinton Insurance. My favourite car would be a Aston Martin DB11, and my favourite holiday destination is Tenerife, as you are guaranteed sunshine all year long! My passions are Football, both playing and watching, Eighties music and real ales.

Doug@needhaminsurance.co.uk

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Amy Steane

Amy Steane

Commercial Lines Executive

I started working at Swinton Insurance in December 2000, moving onto the Policy Shop in November 2010, Lastly starting here at Needham Insurance in August 2012. This gives me almost 20 years Insurance experience! I would have to say my favourite car is a Land Rover one day I hope to own one preferably in white! I love to visit anywhere hot, although I have to say Portugal is my favourite place as this is where my parents live, it’s a beautiful country where I also plan to marry later this year. I spend all my spare time with my family, I have son who is 21 months old, step daughter who is 9 and a crazy beagle, we love to put our wellies on and go exploring our near by woods!

amy@needhaminsurance.co.uk

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Management and Accounts Team

Neal Lowe

Neal Lowe

Managing Director

Started working as an Insurance Broker in 1988 and purchased Needham Insurance in 2001. I have been Managing Director for the last 17 years and the business has grown year on year. My favourite holiday destination is Spain and I do also like to have the occasional road trip around Europe. My dream car is a Tesla and to own one is definitely on my bucket list.

neal@needhaminsurance.co.uk

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Karen Marshall

Karen Marshall

Finance & Office Manager

Accountant for 28 years, within commercial insurance for 10 years. 2 children who have now flown the nest and 2 rescue bulldogs to replace them. I volunteer for a bulldog rescue charity. Love to travel – our favourites being South Africa and France with the possibility of the addition of Australia once we visit our son who is living there for a few years – all countries with good vineyards! Member of Ladies Tangent and so experience lots of activities such as shooting, archery, go karting and sausage making.

karen2@needhaminsurance.co.uk

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Allison Askew

Allison Askew

P/A and Accounts

I joined Needham Insurance in January 2010. I have 20+ years experience in Office Administration, 8 years within a commercial insurance environment.
I have a crazy cocker spaniel and love going on long walks with him, I also enjoy running and exercise classes.

My favourite holiday destination is Jamaica.

allison@needhaminsurance.co.uk

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