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Business Lines Team

Tony Armstrong

Commercial Lines Director

Emma Walker Cert CII

Fleet Manager

Sharron Greenaway

Commercial Lines Executive

Julia Dunn

Commercial Lines Executive

Amanda Elkington Cert CII

Compliance & Claims Manager

Amy Steane

Commercial Lines Executive

Douglas Philpott

Commercial Lines Executive

Chloe Sharman

Commercial Lines Executive

Peter Towers

Fleet Commercial Executive

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Personal Lines Team

Anthony Dean

Personal Lines Manager

Grace Dean

Personal Lines Executive

Sonja Pinkett

Personal Lines Executive

Debbie Johnson

Personal Lines executive

Peter Burke

Personal Lines executive

Management and Accounts team

Neal Lowe

Managing Director

Karen Marshall

Finance Manager

Allison Askew

Accounts Manager

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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.

Emma Walker - Fleet manager
Emma Walker

Cert CII

Fleet Manager

Emma was born and educated in Coventry and started her Insurance career in 1998.  Starting with The Insurance Line she has managed to work in all areas of insurance along the way. Her last role was for quite some time so gained lots of valuable knowledge and experience she also completed her Certificate in Insurance Qualification with the Chartered Insurance Institute. Away from the office Emma is married with 3 children and enjoys spending her time with her family as much as possible holidaying, shopping and days out.  She also seems to be taxi service for the children’s Karate and Netball hobbies but wouldn’t have it any other way.

Sharron Greenaway
Sharron Greenaway
Personal Lines Executive

I began my career in insurance over 30 years ago, had a couple of years out working for an asbestos company, in between raising 2 children. Now they have flown the nest, I spend my time enjoying afternoon tea in as many different locations as possible, relaxing at a spa day or going to the theatre. I enjoy reading and everything 80’s!

Julia Dunn
Julia Dunn
Commercial Lines Executive

I have worked in the Insurance Industry for 30 years and during this time, I have undertaken various roles for several different Companies, ranging from underwriting, sales, compliance oversight and management. I joined Needhams 4 years ago and enjoy helping business owners navigate through the world of Commercial Insurance and keeping up to date with developments in the Industry. Outside of work, I enjoy camping and the great outdoors, weather permitting.  I love travelling and have been lucky enough to visit many different countries, mainly in Europe and the Middle East. I am a huge dog lover and volunteer for an animal rescue centre, both dog walking and undertaking home-checks on potential adopters. I have an 18 year old daughter who is studying at University and visit her whenever possible. I also have family in the North East who I visit when I can so spend lots of time driving. My favourite car would be something stylish with plenty of mod-cons to keep me occupied on long drives

Amanda Elkington
Amanda Elkington

Cert CII

Claims Manager

My career started in 1981 with Britannic Assurance which lasted over 18 years , moving on to working at a Financial Advisers practice for over 10 years. As I wanted to experience Commercial Insurance, I progressed for a further 7 years working at a Commercial Brokers handling claims, compliance and administration.  My interests are keeping up to date with insurance news and legislation and in my spare time I enjoy daily walks with my Cavalier King Charles, also occasional longer field treks with my daughters rescue dog a chocolate Labrador.  I am keen on all sport especially tennis, which  I like to play socially at a local club when I can.  My ultimate dream car would be a Bugatti Chiron. 

Amy Steane
Amy Steane
Commercial Lines Executive

I started working in insurance in December 2000. 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. I spend all my spare time with my family, we love to put our wellies on and go exploring our local woods with our crazy beagle.

Douglas Phillpott
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. 

Chloe Sharman
Chloe Sharman
Commercial Lines Executive

I’m just starting out in my insurance career and looking forward to exciting times ahead. I have always been interested in business and finance and am a keen viewer of The Apprentice. I will be studying for my insurance exams- wish me luck! Outside of work I love going to the gym, socialising with friends and watching a good Netflix series. I don’t have any pets but love penguins, they’re so cute. If I could only watch one show for the rest of my life it would be Friends.

Peter Towers
Peter Towers
Fleet Commercial Executive

I started working in Insurance after leaving school in 1995 and have worked for various Insurance Brokers in Coventry and Birmingham mostly dealing with Motor Insurance. In my spare time I enjoy playing Squash and exploring the countryside at weekends with my family. My ideal holiday would be a Caribbean beach holiday.

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.

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 24 years before selling to Needham Insurance in 2016.  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!

Sonja Pinkett
Sonja Pinkett
Personal Lines Executive

I joined Needham Insurance over 10 years ago but have worked  in the industry for over 30 years working at various brokers.  In my spare time I enjoy reading, walking and spending time with my family.  I don’t have a favourite holiday destination, anywhere hot will do.

Debbie Johnson
Debbie Johnson
Personal Lines Executive

I have worked in insurance for over 25 years.I have now worked at Needham Insurance for over 10years. Favourite holiday destination so far is India. My hobbies are keeping fit and am currently renovating a house with my husband.

Peter Burke
Peter Burke
Personal Lines Executive

I have recently joined the Needham insurance team and looking forward to persevering in this industry and becoming a fully qualified professional in insurance. Training and regularly visiting the gym is part of my weekly routine and I also enjoy cooking dishes from various cuisine’s, socialising with friends and family and have a passion for many types of genres of music

Neal Lowe Managing Director
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.

Karen Marshall - Finance & Office manager
Karen Marshall
Finance & Office Manager

I have been an accountant for 30 plus years; within commercial insurance for 14 years. Our 2 children have flown the nest so we have now uprooted and moved to North Wales for our own adventure and work remotely. I volunteer for a bulldog rescue charity and we have 2 rescues ourselves. Travel is a great pastime – our favourites being South Africa and France and now Australia as our son is living there– all countries with good vineyards. I am a member of Ladies Tangent and so experience lots of varied activities such as shooting, archery, go karting, belly dancing and sausage making!

Allison Askew
Allison Askew
PA & 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.

Needham Insurance Offices

Personal Lines Office - Nuneaton

18 Arbury Road
Nuneaton
CV11 7NA


Business Lines Office - Nuneaton

Gethin House
36 Bond Street
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
CV11 4DA

Coventry Office

1 & 2 Westwood Business Park
Torwood Close
Coventry
CV4 8HX


Sheffield Office (Incorporating Baldersons)

772-774 Chesterfield Road
Sheffield
S8 0SF