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Meet the Team

Colmore Insurance is run by a highly experienced management team who between them have over 100 years’ experience in Risk and Insurance. All are client facing and play a personal role in developing and managing the business. They recognise the need for personal contact and bespoke solutions on behalf of their clients.

Andy Copeland

Andy Copeland DipCII
Director

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Andy has over 20 years’ experience working within the Insurance Broking sector for a range of large independent Insurance Brokers. Whilst traditionally trained in commercial insurance, for the last 10 years Andy has also specialised in insurance for the charity and care sectors and has worked with some of the UK’s largest charity and care organisations. He leads this Practice within Colmore and is well known within the industry as one of the specialists having been involved in writing some of the market leading Charity & Care sector insurance policy wordings.

 

As an industry professional and founding Director, Andy ensures that the values upon which Colmore Insurance has been established puts the client at the heart of everything we do.   

+44 (0) 7964 835910


+44 (0)121 227 5713


andy.copeland@colmoreinsurance.co.uk

Andy Smallwood

Andy Smallwood BA (Hons)
Director

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Andy has worked in Insurance for over 15 years. Starting his career at T.L.Clowes he quickly progressed taking on various roles in sales and management at THB becoming the Managing Director of Towergate Warwick in 2005 and over the next three years then managed a number of regional broking businesses being promoted to Regional Managing Director for the Midlands, the largest broking region within the UK business.

 

In 2012 Andy joined the UK Retail Board of Arthur J Gallagher with responsibility for driving the strategy and development of the businesses over the next three years being directly involved in the growth of AJG and working on the Giles and Oval acquisitions.

 

Andy joined the board of Colmore Insurance Brokers in March 2015 to implement a new business and broking model using his experience gained throughout his career. He is passionate about sales and marketing and has always been central to the organic growth plans for all the businesses he has worked in. A former professional rugby player and now fan he is a sports enthusiast also enjoying, cricket and golf. A family man, in his spare time he now coaches rugby at Old Silhillians his former school junior rugby club.

+44 (0) 7801 657 003


+44 (0)121 227 5716


andy.smallwood@colmoreinsurance.co.uk

Jon Chance

Jon Chance BA (Hons)
Director

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An Accounting & Finance BA (Hons) graduate, Jon has over 19 years’ experience working predominantly within the professional B2B service sector holding senior management positions within a PLC listed global business, a corporate finance boutique and latterly owning and running his own companies.

 

Jon is responsible for client development and relationship management within the company, acting as a day-to-day point of contact for clients. His experience of working within a number of sectors, particularly within mid corporate and owner managed businesses, enables him to work closely with his clients in order to protect their business without impacting on their day-to-day operations. 

 

A family man, in his spare time Jon is kept busy with his three children and can often be seen at Bromsgrove School supporting his wife and the team there. Jon is also an avid rugby fan having now hung up his boots and follows the Worcester Warriors when time allows. He is also a very capable poker player and his colleagues know to keep clear of the card table when he is around!

+44 (0) 7875 023195


+44 (0)121 227 5715


jon.chance@colmoreinsurance.co.uk

Dean Nelson

Dean Nelson ACII

Real Estate Practice Leader

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Dean has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years specialising in property and casualty insurance for the latter part. He has advised a wide range of clients including global companies, public authorities and corporate businesses. In particular he has become a specialist at working with clients in the Real Estate sector. 

 

Dean is experienced in delivering large complex programmes including the design and performance of risks, identifying ways of improving client risk profiles particularly with a view to reducing claims wherever possible allowing clients to focus on their core objectives.

 

He has been involved in designing bespoke policy wordings on behalf of insurers and managing delegated authority schemes.  Dean takes prides in delivering a high technical level of advice and a desire to minimise any disruption to his clients. 

 

Out of work Dean is a family man and when time allows enjoys following his local football team Birmingham City. 

+44 (0) 7909 250 270


+44 (0)121 227 5714


dean.nelson@colmoreinsurance.co.uk

Leon Fung
Associate Director

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Leon has joined from Bollingtons where he worked as an Account Executive for two years, having previously held positions at Circle and the Midlands region of Towergate.

+44 (0)7711 226 969


+44 (0)121 227 5717


leon.fung@colmoreinsurance.co.uk

Mike Hamp
Associate Director

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+44 (0)7934 914 488


+44 (0)121 227 5718


mike.hamp@colmoreinsurance.co.uk