Yorkshire & Northern

Welcome from the Yorkshire and Northern Region Chairman Sharon West

I am delighted to be representing the region as its Chairman and I am keen to continue the excellent work that has been undertaken by my predecessor Simon Mabb, and the local committee.   

This is my 40th year in the insurance industry and a lot has changed in that time!  We continue to work in a fast moving environment and I am very keen to hear the issues you would like to address.  I will be representing the region at the quarterly Chairs meetings in London which is a fantastic forum providing the opportunity to discuss your concerns with the BIBA Executive so please contact me on 07766334153 to discuss items for that agenda.

The Yorkshire and Northern region has a huge geographical spread.  We have a number of regional insurance centres within the region including Newcastle, Leeds and Sheffield and while the committee is Leeds based we want to have inclusive coverage.  So please let me know if there is something you would like us to support you with in your local area.

We are currently working on a Knowledge Forum that will be held at Leeds United Football Ground on 24th October.  This event will follow the Regional Tour, which is led by Steve White and provides a comprehensive update on the great work that BIBA is doing for brokers, our customers, and the general good of our industry.   We would love to hear from you regarding subjects for the Forum, as well as those good news stories.  Please tell us about things that you have done to help customers – where they have benefitted through dealing with a broker – we want to hear these updates, and look to share best practice and profile the positive news – so give me a call!

Another date for your diary is St Georges Day – 23rd April 2020 – we will be holding our Annual Dinner at the Marriott hotel in Lees, and we would love to see you there – it promises to be a great evening from the planning work we already have in the pipeline.

Thoughout my tenure on the Committee I am keen to support MIND – the mental health charity.  In addition we will be working to actively support young brokers (those 35 years and under).  If you have any ideas on these subjects please let us know.

We are always looking for new members to join the committee and if you feel you can make a difference or want to understand what it involves please contact either myself, or Diane Smillie on [email protected]

Sarah Chadburn

One Call Insurance Services Ltd

Tel : 01302 554012

Email : [email protected]

Paul Exton

URIS Group

Tel : 01302 380317

Email : [email protected]

Neil Grimshaw

Ravenhall Risk Solutions Ltd

Tel : 0113 350 3330

Email : [email protected]

Wendy Hardman

Arthur J Gallagher (Leeds)

Tel : 0113 394 2238

Email : [email protected]

Gillian Harton

Towergate Insurance - (HULL)

Tel : 01482 577200

Email : [email protected]

Simon Mabb

Romero Insurance Brokers Ltd

Tel : 0113 281 8110

Email : [email protected]

Alexa Owen

Broker Network Ltd

Tel : 01423 877800

Email : [email protected]

Sharon West

Lexelle Ltd

Tel : 0114 249 3300

Email : [email protected]