Team Members - Barnes Commercial Limited

Meet the team

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People are what make a good company great. At Barnes Commercial we are strengthened by a fantastic team of people who are committed to providing exceptional service and care for our clients. Between us we have more than 60 years within the insurance and financial sectors.

Paul Reid

Managing Director

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Paul is the Managing Director of Barnes Commercial and oversees the running of the business, making sure that we live and breathe our core values. He is an FCA (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants) and is Dip CII qualified. Paul is also the MD for Lifesure, our sister company where he previously held the position of Finance Director. He has extensive experience in the financial sector spending 12 years as a practising chartered accountant within his own business. He originally trained with multinational professional services firm, Ernst and Young, in London. Outside the office Paul is a keen cyclist and enjoys watching his son play rugby.

Matthew Dale

Account Executive

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Matthew looks after our Dentists, Care Home and Healthcare sectors at Barnes Commercial. Working closely with his clients he is able to recommend the right insurance policies to meet requirement both for now and for the future. Matthew is a Cert CII qualified professional with over 10 years of insurance experience. He has gained a wealth of knowledge working with well-known brokers and as an account executive in a wholesale environment. He has a fantastic understanding of how the industry works from both a client facing and broker facing view, enabling him to deliver an unrivalled service. Matthew’s free time mostly revolves around his family– playing with his young son, building forts and walking the family dog; oh and baking delicious sausage rolls which he shares with his colleagues.

Rachel Linggood

Finance Manager

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Rachel makes sure that the financial side of the business runs smoothly. She originally joined our sister company Lifesure in 2008 and has gained a great deal of knowledge and experience in the insurance industry from a variety of roles held within the business. Rachel is Cert CII qualified and is currently studying for her AAT qualification. As well as spending time with her two young children, when she’s not at work Rachel is an avid reader and enjoys watching horror films.

Vikky Littlewood

Senior Marketing Executive

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Vikky is responsible for marketing at Barnes Commercial. Her focus is on raising awareness of the Barnes brand, and advocating the exceptional service Barnes Commercial offers from a position of impartiality and profound industry knowledge. Vikky has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing gained from both in-house and agency positions. She also holds a CIM Diploma in marketing. In her free time Vikky enjoys keeping fit, listening to music and baking cakes, which sometimes benefits the rest of the team.

Brian Marsh

Compliance Officer

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Brian is a seasoned compliance officer with over 30 years’ experience gained at companies including Aviva and Bradford & Bingley. He ensures that Barnes Commercial complies with regulatory and conduct requirements, as well as its many internal policies. He works with senior management and the team to identify and manage regulatory risk. Outside of work Brian volunteers as a motorcycle blood runner for the NHS, as ground crew at Duxford airfield, and avidly supports the Arsenal.

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