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 95 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.

Clark Ross

Head of Sales and Marketing

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Clark is responsible for the Barnes Commercial team making sure that our clients receive exceptional service, through honest and trusted advice and guidance.

Having worked for the past two decades within the insurance industry for large corporate companies including NFU Mutual and Aviva, Clark supports our people and our clients to achieve the best possible outcomes whilst developing strong strategic relationships with our partners.

In his spare time Clark and his wife like to explore and experience new restaurants in and around Norfolk.

Alex Wilson

Senior Account Executive

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Alex is our dedicated account executive for Accountancy, Biotechnology, Scientific Research and Medical practices. He brings 15 years insurance industry experience. Alex joined Barnes from Hiscox where he spent 6 years as a Private Client Manager. He is passionate about understanding his client’s business to find the appropriate risk management solutions. When he is not at work, Alex is kept busy with his young family and enjoys most sport, especially football, cricket and rugby

Joshua Smith

Account Executive

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Josh is our dedicated account executive for the veterinary sector, kennels and catteries and the wellbeing sector. With in-depth knowledge of these markets he is perfectly placed to support clients with advice and guidance on how best to mitigate their risk. He is Cert CII qualified with a Level 2 Certificate in Providing Financial Services. Previously Joshua worked for an MGA as an account handler servicing brokers for a number of years. Outside of work, Joshua enjoys spending time with friends and family, and a love of cars takes him to shows across the country.

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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