Call today: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Preston and Blackburn

Office 4, Fairfield Business Park, Longsight Road, Blackburn, BB2 7JA

Visit today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Welcome to NFU Mutual Preston and Blackburn agency where we pride ourselves on offering a personal, professional and friendly service to our wide range of business and personal customers.

We are passionate about helping to ensure that our customers receive a great service, providing them with the right products and at a price they feel reflects the value we offer. To enable us to meet your needs most effectively, we have developed several specialisms within our team:

Large corporate insurance – Our advised service is designed to tailor the specific needs of large corporate businesses. By its nature, what we will provide as part of our service will very much depend upon your business and the most appropriate way to protect its risk.  We can provide a broad spectrum of cover for your business needs including property, liability, business interruption and fleet.   We also arrange specialist cover for directors and officers, product recall, cyber and marine cargo and a whole host of other specialist protection dependent upon our findings.  We are specialists in sectors such as food & drink manufacturing, hospitability, retail and wholesale as well as our heritage sectors of agriculture and horticulture.  To compliment our portfolio we would look to offer you access to our expert corporate financial advice service as well as our specialist risk management consultants who provide health and safety advice.

Commercial insurance – providing advice on tailored and package policies for all sizes of SME and mid corporate business.  We cover most types of business and specialise in farming, estates, food & drink manufacturing, retail, wholesale, hospitality and property owners.  Our account executives can review your insurance to ensure that your policies are up to date and to ensure that they reflect the changing needs of the modern business.

Personal & motor insurance – we offer a range of products such as buildings, contents and personal items that you take out of your home.  We can also extend this policy to include cover for dogs and cats, as well as annual worldwide travel.  If you own a horse, or even just ride one regularly, our horse and rider insurance can provide the cover you need.  We also offer a range of motor products including car, commercial vehicle, tractor and vintage vehicles.

Private client – our Bespoke home insurance is designed specifically for high value properties with more complex insurance needs, not only can we insure listed or unusual buildings, but also your valuable contents, fine art and collections.  Our specialist team can visit you in your home to advise you and select the right cover.  We review annually to ensure you are adequately covered. We also offer products to cover your high value cars, holiday homes and yachts.

Financial planning services –NFU Mutual's team of Financial Advisers are able to meet with you face to face or, if you prefer, we can arrange for you to discuss your needs with a team who can offer you some less complex products over the phone.

We provide you with quality insurance, financial planning services and risk management solutions for your specific needs and look forward to hearing from you.


NFU Mutual

Jo Oliver

Jo Oliver

Senior Partner & Group Secretary

As the Senior Partner, Jo is the strategic business lead for the Preston & Blackburn agencies.  She has over 16 years' experience directing and developing teams in both Lancashire and previously in the South West, to deliver the unique service our customers have come to expect. Originally from a farming background in Northumberland, Jo previously worked in corporate roles within the agricultural supply industry for a number of years.  She now specialises in advising our large corporate, agricultural and horticultural businesses in the management of their risks. Jo’s clients trust her to provide a service they can rely on, not only for their personal and business insurance needs but also finding solutions to assist in managing their Health & Safety and also to identify other potential financial exposures which are frequently inherent within their wider businesses. Jo is also Group Secretary for the Preston & Blackburn branch of the National Farmers Union supporting and representing the interests of local farmer and grower members.

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Nick Murphy

Nick Murphy

Partner & Group Secretary

Nick has been an NFU Mutual Agent for over 20 years having graduated from Nottingham University and he now specialises in advising our customers on their commercial and farm insurance needs. As part of his approach, Nick actively encourages customers to take a holistic view of risk advice, using it to not only protect their business and personal assets, but to encompass a wider risk-based approach to include financial planning and overall risk management, to help you, your family and your business remain successful for the long term for future generations to enjoy. Nick is also Group Secretary for the Preston & Blackburn branch of the National Farmers Union supporting and representing the interests of local farmer and grower members.

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Adam Lovelock

Adam Lovelock

Partner & Group Secretary

Adam relocated to Lancashire in 2014, having already gained a wealth of experience from many previous years within an NFU Mutual agency in North Wales.   He has over 14 years' experience in NFU Mutual agencies and was appointed as partner and NFU Group Secretary in 2016 for the Preston agency.   Adam is a specialist in farm and commercial business insurance. As a Group Secretary for the Preston & Blackburn branch of the National Farmers Union, Adam is also on hand to deal with any agricultural or rural matters for our farming members. As a Special Constable in North Wales Adam’s experience is invaluable in helping our policyholders and NFU members combat rural crime.  Adam has used his previous knowledge to support his additional role as NFU Rural Policing Volunteer where he acts as the link between our members and the police to further help detect and prevent rural crime.

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Jessica Rigby

Jessica Rigby

Operations Partner

Jess has worked within the NFU Mutual agency network for over 12 years.  She has held a variety of roles and has broad experience and hands on knowledge of all aspects within the business. Managing the operational aspects of the business is the key purpose of Jess' role, she is committed to ensuring the smooth running of the services we offer.  On a day-to-day basis Jess manages our dedicated team of professionals who provide all our customers with a personal service which is key to ensuring we consistently deliver outstanding service for all our clients.

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Maxine Wilkinson

Maxine Wilkinson

Financial Adviser

Maxine can provide you with expert advice on life insurance, pensions and investments from NFU Mutual. She can visit you in your home or you can arrange a meeting in the Preston office.

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Jordan Wicks

Financial Adviser

Jordan is our Financial Adviser and will be delighted to visit you and offer expert advice on aspects of financial planning.

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Chris Roberts

Account Executive

I have recently joined the Preston office as part of the external sales team following a background of over 30 years, working with insurers, brokers & Managing General Agents. My main role is to assist our corporate clients with their complex insurance requirements. I thoroughly enjoy going into a business and within a short period of time understanding how the business operates and help them make sound risk management decisions and provide quality protection. I pride myself on getting to know clients and understand what's important to you, your family or your business, so that we can provide peace of mind where it matters most. 

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Charlotte Harris

Key Account Handler

 

Gareth Staples-Jones

Commercial Account Handler

 

Ashley Dibley

Commercial Account Handler

 

Donna Sharples

Personal Assistant

 

Cheryl Lambert

Customer Service Adviser

 

Amy McWhirter

Customer Service Adviser

 

Sandra Mollart

Customer Service Adviser

 

Melanie Young

Customer Service Adviser

 

Jenny Edwards

Customer Service Adviser

 

Gary Abram

Customer Service Adviser

 

Heidi Dayus

Business Development Executive

 

Joanna Wignall

Business Development Executive

 

Chris James

Business Development Executive