Call today: 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

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm


Tey Brook Centre, Brook Road, Gt Tey, Colchester, CO6 1JE

Welcome to NFU Mutual Colchester agency, where we pride ourselves on offering our customers a personal and friendly service for their insurance, pension and investment requirements.

At the Colchester office, we take time to get to know our customers in order to understand their individual needs. Insurance cover can be tailored to suit the specific requirements of both our individual and business customers.

Although best known as a rural insurer, NFU Mutual can offer a range of products and services extending to investments, pensions, life assurance and risk management.

Our team is experienced and knowledgeable, and aims to provide quality NFU Mutual products at a fair price, and with a first class customer service.

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Tim Oxley

Tim Oxley CMIOSH, ACII Chartered Insurer

Senior Partner & Group Secretary

I joined the agency as Senior Agent and NFU Group Secretary in January 2019 having previously worked for NFU Mutual in a variety of roles for 21 years and other insurance related businesses prior to that. My focus is managing the agency and developing the team to grow the whole business whether that be insurance, risk management or financial services (protection, investments and pensions). I am a great believer in face to face personal service to ensure our insurance advice meets your needs. Along with Tom I am also responsible for representing the NFU locally. Away from the office I enjoy sailing and general boating, travel and trying to maintain my fitness.

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Tom Berryman

Partner & Group Secretary

Tom’s main duties include account handling for commercial and farming, new business generation and fleet insurance as well as legal compliance within the office. He is also a Group Secretary for the local National Farmers’ Union.

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Lorraine Mead

Lorraine Mead

Personal Assistant to Partners

Lorraine joined the agency in January 2019 after working for NFU Mutual for 4 years with previous roles in various industries including Financial Services. Lorraine provides extensive administrative support to the Partners and supports our Financial Services activities.

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Chelsea Brewster

Chelsea Brewster

Office Manager and Private Client Executive

Chelsea joined the team as Office Manager and High Net Worth Private Client Executive in January 2019 after working for NFU Mutual for over 7 years. Chelsea is responsible for managing the front office Sales Advisers and Claims team and has personal responsibility in providing a high standard of service to existing and new high value home customers through face to face visits. Chelsea is more than happy to come out and visit you to discuss your insurance requirements in greater detail.

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John Kelly

Commercial Account Executive

John joined the agency in 2011, and deals with new business enquiries for commercial and fleet insurance. He is happy to meet with you to discuss your requirements.

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Liz Adams

Liz Adams

Commercial Account Developer

Liz joined the agency in October 2019 having previously worked for a leading global broker. She specialises in commercial insurance and would be happy to meet to discuss your requirements further.

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Philip Breary

Rural Insurance Consultant

Philip has a wealth of knowledge and experience, having joined the agency in 1986. He specialises in agricultural insurance.

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Mary Reeves

Claims Handler

Mary joined the office in 2006, and deals with new and existing claims, aiming to ensure that they are dealt with smoothly and efficiently.

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Suzanne Crowdell

Compliance & Insurance Adviser

Suzanne is responsible for the compliance aspects of the office team and renewals.

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Chloe Cumming

Insurance Sales Adviser & Claims Handler

Chloe joined the agency in 2014, and is licensed in all motor and personal products. In addition, she is also able to support Mary Reeves with claims enquiries.

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Victoria Littlewood

Insurance Sales Adviser

Victoria joined the agency in 2010, and is licensed in all motor and personal products, with a particular interest in equine insurance.

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Melissa James

Insurance Sales Adviser

Melissa joined the company in June 2019. She has previously worked for another NFU Mutual agency and a national broker. She is licensed in motor and home & lifestyle products.

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Jacky Wilson

Accounts & Renewals

Jacky joined the office in 2001, and is responsible for dealing with accounts and renewals within the agency.

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Drew Laflin

HNW Account Executive

Drew joined the team as a High Net Worth Account Executive in September 2019 with over 8 years insurance experience and having worked for the NFU Mutual for the past 2 years. Drew is licenced in all personal products and has responsibility in providing a high standard of service to existing and new high value home customers. Drew is happy to come to your property to fully understand and discuss your insurance requirements.

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Olivia Beeson

RMS Consultant


David Cutting

Financial Services Coordinator

NFU Mutual's Financial Adviser, Lee Tilstone, is supported by David Cutting, who joined the agency after 30 years in the banking industry. His duties include arranging appointments for Lee.

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Lee Tilstone

Lee Tilstone

Financial Adviser

I will advise you on ways to make your money work harder, protect your wealth, and look at ways to save tax. Please call the office to arrange an appointment for your financial health check.

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