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

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Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

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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NFU Mutual

Our team

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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Lewis Spooner


Lewis joined the agency in 2012, became an Agent in February 2017 and has now became a Partner. He deals with commercial, fleet and NFU Mutual Bespoke home insurance, and is available to meet with you at your premises in order to get a full understanding of your requirements.

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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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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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Claire Maclean

Farming Account Executive

Claire joined the agency in January 2017, having gained two years’ insurance experience in the bloodstock industry. Claire has a good knowledge of farming, and provides administrative support for Philip Breary & Tom Berryman.

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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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Aaron Jennings

Aaron Jennings

Commercial Risk Consultant

As our Commercial Risk Consultant, Aaron has been aligned with the agency for almost 2 years. This role is purely new business focusing on companies that fall into the Mid Corporate market. Aaron works closely with local companies in the food & drink, wholesale & retail sectors.

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Janette Roberts

Administration Assistant & Credit Control

Janette joined the office in 2003, and provides administrative support, with particular responsibility for credit control.

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Olivia Beeson

RMS Consultant

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David Cutting

Financial Services Coordinator

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

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Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans

Financial Adviser

Gareth is an experienced and fully qualified NFU Mutual Financial Adviser, who can be contacted via the Colchester office. He is available to carry out a full financial review of life assurance, pensions and investments.

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