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

Visit today: 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

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Katie Burbidge


Katie joined as a partner in January 2021 with 7 years’ experience in a variety of roles within NFU Mutual. Her main responsibilities are Commercial new business, Account Management for existing customers alongside the oversight of the agency compliance. Katie lives in the Tendring area and enjoys spending time exploring the local countryside with her dog and cooking new recipes.

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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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Emma Allen

Commercial Manager

Emma joined the agency in August 2020, having previously worked in various roles within financial services for over 20 years. Emma is responsible for managing the commercial team whilst supporting the commercial,  farming account executives and agents and is working through full product licensing training.

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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

Farm Support Executive

Suzanne has been with the Colchester team for over 20 years and is licenced in all products and now supports the Agents and Farming Account Execs.  Suzanne will also undertake renewal reviews and farm new business quotes.

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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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Ellie Knight

Business Support Executive

Ellie joined the agency in August 2020 having previously worked for a national insurance broker over the last 2 years. She holds all personal licenses and can deal with new and existing claims. She currently supports the commercial, farming account executives and agents and is working through full product licensing training.

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Stephanie Parker

Customer Service Adviser

Stephanie is a Law graduate with 5 years' insurance experience from a National Insurance broker. She joined the front office team in February 2021 as a Customer Service Adviser and will also support the commercial team with customers queries.

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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 is supported by David Cutting, who joined the agency after 30 years in the banking industry. His duties include arranging appointments to speak to or meet with our Financial Adviser.

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Helen Dunn

Customer Service Adviser


Eleanor Deal

Trainee Customer Service Adviser

Eleanor joined us in September 2021 as a trainee and is keen to progress her insurance career.  Eleanor is a horse owner and enjoys attending Young Farmers meets.  She is currently licensed in motor and is happy to help with any quotes or queries.

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