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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

Durham Districts – Wynyard

6 Chapell Lane South, Wynyard Business Park, Wynyard, Billingham, TS22 5FG

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 Durham Districts. Our offices are based at Willington and Wynyard where we work together to provide customers with a personal and professional insurance and financial service across South Shields, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, Sunderland, Chester le Street, East Durham, Sedgefield, Wynyard, Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees, incorporating the area surrounding Spennymoor along with Weardale.

The Durham Districts team offer a combined service with extensive local knowledge, along with a wealth of experience and a commitment to providing high quality products and service ensuring that your expectations are met whenever you call us or visit our offices.

We offer a wide range of insurance and financial services products for our personal insurance customers, as well as our farming and commercial including health and safety support.

We’ll take the time to get to know you so that we fully understand your needs, drop into any of our offices to find out more about how we can support you:

Willington – Units 1 & 2, St Stephen's Court, Low Willington, Crook, DL15 0BF
Wynyard – 6 Chapell Lane South, Wynyard Business Park, Wynyard, Billingham, TS22 5FG

We look forward to helping with your insurance, financial services and health and safety needs.


NFU Mutual

Andrew Cuthbertson

Senior Agent

Andrew has over 30 years' experience in the insurance industry and manages the agency. He specialises in farming and commercial insurance as well as the business membership matters.

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Claire Sedgewick-Gilson

Claire Sedgewick Gilson - Chartered Insurer ACII

Agent

Claire can help you with your business and personal insurances. Claire first started in February 2006 at Darlington office, then worked as a Locum Agent covering County Durham and North Yorkshire. Claire joined the Sedgefield office in 2010. As a local farmer's daughter, Claire has an agricultural background and has also developed over a decade of knowledge of commercial business insurance too. Claire specialises in farming insurance looking after renewals and new business. She is licensed to sell many of NFU Mutual's insurance products, and therefore able to provide a local service for your business and personal needs. Claire is also NFU Group Secretary to Chester Le Street & Sunderland, Trimdon & Haswell and South East Durham branches.

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Julie Abbott

Training and Compliance Manager

Julie provides training and support to new and existing members of staff to ensure the products and services we offer to our customers comply with all relevant regulations. Julie also supports the team with general enquiries, quotes for car, commercial vehicle, home and lifestyle, horse and rider insurance and some products offered within our Business Insurance range and can also help with any claims queries.

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Lynne Edmenson

Agency Business Manager

Lynne joined the agency as the Agency Business Manager in September 2021, having previously managed sales teams in motor and personal insurances. Lynne manages the team and oversees the day to day running of the agency  ensuring the highest quality of customer service is provided throughout our agency. Lynne can also provide assistance to existing and new clients on all aspects of NFU Mutual insurance and financial services products and services.

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Martin Brazier

Martin Brazier

Account Manager

Martin joined the team in January 2009, having worked in the insurance industry since 2003. Martin is part of our sales team and can provide quotations for the wide range of our business insurance products, which include caterer, retailer and property owner (landlord) insurance. He can also provide you with quotations for commercial vehicle, car and home insurance.

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Lucinda Marshall

Lucinda Marshall

Account Executive

Lucinda joined the team in December 2014, coming from a family farming background and having been involved with the Young Farmers' Club. Lucinda is here to help with motor, personal and business insurances. In her spare time she plays netball locally and helps out on the family farm.

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Joanne Davison

Account Executive

Jo joined the team in October 2019 and has extensive knowledge in the sales and financial services industry. Jo can provide quotes on motor, home, equine and business insurances as well as provide help and assistance with your financial planning service needs.

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Sarah Ayre

Sarah Ayre

Customer Support Adviser / Life Lead Coordinator

Sarah joined the team in July 2001 coming from a customer service and retail background. She has a good knowledge of the local area, having lived locally for over 35 years. Sarah is able to assist you with any motor and personal insurance, and also business insurance, and claims, as well as the day to day running of accounts. She manages NFU Mutual Financial Adviser Mark Grainger's diary, and is happy to help with the arranging appointments and discussions about savings, investments, pensions and protection.

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Hollie Davison

Hollie Davison

Customer Support Adviser

Hollie has been a member of the team since 2009 when she started as an Administration Clerk and then moved onto Customer Support Adviser in 2011. She is also a farmer’s daughter, from a farming background with a good local knowledge. Hollie is also happy to help with any personal or commercial insurance quotations. Outside of work, she spends her time with her horses and enjoys competing with them at shows.

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Davinia Walton

Customer Support Adviser

Davinia has been with NFU Mutual since September 2017 and is available to provide help and assistance with motor and home policy changes and premium collection. She can also assist with any personal, business and farm claims.

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Rachael Harrop

Customer Support Adviser

Rachael has been with the agency since June 2015 and is available to provide quotes in respect of motor and home insurance, as well as policy changes, claims enquiries and premium collection.

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Sian Clarke

Sian Clarke

Customer Support Adviser

Sian joined the team in October 2003 and works part time (Monday to Friday, 9am until 2pm). She comes from a customer service background and also lives locally so has some local knowledge. Sian is available to answer general queries, process alterations or provide quotations for any of our motor, personal and equine insurance policies. She can also assist with any personal claims and renewal documentation.

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Andrew Billington

Data and Marketing Coordinator

Andrew joined the team in August 2021 as Data and Marketing Coordinator as a placement student from Durham University. Andy is ensuring we hold correct data as well as developing future opportunities with our customers. Andy can also provide assistance with some of our motor and personal insurances.

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Jane Horn

Agency Administrator

Jane joins the team in October 2021 as agency administrator whilst undertaking a business apprenticeship. She will likely be the first person you speak to if you call us or visit the office. Jane is looking forward to getting to know our clients, both old and new and assisting with your queries.

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Mark Grainger

Mark Grainger Dip PFS

Financial Adviser

Mark has worked for NFU Mutual for over 15 years as a Financial Adviser and currently holds Chartered Adviser status. This is the most widely accepted ‘gold standard’ qualification available for Financial Advisers/Planners. He specialises in Inheritance Tax planning, pensions, protection and investments for individuals, corporate clients and trusts. Mark will be happy to visit you at home or in our local office. To arrange an appointment or have an informal chat, please call Mark on 07967 698318 or ring the office and ask for Sarah Ayre.

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