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4 Bridgeland Street, Bideford, EX39 2PS

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Welcome to NFU Mutual's Bideford branch where our friendly and knowledgeable team will be happy to spend the time to help you fully understand your options in relation to personal and commercial insurance, life, pensions and investments.

We also represent NFU Mutual Risk Management Services Ltd who provide advice in all areas of health and safety, including on-site assessments. We can tailor our services to meet your specific requirements and we pride ourselves on the relationships that we build with our customers.

NFU Mutual

Our team

Julian Bennett

It is important that our branch runs smoothly and efficiently, and that we have well trained, happy staff in place to look after our customers. Visiting our clients face to face is an important and rewarding part of my job. This could mean helping our NFU farming members, reviewing a large commercial business, or visiting new clients to discuss quotations. Born in North Devon, I never tire of our lovely beaches, the coastline, and rolling hills. Perhaps this is why we are all so friendly. expand text

Jonny May

My main responsibility is for larger commercial and personal accounts including farm. I am also the Group Secretary for NFU Torridge. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me or any member of the team or alternatively please pop in for a friendly face-to-face chat and we will be happy to help you. expand text

Tamblyn Slade

Office Manager
My job is to make sure that the branch runs to a high standard to ensure we meet our customers' demands. In between staff training and the various other tasks which come my way, no two days are the same. When I’m not working I can be found trying to keep my horses between myself and the floor, or entertaining my lively 11 year old son. expand text

Denise Koval

Accounts/Customer Service Adviser
I have worked for NFU Mutual for 18 years and in that time I have gained much experience. I know most of our customers personally, and can help you with quotations, general queries, and accounts. In my spare time I play lots of tennis to keep fit and healthy. expand text

Stephanie Slade

Customer Service Adviser
I have worked in the office since September 2006, so I am pretty much part of the furniture now! I currently work part time focusing on renewal reviews. I am also able to help with both personal and commercial insurance enquiries. Recently I have been getting involved with farm reviews which gets me out and about meeting more of our customers. Outside of work I am kept very busy by my two small children. expand text

Julie Street

Customer Service Adviser
I have worked at this branch since December 2014, I am able to help you with general queries, claims, motor and personal quotations. I am currently learning about commercial insurances. Outside of work I have a lovely family who keep me very busy. I enjoy walks on the beach and pottering around in my greenhouse and garden. expand text

Sharon Kerr

Customer Service Adviser
You will find me in the Bideford office Monday to Wednesday, where I can assist you with your motor and personal insurance needs. I can also put you in touch with the right people to discuss your investment, pensions and succession planning goals. For the rest of the week I am a busy mum looking after our two beautiful sons. expand text

Corena Symons

Customer Sales Adviser
I have worked in the Bideford office since January 2014. I can help with general queries, new policy quotations and claims. I am a local girl from a large farming family and spent most of my younger days out on the farm. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with my friends and planning my forthcoming wedding. expand text

Kelly Hookway

Customer Sales Adviser
I have been in the Bideford office since August 2016. I can help you with general queries in motor and personal lines. I am currently learning about commercial insurances and will be qualified by May 2017. If you have any new business queries please don't hesitate to contact me. Outside of work you can find me somewhere on our family farm or at a Young Farmers event. In my spare time I like to do a range of sports to keep fit and healthy. expand text

Andrew Gibbins

Sales Executive
I joined the team in August 2016 coming from a background in business banking. My role is to support the branch with the acquisition and retention of new business, specialising in small business, commercial and larger homes. I enjoy working for NFU Mutual and I believe in the quality of our products and look forward to visiting clients to discuss and cover their own particular needs. I was born on a Devon farm and on top of family life, I manage to find time to run an organic allotment, sing for a local a cappella choir and ride a motorcycle. expand text

Alun Manley

Financial Adviser
I am able to give you advice on investments and retirement planning. Working together I can help you prioritise your financial goals and suggest realistic plans you can put in place to achieve them. You can expect openness, honesty and integrity. My aim is to put you in the driving seat so you can make sound financial decisions for your family and your future. expand text

NFU Mutual Financial Advisers advise on NFU Mutual products and selected products from specialist providers. When you contact us we'll explain the advice services we offer and the charges.

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