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Cirencester

College Farm Buildings, Tetbury Road, Cirencester, GL7 6PY

Welcome to NFU Mutual’s Cirencester branch, located in a magnificent barn conversion next to the Royal Agricultural University.

We are a friendly, helpful team striving to provide a professional and personal service. We offer motor, household, equine and business policies with specialist knowledge in farming, rural estates and property ownership alongside high value home insurances. We offer a local service that will tailor our insurance products to your individual needs.

We can also arrange financial planning advice for pensions and investments, and assist with risk management.

Centred on Cirencester but covering South East Gloucestershire including Fairford and Lechlade. Also South Cerney, Minchinhampton, Chalford & surrounding areas.

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Our team

Tom Traish

Senior Agent
I became an Agent in 2014, and am now very proud to be the Senior Agent here in Cirencester! I am an associate member of the Chartered Insurance Institute, and despite having many responsibilities day-to-day, I still spread my time amongst all areas of the business, particularly specialising in farm insurance, high-net-worth home insurance, and commercial insurance. I am also our NFU Group Secretary, and take massive amounts of pride in being able to contribute within our local farming community. I am always looking for ways to help both existing and new clients, as well as placing high importance in creating a happy and motivated working environment for our staff members. In my free time I love hiking, golfing, rugby, and more or less anything else that can be done outdoors! expand text

Tom Soanes

Wider-Market Agent
I am proud to have joined Tom in partnership as of April 2018, and on top of my share of the day-to-day running of the agency, I am a commercial insurance specialist and cover all areas of insurance and risk management with clients. Having grown up locally and worked in financial services for my entire career to date (with my experience spanning from financial advice, to investment management, to insurance), I am very keen to connect with businesses both within our local community and wider-area, and take great pleasure in building relationships and learning everything I can about a business in order to establish how we can offer assistance. Outside of the office, I am a very keen hiker and camper, and enjoy a good round of golf despite my limited skills! expand text

Lesley Partridge

Office Manager
With over 20 years' experience Lesley is qualified in all classes of personal, motor, equine & commercial insurances and can help with any enquiries. She handles all of our accounts and billing systems, and is also able to help out with claims. Clear, practical & helpful assistance is her recipe for success. expand text

Stuart North

Sales Adviser
With over 10 years of experience in the agency, I am qualified in all aspects of our home, motor, equine & commercial insurances and can assist with any enquiries that you may have. I can provide help over the phone, visit your home or business, or will always be very welcoming should you prefer to come into our office. My customers have always told me that it’s my straight forward approach and wealth of experience that sets me apart! When I’m not in the office, my two dogs love to drag me for a walk, morning and evening in all weathers! expand text

Louise Greenoff

Renewals & Financial Services Coordinator
As a long-standing member of the agency, I’m really proud of the way our team has grown and how we have always taken great care of our customers along the way. I believe strongly in doing the right things by our clients, which is why I’ve taken on the responsibility of introducing as many of you as possible to our NFU Mutual Financial Adviser, James Craig. I am licensed in motor, household, equine, and bespoke covers, and I also manage the very efficient renewals process that we have here within the office. I consider myself very rural at heart, and love country walks - especially with a dog by my side! expand text

Harry Whitehouse

Account Executive
I’ve been with the Cirencester agency since 2015, and really love my place in the team! I’ve gained licenses in our motor, personal, high net worth and commercial covers, and am proud to have become a certified member of the Chartered Insurance Institute. I currently specialise in our motor and personal products, and like to think that I will always have a happy and friendly demeanour and excellent eye for detail! I’m also a keen Liverpool FC fan, and play football in Cirencester’s top 6-a side league. expand text

Thomas Baker

High-Net-Worth Specialist
I joined the office in 2015, and am the dedicated High-Net-Worth Specialist in the team. My role is essentially to ensure that any current or prospective client’s insurance needs are well met and that our various services are presented in order to fill any gaps in cover, normally with a massive amount of enthusiasm! I specialise in our commercial & high-net-worth property insurance products, and hold licenses in motor, personal, property, and equine insurances as well. Outside of the office, I enjoy playing golf and football, and making the occasional visit to Cheltenham Racecourse! expand text

Daniel Gale

Commercial Sales Associate
I am the Commercial Sales Associate for the NFU Mutual agency in Cirencester, having joined the team in September 2018. I’ve been working in the insurance industry for the last 12 years as an Insurance Broker and Branch Manager, and more recently as a Relationship Executive. I have a passion for looking after my customers - I will always take the time to listen to your needs and build a long-term business relationship, as this allows me to advise my clients to the highest level when it comes to their insurance requirements. I am a keen golfer, love my football and spending time with my friends and family. expand text

Paul Brewer

Specialist Claims Handler
As the specialist in-house Claims Handler in Cirencester, my role is to make the claims experience for our clients as smooth and stress-free as possible. I hope that we never have to speak (!), but should the unfortunate occur, be rest-assured that I will be efficient and re-assuring throughout the process. I am also licensed in our motor, home, and lifestyle covers, and in my spare time I enjoy playing rugby for Cirencester RFC II’s, as well as helping out as one of the leaders at Cotswold District Explorer Scouts. expand text

Melissa Bennett

Motor and Personal Sales Adviser
I am the Motor & Personal Insurance Adviser for the NFU Mutual agency in Cirencester, and I joined in August 2018. I have taken my private motor car, agricultural vehicle and commercial vehicle licences, which means that I can service the agency's customers needs on a day to day basis, and will soon be taking my home and lifestyle courses. I have a real passion for listening to what my customers really need, which allows me to help customers to make the best decisions when it comes to their insurance. I pride myself on giving great customer service, and will always go the extra mile to give customers a memorable experience when they deal with us. Outside of the office I love spending time with my horse Ellie, my dog Charlie, and my friends and family. expand text

Colin Downey

Membership Manager
My role here is to be an advocate for, and provide support to, our local farming community. I assist the agency by gaining NFU membership amongst our farming partners, the purpose being that members are united and can be a louder, stronger voice for British farming. Whether you’re a grower, have farm livestock, or have a mixed holding, I am here to help you see the value in being part of the NFU. Beyond this role, I am a very keen hiker and have travelled and climbed many of the major peaks across the world. expand text

James Craig

Financial Adviser
I am NFU Mutual’s Chartered Financial Adviser for the Cirencester agency, and I have over 15 years’ experience in the financial sector. Financial planning is all about ensuring you enjoy the future that you want, and as an NFU Mutual Chartered Financial Adviser, I will always endeavour to help you put the right financial plan in place to support your goals throughout life. I can provide the help you need with pensions, investments, life insurance, and inheritance tax planning, in order to ensure the right protection is in place for your family’s 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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