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Units 6 & 7 Concept Court, Allendale Road, Thirsk, YO7 3NY

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Welcome to NFU Mutual in Thirsk where we'll be delighted to provide you with expert assistance on your motor or personal insurance, or advise on your business insurance.

We also offer assistance with pensions, investments and financial planning. We offer a traditional service and are proud to say that we hold policies that were taken out before World War II. We offer a friendly, clear and no nonsense approach and look forward to meeting you in person at our branch situated on the industrial park behind Mole Country Stores.

We work closely with our partner office in York to offer a combined service which means customers will have access to vast local knowledge, a wealth of experience and a commitment to providing high quality products and service.

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:

Thirsk – Units 6 & 7 Concept Court, Allendale Road, Thirsk, YO7 3NY
York – Agriculture House, 207 Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1UD

Our team

David Palmer

David Palmer BSc (Hons) Dip CII

Agent & Group Secretary
David is approaching 25 years' experience with NFU Mutual, combine this with managing a 100 acre arable farm just North of Thirsk, he has both the skills and wisdom to advise on all farming and commercial insurance. He can also provide advice on your commercial health and safety requirements. He has a degree in Agriculture from Newcastle University and is a member of a local sailing club. expand text
Jenny Dawson

Jenny Dawson BSc (Hons)

Agent & Group Secretary
After studying Agriculture at Newcastle alongside David Palmer, Jenny joined NFU Mutual straight from university. Now a farmer’s wife, she lives and farms near Crayke with her husband’s family. She is an expert on farming and rural insurance. With a passion for both horses and donkeys, Jenny likes to support local sanctuaries. She is a member of the local tennis club and loves a game in her spare time. expand text

Matthew Cliff BCS (Hons) Cert CII

Agent & Group Secretary
After gaining his degree in Geography and Geology from University of Liverpool, Matthew moved into the insurance world. Now with over 12 years’ experience under his belt he has progressed through the ranks to be Agent in York. He can help with both our farming and non-farming corporate clients. Matt is a keen triathlete and enjoys watching rugby and walking the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. expand text

Huw Bell BSc (Hons)

Huw is from a long-established farming family in the area. After a degree in Agriculture at Reading, he served in the RAF for 10 years, including flying navigator training at Linton-on-Ouse. Before joining the team, he had also worked in Africa and Afghanistan, destroying landmines with the HALO trust charity and studied business in the USA. He has now returned to his roots to provide business and rural insurance. He enjoys riding, country sports, supporting Yorkshire Cricket and serves as an officer in the Yeomanry. expand text

Rosie Gatenby

Renewal and Account Executive
Daughter of the current NFU County Council delegate for the North East, Rosie has grown up farming. From livestock to arable farming Rosie has the experience and knowledge to assist the Agents here with the renewals of our loyal customers. Always ensuring we have all of your needs protected. expand text

Kellie Harvey

Insurance Adviser
Kellie can assist customers with all aspects of their motor and personal insurance from taking out a new policy to dealing with your claim. Living in a small village just outside of Thirsk all of her life, Kellie has a great insight into the rural and agricultural surroundings. She enjoys long walks across the North Yorkshire countryside, loves all animals and fine wine! expand text

Colette Grace Ward

Insurance Adviser
With over 10 years in the Thirsk agency, Colette is an expert in all matters of personal and motor insurance. Moving from rural Ireland over 30 years ago, she now lives in Thirsk. She enjoys travelling, reading and being in the great outdoors with her two Jack Russell’s, Milo and Gracie. expand text

Emma Sidgwick (BSc Hons)

Insurance Adviser
Living and growing up on a farm Emma fully understands our customer’s needs. Gaining a BSc Hons degree in Equine Science from Bishop Burton College and being a keen rider places her perfectly to explore all your equine needs. She rides regularly and loves to take her horse Dolly eventing. expand text

Fiona Moss

Insurance and Claims Adviser
Fiona joined the agency straight from college after gaining her A level in Business Studies. She will assist you with any administration of your polices as well as dealing with claims. Fiona works closely with an NFU Mutual Financial Adviser and can book you an appointment to discuss your pension, investment or protection needs. She has two springer spaniels who keep her busy in her spare time and soon to be a family as Fiona looks forward to maternity leave in 2018. expand text

Alison Thompson

Insurance Adviser and Account Handler
Alison is a farmer’s daughter who grew up on a local livestock farm and attended Bishop Burton College. Coupling this with over 10 years’ experience at NFU Mutual Thirsk mean Alison is perfectly placed to help our farming and rural customers with all aspects of their insurance. Alison has strong family ties in the equine world, both racing and show jumping and even represented GB at the Junior European show jumping Championships as a teenager. expand text

Mike Addison Dip PFS

Financial Adviser
With over 20 years’ experience in financial services, Mike joined NFU Mutual in Thirsk. He can provide expert financial advice on insurance, pensions and investments. He lives in North Yorkshire with his wife and has three children. He loves going to watch live music and assists at the local theatre production company. 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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