New partner, James Bennett, joins NFU Mutual Wessex


Steven Bartlett, Senior Partner with NFU Mutual Wessex based in Salisbury and Wareham is delighted to announce the appointment of James Bennett as a new partner in the business, effective from 6th April 2022.

NFU Mutual Wessex provides a wide variety of insurance and financial services products and advice to customers in the Dorset and Wiltshire area.   

James joins NFU Mutual with over 30 years insurance experience, most recently with independent personal lines and commercial broker Be Wiser. James was instrumental in bringing Be Wiser to the insurance market in 2007 and spent fourteen years building the business into one of the most recognised brands in the UK insurance market.

James Bennett said: “I am honoured to be joining such a professional, friendly and ethically driven team. NFU Mutual Wessex has always invested heavily in its local customer offering and I very much look forward to playing my part as the business moves forward within the local community.

NFU Mutual Wessex is also well placed to open up our comprehensive product offering to the wider local community and I look forward to the challenges this will bring the team”.

Senior Partner, Steven Bartlett said: “James has a proven track record in delivering exceptional customer service for his clients, so we’re thrilled to have him join our team at NFU Mutual Wessex. James’ appointment will help us to continue to grow our offering in the area, and to provide our customers with the high levels of service that they have come to expect.’


NFU Mutual Wessex Agents, from left to right: James Bennett, Simon Godding, Steven Bartlett, Simon Hedges, Rob Baxter

S P Bartlett, S C Hedges, J D Bennett, S J Godding & R D Baxter is an appointed representative of The National Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Society Limited.