The Team

Birnbeck Insurance Services has been selling General Insurance since 1974 and moved to its present offices in Worle High Street in 2000.

Simon Wotton

Simon is Company Chairman and has been with Birnbeck for 15 years, having worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years. He specialises in Commercial Insurances.

Simon is an avid supporter of many sports and is the Chairman of the annual Brean Hockey Festival held in Weston-super-Mare each spring. Simon is married with two children and has lived in and around Weston-super-Mare all his life.

Stuart Rose

Stuart joined Birnbeck in May 2014 and is Managing Director of the firm. He started working in insurance in 2002 at Royal & Sun Alliance and subsequently worked for Higos Insurance before coming to Birnbeck. He specialises in Commercial Insurance.

Stuart is originally from Weston-super-Mare but now lives in Taunton. He plays tennis and golf regularly and enjoys tending to his allotment.

Lisa Skidmore

Lisa has been with Birnbeck for 11 years and is heavily involved in our Commercial Insurances renewal processes, together with various secretarial and administrative activities.

She was born in Weston-super-Mare and has lived here all her life, her local knowledge is a great help to the whole team.

Lisa and her husband have three grown up children, her hobbies including decorating and walking the family dog. Lisa also enjoys Road Running and has completed several half marathons.

Alice Longhurst

Alice has been with Birnbeck since 2012, her work includes reception, secretarial and administration duties.

Alice has recently married her long term partner of 10 years and her interests include socialising with friends, constantly decorating her flat and looking after her pets.

Richard Wotton

Richard joined Birnbeck at the beginning of March 2014 after a 9 year career in the motor trade.

He deals with Personal Insurances. His work involves new business enquiries as well as renewals and mid term adjustments, together with various administrative duties.

In his spare time he enjoys going to concerts, socialising with friend’s, playing squash, and running. He also has a keen interest in cars and hopes to one day have a restoration project car.

Tracey Weaver

Tracey has worked within the insurance industry for over 16 years, managing teams in a brokerage role and administers a dedicated scheme for insuring Forest School practitioners, leaders and trainees.

Tracey thrives on working closely with customers and giving a personal approach.

She is local to Worle having spent all of her life living in the Weston area. Her life is kept busy with three teenagers and her 4 cats at home. She also helps her husband promote his local artwork.

Lorna Lyndon

Lorna lives in Weston and has over 25 years commercial insurance experience. She worked for Royal & Sun Alliance for 20 years, both in Bristol and Cornwall, in a variety of roles, including commercial underwriting and leading the Properties, Engineering and Schemes teams. More recently Lorna has been working as a Commercial Account Adviser for Marsh Ltd, Bristol and Higos Insurance, Bridgwater and joins Birnbeck as a Commercial Consultant.

Lorna has one son at University, enjoys running, keep fit, walking her dog and nights out with friends and family. She has completed several 10k races for various charities, including the BUPA 10 in London, which she would like to repeat next year. One day she aims to complete a half marathon!!

Tracey Steele

Tracey has worked in the Insurance Industry for over 25 years for brokers such as Hill House Hammond and Swintons dealing with personal insurances.

She was born in Weston and has lived in the town all her life. Tracey is married with a son, stepdaughter, two grandchildren and two cats.

Most of her spare time is spent renovating her house but she also enjoys days out with the family and grandchildren, going to watch local bands and concerts.

Simon Gundry-White

Simon has recently joined Birnbeck after a brief spell out of the Insurance industry but has 18 years experience, mainly in the private and property owners sector. He has worked at Direct Line as a team leader and most recently Swinton Insurance as an Insurance advisor.

His expertise is with Personal and Property Owners Insurance.

Simon has lived in Weston for the past 15 years and is married with 2 children. He enjoys cycling and swimming and is kept busy with his children. In particular his son who currently competes at National level for trampolining and is also on the GB development programme.  His daughter has recently joined cubs and enjoys dance and music and loves swimming and home baking.

Hannah Lynch

Hannah has recently joined Birnbeck coming from Higos Insurance Services. She specialises in Personal Insurances, particularly Mid and High Net Worth policies.

Hannah has lived in Weston for the past six years. Recently engaged, she’s busy wedding planning and also keeping up with her young son. In her spare time she enjoys a good book, an action film and days out with family.

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