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 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 and handles our accounts.

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.

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.

Angela Bellingham

Angela has worked within the insurance industry for the past 30 years for brokers such as Hill House Hammond Swintons and Higos Insurance Services dealing with Personal Lines Insurance.

She is married and have lived in Weston for the past 20 years. Angela’s hobbies include traveling especially going away in her camper van to all the VW festival’s around the country.

Ben Fox

Ben joined in June 2021 from Glentworth Insurance Services (now Brunel) and brings 20+ years insurance experience.
He looks after all types of commercial insurances from Property Owners to Motor Traders and enjoys developing long-term client relationships and the challenge of sourcing cover solutions.

Ben is married and has twin boys and enjoys travelling, property renovation, gardening and being in the great outdoors.

Eloise Larden-Wilding

Eloise joined Birnbeck at the beginning of 2023 after completing her degree at Exeter University and works in the commercial department, primarily issuing liability policies under our Forest School scheme.

Having lived in Weston her whole life, she has recently purchased her first house with her partner and dog called Pablo. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym and trying out new restaurants in the local area. She is also an avid reader and enjoys getting stuck into a good fantasy novel.

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