Meet the WRS Insurance Team

Our specialist insurance team based in Colchester, Essex.

Meet the Team

Chris Chapman, Dip CII

Chris Chapman, Dip CII

Director

Chris is the owner and managing director of WRS Insurance Brokers Limited. He is dedicated to knowing each of his clients, and works hard to fully understand their insurance needs. Chris has empathy with the charity and faith sector and is actively involved in a town centre Church ministry and community projects.

Chris’ specialties include: developing client relationships with high service deliverables, liability insurance (including overseas, abuse and data) and loss of reputation, charity insurance, church insurance and not for profit insurance, heritage and listed building insurance and building redevelopment projects including JCT contract insurance conditions.

His hobbies are: owning a beach hut, Saturday morning football (still just) and moustache grower in the month of November only.

Chris is married to Jane and has four children – Jack, Harry, Ella and Oliver.

Neal Benjamin, Cert CII

Neal Benjamin, Cert CII

Associate Director

Neal has 20 years’ all-round experience in insurance broking, which means he is able to help clients with any insurance queries. He is an expert in the wide field of general insurance, extending from property insurance and liability insurance to more specialist areas, including the export of marine cargo and private plane insurance.

Having been with WRS Insurance since 1990, he is often called on to help established clients with complex renewals.

The ethos of the company and its clients is important to Neal. He is now an active supporter of the charity, Autism Anglia, having become aware of its vital work once it became a client. In his free time, Neal, a keen historian, also enjoys visiting historical properties and working historic railways.

Geoff Strike, Cert CII

Geoff Strike, Cert CII

Charity Account Handler

Geoff has been with the WRS team since 2012, bringing eight years experience of personal lines and commercial insurance and has successfully passed the CII Certificate in Insurance exams. He currently looks after the smaller Charity and Commercial renewals and adjustments working alongside Francesca.

In his spare time Geoff enjoys playing online games with friends from across Europe, going to the cinema and for better or (mostly) worse supports his local football team, Ipswich Town.

Anna Hobson

Anna Hobson

Charity and Commercial Account Handler

Anna was welcomed to the existing business team at WRS insurance in the summer of 2015.

Anna has over 11 years’ experience in the insurance industry and mainly deals with renewals and mid-term adjustments for all types of commercial and motor insurance.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, dressmaking and visiting family and friends.

Francesca Kirkham, Cert CII

Francesca Kirkham, Cert CII

Charity and Commercial Account Handler

Francesca started her career in insurance 10 years ago as a personal lines insurance consultant, arranging mainly with household insurance, motor insurance and travel insurance for her clients. She then moved to WRS Insurance Brokers Ltdwhere she is responsible for renewals and adjustments, mainly dealing with charity clients, as well as commercial, motor fleet and motor trade clients too.

Francesca enjoys working in a more specialised area of insurance and dealing personally with customers. She is currently studying and working towards her Diploma in Insurance.

In her spare time, she likes socialising with friends, walking her two dogs and going on holiday to hot countries.

Sam Cook, Cert CII

Sam Cook, Cert CII

Charity Account Handler

Sam began work in personal lines insurance in 2001 as an office junior worked her way up the career ladder to become a personal lines branch manager. In 2009, she made the change from personal insurances to commercial lines.

Sam started work at WRS Insurance in 2011 as an account handler for commercial and charity insurance, and became a new business account executive in 2012.

Sam also underwrites a scheme in which WRS Insurance is recommended by the British Federation of Film Societies as a provider of specialist insurance for film societies.

In her spare time, Sam enjoys going to see live bands, traveling overseas and socialising with friends.

Samuel Mather, Cert CII

Samuel Mather, Cert CII

Charity Account Handler

Samuel has been working for WRS Insurance Brokers Ltd since leaving school in 2011. He deals with commercial and charity based queries, renewals and mid-term adjustments. Samuel has recently passed his Insurance exams and is now fully Certified. When he is not working, he likes to socialise with friends and watch sport on TV, mainly football.

Emma Jeffery, Cert CII

Emma Jeffery, Cert CII

Claims Handler and Compliance

Emma specialises in claims for charities and commercial clients as well as fleets and enjoys the variety of her work.

She joined WRS Insurance nine years ago after a year in general insurance. As well as servicing claims Emma also completes compliance checks for new business and renewals.

Emma relishes the opportunity to support good causes in her personal, as well as professional, life. A few years ago, she started doing the Race for Life for Cancer Research UK with her friend and her mum who had survived cancer and has now taken part with her own mum for the sixth year.

Matthew Harding

Matthew Harding

Associate Director

Matthew joined the WRS team in 2014, bringing over 12 years experience with him. He has previously worked with a range of high profile insurance providers, spanning a range of roles, including sales and customer service. Matthew’s role within WRS is to identify new sales, account management and support our customer service experience.

Matthew is married with two young boys and is a self-confessed family man. He and his wife also love entertaining and hosting dinner parties and dining out, baby sitters permitting!  His other passion is cars and he has plans, for when the boys are older, to own “a nice little sports car”.

Jane Chapman

Jane Chapman

Director & Accounts

Jane has been at WRS Insurance Brokers for six years settling client accounts. Prior to this, Jane was working with accounts in a local newspaper, estate agents and printing company,giving her wider experience with a variety of clients and accounting issues.

Outside work, Jane is involved in church and charity work with a range of people, from the elderly to parents with young children. She gives up a lot of her time running and helping with various events and fundraisers. Her church work is important moral work for Jane, alongside caring for her four teenage children. She enjoys working for WRS Insurance as it allows her to balance work with her family and church commitments.

Chloe Veal

Chloe Veal

Commercial Account Handler

Chloe previously worked with national insurance companies and dealt with motor insurance and household policies. Chloe prefers the intimate working style of an insurance brokerage and she particularly enjoys developing relationships with clients.

As an Account Handler, Chloe is mainly responsible for arranging client renewals and mid-term adjustments for all commercial and motor insurance.

Cooking is one of Chloe’s main hobbies, as well as socialising with friends and participating in fundraising events.

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