Steve Hartley
T: 01268 904182

Steve Hartley | Director

Steve is a founding Partner of Redwood and is now our Proprietor and CEO. Also a Specialist Financial Adviser to many of our Private Clients and our Compliance Director, Steve is still a very active member of the Redwood family. Steve firmly believes in the traditional values of customer care and attention and is focused on the future development of Redwood as an Independent Retail Commercial and Personal Private Client Broker. When not working he enjoys gardening and watching Rugby and Football.
Paul Ayton
T: 01268 904186

Paul Ayrton | Director

Paul is a Shareholder and Director of Redwood and has the day to day responsibility for our Commercial Business Clients. His career in Insurance started in 1977 quickly leading to a specialisation in the Commercial aspects of the Leisure and Entertainment Industry. He joined Redwood in 2009 with responsibility for our Commercial Clients and has continued to expand and develop the account and client base. Away from work he enjoys playing Golf and Caravanning.
Chris Kenny
T: 01268 776277

Chris Kenny | Director

Chris is a Non Executive Director of Redwood and is a Consultant Broker and Negotiator with specific responsibility for our Underwriting Facility. He spent 50 years as a Broker at Lloyd's serving on a number of committees and working parties and ended his career in the London Market as CEO of an Independent Lloyd's Broking Firm. Away from Insurance he is a collector of English Studio Pottery.
Andy Ringshall
T: 01268 904185

Andy Ringshall | General Insurance Administration Manager

Andy has worked in the Insurance Industry for over 40 years, the last 19 of which has been with Redwood. He has a wide range of experience on all classes of Business, especially difficult to place Motor Insurances. In addition to his Insurance duties he is also our Office Manager, and deals with the accounting procedures with our Insurers. Away from the office he enjoys attending Sporting events, particularly Rugby, Cricket and Football.
Jo Benefield
T: 01268 904199

Jo Benefield | Account Handler / Administration

Jo is our Commercial Business Account Executive where her main role is looking after our clients and negotiating with Insurers. She joined Redwood in 2018 after 16 years as a Commercial Insurance Underwriter. Away from Insurance world, Jo enjoys spending time with her family and listening to music.
Kelly Broad
T: 01268 904191

Kelly Broad | Insurance Broker

Kelly looks after our Private Insurance Clients where she provides a personal, friendly service for homes and estates, including High Net Worth, whilst negotiating with Insurers and operating our own in House facility "Letchford Home". Her background was originally Underwriting Home Insurance and she transferred to Broking some 12 years ago. Outside of work she enjoys long walks with her dog and regularly attends her local Gym and Yoga classes.
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T: 01268 776277

Nick O’Keefe | Art and Private Client Consultant

Nick is a Private Client Consultant to Redwood who has, for the last 20 years, specialised in the field of Fine Art, Antiques and Jewellery Insurance. He started his career in the London Insurance Market in the 1960's with an International Insurance Broker and enjoyed long term secondments to South Africa, Australia and the Middle East. He has now Retired from the London Market but is retained by Redwood to assist with our Private Client portfolios and Renewals. When not working Nick can usually be found on the Golf course where he enjoys a handicap of 15.
 

Meet The Team

Steve Hartley

Steve Hartley | Director

T: 01268 904182
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Paul Ayton

Paul Ayrton | Director

T: 01268 904186
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Chris Kenny

Chris Kenny | Director

T: 01268 776277
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Andy Ringshall

Andy Ringshall | General Insurance Administration Manager

T: 01268 904185
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Jo Benefield

Jo Benefield | Account Handler / Administration

T: 01268 904199
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Kelly Broad

Kelly Broad | Insurance Broker

T: 01268 904191
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Nick O’Keefe | Art and Private Client Consultant

T: 01268 776277
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