Karen Verschoor-Lowe 
I have more than 25 years experience within the Insurance Industry having spent 16 years with Cooperative Insurance in various roles including a Divisional Trainer, before joining Hedon Insurance in April 2006. Starting at the Hornsea Branch as an Insurance Advisor I progressed to opening our Hull office in the position of Manager. In 2013 I became a Director and now assist in overseeing all of our branches – whilst still enjoying helping clients on a daily basis. Away from the hustle and bustle of a busy office I love to relax by cooking and socialising with family and friends. 
Paul Hurford 
I have over thirty years experience in the insurance industry. I started my career as a personal lines assistant for an insurance broker in Skipton. After relocating to East Yorkshire in 2001 I joined Hedon Insurance’s Hedon branch, initially as an insurance advisor but very shortly after I became the Branch Manager .In 2013 I became a Director and stepped down from the managers role in 2016 to concentrate on my Directors role focussing on our companies procedures, customer care and compliance amongst other things. I still remain very much hands on as I really enjoy the interaction with our clients. Outside of work, I have many interests and hobbies including photography which is ironic as I myself am camera shy. 
Sally Needham 
I have worked in personal lines insurance since 1989 where I began my career at Devonshire Wilson & Co before moving on to Kennett Insurance Brokers. In 2014 I joined Hedon Insurance and I am now the current manager of the Cottingham Branch. In May 2021 I became a Director of Hedon Insurance. I really enjoy the challenge of finding solutions to some of the more complicated insurance risks and providing quotations that beat our competitors. In my spare time, I enjoy walking, gym, camping and watching all types of sport such F1, football, rugby and horse racing. I have yet to be converted into a cricket or snooker fan. 

The Team 

Kerry Abblett 
I joined Hedon Insurance in August 2021 and am based at the Cottingham Branch. I really enjoy meeting new clients coming into the branch and helping them with all their insurance queries. I have worked in Customer Services for over 20 years and focus on giving excellent customer service at all times. 
In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, going out Walking, Baking, and watching my favourite team Hull FC at the MKM stadium and occasionally Hull City. 
Katryna Longley 
I joined the Cottingham team in 2021, having previously worked within a similar industry . I’m a bubbly person who enjoys reading, movies and socialising with my friends & Family. I Love Love Love Christmas and my ideal holiday would be going to Lapland with my family and spending a white Christmas next to a roaring fire listening to Christmas music. 
Ann Sheppard 
I started out in the insurance industry back in 1981, joining Hedon Insurance in August of that year. I have been based in the Hedon branch since joining the company and am officially Hedon’s longest serving employee! My spare time is spent with family and friends and I love going to the cinema, reading and listening to music. 
Cheryl Noman 
I started working in Insurance as an office junior and have now been in the industry for 30 years. I joined Hedon Insurance in 2010 and have been a personal insurance advisor based in the Hedon branch since then. Away from the office I love watching films and spending time with friends and family. 
Debbie Bigby 
l have worked in insurance for over 30 years and joined Hedon Insurance in 2015. 
I am based in the Hedon branch and really enjoy meeting and helping our many clients. I deal with all types of personal insurance. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends.. 
Clair Storey 
I joined the Hull team in August 2021 after working in the property industry for 25 years . I love to focus on giving excellent customer service to clients which is something that makes me a great fit with the Hedon Insurance culture. 
In my spare time I love walking my dog, especially on the beach and I’m also a pop music nerd – everything from the 70s to present day! I also enjoy a good pint in a beer garden 
Mike Brown 
Hello, I’m Mike. I joined Hedon Insurance Hull team in August 2021 after working up in Newcastle for a large supermarket’s insurance and banking section. 
Initially, I was the friendly voice in their call centre dealing with all aspects of motor insurance before I opted for a quieter, administrative role in their back office. 
In my spare time (when I’m not in the pub) I enjoy spending time with my family which normally involves them spending my wages, which reminds me… when do we get paid again?.. 
Lisa Griffiths 
From leaving school I started working in the Insurance Industry working for a few local Insurance brokers until I had my daughter In 2003. Once my daughter started nursery I helped out in the school where she attended and then decided to take a career in the school as a teaching assistant before been made redundant in 2011 when I started working in retail .I decided that I wanted a change from shop work and came back into this Industry after almost 20 years. In my spare time I enjoy baking, walking, biking and spending quality time with my daughter and friends 
Ben Tindall 
I joined the Hedon Insurance team in 2022 , having previously studied at York St John University. I like to spend my weekends travelling and visiting different cities, as well as spending time with family and friends; often going on walks and listening to music 
Jayne Ness 
I have always worked in a customer facing role which I thoroughly enjoy as I’m passionate about helping people. 
After working 30 years within the DWP I decided it was time for a career change and was lucky enough to be offered my current role close to home which is a massive bonus as I don’t endure traffic anymore. I work in a very friendly office with a fabulous team across all branches. 
I enjoy researching my family tree, watching boxsets, attending gigs, visiting the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. 
Joshua Davidson 
Hi I’m Josh! I started my insurance career with Hedon Insurance in the Cottingham office in April 2023. After working in various different roles in different sectors since leaving school, I have now found a career I enjoy and wish to progress in. I have a strong customer service background and aim to best assist every client to ensure I meet their expectations. 
Outside of my day job, I love going to concerts, exploring new cities, having a good night out with friends and taking long, romantic walks in nature with my partner. 
Lucy Martin 
Prior to joining Hedon Insurance in September 2023, alongside working in retail I completed my degree in Psychology. I really enjoy the customer interaction when going to work and the joy it brings when I’ve been able to help someone. In my down time I love spending time with my family and friends, listening to music and one of my favourite things to do is watch horror movies, I’m trying to watch them all! 

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