Meet the Team
Steve began his career at Zurich Insurance as a commercial underwriter in 1985. In 1992 he moved to Thomas Howell, now Crawford’s, to become a Loss Adjuster, where he spent 10 years before moving to Firth & Scott, taking the reins for business continuity from his father Derek following his retirement.
Steve has a wealth of technical skills and his loss adjusting expertise is a great benefit to our staff and clients in event of a claim.
Stevie started with the company in 2010 coming from a background of account management for businesses ranging from mid-sized to corporate, including supermarkets and large UK retailers.
Stevie is the third generation of the family at Firth & Scott and starting as an apprentice in the Personal Lines team dealing with home, motor and travel, she has progressed through different roles within the business until February 2016 when she joined the board of directors.
Managing a growing account of business; Stevie deals with all aspects of commercial insurance including professional indemnity, liabilities, fleet and packages for clients ranging from sole traders to multi-national companies. One of Stevie’s key areas is assisting new business start-ups, advising them on their business requirements and providing essential support throughout periods of growth.
Stevie was awarded a scholarship with a global insurance company and through it became qualified to DipCII status, achieving distinctions in all modules. She continues to study towards her ACII, which will make her a Chartered Insurance Broker. In 2013 Stevie was recognised for her achievements as a young broker and won a national industry award; The Insurance Times Award for IT Pack Member of the Year as well as the Nottingham Insurance Institute Young Achiever award. Also in 2014 Stevie was a “Highly Commended Finalist” in the national British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) “Young Achiever of The Year 2014” competition.
In 2016 Stevie not only passed her Diploma in Insurance, but was pleased to find her hard studying had earned her the highest marks in the country and she was awarded the John Poel Prize by the Chartered Insurance Institute.
At the Broker Network Conference she also beat off stiff competition to win the Rising Star Of The Year Award award at the inaugural Broker Network Awards Ceremony.
Jamie-Leigh began her insurance career in 2005 with Budget Insurance as a Trainee Insurance Advisor, where she was promoted to Insurance Advisor just as the company was acquired by Swinton Insurance. She then became the Ilkeston branch manager for five years before moving to Firth & Scott in May 2014 to become Personal Lines Manager, using her well-founded knowledge and understanding of all personal lines products.
In 2017 Jamie-Leigh joined the Commercial Department and currently supports the Directors in managing the complex commercial account.
Jamie-Leigh works 3 days per week, Tuesday 9:00am – 2:00pm, Wednesday 9:30am – 5:00pm and Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm.
Karen started her career at HSBC, before moving onto Aviva Insurance Company. After a couple of years she made the transition into the world of insurance broking and continued to work for a high street broker for the next 28 years – the latter years spent as Office Manager.
In 2002, Karen moved to Firth & Scott, dealing with home, motor, GAP and travel insurance, plus any relevant claims that arise.
Karen works works 4 days per week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.
Tracey is one of our longest serving members of staff having joined Firth & Scott in 1987 as part of the personal lines department. She has a wealth of knowledge and is responsible for processing new policies, renewals, mid-term adjustments and claims for personal lines including motor, home, caravan and travel insurance.
Tracey works 4 days per week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.
Louise joined Firth and Scott in 2017 as Business Support Administrator.
She is now looking forward to continuing her insurance training and is currently enjoying working alongside her senior colleagues in order to learn more about the complexities of insurance.
Louise works Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 1:00pm.
Nicola spent two years on a youth training scheme with an insurance brokers in Nottingham, where she was trained by the experienced members of the brokerage. After two years, she was taken on as a permanent member of staff, dealing mainly with personal insurance.
She initially dealt with personal insurance after joining Firth & Scott in 1994, before advancing her skills and moving into commercial lines, specialising in property owners’ business insurance and commercial vehicles.
Nicola works 4 days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:00am – 1:30pm.
Sam joined Firth & Scott in 2003 as the Office Junior on an apprenticeship scheme through Babington Business College gaining the relevant qualifications and working her way up to the personal lines team. In 2009, she moved to Firth & Scott’s commercial team and currently specialises in Property Owners’ Insurance from single residential & commercial properties to large portfolios & unoccupied properties undergoing renovation.
She became the youngest person in the country to pass the insurance industry Cert CII qualification and was also awarded the Young Achiever of the Year Award in 2006 by the Nottingham Chartered Insurance Institute, a major accomplishment.
Sam works Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.
Annie joined Firth & Scott in February 2018 with many years of insurance experience, first as a Personal Lines and a Commercial underwriter at Guardian Insurance before moving onto work at Aviva in 2000 as a Commercial Trading Underwriter. In 2013 she moved into broking as a Commercial Account Handler. She is very much looking forward to working with the team.
Annie works Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.
Richard started his insurance career at Aviva in 1971, obtaining his Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII) some 3 years later. Richard established an insurance brokerage in Derby from 1979 until 1993. In 2003, he joined Property Protector to expand a property insurance wholesale scheme for insurance brokers. In May 2018, Richard joined the Firth & Scott Team to develop the new business operations.