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Meet the Team

Meet the faces behind William Taylor Insurance Services
Bill Taylor
Director

In 1968, Bill Taylor founded William Taylor aged just 19 and tirelessly worked to grow the business throughout the following decades. Bill has honed many of his staff into prominent roles in insurance while many of the current staff he oversees have been with him for more than 20 years. Bill still pops into the office regularly and enjoys his hobbies as a trained pilot and skipper of the company's yacht. 

After working door-to-door selling life policies in London and Manchester, 19-year-old Bill decided to go it alone and set up William Taylor Insurance Brokers. By the early 80s, the company had its own purpose-built office in South Ockendon where it still calls home today. He is known in the area for how many people he has employed, helping many to hone their careers either in insurance or elsewhere. Some of his staff members have been with him for over 40 years. Bill has always been active in sport, captaining cricket sides in the Essex area and has ties with local football teams, Aveley FC and Thurrock FC. Bill passed on the reigns to his daughter, Emma, but he is still an important figure in the business.
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Emma Taylor
Director

Emma has worked for the family business since leaving college, and in the last 28 years has moved up to Director. As well as working alongside Bill in running the company, Emma built and administered the Sweet William Day Care Nursery scheme. Emma’s areas of expertise include property owner’s insurance and legal expenses. She is also responsible for Credit Control, Finance and Compliance.

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Ian Hensby
General Manager

Ian has over 30 years’ experience in the industry. After starting out as an adviser for life insurance with Prudential Assurance, Ian joined us and specialised in commercial insurance (particularly motor trade insurance). Ian is responsible for an exclusive client portfolio covering many areas of commercial insurance. His areas of expertise include claims handling, property owner’s insurance and motor trade insurance.

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Karen Pizzey
Human Resources & Director's PA

Karen is Personal Assistant to the Managing Director, having worked for Bill Taylor since 1999. Karen is also responsible for human resources within the company, in addition to administration and office accounting.

Colleen Farmer
Accounts Payable

Colleen has worked at William Taylor Insurance for almost 10 years and is responsible for reconciliation of insurer accounts.

Alice Taylor
Insurance Admin

Alice is the youngest daughter of Bill. She recently joined William Taylor after leaving college, working on the Administration team and assisting the Fleet department.

Paige Jones
Motor Trade Specialist

Paige has been with William Taylor since 2016. She specialises in Motor Trade Insurance and is also a valuable member of the Administration team.

Becky Coutts
Daycare & Nursery Specialist

Becky joined William Taylor in 2016. She oversees both the Administration team and her specialist area of Nursery Insurance, where she manages the day-to-day running of this exclusive scheme.

Angelika Solarek
Insurance Admin

Angelika is a new member of the Administration team. She also works closely with the Commercial team.

Lee Jackson
Commercial Account Handler

Lee has been with William Taylor for 2 years and has solid experience in all aspects of insurance. While he looks after a small portfolio of clients, he is also responsible for our Pleasure Craft scheme and also deals with new business. 

David Boxley
Commercial Account Handler

David has a wealth of experience in insurance having worked in the industry for over 22 years. His technical expertise is second to none. David looks after a large portfolio of existing Commercial clients and is a fountain of knowledge to clients and colleagues alike.

Terry Golland
Fleet Specialist

Terry has over 10 years of experience in insurance and his specialism is in Motor Fleet. Together with the Administration team, he is responsible for all Fleet renewals and deals with new business.

Neil Kelly
Personal Lines Account Handler

Neil has 27 years’ experience in the insurance industry, with 20 years at William Taylor Insurance. Neil brings a broad knowledge of all personal lines insurance – both motor and non-motor – and has an excellent relationship with our clients. Neil’s particular areas of expertise are private car, travel and commercial vehicle insurance.