Meet the Macbeth team
At Macbeth we are a fastidious team of expert insurance brokers. Armed with the latest technologies and primed to deliver the best value, we have the expertise, experience and resources to handle challenging insurance needs. What’s more we think ahead. In today’s difficult climate, successful insurance brokers must be highly proactive and focus on what’s important to their clients.
Over the years we have become highly skilled in 3 niche sectors, including business, private clients and specialist professionals, and we always pay close attention to any issues or new developments facing these sectors.
We work hard to ensure that our team truly believe in our vision and understand our values and culture. We are very much a people business and our management team reflect this.
Paul Macbeth ACII
Chartered Insurance Broker
Paul’s dynamic and enthusiastic nature and passion for his profession is the driving force behind the business. He has created a highly focused and responsive team that strongly supports and drives his vision for Macbeth.
Paul has 19 years tenure within the insurance broking sector and has attained three professional qualifications and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. In 2011 he was awarded the British Insurance Brokers Association Young Broker of the Year for the Central & South East England region.
He regularly contributes to leading industry and business publications and plays a highly active role in managing many of the company’s key clients and professional partnerships. He also mentors other local business owners using the same thought process and ethos used throughout Macbeth and its associated companies.
“I am incredibly proud of the strong and experienced team that we have built at Macbeth around a very simple purpose – to make our clients lives easier. I have a strong belief and passion that, by combining traditional business principles with the benefits of the latest technology and a switched-on, proactive and friendly service, we will achieve our vision.”
“The insurance needs of our clients vary so much that in most cases there is no one solution that suits all. We pay meticulous attention to what happens within the insurance market space and work hard to ensure our clients are adequately covered and protected against risks they might not always be aware of.”
Ben Butler Cert CII
A product of the firm’s acclaimed trainee programme which he joined in 2000, Ben is responsible for the day to day running of the business as well as managing the needs of key clients. He has been an instrumental part of our success and his huge talent was acknowledged in 2011 when shortlisted for the Chartered Insurance Institute young achiever of the year award.
“I truly believe we are a unique broking firm due to our passion, enthusiasm and desire to service our clients. We’re passionate about what we do and this is reflected in our client retention rate which is extraordinarily high and there is only one reason for this; service. I’m proud to have been part of such a fantastic team for the past 13 years and I’m delighted to help lead our business into the next stage of our exciting plan.“
For over 30 years Tony has worked closely with a wide range of commercial businesses all with distinctive and exacting insurance requirements. This is why Tony is ideally placed to manage and run the commercial division of our business and to contribute regularly to press articles published in the business insurance media space.
As a co-founder of the business, Tony has been influential in developing the company and ensuring that, despite its growth, the original key service principles remain in place.
“I have worked in the insurance sector for the last 35 years providing commercial insurance solutions to a diverse range of businesses. By working closely with my clients I have gained insights into their specific industry sectors which means I can provide them with the service and support they need as well as ensuring they have the right protection in place.”
Dennis Walsh FCII
Senior Client Manager
Chartered Insurance Broker
Dennis started his career within the insurance industry over 35 years ago. He quickly qualified and at the age of 27 was one of the youngest candidates to become a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute. He has an extensive range of specialist knowledge across the mainstream commercial classes of insurance.
His prime areas of expertise lie within Business Combined and Directors’ & Officers’ Liability insurance. He is increasingly coming across organisations that are underinsured in these areas of cover or worse still, are devoid of cover completely.
“The commercial insurance market is constantly evolving and organisations are becoming continually exposed to new and challenging risks which are not covered by their existing policies. I am currently seeing a high proportion of claims made against organisations around emotionally related illnesses such as employee stress or harassment.
Similarly companies whilst they are protecting their premises and contents against fire and theft are leaving themselves highly exposed when it comes to minimising the interruption to the business. All too often I see businesses potentially failing because they have inadequate business interruption cover.
I joined Macbeth because of their dynamic and progressive culture. The company has in place the processes and the people to allow us to provide a common sense approach to commercial insurance. Our skill as a business is to provide clarification and peace of mind for all our clients”.