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SFS Group Ltd

Unit 21
Dean House Farm
Church Road
Newdigate
Surrey
RH5 5DL

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Meet the team

Team Member

Angus Cater

Chairman

Angus has been part of SFS since May 1991!! He loves sailing, running... Keeping fit in general. Before insurance, Angus was a Managing Director for an interior design company.

Angus is the Chair of the Board and oversees finance however he also loves keeping in contact with clients and offering help wherever he can.

Did you know? Angus finished 3661st in the very first London Marathon on 29th March 1981 in a time of 3hrs 41mins.

Team Member

Clare Cave

Managing Director

Clare originally joined SFS in February 2012 although she most recently re-joined in November 2015. She loves dancing and singing (just ask the rest of the office) as well as fine food. Clare managed her own business for 10 years and has previously worked at Unilever and the Milk Marketing Board.

Clare is involved in all aspects of SFS and particularly enjoys meeting our customers face to face.

Did you know? David Essex attended her wedding and "Oh What A Circus" it was!

Team Member

Keith Wood

Director

Keith is the newest member of our team, starting in October 2018. He has many interests which include Archaeology, History, Reading & Horology (he has a lot of time for that)! Keith has been in numerous Managerial & Director roles within the insurance industry but also had a brief stint at the Home Office and as a Saturday boy at Woolworths before starting his insurance career.

Keith spends his time at SFS managing our General Insurance portfolio and meeting prospective and existing clients.

Did you know? He once got in trouble with the Greek Police when he mistook a royal yacht for his excursion boat and spent a few minutes on board helping himself to canap├ęs and refreshments.

Team Member

Dawn Watson-Jones

Financial Controller

Dawn has been Financial Controller at SFS since she started back in June 2016. Some of her favourite things are reading, good food, spending time with family/friends and travelling. Dawn has always been in finance, either within the insurance or travel industry.

Dawn's role includes looking after all the financial aspects of the business such as paying suppliers, billing clients, paying salaries, producing accounts and setting budgets.

Did you know? By the age of 24, she had lived in 13 different addresses!

Team Member

Lisa Fairbrother

Relationship Manager

Lisa is one of our longest serving employees, starting in February 2010. Some of her favourite things to do are travelling, stoolball and socialising. Some of Lisa's previous jobs include being a credit card fraud investigator, working for BA and Continental Airlines as well as Unum.

Lisa looks after current school clients who have General Insurance with SFS, ensuring a smooth running of their policies and answering any queries they might have.

Did you know? During our recent sponsorship of the IAPS National Swimming Finals, Lisa offered Chelsea & England legend, John Terry, one of our stylish green SFS Piggy banks which made him grin.

Team Member

Simon Bannister

Relationship Manager

Simon began his career at SFS in November 2015. He loves most sports and has a Crystal Palace season ticket. Outside of sport, he loves spending time with his family and enjoying life with his 2 year old son, Joel. Simon has worked within commercial insurance for over 3 years and before that was a Police Constable in the Surrey Police.

Simon works closely within School Insurances, maintaining relationships as well as answering any queries they might have.

Did you know? That although Simon is a vegetarian, there are very few vegetables he eats (makes the Christmas party a nightmare)!!

Team Member

Daniel Burns

Customer Services Executive

Daniel stared working for SFS in July 2018. He enjoys Football, X-Box & Amateur Dramatics (an interesting combination). Daniel has held many different positions in a number of job sectors. This is from being a Football Coach to Children's Nursery Nurse to working in Pensions.

Daniel's key tasks include helping with the administration of the personal insurances. He also loves to help out walking the dogs, making the tea and keeping the office entertained!

Did you Know? He has never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders, Love Island or Breaking Bad!!

Team Member

Linda Power

Customer Services Executive

Linda joined SFS in February 2018. She has a love of good food as well as football (Arsenal fan but with a soft spot for QPR). Her son is currently in the QPR academy. Her previous jobs include working on the Carnival Cruise Lines and working for Virgin Money.

Here at SFS, Linda works in Personal Lines, providing customer services and administration for our School Fees and University Insurance policies.

Did you know? Linda also lived in Sicily for 13 years so loves homemade Pizza.

Team Member

Karen Turpie

Office Manager

Karen has worked for SFS since March 2016. She loves to socialise with her friends and even likes a spot of yoga. Karen has previously worked in Retail Management, Customer Services & Administration.

Karen's role here at SFS includes managing and organising the running of the office. Including liaising with company suppliers and keeping us up to date on health & safety.

Did you know? If you put on any 80's music, she will turn into a DISCO QUEEN!

Team Member

Millie the Dog

Millie has been an integral part of the team since January 2017. Millie is Clare's dog. She really enjoys napping, begging for food and stealing stuff out of our bins. Millie's role here at SFS is varied. She keeps the team members fit and healthy by taking them on walks. She also ensures that you NEVER eat your entire lunch.