Chris is a respected industry leader with over 40 years' experience, who has worked in the insurance industry in a variety of roles, accumulating a wealth of knowledge. He is a longstanding Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII).
He is currently Technical Manager for Towergate's motor division, providing expertise on all matters relating to motor fleet insurance, in particular haulage and self-drive hire fleets. Chris is responsible for providing this specialist team with technical advice, not only about the usual motor, liability, property and goods in transit covers, but also increasingly crucial covers such as directors’ and officers’ liability insurance and cyber threat insurance.
His role also includes bringing forwards new initiatives for transport-related businesses, in particular those of a risk management nature given the importance Towergate places on the maxim that ‘prevention is better than cure’.
Towergate is the UK’s leading independent insurance broking platform and forms part of The Ardonagh Group, an international network of over 100 offices and 7,000 people which incorporates leading brands in both Lloyd’s of London and global markets.
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October 06, 2023
Every haulier knows how important it is to secure the loads drivers carry. But you may not be aware of the importance of load securing for insurance.
October 17, 2022
Over the past 20 years, dashcams have become ever more widely available.
September 21, 2022
We all know the dos and don’ts to bear in mind while we’re on the road, yet offences still take place across the UK every day.
August 02, 2022
If you purchase an anti theft tracker or a car that has one, check the terms of your car insurance and how they relate to your tracker system.
July 15, 2022
Car insurance to protect what could be the second most expensive purchase you will ever make is really important. But how do you avoid 'ghost broking'?
March 14, 2021
Following Brexit, UK drivers were required to carry a “Green Card” (an International Motor Insurance Certificate) when driving in Europe.
November 29, 2020
Towergate Insurance Motor Division have issued a list of top tips to help drivers avoid being targeted in 'crash for cash' scams.
November 14, 2020
Read our guide to see if you need an additional licence to drive a minibus.
August 20, 2019
Read what steps can a fleet operator take to reduce the likelihood of fire, be it accidental or deliberate, breaking out in one vehicle and spreading to many others.
May 09, 2019
Cutting the frequency of claims can help reduce your truck insurance and fleet insurance premiums. Read our guide to installing camera systems.
August 28, 2018
Losing a load doesn't just cost time and money; reputations can be broken if security fails and consignments are lost. This guide looks at some of the ways you can minimise the risk as a distribution firm.
August 24, 2018
Find out more about why you need CPC to drive a coach, lorry or bus commercially.
August 23, 2018
Learn more about the threats facing haulage companies and how to reduce risks to your business.
April 04, 2018
Any driver, young or old, will tell you that driving well comes with practice. We list some of the key things to do in order to improve your driving.
March 09, 2018
Driving on winding country lanes can be daunting. Our guide contains simple tips for staying safe on country roads.
March 07, 2018
Driving in traffic through a busy city can be challenging, risky and unpredictable. Here are a few quick tips for young drivers in a crowded city.
March 06, 2018
Towergate's ten top tips for passing your driving test, to help you to stay focused and, just as importantly, keep your cool.
March 06, 2018
Driving on the motorway can be daunting for any newly qualified, young driver. We've put together ten top tips for new drivers driving on the motorway.
February 28, 2018
If your car is refusing to start you may have a flat battery. Read our guide to find out the causes of a flat battery and how to solve the problem.
February 27, 2018
It can be easy to dismiss Pass Plus as another unnecessary expense after learning to drive, however, there are a number of benefits for young drivers.
February 27, 2018
Doing all you can to keep your rental fleet secure is vital. We've put together 12 tips to help you tackle vehicle rental crime.
November 01, 2017
Learn how to create the right occupational road safety culture to ensure your fleet stays on the road - and reduce your transport insurance costs at the same time.
August 08, 2017
Our straight forward guide explains the different classes of vehicles and the different classes of cars in the car classification.
August 02, 2017
Buying, selling or looking to insure a classic car? Discover how with our guide to valuing your classic car using the famous Triumph Spitfire as an example
July 18, 2017
View our top 10 driving routes across the UK. Written in conjunction with our friends at Footman James.
July 14, 2016
Whether you're just starting out or looking to add to your fleet, we run through some of the most popular chauffeur car choices.
July 13, 2016
Keeping drivers safe and insurance claims down is increasingly vital for transport operators. See how new commercial vehicle safety features can help.
June 23, 2016
Unsure on the benefits and limitations associated with the 'commercial considerations' transit insurance extension? Here's why it's worth considering.
January 22, 2016
How can hauliers insure themselves against consequential losses?
January 22, 2016
Our guide to checking a customer's DVLA licence - for vehicle rental companies.
October 16, 2013
This article explains the difference between "all risks" goods in transit cover and "Full responsibility" transit insurance. An important read for any haulier but especially those that regularly carry high value loads.
October 01, 2013