Senior Management

We are very pleased to introduce you to our Directors and the Senior Management team here at VISL.

Tom Cooper

Tom Cooper

Managing Director

Tom Cooper

Managing Director

Tom started his career in insurance in 1982 with the Corporation of Lloyd’s in their Policy Signing office processing wordings and premiums. In 1986, he joined Carritt and Partners, a Lloyds Broker specialising in the provision of insurance to Members of Lloyds.

In 1994, he assisted in the creation of Euclidian PLC which became one of the first corporate members of Lloyd’s of London. During this period he headed up the IT department who successfully achieved the smooth running of systems throughout the millennium period.

In 2004, he assisted in the management buyout of what is now known as Vantage Insurance Services Ltd. Tom was appointed as Chief Operations Officer in February 2011 and heads up the Broking and Tour Operators teams at Vantage.

In Tom’s down time, he is a proud supporter of Stoke City Football Club. He enjoys a round of golf when in Portugal and watching sport in general.

Nigel Coppen

Nigel Coppen

Business Development Director

Nigel Coppen

Business Development Director

Nigel has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry. During his career he has worked in general insurance specialising in schemes and niche markets and has also worked in commercial insurance, reinsurance, a Lloyd’s Members Agent, as well as helping to set up and run a mutual.

He was appointed to the Board of Euclidian Direct Limited in 1999, the broking arm of Euclidian Syndicate 1243. EDL became Vantage Insurance Services in 2005. He was appointed Client Director in 2004 and Business Development Director in 2005. As well as developing products and schemes the role includes oversight of sales and marketing.

In his spare time Nigel manages and coaches the local cricket side where his sons play. In addition to cricket he enjoys golf, skiing, tennis and watching rugby. In his downtime he enjoys time with his family as well as good food, good drink and good company. Favourite saying 'Failing to prepare is preparing to fail' - it applies to everything in life!

Stuart Craig

Stuart Craig

Group Marketing Manager

Stuart Craig

Group Marketing Manager

Stuart joined Vantage late in 2008 and has spent his working life in the outdoor leisure industry filling media roles including editorship of many of the leading magazines and websites in this sector. He has also occupied a head of marketing role for Lowdham Leisureworld - one of the UK’s largest caravan and motorhome dealers.

Stuart has strong operational experience and had a hands-on role in managing Shield Total Insurance and Crusader Insurance before they were brought into the Vantage group of companies.

A specialist in electronic and interactive marketing with natural ties to offline media and exhibitions, Stuart’s main responsibility is ‘making the phone ring’ or the ‘email buzz’.

Stuart is also a mad football fan (Liverpool), is Head of Development at grassroots football club – Stamford AFC - and is a coach For Glinton & Northborough FC. He enjoys travelling having notched up 66 of the world's countries to date.

Clifford Flack

Clifford Flack

CBF Divisional Director

Clifford Flack

CBF Divisional Director

Clifford joined Cork Bays & Fisher in 1978 and over the past 35 years he has been involved with a varied numbers of industry sectors. Over the past 25 years he has been mainly involved with Tour Operator and Travel Agents sector in advising and arranging their travel bonds and commercial insurance needs.

Cliff's client base ranges from large international based companies with turnover well into the £100M’s to new start up and everything in between.

In his spare time Cliff enjoys watching most sports, walking and trying new foods from around the world.

Luke Redpath

Luke Redpath

Business Development Manager

Luke Redpath

Business Development Manager

Luke started at Vantage Insurance Services in early 2010 with 3 years of personal lines insurance experience with a previous broker.

Luke now assists our Business Development Director, Nigel, to ensure that Vantage remains customer focused, innovative and a market leader.

Luke is self-confessed watch enthusiast and enjoys photography, motorsport (particularly Moto GP) and travelling to new places.

James Stuart

James Stuart

Director

James Stuart

Director

James started his career in insurance in 1977 with the Corporations of Lloyd’s before joining Holman Wade in 1982, a Lloyd’s insurance broker. His career in insurance broking took a turn in 1991 when he set up and became a director in SBJ Harrison Stuart Ltd. In 1993 he led a management buyout and purchased a new company called Indemnity Insurance Services Ltd and was joint managing director. This company specialised in alternative risk transfer.
In 1994 he jointly created Euclidian PLC by raising £20 million on the London Stock Market, enabling the company to become one of the first corporate members of Lloyd’s of London underwriting £42 million on various syndicates at Lloyd’s, through a concept he devised of geared reinsurance.
In 2008, together with John Collyear, Tom Cooper and Nigel Coppen he bought what is now Vantage Insurance Services Ltd.

Louise Watson

Louise Watson

Operations Director

Louise Watson

Operations Director

Louise started her career with Euclidian PLC in December 2001 working in the Finance Dept, later becoming the Financial Controller of Vantage Insurance Services Ltd.

After 17 years, in a change of direction, Louise left Finance in January 2019, and was appointed Operations Director.

In her spare time Louise enjoys a good challenge, frequently taking part in TV gameshows. She describes herself as an avid Trekkie - loving all things Star Trek!

Vicky Sorrell

Vicky Sorrell

Retail Operations Manager

Vicky Sorrell

Retail Operations Manager

Vicky has been with Vantage since May 2010, starting out as an Account Handler in the Motor team at our retail office in Brentwood. From there she progressed to the role of Senior Account Handler in the Caravan team, before coming the Assistant Sales and Customer Service Manager and now the Operations Manager of our contact centre.

Prior to Vantage she worked at a different Insurance Broker specialising in Motorcycle insurance for five years. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching films and going on holiday.

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