Meet the Team

Meet the Business Insurance team here at Vantage Insurance Services:

Clifford Flack

Clifford Flack

Divisional Director, Cork Bays & Fisher

Clifford Flack

Divisional Director, Cork Bays & Fisher

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-ups and everything in between.

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

Martin Swann

Martin Swann

Divisional Director, Vantage Professional Risks

Martin Swann

Divisional Director, Vantage Professional Risks

Martin Joined Vantage in 2012 to launch the group's Professional & Financial Risks Division having spent the majority of his insurance career specialising in these niche classes of insurance.

Martin’s primary focus when dealing with clients is to ensure that the insurance placements that are negotiated for their business are coverage led and meet their individual and specific needs.

In his spare time Martin is a keen rugby enthusiast having an involvement as coach, referee and player. Outside of rugby, Martin’s interests include cycling. golf and Formula 1.

Nic Wheele

Nic Wheele

Senior Account Executive, Cork Bays & Fisher

Nic Wheele

Senior Account Executive, Cork Bays & Fisher

Nic joined Vantage in early 2014, having previously worked as a commercial insurance broker for CCV/Towergate and NFU Mutual dealing with a wide range of industries.

Nic now works with our travel and leisure industry clients which include travel agents, tour operators, caravan dealerships & engineers, hotels, restaurants and holiday parks.

Having gained his certificate in insurance, Nic is now working towards the diploma. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, snowboarding, football and travelling.

Toby Pinesmith

Toby Pinesmith

Senior Account Executive, Vantage Professional Risks

Toby Pinesmith

Senior Account Executive, Vantage Professional Risks

Toby joined Vantage in 2012 as part of the team that launched the group’s Professional & Financial Risks Division.

Prior to this, Toby had gained experience as a commercial insurance broker at both national and regional insurance brokers, where he developed a strong understanding of always putting a client’s needs first.

Having gained his Certificate in Insurance, Toby is now working towards the Diploma.

In his spare time Toby enjoys being active, spending time with his family and regularly referees for Sussex County Football Association.

Caroline Gregory

Caroline Gregory

Account Executive, Vantage Professional Risks

Caroline Gregory

Account Executive, Vantage Professional Risks

Caroline joined Vantage in July 2016 to predominantly work on Professional Indemnity and Cyber Business having spent the majority of her insurance career specialising in these classes of insurance.

Prior to joining Vantage, Caroline worked at Barbican Syndicate 1955 at Lloyds as a Professional Indemnity Underwriter and has developed a strong technical knowledge in a wide range of Professions.

A keen and intrepid traveller, Caroline has visited over 25 different countries and loves nothing more than discovering new cultures. In her spare time, Caroline enjoys visiting restaurants and going to live gigs and comedy nights as well as spending time with friends, family and her adopted greyhound.

Ishaan Dale

Ishaan Dale

Account Handler, Cork Bays & Fisher

Ishaan Dale

Account Handler, Cork Bays & Fisher

Ish Joined Vantage in 2016 as a commercial account handler working within Cork Bays & Fisher.

Previously in an internship role, Ish has developed his knowledge in the insurance profession and developed an understanding of the commercial role. He is motivated and focused on completing his insurance qualifications.

In his spare time, Ish enjoys travelling, socialising with family and friends and watching his beloved Arsenal FC play.

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