All our senior partners are active ‘fee earners’ and play a personal role in developing and managing business. Most come from large insurance backgrounds and recognise the need and place for personal contact and bespoke solutions.
One of the original founders of Jobson James in 1991, Martin has spent his entire career in Commercial and Corporate Insurance broking. Outside of the office, Martin's interests are quite diverse. He enjoys music (playing several instruments albeit most, if not all of them, badly), most sports and motor cycling (he owns a sports bike which he tries not to fall off).
Brian began his professional qualifications and training with Sun Alliance in Birmingham. In 1991, together with Martin James, he established Jobson James and today Brian remains actively involved in corporate client service and development. Away from the office, cricket and golf are his main interests although a mid life crisis has rekindled his enthusiasm for cycling.
Jon has over 30 year's insurance experience with the last years as a Director of Jobson James. Specialising in delivering robust insurance solutions for medium to large corporates particularly in the Real Estate, Manufacturing, Construction and Professional Services sectors, he has a strong technical background thanks to holding senior technical underwriting positions with Royal and Sun Alliance. Away from the office, Jon's interests include sailing, skiing and golf.
Graeme started off in commercial underwriting roles before making the transition to the broking world in 1995 to work for Bain Clarkson. A stint at Aon followed and in 2002 he joined Jobson James. Graeme manages a diverse portfolio of clients including Real Estate, Construction, Hospitality, Professional Services and Manufacturing. Away from the office his twin daughters keep him busy - and off the golf course.
Keven is a Chartered Insurance Broker and NEBOSH qualified. With over 24 years' experience in insurance broking and risk management, Keven has managed complex insurance programmes for UK and International companies up to several £billion turnover. A real ale drinker and member of Camra he is an avid user of budget airlines for foreign trips and is a Birmingham City supporter.
Chris began his commercial insurance career in 1981 with General Accident Insurance Company before making the move to broking in 1984. He became a partner with Cottle and Co and now brings with him to Jobson James over 25 years of broking and compliance experience in a wide range of business sectors. Cycling and running are passions, but now being overtaken by golf as aches and strains begin to take their toll.
Karen Long Director Jobson James Consulting Ltd - Health & Employee Benefits
With over 20 years in the insurance industry, Karen is an experienced Health and Wellbeing Specialist Insurance Broker providing bespoke solutions to corporate clients and individuals, both large and small. In between juggling family life and work, Karen enjoys walking and cycling. She is also a great exponent of internet search engines to find interesting foreign holidays and the USA is a favourite destination.
With over 20 years in the Insurance Industry, Jane has worked with small businesses to large Corporate clients. She is passionate about local industry and manufacturing, typical to the Midlands and the Black Country, where she has lived all her life. Jane also heads up our bespoke recruitment offering. Outside work Jane enjoys cycling and walking the family dogs with her husband and children.
Dean Smith Divisional Director - Trade Credit and Surety
A Chartered Insurance Broker with over 25 years experience, Dean has worked for leading insurers in both senior underwriting and management roles, most latterly for Aviva. A specialist in food, transport, manufacturing and technology, Dean also heads up our Trade Credit and Surety Team. Away from the office, Dean is a keen athletics fan and in his spare time enjoys walking in the Peak District with his wife Julie and three children.
Nigel has over 30 years experience in Commercial Insurance Broking with particular specialism in the Manufacturing and Construction sectors. Nigel also jointly heads up our specialist Water Industry team. Outside of work, Nigel spends a fair amount of his time stood on the touch line of his local rugby club having hung his boots up and exchanged the number 8 shirt with his son.
Paul is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner and a qualified Fellow of The Chartered Insurance Institute with over 30 years insurance broking and risk management experience including at international broking house Aon. He joined Jobson James in September 2011 and shares the philosophy of intensely personal client service and the development of long-term business partnerships. Away from the office he participates in various non-energetic activities.