Meet the Gravity Team!

At Gravity everybody has an important part to play, to find out more simply hover over a team member and scroll.

Gravity Central

Dale Collett

DALE COLLETT

Managing Director

Dale Collett

Managing Director

Having set up the company from a home garage in 2012, Dale shows no signs of slowing down! Dale oversees the business and is responsible for delivering the company objectives. He is a firm believer in the importance of our company identity and values, which give us our strong heartbeat. Part of this is our Chartered Status which is vital to our model as giving hands-on support as trusted advisors.

Tel: 07791 152860

dale@gravityriskservices.co.uk

Ritchie Jones

RITCHIE JONES

Sales & Marketing Manager

Ritchie Jones

Sales & Marketing Manager

Ritchie has been with Gravity since 2014; Originally an account executive, Ritchie has grown with the company and is now our Commercial Manager, looking after the Client Service Team. This team is responsible for handling client queries, servicing their policies, dealing with claims and working closely with the Account Executives. Ritchie is the ‘go-to’ person in the office with an abundance of market knowledge at his disposal making him the back-bone of the Stourbridge office.

Tel: 0121 2705809

Email: ritchie@gravityriskservices.co.uk

Lucy Aldridge

LUCY ALDRIDGE

Operations Manager

Lucy Aldridge

Operations Manager

Lucy joined the Gravity family in August 2019, bringing with her experience of working at a high level for other Brokers including looking after Corporate International accounts. Lucy is involved in looking after our flagship accounts. She also has responsibility for the Management of our Compliance and Training functions 

Tel: 0121 2705809

Dawn Collett

DAWN COLLETT

Account Handler and Company Secretary

Dawn Collett

Account Handler and Company Secretary

Dawn has worked with the company since it began trading (Dale says she had no choice!) performing virtually every role in the business. Dawn’s role now includes managing the growing office and helping us to make business improvements and efficiency gains. A keen spreadsheet fan, her aim is to be an expert on the systems so we ‘systemise the routine and personalise the exception’.

Tel: 0121 2705809

Email: dawn@gravityriskservices.co.uk

Alice Maley

ALICE MALEY

Finance Support

Alice Maley

Finance Support

Alice joined the Gravity team in August 2019 as part of our Apprenticeship programme, studying towards the Association of Accounting Technicians

Tel: 0121 2705809

Josh Richards

JOSH RICHARDS

Finance Support

Josh Richards

Finance Support

Josh joined the Gravity team in August 2019 as part of our Apprenticeship programme, studying towards the Association of Accounting Technicians

Tel: 0121 2705809

Helen Griffin

HELEN GRIFFIN

Group Resources Officer

Helen Griffin

Group Resources Officer

Helen is a true team player! She uses her broad range of skills to support our Operations Team, as well as assisting in Finance and Client Service functions. Helen helps to train and coach new members of staff and also looks after our suppliers. 

Tel: 0121 2705809

Email: Helen@gravityriskservices.co.uk

John Mulqueen

JOHN MULQUEEN

Property Owners Manager

John Mulqueen

Senior Account Executive

John has worked in the insurance industry for 19 years, ultimately gaining experience in the placing and servicing of Property Owners/Managers, Professional Indemnity and General Commercial Insurance. John is fiercely devoted to giving the highest quality of advice to his clients, ensuring their business are suitably protected. Being exceptionally personable, John has built strong, long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with his clients.

Tel: 07792 929241

Email: john@gravityriskservices.co.uk

Alan Hood

ALAN HOOD

Senior Account Executive

Alan Hood

Alan is the most recent addition to the Gravity team. Having over 30 years experience including as Branch Manager for National Brokers, Alan manages a number of key accounts for the company.
He also becomes the 3rd Cambridge United supporter to join the company!
Tel: 07810 446298
Kieran Wilson

KIERAN WILSON

Account Executive

Kieran Wilson

Account Handler

Kieran joined the Gravity family in May 2018 and brought with him several years of commercial insurance experience. This, coupled with his warm, friendly manner and strong attention to detail makes him a member of the team to look up to and learn from. Kieran has already progressed in his role and is now actively servicing his own client list.

Tel: 0121 2705809

Email: kieran@gravityriskservices.co.uk

Josh Webb

JOSH WEBB

Development Executive

Josh Webb

Development Executive

Josh joined the Gravity family in July 2018, he brought with him several years of Retail sales experience from the motor trade. This, coupled with his previous management roles and eagerness to learn has enabled him to progress quickly in his new business development role.

Tel: 07528 519403

Email: joshua@gravityriskservices.co.uk

darren-winsper

DARREN WINSPER

Client Service Team Manager

Darren Winsper

Client Service Team Manager

Darren ‘fell’ into Insurance 23 years ago & most recently headed up the recently acquired Hagley Insurance Brokers as Office Manager. Darren is dedicated to providing an extensive service to clients & his substantial knowledge coupled with management experience ensure he excels within the industry.

Sophie McDonough

SOPHIE MCDONOUGH

Account Handler

Sophie McDonough

Account Handler

As an account handler, Sophie uses her insurance experience to assist client’s with their day to day enquiries. Sophie works within the Client Service Team, providing a range of support services to our clients. Sophie’s excellent communication skills allows her to provide a professional and friendly service

Tel: 0121 2705809

Email: Sophie@gravityriskservices.co.uk

Karen Welch

KAREN WELCH

Account Handler

Karen Welch

Account Handler

Karen has been a member of Gravity since October 2017 and brought with her years of insurance experience including time spent as an Underwriter for RSA. Karen’s hardworking ethos helps support her colleagues and ensures her clients experience only the best in customer service.

Tel: 0121 2705809

Email: karen@gravityriskservices.co.uk

TAMARA ATKINSON

Claims Handler

Tamara Atkinson

Claims Handler

Tamara has spent the last 12 years working on predominantly uninsured loss recovery claims with some 1st party property claims and stock loss/theft claims for corporate clients.  Tamara is excited to be part of Gravity Risk Services and learning something new and different and also seeing insurance from a different perspective.

Tamara’s hobbies are reading, watching Netflix and at the moment internal decorating.

ADAM HARRIS

SME Team Leader

Adam Harris

SME Team Leader

Adam began his career within the Insurance industry in 2014, which proved to be a prudent decision as he has since progressed from Trainee, to Account Handler, to now heading up the SME Team within Gravity. Adam has already started to make waves in driving the SME Team forward & his determination and ambition within the industry have made him a very valuable addition to the business.”

Dom Collett

DOMINIC COLLETT

SME Account Executive

Dominic Collett

Account Handler

Dominic joined the company in 2018 to support the lead generation team and has shown his communication skills as well as being the IT guru! Being Dale’s son he knows he has to be on top of his game all the time! He certainly has a better sense of fashion than his Dad!

Tel: 0121 2705809

Email: dom@gravityriskservices.co.uk

Luke Love

LUKE LOVE

Sales Support

Luke Love

Sales Support

Luke joined the Gravity Team in August 2019 as part of our Apprenticeship programme, studying to towards the Chartered Insurance Institute qualifications

Tel: 07528 519403

DAVID HOWE

Consultant – SIS Risk Solutions

David Howe

Consultant – SIS Risk Solutions

David has a wealth of experience, particularly in Property Owners insurance. Trading under his own Company name, SIS Risk Solutions, David gives very personal hands-on support to his clients.

Tel: 07557 515853

Email: david.howe@sisrisksolutions.co.uk

Matt McCall

MATT MCCALL

Consultant

Matt McCall

Consultant

Having spearheaded the New Business team at Gravity, Matt is now a Consultant to Gravity and trades under his own brand ‘Raw Material Cover’.

Email: matthew@gravityriskservices.co.uk

helen-dunlop

HELEN DUNLOP

Consultant

Helen Dunlop

Commercial Insurance Consultant

Helen joined Gravity in November 2019 following the merge with Hagley Insurance Brokers. Helen is ACII qualified and has over 30 years experience within the Insurance industry in Broking, Underwriting and Claims.

Her focus is on consistently providing strong technical advice and a high level of service.

In loving memory

Andy Davidson (1968-2020)

At Gravity, we all feel incredibly fortunate to have known Andy. Whilst he only joined us in 2019, he was known to many of us for 10 years. Andy had the ability to instantly build rapport with anyone. His fun-loving nature and warm personality endeared him to so many. He was always good natured and the first to lift people up with his sharp wit and charisma. 

Andy typified our company values. He was down to earth, always had time for anyone and would go out of his way to support his colleagues. He had an unswerving commitment to help his clients and would do anything to look after them. Always acting with complete integrity, he would fiercely protect his clients’ interests, never being afraid to confront issues in order to get the best possible result for a client. He took time to pass on his knowledge and insight to the Gravity team, doing anything he could to strengthen the business.    

Andy was a devoted husband and father, who selflessly always put the needs of his family first. He would take his sons to and from school every day, guiding them in their life journey. His special bond with his wife Diane was there to be seen by all who met her. He idolised her and his children. They were a truly devoted family unit.     

Andy will be a huge loss to anyone who knew him. We all miss him deeply.

Gravity North

SAIQA ASHRAF

Director, Gravity Risk Services (North) Ltd

Saiqa Ashraf

Associate Director

Saiqa is leading the development of our presence in the Northern Region. Her extensive knowledge and willingness to always go the extra mile for her clients has seen her grow a loyal client base. Saiqa has strong business acumen and is driven to building a team around her as part of the regional expansion.

Tel: 07734 236759

Email: saiqa@gravityriskservices.co.uk

GEOFF BOWN

Gravity Risk Services (North) Ltd

Geoff bown

Having worked with Saiqa and Dale previously, Geoff’s pedigree was well known to the Gravity team. With 17 years experience in the Leeds market he has a strong profile, most recently leading a team of Advisors in servicing a book of business as well as successfully securing a large number of new accounts.

Gravity West

Matt Slater

MATT SLATER

Director – Gravity Risk Services (West) Ltd

Matt Slater

Director – Gravity Risk Services (West) Ltd

To follow

Tel: 07469 35 17 32

Email: matt@gravityriskservices.co.uk

Mandy Slater

MANDY SLATER

Director – Gravity Risk Services (West) Ltd

Mandy Slater

Director – Gravity Risk Services (West) Ltd

To follow

Tel: 0121 2705809

Email: mandy@gravityriskservices.co.uk

Gravity East

Richard Gibson

RICHARD GIBSON

Regional Director – Leicester Branch

Richard Gibson

Regional Director – Gravity Risk Services (East) Ltd

Our Regional Director Richard Gibson who is co-owner of Gravity Risk Services (East)  has over 30  years’ experience in insurance broking for commercial and corporate clients throughout the UK and Europe.

Richard’s days are very mixed which include the “day to day management of the business,  New Client Account Development, Servicing of a large portfolio of clients  and the management of Affinity Schemes and introducers.  All this is backed up with the quality personal  service and support his clients deserve.

Richard has a vast knowledge of  all aspects of industry with particular expertise to “all things metal”, construction and the motor trade.

Tel: 07510 695335

Email: richard@gravityriskservices.co.uk

Tel: 01787 221294

Kelly Lawrence

KELLY LAWRENCE

Associate Director – Leicester Branch

Kelly Lawrence

Associate Director – Leicester Branch

With over 15 years’ experience in Commercial Insurance broking in a variety of roles plus the Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII) qualification, Kelly is responsible for the day to day running of the regional Leicester Office. She uses her excellent organisational skills to provide support to the Account Executive to ensure that all clients needs are looked after on a day to day basis

Tel: 0116 4782888

Email: kelly@gravityriskservices.co.uk

Richard Lawrence

RICHARD LAWRENCE

Finance Controller – Leicester Branch

Richard Lawrence

Finance Controller – Leicester Branch   

Richard he has over 20 years’ experience working in different accounting roles for both national and independent brokers. He is responsible for ensuring that all Insurer statements are paid within the agreed credit terms, dealing with all queries that may arise. He also manages the finances for the regional Leicester Office.

Tel: 0116 4782666

Email: rich@gravityriskservices.co.uk

CRAIG ACKLAM

Senior Account Executive – Leicester Branch

Craig Acklam

Senior Account Executive – Leicester Branch  

Craig joined Gravity in early April 2020, a strange time to be starting a new role with us being only one week into a national lockdown. He brings with him over 30 years of experience within the Insurance Broking market providing clients with advice and risk management solutions. Craigs technical knowledge, gained as an Account Executive and Branch Manager, covers a wide range of industry sectors including manufacturing, commercial growers, construction and engineering.

Away from the office Craig is a self-confessed computer nerd and aviation geek.

Tel: 07895 991614

Email: Craig@gravityriskservices.co.uk

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