Committed to delivering a great service to you
- We have friendly real people you can talk with
- We will take time to properly understand your priorities and needs
- We offer you the most easy and convenient service
- We simplify the process to getting the advice you need
- We focus on the end goals and outcomes that are important to you
- We do things differently
Here you can find out more about Shire, the veterinary finance and insurance broker but with a difference. We are a long standing veterinary supplier, with expert knowledge of the sector. We invest in people and develop our customer relationships through our quality of service and expertise.
Shire acquired Veterinary Insurance agency (VIA) in 2008, which had itself been founded in 1948. VIA was established to provide a savings and protection facility for newly qualified veterinary graduates. Due to changes in the market, VIA grew and became a specialist in insurance and finance, servicing the entire veterinary market.
In 2017 VIA rebranded to Shire as a statement of our commitment to growth and development within the veterinary market. Our core focus of finance and insurance remains the same.
Keith Dickinson Director
Keith is a Geography Graduate from UCL who has operated in veterinary insurance and finance for over 30 years. He has supported the veterinary industry avidly during that time with financial and professional initiatives. He is a keen cyclist with a passion for golf, cricket and football
Clive Morton Managing Director
Chartered Insurance Broker with over 40 years’ experience of broking, surveying and risk management. Clive has dedicated the last 27 years to working with the veterinary profession. Outside of work Clive plays in an acoustic duo.
Dan Leyland Operations Director
Operations Director with over 25 years of commercial insurance expertise in all business sectors including 7 years in the veterinary industry. Big Aston Villa fan and family man.
Shermin Cardus Head of Health Insurance
Shermin has worked for Shire Insurance for over 4 years and runs a dedicated health insurance team. Outside of work Shermin is keen at fitness and enjoys new cultures through travelling and cuisine.
Sarah Powell Commercial Account Handler
Commercial Account handler with 7 years’ experience in Insurance. Sarah became Cert CII qualified in 2012. Outside of work she enjoys days out at National Trust locations and practising Tae Kwon Do with her eldest.
Sarah Truscott Commercial Account Handler
Sarah joined Shire in 2016 and has worked in insurance since 2010 as a Commercial Account Handler. She is Cert CII qualified and is working towards her Diploma. Sarah’s interests outside of work include Aston Villa Football Club, swimming, shopping, and where possible a nice relaxing Spa day!
Nathan Rawlins Commercial Account Handler
Account Handler with Shire since 2011, Nathan joined as an apprentice and has almost completed his Cert CII. Nathan’s interests outside of work include attending Church, drumming and participating in youth and children’s work.
Matthew Wilkinson Head of Accounts
Matthew is Head of Accounts at Shire and has been with us since 2014, he is currently working towards his AAT qualification. Outside of the office he confesses to be an overenthusiastic club cyclist and runner… luckily this balances his love of cakes and fine ales.
Tracy Cooper Commercial Account Handler
Tracy has worked in the insurance industry since 1994 and has been with Shire since 2011. Tracy passed her Cert CII in 2016 and is setting her sights on starting the Diploma.
Outside of work Tracy enjoys spending time with family, reading and swimming.
Sian Morton Commercial Account Handler
Sian has been working at Shire since 2013 and has worked in insurance since 2010. Sian passed her Cert CII in 2016 and will now set her sights to completing her Diploma. Outside of work Sian’s interests include spending time with family and friends, photography, horse riding and reading. Sian loves animals and has a passion for travelling.
Michelle Sharpe Claims Handler
Michelle starting working at Shire in 2011 and completed her Cert CII in 2012. Outside of work Michelle is kept busy with her two children, she also enjoy days out with her family, spending time with friends and listening to music.
Lauren McManus Private Medical Assistant
Lauren has recently graduated from the University of Chester and has commenced a career in health insurance. She has keen eye for detail and listens to our clients to ensure that their health requirements are met. Lauren enjoys literature, experiencing new cuisine and relaxing with a spot of retail therapy.
Jon Montgomery Financial Adviser
Financial adviser. Jon qualified in 2005. Jon works with all types of clients helping them ensure their future goals and objectives are achieved through investment planning, tax planning and protecting them against the unexpected. Away from work he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and watching Rugby.
Graham Scott Funding Specialist
Graham has over 40 years experience working in the banking industry. The last 10 years have been concentrated solely in Healthcare. This also included a national responsibility for the veterinary sector. He is passionate about providing great customer service and always looking to say yes, rather than no! In his spare time he loves the outdoor life and is a keen fisherman and gardener. Inside hobbies include reading and eating!
Olivia Yates National Account Manager
National Account Manager with 6 years’ experience in the animal health industry, most recently in equine pharmaceuticals. Olivia graduated in 2011 with a degree in Equine Dental science followed by a year’s internship at an Equine research facility in Kentucky, USA. Outside of work Olivia enjoys travelling, riding her horse Annie and good food.
Jayne Farren Commercial Account Handler
Commercial Account Handler with over 19 years experience within the insurance industry varying from Personal Lines Insurance to Global Accounts. Jayne became Cert CII qualified in 2014 and outside of work she enjoys spending time with her two children, watching movies and eating out.
Imogen Newport Commercial Account Handler
Imogen recently graduated from The University of Leeds with a 2.1 studying History of Art. Now working as a commercial account Handler she is working towards gaining her Cert CII Qualification. Outside of work she is a keen sportswomen – often found playing golf, spinning at the gym or yoga, she is always on the go!
Laura Price Leads Co-Ordinator
Laura has been working at Shire since 2011 and is working towards her Cert CII qualification. Since she started with Shire, she has worked in Commercial, Personal and Health Insurance. Laura’s interests outside of work include being busy with her two young children, day trips out with her family, watching films, catching up with friends and eating out.
Shire Veterinary Insurance And Finance Brokers are looking for talented individuals to come and join our expanding team in Amington, Tamworth.
Shire is an energetic and fast-moving environment where everyone is wholly focused on delivering exceptional service to our customers. If that environment appeals to you, click on the View Jobs link for more details of the openings we currently have available.View Jobs