Meet The LG Insurance Team
LG are a family-run business with a dedicated pool of staff with expertise in specific aspects of insurance so you can always be sure that we have someone on hand who can help you with your inquiry.
If you ever visit out offices in the Seedbed Centre in Romford you can speak personally to any of our staff.
Laurance Garrard – Managing Director
Laurance has been in insurance since leaving school and initially spent several years working for smaller brokerages during which time he gained a good understanding of insurance and learnt the best ways of keeping clients happy with competitive premiums, good cover and an understanding attitude.
Laurance started LG insurance in the late-eighties and over the years the company grew and gained more staff and now Laurance is mainly home based handling the financial side of the business and overseeing the company direction and hadling any office queries where required.
In his personal life Laurance is in the process of studying for a degree in Business Studies which will help develop LG Insurance further and help serve clients better. He has also recently restored a Lambretta Li150 and attends many scooter runs with the FAB Scooter Club. He also enjoys DIY and home maintenance.
Ross King Cert CII – Director
Ross has been with LG Insurance since 1998. Starting as the office junior, Ross soon learned all the different areas of insurance we handle and is now our Director looking after the daily running of the company and the direction of the business, reporting back to Laurance Garrard. Ross also handles Fleet Insurance
Debbie Ashford -Home and property specialist
Debbie is responsible for our personal lines section which covers Home Buildings, Contents and Personal Possessions.
“We have very competitive premiums and give wider ranging cover than that often available on the internet or direct, clients can discuss their requirements with me personally and I can approach insurers for an individual policy to suit their needs”.
Also as the office manager, Debbie oversees the office and ensures that everything runs smoothly with her many years experience.
In her spare time Debbie likes to ride horses, look after her children and to socialise with her friends.
Karen Stevens ACII – Business and Commercial Insurance
Karen is our Commercial Insurance Underwritter and has many years experience in providing competitive quotations and ensuring full cover for all forms of business and commercial insurance.
“Since starting at LG Insurance in September 1993 I have enjoyed providing new and existing clients with the most competitive premiums and more importantly ensuring that they understand the cover that the insurers provide”
In her spare time Karen enjoys bowling, watching TV and relaxing with her family.
Vicki Gilbey – Commercial Administration Manager
Vicki has been with LG Insurance since August 1991 and is our longest serving employee, in that time she has covered all aspects of insurance both personal and commercial and has now moved to assist Karen with Commercial Administration.
“I have worked with Karen previously and enjoyed ensuring that the paperwork was all correct and that the policies were providing the right cover for the clients. I am looking forward to further developing the commercial section with Abi”
In her spare time, Vicki looks after her family and enjoys reading, eating out and socialising.
Mel Wright – Private Car Manager
Mel joined LG Insurance in October 2006 and after being our Private & Public Hire Specialist she has now been promoted to Private Car Manager to look after this section of our business.
“following my several years experience and a thorough knowledge of the Taxi Insurance I am now pleased to be able to give my attention to arranging competitive quotations for all types of motor insurance. I make sure that each client gets good cover and an excellent claims service”.
In her spare time Mel is a Brownie leader and enjoys listening to modern music and is about to start learning to drive.
Abi King – Commercial lines account handler
Abi has been at LG Insurance for 9 years and in that time has covered the private hire section, then the personal lines section and is now specializing in liability insurance.
Steve Payne – Personal lines account handler
Steve has been at LG Insurance for 3 years. In this time he has handled Private Hire Insurance, and is now handling Motor Trade and Private Car as well as acting as a supervisor for the Private Hire Department.