Our People.

Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Managing Director

Richard Smith (ACII) is the Managing Director. Richard manages the commercial department dealing with the larger new business cases and also has the responsibility for the compliance. Richard is a Chartered Insurance Broker and has more than 20 years insurance experience. He is a keen cricket fan supporting Somerset and England and is married with 2 boys.

Steve Barrett

Steve Barrett

Commercial Lines Advisor

Steve Barrett (Cert CII) started working within the insurance industry 25 years ago in Witheridge.
Steve’s role spans personal and commercial policies and believes in providing a first rate customer service.
He enjoys playing darts, walking the dog and enjoys nothing better than a night in with a good film.

Neal Clapp

Neal Clapp

Commercial Lines Advisor

Neal Clapp Cert CII. Neal joined BH&S in 2016. He is a University of Plymouth graduate and has lived in Tiverton all of his life. Neal enjoys football and is a Leeds United fan! Neal achieved his Cert CII qualification in March 2017.

Lin Cooke

Lin Cooke

Finance Manager

Lin Cooke is the Finance Manager and responsible for the accounts. She previously ran “Mid Devon Insurance” (formerly John Skinner & Co and Colebrook Insurance) with her husband Bill for over 20 years.

Marie Eveleigh-Bowles

Commercial Lines Advisor

Marie has worked in the insurance industry for over 15 years and started her career selling Student Insurance. Marie joined BH&S in 2013 after nearly 10 years working for Lloyd & Whyte Ltd specialising in insurance for the Healthcare Professionals. She has 2 young children and has many years’ experience in Ballet & Commercial Street Jazz.

Jonathan Harvey

Commercial Lines Advisor

Jon Harvey (Cert CII). Jon has over 19 years insurance experience. Jon recently moved to our Commercial Team having previously been the Personal Lines Manager. Jon also manages the company IT and telephony systems. Jon enjoys football, cycling and going to the gym.