Loss Assessors With Over 140 Years Combined Experience
The directors of Cherry and Griffiths have extensive experience, gained over the years, in insurance claims handling, and with our wide-ranging skill set, we are able to deal with all aspects of your claim.
In addition, all our directors are loss assessors of long standing and they each have their own areas of expertise, ensuring that we always get the best deal for individual clients.
And, our loss assessors are extremely well respected by their peer group insurance professionals around the UK.
Director – Loss Assessor
Paul was one of the original directors when the company was started in 2009 and has worked as a loss assessor locally since 1989. Paul specialises in all types of domestic claims and those of clients with multiple property portfolios.
As a company we often offer free advice to clients and will not take instructions to act unless we believe we can add value to the claim. It is therefore very rewarding when months or years later these people come back and appoint us to work for them.
Paul has lived in Lancashire all his life and has a young family who keep him very busy including his teenage son who is a budding magician. His family are involved with both the Clitheroe Wolves Ladies and Girls football teams who are sponsored by Cherry & Griffiths.
Richard Lund Cert CII
Director – Loss Assessor
Richard joined Cherry & Griffiths as a director in 2012 and is based in Baildon. He has worked in the insurance industry for 25 years and has a wealth of diverse experience having previously worked as a loss adjuster for Robins, for RBS Insurance Group and as a loss assessor. Prior to his career in insurance Richard worked as a police officer.
Richard deals with all claims but specialises in commercial material damage and business interruption claims and enjoys the challenge that these complex claims bring; much of his work comes from recommendations from his extensive broker connections.
Richard is busy out of work as the father of 5 children. He is a keen runner especially fell running and is a committee member of his local running club.
Christine Hill BA Hons PGCE ACII
Christine has worked in the Insurance industry for 30 years and joined Cherry & Griffiths six months after they opened in 2009. She has worked as a loss adjuster both in Sussex and Lancashire, as well as for a local insurance broker. Christine is a qualified teacher and combined her teaching and insurance expertise as a commercial claims training officer/claims handler for AXA before joining the team. Initially her role was as PA to Paul Griffiths but she now works as the office manager in addition.
Christine enjoys working for a small, supportive team with a range of skills and expertise who genuinely work to support and help their clients.
Christine loves music and attending gigs and festivals as often as possible. She also spends her spare time working as a textile artist and visiting her grown-up children, family and friends scattered around the country.
Geoff Williams ACII FCILA FUEDI-ELAE
Consultant – Loss Assessor/Loss Adjuster
Geoff was one of the founder partners of the company and although he is officially retired he still works as a consultant for Cherry & Griffiths. He has been in the insurance industry since 1968, working for nine years at an insurance company and since then as a loss assessor and loss adjuster acting for both individuals and insurance companies, as well as being an examiner for CILA. He specialises in Commercial and Business Interruption claims.
Geoff is something of a workaholic but when he takes a break he likes to visit his apartment in Spain, fell walking and follows football. Geoff has two sons and at last count four grandchildren and a grand-dog who are a big part of this life.
Director – Loss Assessor
Paul was one of the founder partners who set up Cherry & Griffiths in 2009 and has worked in the insurance industry since 1978.
He initially trained as a plumber before taking a role with a local loss assessing firm before moving to work for Graham Miller Northern loss adjusters in Burnley for 7 years before returning to loss assessing.
Paul deals with all types of claims ranging from small domestic escapes of water to a factory that may have burnt down.
Most of his work comes from existing clients or referrals, and it gives him great pleasure to receive a new claim recommend by a previous client; there is no greater compliment.
Out of work Paul has a passion for cars and keenly follows Formula 1 Motor Racing. He is also interested in rugby, encouraged by his son who works for the firm and plays for Burnley RUFC.
Head of Sales & Marketing
Richard has been with Cherry & Griffiths since 2014 and is responsible for the overall management of both sales and marketing activities.
He possesses a wealth of financial knowledge gained from numerous positions in London financial institutions mainly in the mortgage industry where he worked for several years before returning to Lancashire to join Cherry & Griffiths.
Richard enjoys the interaction with clients and personally gets job satisfaction from always being at the end of the phone to support clients if they have any queries whether that be in working hours or not.
At the time of writing in June 2020 Zoe and Richard have just had their first child to add to the family which at present comprises a lively Labrador, Ted. Outside of work Richard plays Rugby for Burnley RUFC and spends time at the gym.
Katherine Holme LLB DEUF PGDip
Katherine is our newest recruit joining us early in 2020.
She worked as a solicitor for 8 years within dispute resolution, specialising in contractual, partnership and property disputes and professional indemnity claims. She is taking a break from law to spend more time with her three young sons. She is employed at our Baildon office as Richard Lund’s assistant and her experience and extensive legal knowledge bring another skill set to the team.
Katherine is busy with her young family but any spare time is spent reading, exercising and socialising with family and friends.
Martin Battle F.Inst. PLA
Consultant Loss Assessor
Martin has been a consultant for Cherry & Griffiths since 2012. He has worked as a loss assessor for in excess of 45 years. During his career he has worked for major nationwide loss assessors before starting his own loss assessing company. Upon retirement he joined the team as a consultant.
Martin has extensive experience in all types of claim including material damage to both domestic and commercial premises, business interruption and aviation claims.
Martin enjoys social tennis, attending the theatre, music and family life. He also works as volunteer for the Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service – Heritage & Education Centre.