Our Team  

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.

Paul Cherry

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.


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.

Richard Griffiths

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  

Personal Assistant

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.