SME Insurance

Trust leads to more trust

James Hallam is an independent Lloyd’s broker with a dedicated team of experienced insurance professionals who care about protecting your business.

Trust leads to more trust

James Hallam is an independent Lloyd’s broker with a dedicated team of experienced insurance professionals who care about protecting your business.

SME insurance

“We have a strong track record of success in arranging cover for private businesses of all shapes and sizes, including the leisure and media sectors.”

Rob Marshall
Head of SME

We can offer access to a hand-picked selection of A-rated insurance providers, including exclusive policies only available to James Hallam.

We will tailor a flexible package that offers cover at outstanding value, taking the time to understand your risks, and getting to know your people and your sector.

Core areas of cover

We are here to help.
Call us on 0330 024 0755 or email enterprisenb@jameshallam.co.uk

Bespoke cover

We offer wide ranging policies that will cater for the needs of your business ensuring the protection you require.

Core areas of business
  • Shops
  • Hotels, restaurants and pubs
  • Offices
  • Tradesmen
  • Property owners
  • Commercial businesses
Online Professional Indemnity quotes

Your James Hallam Professional Indemnity policy will provide the financial protection both you and your clients need. You will get peace of mind with all the benefits you would expect:

  • Wide cover
  • Competitive premiums
  • Simple and easy to buy
  • Wide choice of professions covered

A start up guide to business insurance

As a new business it is important you have the right insurance cover in place. There are certain types of cover you are required to have by law. Beyond this, there are other types of cover you really should have in place, and others you may opt for to ensure you have total protection.

Meet your team leaders

Rob Marshall

Head of SME
M: 07934 144096
Email Rob

Martin Fagan

South East Team Manager
T: 01245 204561
M: 07817 320754
Email Martin

Louise Kennon

Scotland Team Manager
T: 01387 272610
M: 07759 835174
Email Louise

Marie Speirs

South West Team Manager
T: 01752 675481
M: 07742 880770
Email Marie

Sarah Beard

Ipswich Team Manager
T: 01473 343313
M: 07845 656784
Email Sarah

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Martin Fagan

South East Team Manager

Martin Fagan manages the South East SME team. His insurance career started in 1996, where he was originally a lead generator. The company successfully grew and was set up as an SME Brokerage in 2000. Since then, he has managed & developed the SME team offering which is specialist and customer focused. In 2007 the company was acquired by James Hallam and it continues to go from strength to strength as a specialist SME division.

Originally from London, Martin enjoys travel and is particularly fond of California. He considers himself to be a bit of a foodie and loves to cook. He is more than a bit of a self-confessed geek and a huge Doctor Who fan.

T: 01245 204561
M: 07817 320754
martin.fagan@jameshallam.co.uk

Louise Kennon

Scotland Team Manager

Louise’s insurance career began in 1999, working initially as a Trainee in Private Clients within a community based Brokerage. She duly became a Commercial Account Executive in 2010. The Brokerage was acquired by James Hallam in 2017. Following further local acquisitions, a major restructure of the operations in Scotland was undertaken leading to a dedicated SME Department being formed in Dumfries.

Louise has always lived and worked in Dumfries. Much of her spare time is taken up by her two children but when she does get time to herself she likes to eat out as much as possible, anything to save her doing the cooking and washing up.

T: 01387 272610
M: 07759 835174
louise.kennon@jameshallam.co.uk

Marie Speirs

South West Team Manager

Marie’s insurance career began in 1986, working initially as a Trainee in a national broker. She spent many years being an Office Manager and Sales Associate for a rural insurer and then decided she wanted a more varied career and moved to WPS Insurance Brokers as Commercial Account Handler in 2017.  The broker was acquired by James Hallam in 2020.  Following the acquisition, Marie took on the role of team manager of the newly formed SME team in the Southwest, now managing teams in Plymouth, Penzance and Torquay.

Marie has always lived and worked in Plymouth loving being close to the sea and also the countryside.  In any spare time she gets she enjoys travelling and visiting new places.

T: 01752 675481
M: 07742 880770
Marie.Speirs@jameshallam.co.uk

Sarah Beard

Ipswich Team Manager

Sarah started her insurance career in 2012 working at Legal and General as an underwriter and customer service agent. Prior to this she had spent her working life in the catering industry but after being made redundant Sarah fancied a change!

In 2015 Sarah moved into the Hospitality team at Ryans Insurance Brokers, providing insurance for an established book of Bed and Breakfasts, Holiday lets, Takeaways and small hotels and pubs. She took over the role of manager of that team in 2016 and in November 2021, Sarah moved over to take the role as Manager of the Ipswich SME Team, where she works alongside a fantastic group of people.

Sarah has lived and worked in Ipswich all her life. She married a Welshman so they enjoy visiting North Wales as often as possible!

T: 01473 343313
M: 07845 656784
sarah.beard@jameshallam.co.uk

Rob Marshall

Head of SME

Rob joined James Hallam in January 2024 having held various specialised broker roles in the SME space over the last 8 years, including developing digital products and solutions, as well as managing teams with a focus on exceptional service and putting clients at the heart of everything. For the ten years prior to this, he developed a wealth of client-facing and insurance technical experience in a variety of roles which helps informs his strategies of development customer-centric solutions. Rob has attained the distinguished Chartered Fellowship accreditation from the Chartered Insurance Institute and has a passion for employee development and progression.

M: 07934 144096
Robert.marshall@jameshallam.co.uk