Meet the Team

The following are the director and shareholders of Dalesridge Ltd and Brokersure Ltd. Dalesridge is the holding company for Brokersure Ltd our FCA regulated business.

Christian Young - CEO & Founder

Christian was Founder Shareholder and CEO of Drakefield Insurance Services Ltd, which was backed by private equity to acquire Go Travel Insurance in 2004. Sold to the AA in 2007; Acromas acquired the AA later in that year. 2008 Christian also became a member of the AA Group Executives, AA Insurance Board, Acromas Travel Board (Saga, AA and Titan).

Andy Taylor - Managing Director, Underwriting & Dalesridge Founder

Andy was founder of Go Travel Insurance Services Ltd in 1998 and developed Go to be at the forefront of online travel insurance. This included launching 1Stop travel insurance. He sold to Drakefield in June 2004 and subsequently returned to the business as a shareholder, business development and underwriting director working closely with Christian. Andy was retained by the AA responsible for product development.

Tim Ward - Financial Director & Compliance

An experienced FD, formerly UKU Group 2002-2008 Group Finance Director & Shareholder. He joined as Financial Controller in 2002 when it was UKI Group, UK Insurance Ltd (a fully regulated insurer) established by Green Flag Ltd. UKI established itself as a specialist scheme division within Green Flag. Grew net premium income from £2m to £25m between 1993 and 2002.

Nikki Sparkes - Director

An experienced insurance underwriting and broker executive with over 20 years in the travel business. Previously with Towergate responsible for developing a profitable book of travel business including substantial portfolio of Coach related business. Underwriting successfully along with developing medical screening, adverse health and claims management. Business development, Operations , Underwriting and Compliance. Member of the Coach Tourism Council. An active participant in various travel related networks.