About Us

Meet the Team...

Duncan Woodcock MA


Duncan came to live in Lancaster in 1986, buying Reid Hamilton the following year.  His aim has always been to have a business that is highly regarded for being a pleasant and professional firm to do business with.  In a world increasingly dominated by call centres and the internet, Duncan passionately believes in the value of individual personal service – the cornerstone of Reid Hamilton’s philosophy.

Jane Woodcock BSc (Hons)

Company Secretary

Maths graduate and former teacher Jane joined husband Duncan in the business in 1988 and looks after all the management accounting, insurer payments and financial compliance for the company.

Mark Whiteman

Managing Director

At the time he joined Reid Hamilton in 2000, Mark had been a Liability Claims Handler with Norwich Union (now Aviva) having previously spent a number of years insurance broking in the north east of England.  After more than 10 years as a director of Reid Hamilton, Mark was appointed Managing Director on 1st January 2016.

Eve Dennison BA (Hons) Dip.CII


Eve joined Reid Hamilton in 2005 bringing experience of commercial insurance underwriting with her.  During her time here she has progressed with Chartered Insurance Institute examinations and obtained a Post Graduate qualification from Lancaster University.  She became a director and shareholder of Reid Hamilton in 2013 with responsibility for   training and developmen, marketing, ISO auditing and legal and regulatory compliance.

Marian Armitage

Commercial Account Handler

Before joining us Marian worked for many years for local insurance consultants Adam & Gaskell, acting as Richard Adam’s PA.  When the principals of that firm retired, Marian stayed on for a while but left to seek new opportunities.  With her extensive commercial insurance experience, Mairian is a valuable member of the team.

Helen Bennett

Commercial Account Handler

Helen joined us from a local competitor and has gained valuable experience in her time with us, now able to handle larger and more complex enquiries.  Helen is a highly valued and experienced member of the commercial team.

Lynsay Green BA (Hons)

Personal Insurance Manager

Lynsay has worked in the insurance industry since 2005. She joined Reid Hamilton in 2007 as a Personal Insurance Advisor.  She proved to be a popular and effective member of the team and after a brief break on maternity leave, rejoined the team and became Personal Insurance Team Manager in early 2012.

Carla Morris

Personal Insurance Advisor

One of the longest serving members of the Reid Hamilton team, Carla joined us in 1997.  She began her working life with an insurance broker in Stratford upon Avon and, after a brief spell in Scotland, settled in Lancaster.  Her huge experience and natural flair for communication make her a very popular staff member with our clients.

Leanne Sansom

Personal Insurance Advisor

Leanne started her Insurance career at AXA Insurance in 2008 were she worked for 2 years as a claims handler.  A year travelling saw Leanne move to Perth, Australia, where she continued to work as a claims handler, gaining valuable experience during an extreme weather event. On her return to the UK Leanne approached Reid Hamilton, and started in March 2011 as a Personal Insurance Broker. She is a highly valued member of the personal team and hopes to progress within the company.

Gyasuddin Khoda

Insurance advisor

Gyasuddin graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with BA (Hons) Business Management in 2012. Gyasuddin joined Reid Hamilton in January 2014 and has become and effective and highly calued member of the team.

Heather Whitfield

Personal Insurance Advisor

Heather is originally from Ennerdale in Cumbria and moved to Lancaster in 2012 when she graduated from University. Having spent two and a half years working in sales, she decided that it was not the right career for her and wanted to focus more on customer service. Heather joined Reid Hamilton in February 2015 and is enjoying working in the Personal Team.

Residential Let Property Scheme

Our bespoke and exclusive scheme offers unrivalled cover for your tenanted residential propertieshome-insurance.png



From sole traders to organisations with a larger workforce, we can arrange cover for all types of shopscommercial-insurance.png


Personal Lines

Household, travel, motor, breakdown, musical instrument, equine, boat/small craft 


Reid Hamilton

biba-logo-80px.pngReid Hamilton & Co. Ltd is an ISO 9001 Company, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  Registered in England & Wales no. 1668273.

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3 Queen Square



Tel: 01524 39939
Fax: 01524 382402
Email: info@reidhamilton.co.uk