General enquiries


01234 230 316 (9am - 5.30pm Mon to Fri)

CLA Insurance

Woodlands, Manton Lane

Bedford, MK41 7LW

Meet our team

Esther Kane

Divisional Director - Head of Rural

+44 (0) 1234 230 286

Esther is Head of A-Plan's Rural division and CLA Insurance. Esther has worked in the Rural Insurance sector for over 16 years plus a further 7 previous years as a personal lines Motor and Household Underwriter.

Regional Sales and Servicing

South and Wales

Ian is responsible for client services in the South region. Ian has over 20 years’ experience in providing insurance for historic houses and the rural community. This experience gives Ian the knowledge to provide bespoke and innovative solutions to his clients.

Jeremy has over 30 years’ insurance underwriting and broking experience. Jeremy is based in the Cotswolds and he looks after all areas of rural businesses, with particular expertise in country houses, farms, and estates in the South West, Midlands and Wales.

Freddie first qualified and practiced for some years as a rural land agent, advising and managing a mix of farms and estates. He then re-trained as rural insurance broker, added insurance qualifications (Dip CII) to his MRICS. He now uses his knowledge and understanding of the rural world to provide insurance and advice to a range of clients across the rural community.

Lewis is an integral member of the New enquiries team and handles insurance enquiries for Farm, Estate, Rural Business, Household and Motor policies. Lewis has a specialist knowledge of High Net Worth and Classic Motor insurance and is committed to providing clients with a first class service at all times.


Tim manages client services for CLA Insurance in the North of England. Tim has experience in all areas of the rural sector, specialising in country estates, private clients and farms. He has established a strong network within the rural community across a wide range of land agents and private clients.

Laura is based in our Perth office in Scotland and has 18 years insurance and broking experience. She specialises in farm, estate and private clients. With 10 years experience in this field, she is establishing a strong network of clients. Both within the Rural community, and with land agents all over Scotland.

Marcus is part of the client team in Scotland, concentrating on estates and farms. Previously Marcus was a Manager of a Highland Sporting Estate for six years.

New enquiries team

Alison is a primary part of the New Enquiries team and has over 25 years of Customer Service experience, both face to face and on the telephone. Alison will handle your initial contact and ensure your enquiry is passed to the broker most able to help you.