General enquiries


01234 230 319 (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 South East

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.

Freddie provides specialist insurance cover for businesses and private clients in the rural sector. He has experience in a range of rural areas including agricultural lettings, residential property, sporting lets, woodland and a variety of commercial and leisure properties, as well as developments.

Having been brought up on a diversified farm in the South East, Will has emersed himself in the rural way of life. He has an in-depth knowledge of farms and estates in the area and is well suited to advise clients on their individual risks. He has expertise in a range of areas including woodland, sporting property, motor fleet policies, commercial and residential property and farm diversification. Passionate about country pursuits, Will is also the Kent Chairman for the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust where he liaises with landowners and other rural stakeholders as well as the rest of the committee to help raise money for the trust.

South West and Wales

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.

Chris has many years’ experience across the Farming / Commercial Insurance sector and a strong professional background in Rural Property and Country Homes. He enjoys meeting new members, learning about them and their place of work and putting his experience to good use. Chris grew up on an arable farm before training in Town & Countryside Planning, he enjoys many sporting and rural pursuits.

North & Scotland

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.

Liam is an integral member of the Northern team specialising in Farms, Estates and Agricultural Fleet business.

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.