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Caunce O’Hara is a top 100 commercial insurance broker protecting approximately 30,000 businesses from life’s uncertainties. The company offers a full range of insurance products and risk management services to freelance professionals, SME’s, large corporate clients and high net worth individuals. Caunce O’Hara’s mission is to help customers plan for the unexpected, feel protected and thrive.

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Manchester, Caunce O’Hara has 50 employees and operations in the UK and selected international markets. They pioneered the selling of policies online and remain one of the most dynamic insurance brokers in the UK.

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Leadership team

  • Chris Caunce - Founder and Director
  • Donna Beanland - Schemes Director
  • Chris Caunce - Founder and Director

    Chris Caunce - Founder and Director

    Chris has been an insurance broker for 30 years and is an ACII Chartered Insurance Broker. His career has taken him from starting his own brokerage at the tender age of 22, through senior positions with larger firms and eventually establishing Caunce O’Hara with Martin in 1995.

    Likes sailing, family, Subway tuna salads

  • Martin O’Hara - Founder and Director

    Martin began his journey in Insurance more than 35 years ago starting out as a commercial manager and over time went on to secure Commercial Director Title. He is an ACII Chartered Insurance Broker. Martin founded the business alongside Chris in 1995 and plays a key role in the strategic direction of the business.

    Likes golf, Bolton Wanderers, sport in general

  • Stephen Darcy - Managing Director

    Stephen has worked in insurance for more than 35 years. Highly established he has extensive experience advising a cross section of corporate businesses. He has consulted on several merges and acquisitions and also has PLC Director Experience.

    Likes Spotify, hiking with Oscar (our Cocker Spaniel)

  • Natalie Albert - Commercial Director

    I joined the company nine years ago at the tender age of twenty one as the claims administrator. I have worked with almost every department in the business from our SME unit to Commercial Broking. ACII Chartered Insurance Practitioner and currently studying for MBA at Manchester Business School.

    Likes Autumn and my cat Dexter

  • Chris Jordan - E-Business Manager

    I joined the company 7 years ago as a schemes administrator. I work mostly with the schemes department, but do overlap into most departments within the business.

    I'm currently a fan of learning to ride horses, riding my motorbike, keeping the garden tidy and my two huskies.

  • Donna Beanland - Schemes Director

    Donna Beanland - Schemes Director

    I joined 17 years ago (wow time flies) and I started as the Front of House Receptionist. Within a year or so I was working as a Schemes Account Handler and then 6 years ago I was made Schemes Director. No real qualifications to state...rather than go to college and progress, which all the family expected me to do.

    I’m not so keen on football (well actually any sports) and sand. Yes I do actually have a phobia of sand…!

  • Diane Bradford - Claims & Compliance Manager

    I joined the company in 2004 when the claims department still had paper files, I soon changed that! I’m currently a fan of………Manchester City always, Great British Bake Off and improving my painting techniques, on canvas not walls.

    I’m not so keen on…….Dieting. I start a new diet every morning when I wake up and it usually lasts for an hour or so!

  • Richard Holden - Finance Manager

    I have adopted a variety of roles, as well as looking after the company’s finances. I’m currently a fan of……Golf, Football (Man City), NFL, cooking, family holidays & nights out with friends.

    I’m not so keen on…….Mondays, getting back from holidays and Manchester United.

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