At Eastwood and Partners our 55 strong team is made up of highly trained, committed staff with many years insurance experience between them. We pride ourselves on providing a very high standard of customer care and to this end we are continually training and developing our staff.

John Eastwood is Chairman and heads up the team. Below we have his fellow Eastwood Directors, Roll over their name to find out more about any of the team.

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John Eastwood


I started work in 1965 for Commercial Union and began broking seven years later. In 1976, I set up my own insurance broking business and I concentrated on working in the general insurance side of the business . I have acted as chairman of a financial services company since 1977. Away from the office, my interests include skiing, sailing and all aspects of fine drinking, including cider-making.

Jayne Clowes


My career in the insurance industry began in 1980 and I was a co-founder of Eastwood and Partners in 1991. My role is Director in charge of the office and account handler for commercial clients and I am passionate about attention to detail.My interests out of work include spending time at the coast, walking, cooking, fashion and family life.

Tony Crabtree


A burgeoning football career was swiftly cut short by a manager who failed to recognise my qualities! Stumbling into the insurance sector I eventually moved into commercial broking & joined Eastwood & Partners in 2006, progressing to the Board in 2011. I am a governor at a local school & have enjoyed long-term involvement in junior sport. I still enjoy the occasional kick-around at football & a few rounds of golf.

Lucy Hodgson


I joined Eastwood and Partners in 2006, coming on to the Board in 2012. I have worked in Insurance for more than 20 years and have a portfolio of business & personal clients. I am also responsible for Insurer relationships, Human Resources and Training. In my spare time I'm a trustee of Overgate Hospice & a member of the Rotary Club of Halifax through which I run a leadership programme for future leaders annually.

Andrew Sugden


I have worked as an Insurance Broker since 1980, when I first met Jayne and John. After a brief stint working as Director of a brokerage based in Nottingham, I was fortunate, in 1991, to become one of the founding Directors of Eastwood and Partners Limited, where I am a Director/Account Executive. Away from the office I enjoy all aspects of the outdoors, as well as living and working on a small Peak District farm.

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Roger Underwood


I began my insurance career in 1972 working for the Commercial Union. In the mid 70s I went into insurance broking & eventually became Managing Director of West Yorkshire Insurance Brokers. In 2001 West Yorkshire Insurance Brokers, merged with Eastwood & Partners.I work with Eastwood & Partners as a Director/ Account Executive. I am keen on sailing, racquet sports, walking, wining and dining.

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