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


Working in the insurance industry since 1965, I went on to start my own insurance broking business in 1976, concentrating in general insurance, and have also been 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 insurance industry career began in 1980 and I was a co-founder of Eastwood & Partners in 1991. I am responsible for office management and an account handler for commercial clients. Outside of work, my interests include spending time at the coast, walking, cooking, fashion and family life.

Tony Crabtree


Following a burgeoning football career, I took an interest in the insurance industry and eventually into commercial broking. I then joined our team in 2006, progressing to the Board in 2011. Away from the office, I am a governor at a local school, have long-term involvement in junior sport and enjoy football and golf.

Lucy Hodgson


With over 20 years of industry knowledge, I joined our team in 2006. Along with my portfolio of business and personal clients, I am responsible for insurer relationships, HR and training. In my spare time, I'm a trustee of Overgate Hospice and a member of the Halifax Rotary Club through which I run a future leadership program.

Andrew Sugden


Working as an Insurance Broker since 1980 and previously a Director of another brokerage, I went on to be a co-founder of Eastwood & Partners in 1991. Outside of work, I enjoy spending my time outdoors, as well as living and working on a small Peak District farm.

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Roger Underwood


My insurance career began in 1972 and I became Managing Director of West Yorkshire Insurance Brokers, which merged with Eastwood & Partners in 2001. Since then, I have worked as an Account Executive and Director. Away from the office, I am a keen sailor and enjoy racquet sports, walking and fine wine.

Huddersfield Office

Northumberland House, Northumberland Street
West Yorkshire

Tel: 01484 820000
Fax: 01484 820011

Sheffield Office

4 Park Square, Newton Chambers Rd
Thorncliffe Park, Chapeltown
South Yorkshire
S35 2PH

Tel: 0114 2965760
Fax: 0114 2965759

Eastwood and Partners Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Registered office: Northumberland House, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 1DT. Registered in England and Wales. Company No: 2560460.  

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