Who's Who At Footman James? Jon Radford

25 November, 2013

This month as part of our ‘Who’s Who at Footman James’ feature we interviewed Jon Radford – Commercial New Business Executive. 

What is your job title?
Commercial New Business Executive

What do you do?
I arrange quotations and policies for new customers who are seeking insurance for their business needs, specifically for classic and modern motor trade insurance, commercial, combined fleet etc; basically I can help with most types of business insurance.

How long have you worked in insurance?
Many, many years, over 30!

Do you have any insurance specialisms?
Having always worked in the insurance industry I have a good knowledge of most types of insurance. However in the past 17 years I have specialised in the motor trade insurance market.

How did you get into insurance?
I have always had a passion for cars and motorbikes and enjoy meeting new people from all walks of life,so insurance seemed to fit !!
What was your first car?
A Triumph Spitifire 1500CC, in British Racing Green.

What is your dream car? 
Lamborghini Aventador  - any colour I’m not fussy, with a split screen VW camper as a backup.

Tell us about any interesting cases or clients that stick in your mind?
I honestly find that all cases have their own individual nuances, whatever the size of the business. Add in the owner’s passion and priorities and they all become interesting.

o Can you tell us a bit about you?
One of my favourite pastimes is driving. I’ve always had cars including classics cars such as a Triumph Spitfire, GT6, Ford Escort Mk1 and bikes. I currently have a Harley Davidson Fat boy. I almost went into car design as my first job but elected to enter the exciting world of insurance instead!

If you were a vehicle, what type would you be and why?
The Lamborghini - understated, refined and reliable.

What tips would you give to motor trade customers?
To always check that your cover meets your needs, especially having sufficient sums insured.

Talking through the different aspects of cover with a motor trade specialist can make all the difference and answer any questions or queries.

If you don’t currently insure with Footman James and would be interested in Jon arranging to visit you to discuss your insurance needs, give him a call directly on 07718 268508 or email him at jon.radford@footmanjames.co.uk