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Meet The Team

Nick Wride – ACII – Managing Director
Direct Line: 01482 579416
Nick began his career with Eagle Star in 1978 leaving to join Minets in 1980 where he worked until 1985 before setting up his own business. He joined Kennett in 1993 as an Account Executive following the acquisition of his own business.

He is involved with all aspects of running and developing Kennett including recruitment and acquisitions as well as looking after the wide variety of commercial clients.


Diane Armitage – Director
Direct Line: 01482 579414
Diane joined the company in 1989 following the merger with Minets where she had spent 12 years after beginning her career with Royal in 1974.

Diane looks after a panel of commercial clients and oversees the running of the commercial department as well as controlling the finances of the company and being the Director responsible for FCA compliance.


Jeremy Stead
Direct Line: 01482 579431
Jeremy started his career as a trainee commercial underwriter with General Accident in Hull, where he stayed until the opportunity to work as a commercial broker with a local firm presented itself. He joined his fathers family Insurance Broking business in 1990 where the worked until 2001 when the company joined Kennetts, where he now remains as a Commercial Broker and Account Executive.


David Holmes
Direct Line: 01482 579411
After spending 3 years working for Yorkshire Bank, David joined a local brokerage as an account handler in October 2004 working personal lines, claims, schemes before progressing to the commercial department where he dealt with a variety of SME and larger commercial clients. He helped develop the small business unit team until his departure to join Kennetts in November 2010 as a Trainee Account Executive.


Mark Richardson
Direct Line: 01482 579402
Mark began his career in 1998 with Rixon, Matthew’s & Appleyard Insurance Brokers as an Office Junior but quickly rose to work in the Small Business Unit. He then moved on to become a Planning Officer for a Local Authority where he gained a good understanding of Commercial Risk Management. For the last 7 years Mark has worked as an Account Handler for a local Broker where he serviced corporate sized clients until he joined Kennett’s in 2014 as a Trainee Account Executive.


Josh Hornby
Direct Line: 01482 579424
Josh started as an apprentice in the Small business department at Kennett Insurance Brokers in 2011, he has been studying for his CII qualifications since, and has the Cert CII qualification, he is currently studying for his Diploma in Insurance. Josh became a Trainee Account Executive in 2014 , he is also an active member of the local BNI networking group.