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Focus on Stuart Avery

Known to most of you as Stu, Stuart has worked in the insurance industry over 30 years, starting as a trainee writing out manual covernotes and doing the filing.

Over time, he progressed through the ranks to head up the acquisitions team, negotiating the purchasing of other brokers.

He also set up a High Net Worth team focusing on

non-standard and high value property insurance.

After that business was ironically acquired, by a large national brokerage, Stu was made redundant and joined 1 Answer Network a couple of months later to look after the Helpdesk.

Seven years have now passed and he is our Head of Operations.

Stu has two ‘young adult’ children and, having grown up by the sea, loves nothing better than a walk along the shoreline after work. He’s also lucky enough to have access to open countryside nearby for walks in the sunshine.

We asked Stu a few questions so you can get to know him a little better.

Q. Worst job held?

A. None, I’ve been lucky.

Q. Favourite music?

A. Queen or The Beatles

Q. Best Holiday ever?

A. Alvor, Portugal, 2019. Just me and the kids relaxing and people watching for a week.

Q. Claim to fame?

A. Rescuing two young children (not mine!) from the sea.

Q. Favourite meal?

A. I do love a Chinese takeaway

Q. Guilty pleasure?

A. Call of Duty (PS4)

Q. Favourite film?

A. Men of honor or Toy Story

Q. Favourite pastime?

A. Walking or Decorating

Having used the CDL Classic system all his working life and having been in broking until joining the Network, Stu understands the challenges brokers face and tries to assist you in any way possible.

If you have any needs, in terms of products you think we may be able to help you with, then call Stu on 01323 819231 or email


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