John Henshall

B.A. (Hons) ACII Cert CII (FS)

Managing Director

John has 20 years of insurance broking experience. John has been awarded the Advanced Diploma in Insurance by the Chartered Institute and has recently achieved his Certificate in Financial Services.

John is a keen sportsman having played rugby at local level for both Penrith and Sandbach. He was captain of Sandbach squash club for many years and still plays for the team in the local leagues.



Director and Company Secretary

As the original founder of RK Henshall in 1976, Bob’s experience in the industry both for insurers and as a broker spans 5 decades. A wealth of experience, knowledge and skill remains an integral part of our support network to this day.

Bob specialises particularly in the construction sector but has experience across all sectors of trade and industry.

Bob is a keen golfer and season ticket holder at Bolton Wanderers for his sins.

Phil Cartwright



Phil has 25 years of broking experience specialising in the Construction and Motor Trade Industry.

As Commercial Director, Phil oversees the corporate business department and takes particular interest in compliance.

Outside of RK Henshall, Phil enjoys spending time with his son and is a keen cricketer. His true passion is Motorsport and Track days and follows the British Touring Cars all over the country.




Allen has over 15 years experience in commercial insurance having worked for a mixture of large and smaller insurers before moving in to an Insurance broking role. He is responsible for the RK Henshall online trading through the Hensure Brand and also has overall responsibility for a number of delegated Authority binders that operate within the Underwriting Agency. In his spare time he likes to play golf and is also the drummer in a covers band.

Angela Brown


Office And Compliance Manager

Angela started her career in banking and investments. She transferred to the construction industry in 1994 where she qualified as an accountant and took on the role of Financial Controller. Angela joined RK Henshall in 2013 and is responsible for the financial management, HR and compliance functions of the business.

She is also an RAF Reservist and devotes much of her spare time to keeping fit.

Chris Bedford


Commercial Account Executive

Chris has worked within the Insurance industry for over 10 years, specialising in Hospitality and Leisure, Property and Professional Indemnity. He also has a broad range of Commercial Insurance experience to assist all Commercial clients.

Chris has built up strong relationships through his honest, transparent and informative approach to managing a client’s portfolio of Business, guiding them through the processes of protecting their business in an efficient and cost effective manner. By working closely with the Insured and the Insurer Chris ensures that he acquires the best outcome for both parties.

Outside of his working life Chris enjoys spending his free time with his wife and children, participating in a multitude of sports and is a keen skier.

Lea Prince


Commercial Account Executive

Lea has over 10 years experience of placing and underwriting both commercial & personal lines insurance business across a broad range of products. Areas of expertise include Manufacturing, Construction, Retail, Distribution and Warehousing, Liability and Professional Indemnity, Motor Trade and Motor Fleet Insurance. Having worked for both brokers and an Insurer, Lea has excellent industry & product knowledge.

Outside of RK Henshall, Lea is a keen cricketer, loves spending time with his family and has recently obtained his licence as a fully qualified private pilot.




Russell has worked in the insurance industry for over 14 years a decade of which was spent at Towergate. He has in-depth commercial insurance experience across a wide variety of industries with a particular affinity for Contractors/Construction and Motor Trade.

His clients benefit from excellent customer service stemming from his attention to detail and extensive knowledge of general insurance, engineering insurance, general liability and professional indemnity. They can also take advantage of his ability to fully understand their business and associated exposures to risks which in conjunction with his broad understanding of the insurance market enables him to source a risk transfer programme which is both robust and meets the clients requirements from a cover and price perspective.

Outside of his working life Russell enjoys healthy living/eating, spending time with his brother, friends and pet chow chow together with learning how to snow- board.

Melanie Woolrich


Personal Lines Team Manager

Melanie started work at RK Henshall in 1992 as a trainee straight from school and has progressed to Personal lines team manager. She is responsible for the growth and development of all our “Insurance for You” products and her team of experienced advisors.

Outside of RK Henshall Melanie loves spending quality time with her children and keeping fit.

Melanie has recently completed her second London Marathon raising money for our company charity Lupus UK, a charity dear to our hearts here at RK Henshall.

Stacey Gibson


Protection and Healthcare Consultant

Stacey joined RK Henshall & Co Ltd in April 2013 where she has recently moved into a supporting role as Protection and Healthcare Consultant. Within the financial services business she has specific responsibility for employee benefits products such as private medical insurance, group life and general protection policies.

Previous to working at RK Henshall, Stacey’s background has been mainly in customer services for a variety of financial services firms. Stacey has incorporated this knowledge into her current role wherever possible in order to make sure that our clients get the best possible service.

Outside of work Stacey enjoys going to the gym and doing action packed challenges. She is also a keen singer in a band and enjoy socializing with friends and family.


We are recognised as one of the leading Independent Insurance Brokers in the region and we are continually looking to recruit individuals who can help us to enhance our reputation and enable us to achieve our long term goals.

Whether you are a recent/future school leaver, a graduate, someone looking for a career change, or an experienced individual in the industry, we want to hear from you.

Career opportunities?

As an expanding company we are always interested in receiving CV’s for the following roles:

Experienced Commercial Account Handler

Commercial/Corporate Account Executive

Claims Handler


Richard Edwards

After starting work in the insurance industry in a call centre, I was delighted to join RK Henshall and their scholarship programme in personal lines. They have given me the opportunity to develop my knowledge, skill base and ultimately my career.

The Scholarship programme gave me the chance to meet some very influential figures in the insurance and general business industry. It also allowed me the opportunity to broaden my interpersonal skills and it is definitely the route to an insurance career I would recommend.

I am now qualified to DIP CII status after completing my Cert CII and intend to continue this to ACII in the near future. I now work in our Hensure department, dealing with new business, renewals and adjustments on all policy types with aspirations to take my career to the next level.

Outside of work I enjoy playing football, cross fit training and playing golf.

Stephanie Concu

I began working for RK Henshall in 2013.

I originally started in the personal lines department but I have since moved to the small commercial team within which has been a brilliant opportunity allowing me to learn something new and refreshing.Working for RK Henshall has given me the opportunity to be part of the Brokerbility Apprentice Scheme. This allows me to study and hopefully pass my exams to become Cert CII qualified.

The apprenticeship is a great way of gaining a qualification as I am given support as well as being offered extra tuition, this includes a weekly webinar as well as taking part in training days which have taken place in London, and the most recent one in Kegworth, Derby.

Scholarship Programme

In association with Brokerbility we have launched an academy scheme in a bid to attract people of all ages into the insurance profession as part of the independent broking group’s contribution to the government’s insurance growth action plan commitment.

The Brokerbility Academy contains a CII accredited apprenticeship programme that offers an alternative to university. Handpicked students from across the UK will be expected to graduate over the course of 15 to 18 months. The first Brokerbility scholarship will be awarded in the form of a higher level training opportunity.

Brokerbility has teamed up with CII accredited learning provider BPP Professional Apprenticeships who will provide practical training and knowledge required for an apprentice to become a productive and an effective member of a team quickly.

This will include both live and recorded sessions as well as face to face coaching and mentoring. At the end of the course ,each apprentice will be professionally qualified with a minimum achievement of Cert CII.

Group Director David McCallum said: “With the UK experiencing a severe skills shortage, it's important that Brokerbility and the insurance profession reach out to those talented people who may not have considered a career in insurance or want to advance their career.”

Meanwhile, Amanda Blanc, CII president, added: “This demonstrates a commitment to bringing talented people into our profession in a way that will make them want to stay and become the future leaders. Brokerbility should be applauded for building such a great programme.”

CII Chief Executive Sandy Scott said: “Brokerbility is leading the way in its absolute commitment to developing the insurance profession for all. The Brokerbility Academy with its innovative recruitment capabilities and accredited apprenticeship programme at its core is unique within the insurance industry.”

We are recognised as one of the leading independent insurance brokers in the region, and we are continually looking to recruit individuals who can help us to enhance our reputation and enable us to achieve our long term goals. Whether you are a recent or future school leaver, a graduate, someone looking for a career change or an experienced individual in the industry, we want to hear from you.

You will enjoy a full blended programme to include, but not limited to...

  • Self-development
  • Working in a team
  • Group Induction programme
  • Trained Mentors
  • Claims and Risk Management
  • Products & Class Management
  • Business Development
  • Temporary work placements
  • Exam and revision techniques
  • Graduation ceremony
  • Potential Scholarship for higher learning
  • Regular reviews and evaluations
  • Achieve Cert CII Professional Qualification

Interested in applying?

If you are interested in joining our team, please forward your details to or by post to RK Henshall Ltd, The Grove, Mill Lane, Wheelock, Cheshire, CW11 4RD.