General enquiries


01234 311 211 (9am - 5.30pm Mon to Fri)

CLA Insurance

Woodlands, Manton Lane

Bedford, MK41 7LW

Meet our team

Patricia is Chair of Rural. She has worked within the insurance industry for over 40 years and has an in-depth knowledge of the rural sector. Patricia has led the Rural division’s growth to becoming one of the leading, specialist rural insurance brokers. Patricia brings her wealth of insurance and rural experience to directly supporting a broad range of clients from large estates to other rural and land related businesses.

Esther Kane

Divisional Director - Head of Rural

+44 (0) 1234 311 296

+44 (0) 7957 543 955

Esther is Head of R K Harrison’s Rural division and CLA Insurance. Esther has worked in the Rural Insurance sector for over 16 years plus a further 7 previous years as a personal lines Motor and Household Underwriter.

Giles is a divisional director. He is responsible for insuring large shoots against adverse weather, avian influenza and other diseases. Not only is Giles passionate about supporting the rural community through his role, he also owns his own farm in Dorset.

Regional Sales and Servicing

South and Wales

Ian is responsible for client services in the South region. Ian has over 20 years’ experience in providing insurance for historic houses and the rural community. This experience gives Ian the knowledge to provide bespoke and innovative solutions to his clients.

Jeremy has over 30 years’ insurance underwriting and broking experience. Jeremy is based in the Cotswolds and he looks after all areas of rural businesses, with particular expertise in country houses, farms, and estates in the South West, Midlands and Wales.

Freddie provides specialist insurance cover for businesses and private clients in the rural sector. He has experience in a range of rural areas including agricultural lettings, residential property, sporting lets, woodland and a variety of commercial and leisure properties, as well as developments.

Lewis is an integral member of the New enquiries team and handles insurance enquiries for Farm, Estate, Rural Business, Household and Motor policies. Lewis has a specialist knowledge of High Net Worth and Classic Motor insurance and is committed to providing clients with a first class service at all times.


Tim manages client services for CLA Insurance in the North of England. Tim has experience in all areas of the rural sector, specialising in country estates, private clients and farms. He has established a strong network within the rural community across a wide range of land agents and private clients.

Laura is based in our Perth office in Scotland and has 18 years insurance and broking experience. She specialises in farm, estate and private clients. With 10 years experience in this field, she is establishing a strong network of clients. Both within the Rural community, and with land agents all over Scotland.

Marcus is part of the client team in Scotland, concentrating on estates and farms. Previously Marcus was a Manager of a Highland Sporting Estate for six years.

New enquiries team

Alison is a primary part of the New Enquiries team and has over 25 years of Customer Service experience, both face to face and on the telephone. Alison will handle your initial contact and ensure your enquiry is passed to the broker most able to help you.