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Darren Kelly Business Services Director
Born and educated locally in York, Darren joined Illingworths in 1992 and compliments our team with both his technical and local knowledge. He has become well known and respected in the community and looks after all classes of insurance, specialising in arranging covers for Businesses, with particular expertise in the Charity, Motor Trade and Agricultural sectors.
Darren lives on the outskirts of York and when not working enjoys socialising with friends, aviation and is a self confessed petrol-head!
Ian Brindle ACII Managing Director
Ian settled in York over 40 years ago being a Mancunian by birth and a long suffering Manchester City fan. He has worked at Illingworths since 1981 after leaving Nunthorpe Grammar School having attained his A levels. He quickly gained his ACII (Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute) and was appointed Managing Director in 2008.
He is married with three (expensive!) daughters. With over 30 years experience, he has a vast knowledge of all classes of insurance and specialises in arranging covers in the Construction and Charity sectors.
Gavin Pugh DipPFS Financial Services Director
After completing his studies in business and finance, Gavin qualified as a Financial Adviser in 1998 before joining the team at Illingworths in 2005 and being appointed to the role of Financial Services Director in 2009. He currently holds the Chartered Insurance Institute's Diploma in Financial Planning with his specific areas of expertise being Pensions and Investments. Gavin oversees the team of Independent Financial Advisers, Paraplanners and Support Staff dealing with individuals and businesses for all their financial planning needs. The team has a wealth of experience and knowledge of Pensions, Investments, Life and Wealth Protection, Tax Planning and Mortgages.
His interests outside of work are cycling, scuba diving, travel and spending time with his family.