About Us

Meet the team

Heath Crawford are specialists in insurance and investment advice to small and medium sized businesses and private clients. As a service business our people are paramount. Please feel free to meet the team below:

Laurence Leyens

020 8421 7030
020 8421 7033 direct line
Managing Director

Laurence founded Heath Crawford's Healthcare practice in 1998 as a response to the clear need he saw for specialist Healthcare advice. Laurence has always impressed upon staff members that the key to building long-lasting, trusted relationships with clients is by providing an outstanding level of service and expert advice.

This business model is at the heart of everything we do today.

In Laurence's time away from work he enjoys track-days, tennis and travelling.

Keith Pinnock

keith@heathcrawford.co.uk
020 8421 7030
020 8421 7044 direct line
Senior Partner

Keith has been working within financial services sector for nearly 30 years. His work has covered all aspects including pensions, protection, and wealth management.

Outside work Keith enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children. When time permits he plays football and golf, and goes skiing.

John Pinnock

020 8421 7036
Partner and Compliance Officer

John is the Compliance Officer for the group as well as being the Equity Release Adviser. He has been involved in financial services for more years than he cares to admit to.

His outside interests involve various activities including grandchildren, golf (which he plays badly), and as many holidays each year as possible (which is the reason he plays golf so badly).

Adam Leyens

020 8421 7030
020 8421 7039 direct line
Director of Healthcare

Adam has worked in the health insurance industry since 2007 and is dedicated to making sure all our clients receive a proactive service and outstanding advice. Adam's belief is that the level of effort and expertise applied to each policy review, and the quality of Heath Crawford's relationship with providers, is demonstrated by our results:

In 3 out of 4 reviews, clients are offered significant savings with no loss of cover.
More than 9 in 10 clients would (and do) recommend Heath Crawford to their family and friends.
Over 97% of clients choose to continue their relationship with Heath Crawford every year.

Outside of work Adam is kept happily busy by his wife, two amazing young children and an ever-expanding number of nieces and nephews. He also enjoys reading everything he can around business and investing.

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Ollie Leyens

020 8421 7030
020 8421 7042 direct line
Director of Insurance

Oliver advises clients on all aspects of commercial and high net worth home and motor insurance. He is obsessed with saving clients' money on their insurance premiums without compromising cover.

Outside of work he spends his 'free time' with his 2 young twin boys and wife and on occasion manages to negotiate time to participate in motor sports!

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Barry Cooper

020 8421 7030
Consultant

Barry is extremely experienced in the Private Medical Insurance industry having worked for Standard Life and then PruHealth for over 17 years in various sales and management roles. He joined Heath Crawford in 2011 so he could provide his customers with a full, balanced view of the market.

Barry takes pride in researching all possible options for his clients so that they can make an informed choice about the product that best suits their needs and provides the best value for money without compromising cover.
He is a skilled negotiator and will always try to secure a discount for the customer from their provider before making his final renewal recommendation.

His spare time is taken up by his 3 grandchildren, travelling, socialising amongst a large circle of friends and a keen interest in boating.

Gerry Franks

franks_gerald@hotmail.com
020 8421 7037
Consultant (Financial Protection, Pensions & Investment)

I provide advice in meeting corporate and private client wealth creation, preservation, and management objectives.

My personal interests include keeping fit, sailing, playing piano, languages, and collecting antique maps.

Dominic Stow

dominic@heathcrawford.co.uk
07980 011 446
Partner of Heath Crawford Mortgages

Dominic is the groups Mortgage & Protection specialist and, with over 20 years’ experience, he has a detailed knowledge of the industry. He specialises in residential  and buy-to-let mortgages, commercial mortgages, life assurance, and income protection.

Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family and travelling when time permits.

Angela Williams

020 8421 7038
Accounts

I take pride in looking after the Accounts and ensuring the Company figures are accurately recorded.

In my free time I dress in purple and skip about with bells on in various market towns and villages around the country.

Sue Allender

020 8421 7030
020 8421 7037 direct line
Senior Account Manager

I provide sales support for the Life and Pensions Team – having spent some years in the industry.

Outside work, I am interested in going to local theatres and trying not to kill my plants!

Adam Devlin

020 8421 7030
020 8421 7032 direct line
Senior Account Manager

I advise and assist clients on all aspects of healthcare insurance. I'm dedicated to saving clients money wherever possible without reducing cover.

Outside of work I enjoy cooking, music, travel and the occasional beer!

Ankhit Chandaria

ankhit@heathcrawford.co.uk
020 8421 7030
020 8421 7049 direct line
Account Manager

I started in November 2015, managing individual and group private medical insurance accounts on behalf of our clients. I also look after new business proposals.

I have had the opportunity to have lived in 3 different countries: Kenya, India, and the UK. I previously worked in customer services and operations management in the utilities industry, construction industry, and IT.

Outside of work, I love to spend time with my family and friends. I am actively involved in sports such as cricket (having played for the Aplington Cricket Club in Exeter), swimming, golf, and badminton. I like to spend time researching about various consumer markets and products. I like to travel and am always looking forward to visiting a new country or town.

Sammy Clifft

sammy@heathcrawford.co.uk
020 8421 7030
020 8421 7043 direct line
Senior Account Manager

I joined Heath Crawford in May 2015, after working as a personal trainer for 18 months. I work in the general insurance team and my role involves looking after any new business opportunities along with advising and assisting existing clients.

Outside of Heath Crawford, I love to keep fit and I currently play National League Hockey for West Herts Hockey Club. Alongside hockey, I love to ski and am currently learning to snowboard.

"You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get!"

Daniel Levy

020 8421 7030
Account Manager

I work with insurers on obtaining commercial and personal insurance quotes for new clients. Winning new business is a great feeling, and to do that I have to find clients the best deal out there - low premiums with equal or superior cover.

When I'm not pumping iron at the gym, I'm either playing the Xbox with friends or most likely reading a fat 19th century Russian novel.

Danny Horada

0208 421 7030
Account Manager

I joined Heath Crawford in 2014, having returned from 14 months away travelling. I bring a wealth of experience ranging from Recruitment, Events, Fashion and more recently Corporate Account Management. I love dealing with people and simply providing the best possible service.

Outside of work, I love my sports, particularly cricket and rugby, and get to as many games as I can. I am a very keen poker player and never too far away from my phone. Another huge passion of mine is travel and always excited for a trip away – still trying to achieve my dream to get to all 7 continents!

Tom Ward

020 8421 7030
Account Manager

I'm new to the healthcare team. My background is in customer services and I've worked for an outdoor retail company. This has given me the necessary skills to provide clients with an efficient service in order to match their needs with the correct level of cover at a competitive price.


When I'm not at work I enjoy following rugby and, when I get the chance, I love to ski.

James Payne

020 8421 7034 direct line
020 8421 7030
Account Manager

I manage group and individual private medical insurance accounts for clients. I strive for our clients to have a smooth customer journey, offering assistance and advice upon renewal, and obtaining competitive premiums for equivalent or enhanced cover.

Prior to Heath Crawford I was a business development executive for a primarily household insurance company and, for a private medical company that offered rehabilitation services for mental health & learning disabilities.

In my spare time I enjoy playing golf and I am a Netflix addict. I am also an avid Watford FC fan and frequent games as often as time allows.

Lewis Blyth

lewis@heathcrawford.co.uk
020 8421 7030
020 8421 7046 direct line
Account Manager

This is my first job having recently graduated from university with a first class honours degree in Business and Marketing.

I have previous experience working for a large consumer electronics company as a marketing assistant.

I provide clients with a high level of service in order to match their needs with the correct level of cover at a competitive price.

When I'm not at work I enjoy going to watch football, specifically Chelsea where I have had a season ticket for 20 years. I'm also a keen golfer playing regularly at the weekends with my friends.

Jimmy Plested

jimmy@heathcrawford.co.uk
020 8421 7030
020 8421 7045 direct line
Account Manager

I come from a heavy customer service background, and I am here to help in anyway I can.
In my previous job I was an artisan coffee barista (read: very addicted to coffee).

My only real hobby is cycling, and love spending time and money on my fleet of bikes.

Danny Richards

danny.richards@heathcrawford.co.uk
020 8421 7030
020 3841 7348 direct line
Business Admin Executive

I am Heath Crawford's first apprentice and currently assist both the healthcare and general insurance teams as Business Admin Executive.

Outside of work I enjoy film, TV, gaming and supporting Liverpool FC among other interests.

Mandy Fields

020 8421 7030
New Clients

I am a New Business Development Executive. I love speaking to companies, promoting our services and winning new business.

In my spare time I love to Zumba, jog and cycle. I have a beautiful dog, he's a Cavapoo and is called Marley and I am a Vegan.


Nuala Juskiw

020 8421 7030
New clients

I love speaking to people and finding juicy new opportunities! As well as being generally awesome I'm a true health and fitness fanatic! Back in the real world I love to bake, sing and win Just Dance battles with my daughter!

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David Chernick

david@heathcrawford.co.uk
020 8421 7030
Consultant

I'm passionate about helping people get the best cover for the lowest premium. As of 9 February 2015, I've been asked to quote for 639 policies, around 480 of which got average 25% savings. I'm super-direct, so I'm not for everyone. But you can be sure that when I see it, I say it.

As well as Heath Crawford: I volunteer locally, I work for other amazing organisations, I campaign for honesty and ethics, and I DJ for parties (true story).

Contact David now if you're serious about checking your insurance is competitive, or if you simply want a chat about how Heath Crawford got to be so successful at it.

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Registered in England & Wales. Company registration number: 6046754 Registered address: 1-4 Argyll Street London W1F 7LD. Heath Crawford Limited (745615) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Heath Crawford Financial Services LLP (489680) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Heath Crawford Mortgages is a trading style of Heath Crawford Financial Services LLP.