Who we are

From our leaders to administrative support, our people make our business. Without this, we wouldn’t be what we are now: the Eastwood family – and we hope that our clients feel this too. Interested in joining our team? Please get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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John Eastwood


Working in the insurance industry since 1965, I went on to start my own insurance broking business in 1976, concentrating in general insurance, and have also been Chairman of a financial services company since 1977. Away from the office, my interests include skiing, sailing and all aspects of fine drinking, including cider-making.

Jayne Clowes


My insurance industry career began in 1980 and I was a co-founder of Eastwood & Partners in 1991. I am responsible for office management, compliance and an account handler for commercial clients. Outside of work, my interests include spending time at the coast, walking, cooking, fashion and family life.

Tony Crabtree


I joined in 2006 to continue my career with an independently owned broker. I was successful in early promotion to the Board; my role as Director concentrates on sales/marketing and business strategy, retaining my role as an Account Executive. Outside work I actively volunteer as a school governor and help local sports clubs. I also enjoy walking, cycling and watching sport.

Lucy Hodgson


My focus is on providing insurance solutions, tailor made to bring comfort and security to clients. My responsibilities also include our Broking activities and all aspects of HR. I am a member of Rotary and run a leadership programme for young future leaders. I am also a trustee of an almshouse charity. I love singing and belong to a choir.

Andrew Sugden


Working as an Insurance Broker since 1980 and previously a Director of another brokerage, I went on to be a co-founder of Eastwood & Partners in 1991. Outside of work, I enjoy spending my time outdoors, as well as living and working on a small Peak District farm.

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Ian Sheppard


I am Managing Director of the Westin Group, also based in Huddersfield. I was appointed to the Board in 2012 to assist with financial and commercial aspects of the business, having had previous industry experience in finance and operational roles within large retail groups. I have also been a Director at Eastwood Financial Services since 2020. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family.


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Huddersfield office

Northumberland House
Northumberland Street

West Yorkshire

Tel: 01484 820000

Sheffield office

4 Park Square
Newton Chambers Rd

Thorncliffe Park, Chapeltown
South Yorkshire
S35 2PH

Tel: 0114 2965760

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Eastwood Insurance Brokers is a trading style of Eastwood and Partners Ltd, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered office: Northumberland House, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield HD1 1DT. Registered in England and Wales company no. 2560460.

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