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David J. Nicholson - Managing Director

David J. Nicholson

A proud family man from Paisley, David moved to Kirkcaldy from Glasgow in 1989 and formed Park Place Insurance in 1991 having worked as an Area Manager for a national broker with 300 offices.

With over 30 years experience in the insurance industry David is an industry recognised authority and influential personality in the UK Insurance sector. David has also served as Chairman of the Key Choice broker network Steering Group, representing over 750 brokers nationally.

As well as serving as a Director of Park Place Insurance for 25 years, David has been responsible for the development of many other brands including Insuredirect, Our Travel Insurance and Advance Insurance Management Solutions. David is also a Director of First Senior Group, the UK`s No.1 at providing Finance and Insurance solutions to the mobility market.

To contact David you can email djn@insuredirect.co.uk


Allan Colquoun - Commercial Manager

Allan Colquoun

Allan was born in Paisley and moved to Fife in 1986.

As Park Place`s Commercial Manager Allan takes on the responsibility for developing the commercial business account across numerous lines of business including motor fleet, liability and/or property as well as Specialist short term hire. With over 35 years experience in commercial insurance at the likes of HSBC and Aviva, Allan provides insurance solutions for a wide and diverse client base from a broad selection of insurance companies.

For Commercial queries you can contact Allan on 01592 643666


Kareen Anderson - Office Manager

Kareen Anderson

Kareen began her career with Park Place in October 1992, straight from school.

Originally a trainee Insurance Technician on personal lines insurance, Kareen has grown with the business and has had many roles, including accounts handling, business development, recruitment & training.

Kareen started running the travel insurance scheme in 2012, it has been very successful and grown significantly thanks to her and our hard working travel team.

Since 2012 Kareen has been responsible for the travel insurance brand of Park Place Insurance, Our Travel Insurance, specialising in non-standard travel insurance including elderly & pre-existing medical conditions as well as increased cancellation covers and unusual risks.

For any travel insurance queries you can contact Kareen on 01592 643666


Claire O`Malley - Senior Insurance Consultant

Claire O`Malley

Claire is from Kirkcaldy originally and has worked with Park Place for over 20 years.

With over 20 years insurance experience covering Personal lines and Commercial insurance Claire is a one stop shop for all your insurance needs. Having worked as a Senior Insurance Consultant, Claire`s main area of operations at present involves back office functions including claims processing, accounts and administration.

For any accounts queries you can contact Claire on 01592 643666


Julie Wood - Senior Insurance Consultant

Julie Wood

Julie is from Kirkcaldy originally and has been with Park Place since 1999.

In her role as Senior Insurance Consultant Julie is primarily responsible for providing General and Commercial insurance to our clients. Vastly experienced in claims handling, renewals and policy administration Julie is always on hand to help clients find exactly what they need.

For any renewal queries you can contact Julie on 01592 643666


Alan Miller - Insurance Advisor

Alan Miller

Alan joined Park Place Insurance in November of 2015 coming from Orkney originally before moving to Glenrothes in 2002.

Having previously worked for Paywizard as a Data Analyst and Lloyds as a Fraud prevention officer Alan joined from Swinton Insurance where he was responsible for Personal lines, Motor and Household insurances. As one of Park Place`s Insurance Consultants, Alan is primarily responsible for dealing with commercial clients but with his previous experience he is also able to crossover and assist in Personal lines too.

For Commercial queries you can contact Alan on 01592 643666


Laura Waters - Travel Insurance Advisor

Laura Waters

Laura started with Park Place in 2011 and is a native of Fife.

Laura started her career at Standard Life after leaving school and moved on to work with L&G and Scottish Equitable (now AEGON). Through her experience and previous roles Laura has amassed a wealth of Insurance knowledge and is always on hand to advise clients.

Laura has a dual role and is responsible for Mobility claims handling as well as Travel Insurance advice.

For Travel or Mobility claim you can contact Laura on 01592 643666


Michelle Drennan - Travel Insurance Advisor

Michelle Drennan

Michelle was born and bred in Kirkcaldy and has been with Park Place since March 2015.

Michelle is our in-house travel expert serving the Our Travel Insurance brand. After 9 years working as a travel agent, Michelle joined Park Place with a broad range of skills relating to Travel. In her role as a Travel Insurance Advisor Michelle can use these skills to help our clients to find the right cover and ensure they are looked after.

For Travel Insurance enquiries you can contact Michelle on 01592 643666


Brenda Fraser - Travel Insurance Advisor

Brenda Fraser

Brenda has been with us since October 2013.

After leaving school Brenda worked for at a large Insurance Company in various roles from Customer service to Sales Support Manager. After 14 years there she moved to a Building Society, which subsequently became a bank, where Brenda worked for 21 years. Highly experienced in customer service and client facing roles Brenda is now one of our Senior Travel Consultants advising Travel insurance clients on their requirements and policies.

For Travel insurance queries you can contact Brenda on 01592 643666


Melanie Brown - Travel Insurance Advisor

Melanie Brown

Melanie started with Park Place`s travel brand in March 2013 having moved to Kirkcaldy.

With a background in Nursing and holding a BSC (Hons) in Adult nursing Melanie is an invaluable member of the Travel insurance team. Melanie conducts medical screenings for clients wishing to purchase travel insurance and her knowledge and experience in the health sector ensures that those clients with health conditions and questions are suitably catered for with their policies.

For any Travel enquires you can contact Melanie on 01592 643666


Ruby McCrindle - Claims Handler

Ruby McCrindle

A recent addition to the team at Park Place Insurance, starting in January 2016, Ruby is one of our Claims Handlers and is from Kirkcaldy.

Ruby is mainly responsible for Mobility claims handling as well as office administration and client queries.

For any mobility queries you can contact ruby on 01592 643666


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