Style in the City 2018 – Event pictures

Style in the City returns for its 8th season…   Leanne Reid (our specialist paraplanning, administration and compliance recruiter) and Carolyn McNamee, wife of our MD Steve, were back hosting a table at Style in the City 2018 on Friday at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. The event was in its 8th year and it […]


Meet the team – Andy Taylor

Following graduation with a 2:1 degree in History & Politics Andy began working for the stockbroking arm of a Global bank as a Portfolio Manager, securing the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and Private Client Investment Advice and Management (PCIAM – part of what was then the SII Diploma) examinations. Andy began his recruitment career in […]


May Highlights

Everyone at Exchange Street has an extra spring in their step when the sun is out and the nice weather in May meant that we saw an earlier than usual debut of ‘wearing shorts to work week’. Despite looking like the cast of Home and Away we remained busy helping a number of our candidates […]


If you tolerate this…

Exchange Street Financial Services Director Andy Taylor gets all tuneful when he comes up against an agency sending out a redacted CV If you tolerate this your children will be next by Manic Street Preachers has been whirring around my head all week. Which admittedly given the brilliance of the tune makes it one of […]


Meet the team – Martin Porthouse

Martin is a Director of Exchange Street, specifically accountable for Loss Adjusting / Claims but also responsible for the general development of the business, incorporating other divisions and group companies. Martin commenced his recruitment career in 2005 working for a global firm, successfully setting up and developing their Loss Adjusting & Claims division from a […]


Meet the team – Nik Gardner (General Insurance)

Having graduated with honours in 1995, Nik immediately began his career as a commercial underwriter with a leading global insurer and subsequently developed his career to Development Underwriter dealing with commercial combined cases. He worked within the North West Insurance market for 9 years and gained an excellent network of contacts and clients. Nik has […]


Meet the team – Craig Dyson (Claims)

Craig commenced his career working for a major composite Insurer, before entering the recruitment industry in 2002. During this time he has worked for some of the best known UK based and global recruitment consultancies operating predominately within the insurance and financial services industry. Based at their Manchester office, he recruits claims professionals across all […]


Meet the team – Steve Helman (Loss Adjusting & Claims)

Steven Helman Steven commenced his career working for a major composite Insurer, before going on to join an international Loss Adjusting practice where he handled both domestic and liability losses for a number of prestigious clients. He entered the recruitment industry in 2006, and joined Exchange Street in 2007. Based in London, Steven recruits for […]


Meet the team – Dave Porthouse (Loss Adjusting & Claims)

Dave is a qualified Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS), Building Engineer (CABE) and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Insurance (ACII). Originally a surveyor, Dave qualified as a Loss Adjuster (ACILA) in 1992. He was later a founder Partner in Garsides Chartered Loss Adjusters, where, following their acquisition by McLarens Chartered Loss Adjusters, he became […]


It’s official – having a holiday is good for you

Exchange Street Director Andy Taylor on the proven positive effect of holidays; for employees AND employers Do you take your full holiday entitlement? Things may have changed in the last decade or so as smarter/flexible working, work-life balance and mindfulness have taken off, but it is worth remembering that it was not that long ago […]