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About Caunce O'Hara

Caunce O’Hara Insurance Brokers Ltd is an independent commercial insurance broker protecting UK businesses from life’s uncertainties. The company offers a full range of insurance products and risk management services to small to medium sized enterprises, large corporate clients and high net worth individuals.

Caunce O’Hara’s mission is to help customers plan for the unexpected, feel protected and thrive.

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Manchester, Caunce O’Hara has 27 employees and operations in the UK and selected international markets. The company pioneered the selling of freelance insurance policies online and remain one of the most dynamic commercial insurance brokers in the UK.

Meet our leadership team below:

Chris Caunce

Chris Caunce ACII


Chris has been an insurance broker for 35 years. He first insured freelance contractors in 1989 and set up an online scheme for freelancers in 1998. In 2000, he saw the emergence of umbrellas and negotiated an exclusive insurance wording for the industry.

He was also the first broker in the UK to be granted an underwriting binder for umbrella companies. Now on our 19th version of the wording, he is seen in the insurance industry as a leading expert in umbrellas.

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Martin O'Hara

Martin O'Hara ACII


Martin began his journey in Insurance more than 35 years ago starting out as a commercial manager and over time went on to secure Commercial Director Title. He is an ACII Chartered Insurance Broker. Martin founded the business alongside Chris in 1995 and plays a key role in the strategic direction of the business.

Andrew Wells ACII Director

Andrew Wells BA Hons ACII


Andy has been working within the corporate insurance sector for over 10 years and attained full chartered status early on in his career. Specialising in assessing risk for large corporate businesses, Andy has developed through the company to now lead the corporate department, focusing on the strategic direction and growth of Caunce O’Hara.

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Richard Holden Finance Manager

Richard Holden

Finance Manager

I have adopted a variety of roles, as well as looking after the company’s finances. I’m currently a fan of……Golf, Football (Man City), NFL, cooking, family holidays & nights out with friends.

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Diane Bradford

Diane Bradford Cert CII

Claims & Compliance Manager

I joined the company in 2004 when the claims department still had paper files, I soon changed that! I’m a fan of Manchester City, Great British Bake Off and improving my painting techniques on canvas not walls.

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