Meet The Team

Meet the team


Steve Sherwin


Steve joined Sherwin’s in 1986 in Personal Lines whilst doubling up as the tea boy. He became as Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 1993 and now, whilst still making a cracking brew, Steve works primarily on Commercial Insurance. In 1990, he married Helen and they have three children. Steve is a Christian and is active in the local church. He’s an avid reader of both paper and e-book formats, and creates e-books from a variety of sources for use with e-book readers.


Chris Devitt

Commercial Account Handler

Chris joined Sherwin’s in 2007 and has significant broking experience having worked in the industry for over 10 years. He’s CERT CII qualified and, working closely with Steve and Mike, works in many commercial sectors of the business. Chris is Mr. Organised in the office with exceptional planning and communication skills. He’s a dab-hand at golf, often playing over at Brailsford Golf Course, and is a follower of Tottenham Hotspur.


Connor Thomson


Connor recently commenced an apprenticeship with Sherwin’s and could well be a contender for Fastest Learner in and around the Midlands. Connor also works for Sherwin Financial where he is involved in financial services administration. He enjoys reading, watching films and TV and spending time with friends. Like Mike, Connor is a huge Liverpool fan.


Mike Williams

Creative Director

Mike graduated from Manchester University in 1981 and has worked for insurance companies and brokers ever since. In 2011, Mike obtained Chartered Insurance Broker status, showcasing his excellence in the necessary skills the qualification requires. He specialises in Business Insurance and, like all of the Sherwin team, relishes meeting clients existing and new. Mike is a Christian and is a leader at Littleover Methodist Church. He enjoys walks, loves to travel, and is a lifelong Liverpool fan.


Diane Oakley

Personal Account Handler

Diane joined Sherwin’s straight out of school in July 1987. She’s worked in various areas of the office as the business has evolved and is at home on the Personal Lines team and accounting. She met her husband in the workplace and enjoys spending time out with family and friends. She’s always getting involved in her children’s school and extra-curricular activities, but she definitely did not build that winning science project…


Nick Smith

Personal Accounts Handler

Nick is the newest member of the team at Sherwin’s, having joined in August 2017 within the Personal Lines. Working with Diane, Nick places and renews mainly Household and Motor Insurance. He has over 10 years of industry experience and is working towards his CERT CII exams. Nick has a young family and juggles that with his love of football. He makes up for it in the kitchen, though, where his culinary abilities keep the family sweet.