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Meet our team

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Chris Ashworth

Founder

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After a career that began in broking in 1992, Chris established Crashworth in 2010 as a way of providing innovative solutions in the insurance claims industry.

The business expanded rapidly following its creation as it concentrated on working with market leaders in various parts of the motor claims industry.

ILC was founded the following year, with the aim of developing an industry forum that would connect those working in motor claims and create a market that remained sustainable as it evolved.

Outside of his busy work life, Chris enjoys playing golf, travelling and spending time with his partner Kerry – ILC’s Accounts Manager – and their two daughters, Daisy and Polly.

Rachael Hunt

Events Manager

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Having studied Events Management at Leeds Metropolitan University, Rachael is the perfect person to organise all of ILC’s conferences and networking events.

Immediately following her graduation, Rachael worked for a Leicestershire company that specialised in organising business networking events and award ceremonies.

She then moved on to the Royal Air Forces Association where she worked on fundraising and awareness events before going freelance following the birth of her daughter, Lottie.

Rachael lives in Leicestershire and works two days a week at ILC’s office in Manchester. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, baking and entertaining Lottie.

Kerry Rotherham

Accounts Manager

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Kerry has worked for ILC since its inception, having previously worked in finance for the majority of her career.

She’s therefore responsible for the group’s finances, but Kerry is also a familiar face at our events in her capacity as a key member of the leadership team.

Since ILC was formed, Kerry has built and maintained good relations with people within the Motor sector and hopes to do the same with the Home and Commercial division.

When she’s not being kept busy by ILC’s accounts, Kerry is a full-time mum to daughters Daisy and Polly. She’s also a keen traveler and former golfer, though she’s waiting to find the time to get back on the fairways.

Alan Soutar

Chairman of Home and Commercial Advisory Boards

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Alan spent the early part of his career working in health insurance, where he negotiated commercial contracts.

Various promotions then saw him leave his native Glasgow before he eventually settled in the South East, from where he ran BUPA’s Commercial Sales in the UK.

After a spell spent working in life insurance, during which time he gained the IOD Diploma in Company Direction, Alan joined Ellis and Buckle (Cunningham Lindsey) and became MD of their Network Property Solutions.

Alan started his own consultation business in 2007 and, away from work, is a fan of Clyde in the Scottish Football League and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

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