Meet The Team

A mix of niche insurance specialists, home grown talent and more recent senior appointments from the worlds of fast fashion, international retail, high street banking and corporate law make up the Freeway team.

That experience combined gives us the wisdom earned over 20 years in business and the energy of a hungry start-up.

We operate a genuine meritocracy and open management structure and we value passion, work ethic and skill above all else.

Management Team

Martin Kerr

Claims Manager

Charlotte McCracken

Project Manager

Rob Currie

DevOps Manager

Emma Ireland

Contact Centre Manager

Mark Birkenhead

Sales & Retention Team Leader

Michelle Lee

Claims Team Leader

Yvonne

Compliance Associate

Sarah Sherratt

Customer Care Team Leader

Chris Curties

Business Improvement Associate

Heads of Department

Simon Kennedy

Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance

Laura Hewitt

Head of Business Improvement

Peter Bann

Head of Data

Craig Brooks

Head of Claims

Tom Everson

Head of Business Development

Amanda Wright

Head of Talent & Wellbeing

Paul Paine

Head of Finance

Executive Team

Paul McCracken

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Cunniff

Chief Financial Officer

David Grundy

Non-executive Director

We Understand Taxi Insurance

We know our place as taxi insurers – taxi insurance is a necessity, not a luxury. We know that time is money – we’re driven by that. We also know that cost is king for our customers – we don’t shy away from that.

It’s those simple principles that dictate our every decision at Freeway.

It’s why we’re investing heavily in technology and developing our software in-house to improve back office systems, to speed things up and to allow you to do everything from your taxi and on your phone.

It’s why we offer an incentive on early reporting to reduce your excess to zero while our competitors hit you with an excess loading alternative when you report a claim.

It’s why we ask every single customer to review us on Trustpilot, not just the happy ones – so we can get a real time view of how good our service is and how we can improve every single day.

It’s why we employ a dedicated learning and development officer so our frontline team receive more than tick-box modules and benefit from face-to-face training to help them look after you more effectively.

We’re obsessed with speed, with value and with delivering on our promises when you really need us.

Need more reasons to choose Freeway?

The most comprehensive cover ‘as standard’. Public liability insurance, legal expenses, windscreen cover, zero excess option and protected no claims if hit by an uninsured driver. We’re confident we can’t be matched on all of that.

We invest in technology to make your life easier. We want you to be able to manage everything from your mobile phone at any time, day or night and we’re getting closer to that every single day.

Our TrustPilot score says it all. We’re one of the only taxi insurance specialists to be so confident in our customers’ experiences to be on there and our scores speak for themselves. We work hard to maintain our 5-star, Excellent rating.

One of the best customer renewals rates in the industry. It means our customers are happy with the price they pay and they don’t need to look elsewhere.

Focused on speed. We know time is money and you want your cover sorted as quickly as possible. We get our checks done in record time and chase up documentation so you don’t have to.

Great track record in new driver prices. Less than two years no claims? We’re confident we can get you the very best price.

We do our research. We pride ourselves on knowing the taxi industry inside out and we conduct regular research to stay on top of the changes affecting taxi drivers in the UK so we can keep you informed.

Our 24/7/365 claims line means you can report a claim at any time, day or night, within 24 hours to reduce your excess to zero.

News

More Bad Road Junctions

Estimated reading time: 11 minutes, 16 seconds. Contains 2254 words Back in September, we reported some of the worst road junctions you’ll find when driving. However, since then we’ve come across even more that’ll make your head bang in confusion or annoyance.   1. A55 Junctions 15 and 16 It’s never any fun to be […]

Friday, November 27th 2020

The History Of The Taxi In The UK

Part 1: The Horse Age Hackney cabs in the UK can actually be dated back to the 1600s, long before the black cabs we know today roamed the streets. Back in the days of Queen Elizabeth I, coaches pulled by horses were the main way to get around, and were mostly owned by the rich […]

Friday, November 20th 2020

7 Interesting Facts About Taxis

1. The Longest Taxi Journey Ever Taken Was From London To Sydney Ever wanted to travel to Australia? Most people would probably prefer to take the plane, but three Londoners; Leigh Purnell, Johno Ellison and Paul Archer, took it upon themselves to get a taxi to drive them halfway across the world to Sydney. The […]

Monday, October 12th 2020

The Roads That Could’ve Made Your Journey Easier

Estimated reading time: 14 minutes, 56 seconds. Contains 2988 words We’ve all been there. Sitting in heavy traffic, wondering about all the ways this could’ve been fixed to make your journey faster. Surprisingly, the UK has had a lot of cancelled road projects over the years. Some were cancelled due to a lack of funding, […]

Tuesday, October 6th 2020

Uber To Continue London Operations As Court Rules The Firm “Fit And Proper”

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 58 seconds. Contains 596 words After months of uncertainty, Uber has been granted a new licence to continue their London operations. Back in November 2019, TfL (Transport for London) stripped Uber London Limited (ULL) of their licence to operate in the capital, citing the firm to not be “firm and […]

Monday, September 28th 2020

New UK Road Plans That Could Make Your Journey Better

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes, 2 seconds. Contains 1209 words Traffic, roadworks, closures, these are all words we’re fed up of hearing when we make our daily commutes These can especially become an issue when your profession is taxiing passengers from destination to destination, Fortunately for us, the government is already aware of these issues […]

Monday, September 28th 2020

17 Funny Road Signs That’ll Surely Grab Your Attention

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 19 seconds. Contains 664 words When you’re on the road, you’re going to pass hundreds of signs on your travels, all made to grab your attention. Many are to alert us of what’s ahead, some are to tell us how far some place is, and others are made to advertise […]

Wednesday, September 23rd 2020

20 Weird UK Driving Laws You Probably Don’t Know (But You Should!)

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes, 47 seconds. Contains 1357 words We all know the law when it comes to driving. Don’t look at your phone behind the wheel, no going above the speed limit, never go on a red light etc. However, there are actually some more obscure driving laws in the UK that you’re […]

Friday, September 18th 2020

The Worst Road Junctions Across The UK

Estimated reading time: 11 minutes, 49 seconds. Contains 2366 words We never really think about it, but it takes a lot of careful planning and detail when designing junctions across the UK road network. As a taxi driver, you’re tasked with knowing the quickest routes, the safest roads, and knowing which junctions take you to […]

Tuesday, September 15th 2020

New Ride-Hailing App Wystle To Launch In London

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 44 seconds. Contains 348 words “Created by Londoners, for Londoners”, that’s the message readers are welcomed to on Wystle’s official website. Wystle, a London-based company, have recently announced their launch in the UK capital, competing with the likes of Uber, Kapten and Ola as it aims to dominate the London […]

Tuesday, September 15th 2020

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