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We have years of insurance expertise

We provide an easy to understand and professional approach to insurance

At ABA Insurance Services Ltd, we pride ourselves in bringing to our clients experienced and friendly help.
Our team has many years of experience in arranging insurance for all types of businesses in many different trades.
We firmly believe that only by us having an in-depth knowledge of your business can we arrange a suite of policies to protect you.

Our team

Chris Lawson aba Managing Director

Chris Lawson

Managing Director

“Along with Geoff and the previous directors of aba Group (Graham and Lynne), I managed the merger of Bradshaw Bennett (Lancashire) Ltd with aba Group. Both companies share a similar ethos in that the client comes first. Prior to setting up Bradshaw Bennett (Lancashire) Ltd with Geoff eight years ago, I have worked at executive level in the Manchester insurance market since 1986.”

Geoff Ditchfield aba Managing Director

Geoff Ditchfield

Managing Director

“Along with Chris I was previously managing director of Atherton based commercial insurance brokers Bradshaw Bennett (Lancashire) Ltd for eight years. Prior to that, I worked in the Manchester broking market for over thirty years at executive and director level. I enjoy the day-to-day contact with clients and making sure we provide the best cover at the most competitive premiums.”

Darren Atherton Senior Account Executive

Darren Atherton

Account Executive

“From 2017 I  worked with Chris and Geoff at Bradshaw Bennett (Lancashire) Ltd. Prior to that, I have been employed in the commercial insurance broking sector since June 1985. I enjoy helping clients with their policies and ensuring they receive a fair outcome if they make a claim.”

Phil Christian Senior Account Executive

Phil Christian

Account Executive

“I have worked in the insurance industry for forty-five years and started my career with the Prudential. I’ve been involved with the commercial broking market for many years and with Bradshaw Bennett since 1992. I enjoy meeting both existing and new clients as it helps me understand their business and ensures that we provide the right cover.”

Sarah Gough aba Office Manager

Sarah Gough

Senior Account Executive/
Accounts Manager

“I began my career with Axa Insurance twenty-four years ago and have occupied senior account managing roles in both Bolton and Wigan at executive and director levels. I worked with Bradshaw Bennett (Lancashire) Ltd for six years before the merger. I enjoy ensuring clients receive prompt and friendly service.”

Laura Flynn aba Account Handler

Laura Flynn


“I started at aba Group after I left school twenty years ago. I have the experience and expertise to handle any insurance query and enjoy liaising with both existing and new clients.”

Candice Johnson aba Administrator

Candice Johnson


“I started working at aba Group three years ago after a successful ten year career in administration. Along with Laura and Sarah, I make sure our clients are well looked after and really enjoy working with the team.”

Catherine Huddart

Catherine Huddart


“I joined aba in 2022 having worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years for both insurers and brokers. I look after our SME clients and help support the account executives.”

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“We have used the services of aba for both business and personal insurances since first meeting Graham Webster in 1976. They provide an excellent service and will go the extra mile to ensure you have the cover you require at the right price. I would be happy to recommend to anyone.”

“I’ve used aba for many years now both for my business insurance and for my rental properties. I trust them (which I can’t say about most insurance companies) and prefer to speak to one of their team as it is easier than exchanging lots of emails. I’d recommend them to any business or someone who needs insurance for a rental property.”

“aba provide a great service. We have used them for all our properties over the last 3 years and they are always helpful and offer sound advice.”

“On behalf of Advance Property Solutions, I would truly recommend aba insurance 100% as they are always there to help us in difficult situations and provide the best services”.

“We have been using aba for several years now and find their pricing and service to be 5 star”

“The staff at aba have been really helpful in getting a large claim settled. Excellent knowledge and service”.

“PLM have used the services of aba for almost 20 years! Fabulous service, professional and friendly team and we would recommend them to all our clients, family and friends. FIRST CLASS.”

“Superb service. Our companies have used aba for many years. Their flexibility and value for money are second to none!”