A Manning UK Limited

73A Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. RG9 1AX, UK
MANNINGUK was founded in April 1984 by Managing Director, Ann Manning. Over the last 30 years, the company has arranged effective insurance cover for both commercial and personal needs, for thousands of satisfied policyholders across the UK. We work tirelessly to offer competitive rates for personal and business insurance policies. Our effort, combined with a prompt and personal approach to customer service has helped us reach and maintain a consistent level of client satisfaction across many long-term working relationships. Whatever your insurance requirements, the solutions at MANNINGUK are tailored to fit. MANNINGUK is the trading name of A Manning UK Limited.

Company Staff

Ann Manning
Managing Director
Where do I start? I am a professional businesswoman with over 30 years' experience in the Insurance Broking Industry. I started MANNINGUK in 1984 to provide a professional, competitive and "easy-to-do-business-with" service to all my clients however large or small - this is a philosophy still applies 31 years later. I am told I am a workaholic and have a very high standard which can make me quite difficult to work for, but I firmly believe standards and tradition should be maintained in all walks of life. I also believe as we spend more waking hours with our colleagues than family it is important to care and support each other. I am proud to be a Freeman of the City of London and an active member of The Worshipful Company of Insurers. MANNINGUK is involved in various sponsorships from Woodley Festival of Music and Arts, Henley Festival, football teams and racing cars. I personally take sponsorship seriously and am actively involved. The Woodley Festival encourages young people to develop their speech, acting ability and also musical talent. It is a pleasure to hear and see young people partaking in the Festival and to hear proper diction! I have been a Magistrate since 1988 and sit on the Berkshire Bench with all that entails. As regards hobbies I love the theatre, polo, entertaining and anything connected with water. My ambition to have a picture included in the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.
Anthony Phillips
Automotive and Lifestyle Manager
Anthony worked for ManningUK in 2004 and left us to further and enhance his career in insurance. We are delighted to have him back and he returns as the Automotive and Lifestyle Manager. He enjoys management and is fully focused on customer service and strives hard to get the best out of his team ensuring we deliver at all times. Anthony is always looking for new and innovative products to offer to our clients at competitive prices with comprehensive cover. Anthony is a family man and enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family and young son, Leo. Anthony loves anything relating to motor sport and can often be found in his garage tinkering on his car and motorbike. He has recently sold his Porsche and is looking forward to getting back on his motorcycle – much to the managing directors dread!
Jacquie Newport
Administration Manager
Jacquie's background has always been in Management and Administration. She began her career as a Court Administration Manager but after nearly 30 years decided on a change of scenery and joined MANNINGUK in 2003. Jacquie's role covers many areas including the management and reconciliation of MANNINGUK client and insurer accounts. In her spare time she loves to walk or spend time on a canal boat travelling at a snail's pace whilst reading a John Grisham and soaking up the atmosphere.
Martin Frangleton
Automotive and Lifestyle Executive
Martin worked with Anthony at their previous company and he has been brought on board to enhance our sales team. He has been in sales for over 10 years and is experienced in a variety of roles. He has managerial experience. Martin has only recently moved into the insurance industry where he has embraced the new challenge. He is very client focused and strives to do his best at all times both professionally and outside of work. Martin is exceptionally fit and you will find him in the gym working out on weights at least four nights. He loves football and plays two nights a week one night with a very competitive team. His ambition is to take over Anthony’s’ role and get onto the property market as soon as possible. It is a pleasure to have Martin working with us.
Matthew Melton
Commercial Account Executive
Matthew joined MANNINGUK in the spring of 2014 having worked in the insurance industry since 1998 in a variety of roles both at insurers and brokers. Matthew started his career at a high street broker before moving into an underwriting role at a large insurer in Reading. He moved into Commercial Broking in 2007 and the following year Matthew assisted with the setup of a new independent insurance broker where he was the Commercial Manager and moved with the business when it merged with a larger local broker in the summer of 2012. The desire for a fresh challenge with an established independent broker brought him to MANNINGUK in 2014 and he has not looked back since. He brings with him a wealth of experience across a variety of industries and is always keen to understand people's requirements and to provide an effective insurance solution. Matthew lives in Reading with his wife Eve and in his spare time he enjoys DIY, city breaks and supporting Cheltenham Town FC.
Michael Briggs
Automotive & Lifestyle Account Executive
Michael has worked in the insurance industry for over 10 years. He joined a well-known high street broker from Sixth Form College and rose to be acting branch manager. He joined our Automotive and Lifestyle division in 2008 as an Account Executive. Michael is a quiet and methodical man who is very focused on customer service going that extra mile to meet the clients' needs. He is a pleasure to have in the office and clients like him, if he is asked to do a task it is done in record time. Michael has a passion for motorbikes and any machine that travels at speed! He rides a Kawasaki ZX 6R and a Triumph Speed Triple. He is also a member of a target rifle club and competes within the club.
Nick Franks
Commercial Account Handler
Nick started work at the Commercial Union in 1979 until 2008 when he joined MANNINGUK. He was able to make the transition from insurance company to insurance broker and become a great asset as a Commercial Account Handler. Nick has excellent communication skills and strengths lie in administration and organisation as well as building relationships with clients and insurers. His interests include listening to an eclectic variety of music, reading (mostly) crime fiction and watching football.
Rodney Buckland
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Scheme Coordinator
Rodney has been with MANNINGUK in a part-time capacity for over 18 years, starting out with a Customer Care Role. Now he is our Performance Scheme Co-coordinator. This role allows Rodney to exercise his passion for performance by meeting and joining various motor clubs such as TVR, Mercdes, Porsche, and Aston Martin. Rodney is often working on a number of new motor schemes for high performance vehicles. People often comment that he is 'one of the lucky ones' who has a job so suited to his passion, and he wholeheartedly agrees! His love for fast cars takes Rodney to a number of the Formula One events. He attends the 24 hour race in Le Mans most years and supports and attends TVR, Porsche and Aston Martin events. Rodney's "other" occupation is a jeweller and he provides a very special service for MANNINGUK clients in designing bespoke jewellery pieces, corporate gifts and insurance valuations. Rodney's other hobbies include music and the arts. His taste in music is very diverse from modern to classical - when he is not getting his adrenaline fix somehow, he plays in a Brass Band and travels around the country performing in concerts which he finds completely and totally relaxing. Rodney enjoys travel and would like to visit every country in the world before he retires! Rodney has three grown up children and four grandchildren named Georgia, Jasmyn, Harry and Jacob whom he adores.
Simon Frost
Automotive & Lifestyle Account Executive
Simon started at the company at the end of November 2014 following his studies at Swansea University where he graduated with a degree in Ancient History back in 2013. In the interim he worked behind the bar at his local pub before seeking a new challenge at MANNINGUK. Outside of work Simon splits his time between the golf course, football pitch where he plays for his local Saturday football team, and studying for his IF1, IF5 and IF6 exams.
Stacey Jefferies
Automotive & Lifestyle Account Executive
Stacey joined the Automotive and Lifestyle department of MANNINGUK at the start of 2015. Having previously worked for high street brokers, Stacey brings with her a passion for cars, client service and sales to the established team at MANNINGUK. In her spare time Stacey is an F1 fan and a BMW Z3 enthusiast. She can be seen attending many car events in her bright yellow Z3.