We grow them from embryos to select the best possible levels of fortitude, compassion and Obsessive Support™ …our very own Scheme Tailors™ were born to build awesome insurance solutions, they have no greater desire than supporting your business, making it a success and pleasure for us both.

There are the SAS, the red arrows and the Emperor’s Royal Guard… and then there are The Scheme Tailors™.

Management

Team Member

Adam Bishop

CEO

Adam will try to convince you he invented Software-as-a-Service. He’s been running web based software companies since 15 when still at grammar school and over the years in between migrating (Oxford >> Cambridge >> Italy) has programmed most things: real-time Forex and futures trading systems, 3D games, medical software, music production apps… He passes his (precious) spare time penning classical music, trading Bitcoin and reading Wikipedia. He wants SchemeServe to be perfect.

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John Price

COO

Referred to as the Scheme Specialist and a Leading Light from the world of schemes by Insurance Age magazine, John likes to remind us that he wrote the original implementation spec for Chip & Pin in the UK and that he runs the biggest Microsoft user group this side of the Atlantic, NxtGenUG. In return we remind him that the Telegraph recently voted his accent (Brummie) the least cool in Britain. That usually settles it. JP is fanatical about quality assurance and scalability and was part of the original Microsoft Beta team for .NET. He holds a pilot licence and in his spare time is a keen flyer.

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Colin Kippin

Director of Tailoring

An insurance man for 40 years, Colin is our Scheme architect and leader of the Scheme Tailors Team. His talents include the ability to build new Schemes quickly and efficiently and to get designs from customers they did’nt know they had in them.
Colin is a keen mountain biker, enjoys tinkering with his bikes and is an indoor bowls player.

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Rob Symonds

Head of Software Development

The dark horse of SchemeServe. Rob is our longest serving programmer and has been working on the software since 2007. Cambridge born and bred, he likes to while away the evenings cooking. And he’s really good at ice skating (truly).

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Team

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Michaela Butcher

Obsessive Support™ Manager

Michaela has held both Compliance (but don’t hold it against her!) and Customer Service roles in the GI market for the last 15 years working for insurers and MGAs, so she understands the requirements of all parties when building and managing schemes. Her overriding role has always been one of problem solving, really getting to the core of an issue and identifying the necessary steps to resolve the problem. Michaela doesn’t have much spare time between looking after her horse and swimming a few times a week, but when she does she likes to watch the Great British Bake Off and imagine that she might get around to making some of the lovely breads made by the equally lovely Paul Hollywood.

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Demi Maynard

Obsessive Support™

Demi worked in estate agency, for her local paper and is a qualified beautician, before becoming the newest member of our Obsessive Support Team. In her spare time she is into fitness and nutrition and has a love of music and travel. But admits that her vices are chocolate and coffee.

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Joel Harvey

Scheme Tailor

Joel has spent 10 years working in insurance both in broking and for a Lloyd’s insurer before joining SchemeServe. In his spare time he supports Colchester United Football Club and loves watching a good horror film. If he has any spare time after that he likes to waste it playing video games.

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Jana Kejvalova

Scheme Tailor

Jana spent nearly a decade at Marsh looking after an international portfolio of clients in all matters of insurance with a focus on financial products, valuable property and cargo. Her experience of tailoring insurance products and responding to market changes has been invaluable within Scheme Serve where she designs and builds online distribution channels for her clients insurance products. In her spare time she likes to keep fit playing 5 a side and practising Krav Maga.

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Valeria Altavilla

Scheme Tailor

Vali is famous among Scheme Tailors for her infectious positivity and laugh. Born in Italy she fully qualified as a lawyer before moving into insurance technology. Combining her fiercely legal approach to detail and winning personality she has created a powerful formula for producing compelling digital insurance products in record time. She loves to spend every minute when not working with her (mischevious) little boy. Secret fact: Vali originally wanted to become a vet; she utterly adores animals great and small.

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Craig McGavin

Scheme Tailor

Craig currently flies the SchemeServe flag as our first (and currently only) representative based north of the border. Coming from an insurance background (15 years in the world of Broking), he speaks your language and prides himself on his ability to fully identify with what a broker’s needs are. An 80s child, Craig enjoys collecting (and of course playing) retro gaming consoles and also considers himself a match for anyone at Backgammon and word-based apps such as Wordament and Ruzzle. He once sang (not very well) in front of a live crowd at Hampden Park, the home of the Scotland national football team.

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James Mickley

Scheme Tailor

James spent 10 years gaining insurance experience working for a personal lines broker in a number of roles from tea boy to account manager. Before joining SchemeServe he spent two years in advertising sales but the call back to insurance was too great. In his spare time James is heavily involved in scouting, organising and participating in a number of camps, he also enjoys playing cricket and apart from not being able to bat, bowl or field considers himself to be quite good

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Scott Warren

Developer

Scott spent 15 years designing and implementing OOP Software Solutions and has worked with some of the world’s leading companies (including his own!) before joining SchemeServe. When not at work, Scott builds computer games and runs a philosophy group in Nottingham that has 1500 members meeting twice a month talking about big deep questions like: does time exist; whats the real value of money; life, the universe and everything (the answer is 42 by the way). When not in front of a computer Scott likes to go wild walking and camping, carrying all his food for the week. Sometimes he goes canoeing on local rivers (but always with a paddle).

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Lee Rogers

Developer

Lee is a professional software engineer with experience in Fullstack development. When not writing his own biography, Lee spends his days lifting massive weights, being incredibly hunky, saving orphans from burning buildings, playing video games, solving world hunger, and thinking about the future of the universe.

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Simon Cull

Developer

Simon studied Business Management at Uni before starting a career in retail management. He became a self-taught Software Developer after deciding that 10 years in retail management was enough for anyone. The majority of the rest of his time is taken up looking after his wife and daughter but he manages to still find time to enjoy computer gaming, collectable card games and loves role play games. Simon in a keen cook and enjoys hill walking, pen and paper cryptography and crosswords if he can find the time.

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Mark Rhodes

Senior Tester

Started working with and on computers from about 17, was a high school network technician of over 600 computers and laptops for 6 years, Keen golfer, mountaineer and angler. In charge of our internal test endeavours at SchemeServe.

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Tracy Newey

Marketing

Tracy is the nose of SchemeServes public face, right in the middle. She spends her time making sure our stands and swag turn out exactly as they should be, organises all our post posts and generally makes sure that John does what he needs to do on time. She spends her free time servicing a queue of people who want her to bake awesome novelty cakes for birthday parties and beating her husband at fishing.

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About the company

SchemeServe is a software company based in the United Kingdom that provides Software-as-a-Service, marketing support and consultancy to brokers, underwriting agencies and insurance companies via the Internet and other more traditional channels. SchemeServe specializes in services for starting, managing and growing traditional and specialist insurance products. Started in 1990, SchemeServe gives the leading edge in super fast scheme deployment and has grown into the platform of choice for hundreds of insurance products worldwide.

Achievements

achievements lma, iso registered 9001, cyber essentials plus, managing general agents association

Awards

awards insurance times finalist technology awards, digital and insurtech awards 2017, W and f best insurance software, uk corporate excellence awards 2017 best cloud insurance software provider, tmt global excellence 2018 leaders in brand building and design (Europe)

Featured In

featured in insurance times, insurance age