Sara Harper

Team Manager

Sara has been in the insurance industry since 1990, when she was first employed as an Insurance Trainee. With on the job training she quickly gained her Cert CII qualification.

As her years and experience advanced, Sara took on many different roles within the industry but took a particular interest in customer focussed roles such as Account Handling and Team Leadership in commercial insurance brokers, looking after clients in all business areas.

Sara joined Routen Chaplin in 2017 as Commercial Team Leader before changing her role in 2018 to Team Manager. Sara oversees the management and leadership of the teams and ensures good working relationships with clients and insurers by balancing workloads throughout the teams.

Sara enjoys the diversity of her role and facing a new challenge each day. Reading, sewing, cooking, and spending time with her family is how she likes to spend her spare time. She has also recently taken up paddle boarding.

Qualifications: Cert CII

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Our timeline

  1. 1961
    Routen Chaplin was founded

    Routen Chaplin was established by Don Chaplin and Derek Routen.

  2. 1969
    Inval Holding Ltd trade as Routen Chaplin

  3. 1989
    Steve Beeley joins the team

    Steve joins the team with 10 years of industry experience behind him.

  4. 1997
    Steve Beeley is appointed Director

    Since becoming Director, Steve has managed day-to-day running of the business, whilst looking after a significant number of business clients.

  5. 1997
    Jon Gilbert joins the team

    Jon joins the team working in Financial Services.

  6. 2000
    Jon Gilbert appointed Director

  7. 2006
    John D.R. Hill joins the team

    John began his career in insurance straight from college as a Broker Clerk.

  8. 2009
    David Selwood retires

  9. 2012
    Move to current building

    Still remaining a local broker, Routen Chaplin move to Tamworth Road, Long Eaton.

  10. May 2014
    John D.R. Hill appointed a Director

    With experience managing other insurance branches, John becomes a Director of Routen Chaplin.

Key People

Get to know the Routen Chaplin insurance team

Our Partners

Willis Towers Watson Networks

Our membership of Willis Towers Watson Networks provides us with access to many of the leading UK insurance companies. The network collectively invests a huge sum of money into the insurance market, which in turn gives Routen Chaplin significant influence and leverage. This means that we can compete with much larger brokers in terms of cost and insurance coverage, whilst our customers can still enjoy the local company service excellence that we continually strive for.

We are proud to be members of Willis Towers Watson Networks. For more information please follow this link: Network Benefits.

The Erewash Partnership

We are delighted to be a sponsor of the Erewash Partnership. Erewash Partnership Ltd is a non-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging industrial and commercial activity, the formation and development of small businesses and promoting economic and social well being. The Erewash Partnership works with business and public sector partners, particularly Erewash Borough Council, to deliver economic development projects in Long Eaton, Ilkeston and other areas in the Borough.

For more information please follow this link: The Erewash Partnership.

What We Stand For

Protecting your business and ours

We will act with honesty, integrity and professionalism in all of our dealings with customers, stakeholders and other partners we engage with. It is this approach that helps us achieve our goal of building healthy and long-term relationships that will be to the benefit of Routen Chaplin and all of its partners.

Continuous investment in our staff, with training and development, will enable us to remain at the forefront of our industry. This will ultimately result in our ability to deliver a first class service, products and policies, that will safeguard our future and protect clients’ businesses for the years to come.  

Wealth Management

Independent Financial Advice

Alongside Routen Chaplin insurance brokers, Routen Chaplin Wealth Management Limited provides independent financial advice on pensions, retirement planning, investment, life cover and more, whether it be business or personal. Ensuring we provide maximum value to our clients is our upmost priority.

For more information about Routen Chaplin Wealth Management Limited’s services click here.