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Roger Gaunt

Roger Gaunt

Managing Director, Gauntlet Risk Management

Roger established Gauntlet Risk Management Ltd in 1994, with Gauntlet Health & Safety Ltd being formed shortly afterwards.  Having several years experience gained by working in underwriting and sales roles in two large insurance companies, plus 20 years’ experience earned at Gauntlet in his armoury, Roger has a substantial knowledge of the markets.  This has been one of the foundations of the Gauntlet success story. 

Roger manages the continued growth of the business and spends an equal amount of time consulting on health & safety issues and managing the insurance arrangements for Gauntlet’s larger corporate clients. 

He is a bit of an adrenaline junkie and, when he’s not studying for more qualifications, he’s likely to be found jumping out of planes, scuba diving, horse riding, or hurtling down a mountain on his snowboard.

Angela McIver

Angela McIver

Angela rejoined Gauntlet in September 2014, having left a few years previously.  Her return demonstrated her belief in Gauntlet’s business strategy and service ethos, which are aligned with her own methodologies and principles. 

Angela handles every aspect of her clients’ portfolios, sourcing new business opportunities and managing new accounts from their inception.  This enables her to build a long-term relationship with clients. 

She is the first point of contact for clients needing to review their insurance needs and source the right cover, at the right price.  She is also a key part of a team that is growing significantly, every month. 

Angela’s experience in the insurance sector spans roles at Morgan Insurance, Budget Insurance and SME Insurance and she has handled everything from personal lines and commercial insurance, to running an insurance branch office and being a sales manager. 

In her free time, Angela works on behalf of an animal rescue charity and enjoys reading and eating out.

Nick Etell

Nick Etell

Broking Director

Nick joined Gauntlet in late 2017 as business development manager, to drive the Group’s business growth and mentor its network of appointed representatives and young professionals just starting their careers in insurance. Nick is charged with leveraging his extensive insurer relationships and market knowledge, earned in the Leeds, Manchester and London insurance markets, as well as his track record in developing impressive books of business and managing portfolios both large and small, to drive growth and create added-value to new and existing clients.  He also structures insurance packages for any client, right up to multi-nationals, and works closely with insurers, to develop new insurance scheme options for niche and specialist risks.

Outside of work, Nick is a keen cricketer, maintaining an interest in a sport he played at county level, and also enjoys travelling around Europe.

Daryll Leach

Daryll Leach

Commercial Manager

Darryll joined Gauntlet in 2017, to establish a dedicated, professional personal lines insurance division, to assist the placement of personal lines risks generated through Gauntlet’s appointed representative network.  Darryll used his extensive experience as a former Swinton branch manager to significantly grow the division and create the systems and procedure that would enable it to thrive, in terms of both new business and renewals.  Having recruited and trained new team members, who have been able to further grow personal lines business, Darryll has assumed additional responsibilities, working as a commercial broker and mentoring various new Gauntlet appointed representatives, during the early months of their business ventures. 

Outside of work, Darryll spends time playing football. He also loves watching his three boys play football and cricket and, when he can, gets down to watch his football team, Bradford City.

Nigel Law

Nigel Law

Enterprise Recruitment Manager

Nigel’s 48-year career in insurance began with a role with General Accident and has now encompassed roles as a branch manager, an area director with CGU and as a regional manager for both Aviva (North East) and NIG (North West and North Wales). In 2005, he joined the PLC Board of Broker Network, as managing director for retail broking.  Following takeover by Towergate, he joined the management team at Rural and then the Board of JM Glendinning IB.  He formed his current consultancy business, Nigel Law Consulting, in 2012 and has worked with Gauntlet since that time, helping to grow its AR network, Gauntlet Enterprise.

Outside of work, two children, three stepchildren and nine grandchildren keep Nigel busy, whilst he continues to be a lifelong supporter of both Nottingham Forest FC and Nottinghamshire CCC.

Glyn Arundale

Glyn Arundale

Quality Assurance Manager

Glyn has worked in the insurance industry for over 15 years, working for both Insurers and insurance brokers, with a particular focus on property and casualty risks. In 2016, he joined Gauntlet for the second time, assuming the role of quality assurance manager, whilst also taking on the responsibility of overseeing the distribution of various in-house newsletters.  Most recently, he has been working in a hybrid role, combining quality assurance with a position as a commercial broker.

In his spare time, Glyn enjoys travelling, reading and socialising with friends and family.

Basel Al Maani

Basel Al Maani

Finance Manager

Basel joined Gauntlet in late 2018 as the Group’s finance manager with responsibility for the Group’s financial accounts, budgeting, payroll, sales billing and credit control systems and all financial aspects of the purchasing and accounts payable, including the company’s procurement and expenses systems.  He is a full AAT-qualified member and is currently in the final stage of ACCA studies, to build on more than 10 years’ experience within banking and finance, which previously saw him working in roles overseas, in his country of birth, including those of foreign exchange dealer and manager of a bank’s investment and treasury department. Here in the UK, he has had financial roles in the recruitment, insurance and credit management sectors.

Outside of work, Basel spends his time reading books and attending various courses. He also enjoys swimming and travelling.