Attis Credit Solutions - Meet the Team

The team at Attis are committed to providing a personal and professional service

Paul Martin - Attis

Paul Martin

Joint Managing Director

Paul has worked in credit insurance since 1990 and was owner and Managing Director of The John Reynolds Group Ltd, latterly known as Acumen Credit Insurance Brokers Ltd, until sold to Aon in Dec 2017, where he was Commercial Director for over 3 years.  He is recognised for his specialism in the energy sector and boasts some of the worlds largest energy businesses as clients. A true family man, Paul loves nothing more than spending time with his wife, and college sweetheart, Nikki and their three children.  If not working in credit insurance Paul would want to be travelling the world and eating in the finest restaurants which, to be fair, he’s largely achieving at Attis!

Steve Hamstead - Attis

Steve Hamstead

Joint Managing Director

Having started his career in 1994 as Group Credit Manager for a Commercial Printer, Steve has worked within the credit insurance industry since 2001.  Based in our Leeds office, Steve is responsible for overseeing our client portfolio. I take great satisfaction in working with valued clients to assist in mitigating credit risk and optimising working capital. Our ethos is focused on delivering a personal service to all our clients, playing an integral part in promoting growth. Outside of work Steve enjoys valuable time with his family in addition to the odd round of golf.

Lisa Semple - Attis

Lisa Semple

Director

Following a few years working for a Lloyds broker in London, Lisa started her career in credit insurance in 2000 at Euler Hermes UK. In 2005 she joined The John Reynolds Group Ltd, latterly known as Acumen Credit Insurance Brokers Ltd, before it was sold to Aon in December 2017. During this time Lisa was heavily involved in both compliance and operations across the business in addition to specialising in Energy and indeed, following the change of ownership to Aon,  she later became Head of Energy. Outside of work, Lisa enjoys long walks in the Cheshire countryside and spends most of her holiday time enjoying the coastal path of North Norfolk, where she hopes to retire with her husband. Of course, there is always a pub at the end of any long walk!

Catherine Sweeten - Attis

Catherine Sweeten

Development Director

Catherine started her career in credit insurance with Credit Insurance Brokers Ltd (CIB) in 2008, after graduating from Leeds University with a Law Degree. In 2014 Catherine joined Credit Risk Solutions Ltd T/A Xenia where she worked with a variety of businesses across a range of sectors. Catherine enjoys the diversity of broking, meeting new people, understanding requirements, and delivering innovative solutions that support growth. Most weekends Catherine can be found standing next to a football or cricket pitch watching her son play,  the days of shopping and cocktails fast becoming a distant memory!

Richard Webster - Attis

Richard Webster

Non-Executive Director

Richard is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Director, with an MBA from Manchester Business School and has a 30 year career as a Director of numerous B2B service businesses. Appointed CEO of Euler Hermes UK in 2002, Richard was instrumental in integrating the business into the wider EH Group. Subsequently, Richard managed the UK’s largest independent loss adjuster and also had a Global role as part of AIG’s Trade Credit business. Now working as an Non-Executive Director and Advisor, Richard ‘s role at Attis is to support the leadership team and support the development of the business. A keen Manchester City fan, when not watching football, Richard keeps active, cycling, skiing, playing golf and refereeing rugby matches. He has recently gained his RYA Coastal Skipper qualification and is looking forward to a few G&T’s on the yacht!

Susan Coleman - Attis

Susan Coleman

Head of surety

More years providing credit insurance and surety solutions than she cares to remember! Starting off her career at Trade Indemnity (now Euler Hermes) in 1976, she moved into broking in 1983 and has worked for a number of large multinational brokers. Susan loves a good night out and can be often found with a large glass of Pinot in her hand.

Peter Bell - Attis

Peter Bell

Branch Director

Peter joined CIA back in 1996 and has remained within the Credit Insurance industry since.  Recently promoted to Branch Director in Leeds, Peter is keen to maintain focus on providing technical, practical and personable service to all clients, ensuring their Credit Insurance arrangements realise full potential.  With two young children at home, free time is generally family time – following an initial shaky start, Peter is now an expert in following toy manufacturers’ build instructions , step-by-step.

Martin Davey Client Director

Martin Davey

Client Director

Martin commenced his insurance career at the UK’s export credit agency, joining an international broking firm in 1990. A move to an independent broker presented the opportunity to be part of a management buy-out team and Martin remained within that business as Client Director until its subsequent sale in 2019. He was delighted to re-unite with former colleagues upon joining Attis Credit Solutions in July 2021. In his spare time Martin enjoys live music and sport (watching, not participating!) and a good walk in the countryside – usually followed by a pint or two of real ale.

Craig Stone - Attis

Craig Stone

Client Director

After working for Barclays Bank for 7 years, Craig started his career in credit insurance in 1990 with Aon.  In 2011 he joined UK Credit Insurance Specialists Ltd, latterly known as Acumen Credit Insurance Brokers Ltd, before it was sold to Aon in December 2017. Craig enjoys working with clients, prospects and financial intermediaries, delivering innovative solutions that support development and growth.  Away from work, Craig is a family man and enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 sons which always involves classic cars, local pubs and enjoying the local North Yorkshire Moors scenery.

Nathan Brown - Attis

Nathan Brown

Client manager

Nathan joined The John Reynolds Group in 2014, after starting his working career in accounting. During his time in Credit Insurance he has worked closely with clients assisting with credit limit negotiations, claims and technical guidance, market intelligence and sector information. He spends his spare time with his family however, he would love more time on the golf course but with two young children this proves difficult.

Katie Croasdell

Katie Croasdell

Senior Account handler

Katie started her Credit Insurance career with Bluefin Trade Credit after graduating from university in 2012. Bluefin was subsequently acquired by Marsh and Katie had the opportunity to service a varied portfolio across a spread of trade sectors which taught her the importance of developing and maintaining strong relationships and always putting clients’ needs first.

Away from the office Katie is married with two young boys who keep her very busy. When she isn’t at soft play, swimming or trampolining with the boys she has a keen interest in fitness, particularly running, and can be found pounding the pavements training for her next race.

Evie Clowes - Attis

Evie Clowes

Account Handler

Evie started her Credit Insurance career in 2020 during the pandemic which proposed lots of new and interesting challenges at the beginning of her career. Evie enjoys building and maintaining relationships with insurers and clients which is key part of her job role. She also enjoys working to present solutions to whatever tasks come her way. Outside of work, Evie enjoys spending time with friends and family. You will most likely find her out walking with her dog Coco. Evie also enjoys playing netball for a local adults team which helps balance out the food and cocktails she enjoys on a weekend.

 

Jo Megson - Attis

Jo Megson

Account handler

Jo joins us from one of the UK’s largest and leading fuel card providers.  Over her 34 years there, Jo has worked in sales, credit, finance and latterly heading up the legal debt recovery team, all of which will prove essential experience in giving Attis’ clients the expertise and service delivery they deserve. Outside of work, Jo enjoys visiting the theatre, watching any form of dance and spending time away at her cottage on the West Coast of Ireland.

What Our Clients Say

Having worked with Paul and his team for over twenty years, I have no hesitation in recommending Attis Credit Solutions. As well as sourcing the correct cover for all of our Credit Insurance needs, the team also provide us with on-going insight and sector specific market intelligence, enabling us to proactively manage our risk portfolio and keep bad debt to an absolute minimum.
Operations Director – £200m Energy Provider
Service is extremely important for us when selecting a broker and having experienced a fantastic level of service working with the team at Attis for around 10 years across various companies/brokerages, it was a no brainer for us to appoint Attis. They take time to understand your business and its needs.
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Attis Credit Solutions Ltd, is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). FRN 948508. Registered England and Wales. Registered Office Millshaw, Leeds, LS11 8EG. Company reg no. 12917719.

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