Our Team


Ultimately, the success of Allegiance Insure depends on the teamwork, commitment, and performance of its employees, combined with the determination to succeed. Details of the Allegiance Team are outlined below.


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"Our staff are at the forefront of insurance - we listen to your needs and equip you with the right information on the best coverage available".

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Charles Wintour

Founder & Director of Allegiance Insure Limited

Charles has 25 years experience in general insurance. He was a Financial Lines Director at Towergate Insurance and was previously Director of Bray Wintour Patis plc. With his experience, knowledge and enthusiasm Charles is committed to helping clients of Allegiance Insure Limited.

In his spare time Charles is a keen card and backgammon player as well as being a Cordon Bleu chef.

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Darren Backshall

Senior Consultant

Darren has over 25 years experience specialising in UK and International Professional Indemnity and Directors' and Officers’ Insurance within the Lloyd’s and London Market.

He caters for all classes of professions ranging from small-to-medium sized businesses up to more complex reinsurance programmes. With the knowledge and expertise he has gained he also undertakes expert witness and risk assessment work on behalf of Insurers.

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Marie Summerford

Account Handler

This is Marie’s second job in the insurance industry, having previously worked at Hastings Direct. Marie is working towards her ACII qualification and she is enjoying using the knowledge she is gaining through studying to advance in her role as an Account Handler at Allegiance.

Marie is a loyal Arsenal supporter and in her spare time she enjoys watching them play.

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Charles Carvosso

Senior Consultant

With over a decade of London market experience Charles specialises in professional liability. He has worked for some of the largest independent broking houses for clients in the UK and around the world.

Charles is competitive and enjoys a challenge. With extensive market connections and the office being metres away from Lloyds of London he is uniquely positioned to offer an exceptional service to all clients of Allegiance Insure.

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