Meet the Team

Sharon West
Sharon West, Managing Director 

Sharon has 35 years of experience within the insurance industry and has an excellent track record for delivery. She joined Lexelle in February 2014 and has worked for insurers and insurance intermediaries including high street brokerages. She is responsible for running and developing the business with a particular emphasis on building and growing client relationships, and improving the product range in terms of coverages and pricing. Her previous experience includes working at UK General, HBOS and Barclays Bank. Away from work, Sharon is a keen golfer.

Steve Gaynor, Operations Manager

Steve joined Lexelle in March 2010 and was recently promoted to Operations Manager from his previous role as Insurance Account Executive. He is responsible for managing the business support team and has previously spent more than 25 years in a variety of roles in the Financial Services sector. Away from the office, Steve plays golf and tennis as well as being a long suffering fan of Sheffield Wednesday.


Dennis Langley
, Claims Manager

Dennis is one of Lexelle’s longest serving staff members having joined us in 2001 after gaining more than 10 years of experience working in senior claims at Willis, Direct Line and Norwich Union. He is a highly skilled claims practitioner with a long history of dealing with motor, personal, commercial and civil litigation claims. In his position, Dennis has become a key member of the management team with responsibilities to not only Lexelle, but external companies and groups. He is a car enthusiast and regular attends Le Mans Motor Racing Festival.

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Ellie Durkin, Claims technician

Ellie joined Lexelle in September 2015 and has recently taken on a new role as a Claims Technician. Ellie’s responsibilities include managing the FNOL and claims handling team for insurance products that Lexelle provide service for. Prior to joining Lexelle Ellie worked in accident management, specifically for fleet insurance. Ellie has a BA Hons degree in Roman Archaeology from Bournemouth University and outside of work Ellie enjoys playing board games, history and cooking.


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Natasha Charles, Insurance Administration Assistant

Natasha has completed her Level 2 BTEC award in Business and Administration after joining Lexelle in March 2014. She works closely with Steve Gaynor assisting in all  areas of insurance administration including broker accounting, management MI reporting, and central maintenance of broker and insurance contracts. She also has NVQ  Level 2 qualifications in hairdressing, cooking, and she is also a qualified nail technician.


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James Staples, Marketing Executive

James joined Lexelle in December 2015 and works as part of the marketing and communications team for Lexelle and its online gadget company, Captain Cover. He takes  on a range of roles such as market research, website management and advertising via PPC and social media. Prior to working at Lexelle James worked in sales and  marketing related roles. James has a number of hobbies – he enjoys watching sports, such as football and cricket, and listening to music; when he isn’t busy with his new born baby!

Jon Bostock

Jon Bostock – Chief Executive Officer

Jon joined Lexelle in 2003 following a career in accountancy practice with national firms including at partner level. He is responsible for finance, HR, administration and facilities across all group businesses as well as supervising the overall performance and management teams, use of technology and managing special projects.