About MG Underwriting

MG Underwriting is a trading style of MG Insurance Consultants, a long established Insurance Broker based in Stalybridge, Cheshire.

We have several delegated authority schemes offering solutions for Property Owners, Standalone Liability and Commercial Combined policies, all quoted for by our in-house underwriting team through our WebQuote facility. MG Underwriting currently trade with a growing network of over 200 active brokers who trust us to place their clients’ insurance business.

At MG we pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable to brokers. The unique facilities which major UK insurers have given us allow MG to offer brokers solutions for both standard and non-standard insurance requirements. Our underwriting staff are always happy to talk through potential business before initial referral, so if you would like to discuss a risk with us, call the office on 0161 304 9933.

Our Team

Michael BondManaging Directormbond@mgunderwriting.com

Michael_JJP_0158 Michael established MG Insurance in 1995 and proceeded to become a Limited company in 1997. Prior to establishing the company Michael worked as a Sales Inspector at United Friendly selling small commercial policies. He started trading as a general broker and in 2000 progressed into wholesaling after securing MG’s first binding authority with Lloyd’s. Developing excellent relationships with clientele, brokers and insurers, Michael has driven MG to its current position where we presently work with over 200 brokers and have several binders with a panel of A rated insurers.

Michael joined the Royal Navy at 17, served 10 years and was promoted to the role of Petty Officer prior to leaving in 1990. He is now happily married and has 3 children and 2 pet dogs. Michael enjoys taking time to wind down on long walks with his dogs at home in Lytham, playing squash and cycling.

Michael is extremely hardworking and competitive in everything that he strives to do. Coming second is not an option and he has endeavoured to push himself to the limit throughout his career.

Phil Lees BA (Hons) Dip CIIDirectorplees@mgunderwriting.com

Phil_JJP_0083 Phil graduated from Lancaster University in 2010 and joined MG Insurance in 2012, initially as an Account Handler, before moving into the underwriting team in 2013.

Phil became Underwriting Manager in 2014, taking on responsibility for the development of our products and online quoting system, later becoming a Director in 2018.

Phil completed the Diploma in Insurance in 2017 and has since started studying for the Advanced Diploma.

Tracey Whalley Cert CIIUnderwritertwhalley@mgunderwriting.com

Tracey_JJP_0136 Tracey joined MG in 2000 from a previous brokerage and now works as a senior member of the underwriting team. Tracey achieved the Certificate in Insurance in 2007 and has since completed additional units towards the Diploma.

With 25 years’ experience overall, Tracey has worked closely alongside Michael for a number of years and remains one of the key members of staff at MG.

In her spare time, Tracey enjoys a run after work when she can muster up the energy!

Damien Lees Cert CII Underwriter dlees@mgunderwriting.com


Damien joined MG Insurance in May 2013 as an account handler and currently works as an Underwriter. He is currently studying towards the Diploma in Insurance.

Damien has a solid background in Financial Services, where he worked for 4 years before joining MG.

When he isn’t busy working with MG’s clients and brokers, Damien participates in both indoor and outdoor pursuits, with skiing and squash being two of his favourites.

Alex Quinn Cert CIIUnderwriter aquinn@mgunderwriting.com

Anthony EtchellsUnderwriter aetchells@mgunderwriting.com

Vicky BromleyClaims Handler vbromley@mgunderwriting.com

Amanda AshworthAccount Handler aashworth@mgunderwriting.com

Amandas BioAmanda joined MG Insurance in November 2001 after working at a loss adjusting practice for 11 years. She has worked mostly with other Brokers and a small amount of direct clients. Her work includes checking documents, making alterations to policies, processing mid-term adjustments, managing renewals, issuing documents, arranging surveys and dealing with general queries.

Socially, Amanda enjoys taking long walks with her dog, Zeus, and the occasional visit to the pub. Whenever she gets the opportunity she also enjoys visiting her Mum & Dad in France.

Christine KirkpatrickNew Business Salesckirkpatrick@mgunderwriting.com

Christine_JJP_0047 Christine joined MG Insurance in May 1998 and she has been in Telesales for the past 30 years. She utilises her wealth of experience on a daily basis, expertly guiding clients with new enquiries through the quotation process step by step.

Christine enjoys the great outdoors and loves walking with her Yorkshire Terrier for company.

Wendy SevilleAccountswseville@mgunderwriting.com

Wendy started working at MG Insurance in January 1996, making her the longest serving member of staff. Her role involves collecting premiums from clients/brokers and credit control.