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Aston Lark continues recruitment streak in Wales

Leading insurance broker Aston Lark, a Howden company, is continuing its recruitment streak as it adds another key hire to its Welsh region.

Deborah Barber, from Cardiff, has joined the firm as a Development Executive and will be responsible for growing Aston Lark’s clientele within the Cardiff and Vale area.

Deborah has worked within the insurance industry for over 30 years, beginning her career at Commercial Union in 1992. She joins from broking group Thomas Carroll, where she held the position of Development Executive for over 13 years.

Deborah joins Aston Lark’s most recent hires Catherine Robinson and Alex Davies and will work with her new colleagues to build the firm’s client base within South Wales, alongside Regional Director Gary Stevens.


On her new role, Deborah said: “I’ve worked within the insurance industry for many years, but I’ve never had the chance to help build a region from the ground up, which is what Aston Lark gives me.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be joining the firm at such a pivotal stage in its development, and I’m very much looking forward to working with my new colleagues to bring comprehensive insurance solutions to our growing number of clients.”


Regional Director for South Wales, Gary Stevens, added: “I’m very pleased to have secured Deborah as our Development Executive and know that her decades of industry experience will prove incredibly valuable to our clients.

“With Deborah in Cardiff, Catherine in Swansea and Alex in Brynmawr, we’re now perfectly placed to serve clients across the entire South Wales region, and I’m eager to growing our talented team even further.”


Outside of work, Deborah is a passionate women’s soft ball cricket team member, playing for Creigiau Cricket Club. Aston Lark designs insurance cover for cricket clubs, leagues and associations throughout the UK and Europe, of which Deborah is well placed to advise.

The firm’s South Wales office was established earlier this year under the leadership of Gary Stevens, and is one of several strategic locations where Aston Lark intends to grow its headcount.

Aston Lark, part of Howden Group since April 2022, has more than 75 offices in the UK and Ireland, with 2,100 employees serving 200,000 customers.

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