Craig Williamson

Managing Director

Craig is a seasoned professional in the insurance industry, serving as the Managing Director of our well-established family-run insurance brokerage that he founded in his hometown back in 1986. With decades of experience under his belt, Craig has become a respected figure in the field, know for his expertise in agricultural insurance and his adept handling of complex commercial risks. Craig’s dedication to providing tailored insurance solutions has earned him a reputation for reliability and excellence within the industry.

Beyond the insurance world, Craig is a family man at heart. He finds immense joy in spending quality time with his loved ones, particularly his two grandaughters. Craig also has a passion for sports and leisure activities. A football enthusiast, he can often be found cheering for his favourite team or engaging in friendly banter about the latest matches. Golf is another pastime that Craig enjoys, relishing the challenge and relaxation that the sport offers. As Craig embraces a transition into semi-retirement, he looks forward to honing his skills on the golf course further.

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Nicola Williamson

Operations Director

Nicola brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her role as the Operations Director at our family-run business. Having joined the company in 2008, Nicola started her journey as a Trainee Account Handler, working side by side with her father, Craig.
Over the years, Nicola’s commitment and passion for the insurance have propelled her career forward. She has achieved the Cert CII qualification and is working towards her Diploma in Insurance, showcasing her deep understanding of insurance practices and commitment to professional development.
In Nicola’s current capacity as Operations Director, she wields influence over the day-to-day operations of CSW Insurance Brokers. From optimising internal processes to ensuring regulatory compliance, Nicola is the driving force behind the company’s operational excellence.
Outside of insurance, Nicola enjoys the simple pleasures of home life. Married to Stuart, they enjoy the chaotic adventures of raising two daughters along with caring for their many pets. Nicola enjoys walking and is an avid reader, finding solace and inspiration in the pages of a good book.

Stuart Hookway

Commercial Insurance Advisor

Stuart, a dedicated professional with a diverse journey, has spent the majority of his life immersed in manual labour before making a dynamic shift into the intricate world of insurance. Over the past two years, Stuart has demonstrated the ability to adapt and thrive in the commercial insurance sector, working alongside his wife Nicola, who holds the position of Operations Director at CSW Insurance.
Beyond the realm of insurance, Stuart finds his greatest joy in the lively antics of his two beautiful daughters. Family is at the forefront of his life, and he cherishes the moments spent navigating the delightful chaos that comes with parenthood.
Outside of his professional and family commitments, Stuart is an avid enthusiast of exercise, often punctuating his routine with invigorating walks alongside his dogs. His love for animals extends to the care of other furry companions that share his home. A man of diverse interests, Stuart is equally at home delving into the pages of a captivating book as he is immersing himself in the world of gaming. His passion for cinema shines through, making him a discerning film buff.
Stuart Hookway’s journey is a testament to his adaptability, commitment to family, and his ability to find joy in both the simple and complex facets of life.

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Ariadne Weir

Insurance Account Executive
New to the team, Ariadne has joined CSW as an Insurance Account Executive in February 2022, focusing on commercial business insurance. Having lived in London for 4 years, Ariadne has built up a wealth of corporate experience, now returning home to Dumfries and Galloway to build her career.

Angela Gallimore

Commercial Insurance Account Handler

Angela brings a wealth of expertise to her role as a Commercial Insurance Account Handler, with over 7 years of experience in the industry. Her in-depth knowledge and proficiency lie in complex risks, particularly in the areas of haulage, fleet, liability, farm and commercial motor insurance.
Angela is dedicated to her work and is committed to providing tailored solutions for her clients, delivering reliable and comprehensive coverage for businesses.
Outside of the professional realm, Angela enjoys spending quality time with family or catching up with friends over a glass of wine as well as enjoying walks with her canine companion, Mario. One of Angela’s favourite pastimes is holidaying in the picturesque landscapes of Scotland, allowing her to unwind and recharge away from the office.

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Shirley Spain

Insurance Account Handler
Joining the CSW team in March 2021, Shirley has built a wealth of knowledge in the personal lines sector as well as dealing with some small commercial risks. Shirley has a passion for providing excellent customer service and takes pride in building strong relationships based on trust and transparency.
Beyond the office, Shirley leads an active and adventurous lifestyle. She finds joy in motorbiking, horse riding, swimming and indoor climbing. Shirley is a devoted mother to her daughter, and her family extends to include a cherished horse and cat, keeping her busy when not in the office.

Sophie Hilton

Insurance Account Handler
Sophie started her apprenticeship at CSW in July 2023 and is currently building her knowledge on small commercial and personal lines insurance as well as working towards her Certificate of Customer Service in the Financial Services Sector and her Cert CII accreditation.
As an Insurance Apprentice, Sophie is dedicated to learning the ins and outs of the insurance industry and providing top-notch service to clients.
When she is not in the office Sophie can be found in the field with her two miniature Shetland ponies or taking her dog Lola for walks in the countryside.