Broking success: Paul Reid, managing director, Lifesure

Paul Reid

What is the origin of Lifesure?

It has been around a long time and was established in 1971 by a man named Colin Barnes. He was an entrepreneurial salesman with an eye for a new product and a new market or scheme. 

It started small and built quickly around leisure products. So he left a good legacy after passing away last December. His shareholding is now largely with family members and myself. I was brought in externally.

We have two family members working for us, Simon Barnes, Colin’s son,

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