"Whatever you do, always give 100%,unless you're giving blood..."

Gary Overton

After starting out as a Trainee Underwriter at the age of 18, Gary has gone on to have a diverse insurance career, with managerial experience at companies such as RSA. He joined LIM Group in 2015 as Group Sales & Underwriting Manager, with over 25 years under his belt.​

He's well known around the office for his love of chocolate and unlimited knowledge of random facts.

Get to know Gary...

What is your food heaven and food hell?

My food heaven would be a medium fillet steak flambéed in cream and brandy, with a side of dauphinoise potatoes and cream spinach. My food hell is cheese pie.

If we asked your colleagues to describe you in three words, what would they say?

Demanding, stubborn, fair.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I enjoy reading and watching films, my favourite being Great Expectations and Lost in Translation.

What is your biggest achievement?

Mentoring apprentices and interns, then watching them go on to have successful, fulfilling careers.

What are five things you would take with you to a desert island?

Books by Charles Dickens, the complete collection of Warner Brothers films, my garden hammock, sun cream and sunglasses.

If you could invite three people to a dinner party, dead or alive,who would you choose?

Alfred the Great and Elizabeth the First as they were both great leaders. I'd also ask Niccolò Machiavelli for his insight.

What is your spirit animal?

A silverback gorilla.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be?

Time-travel - I'd want to go back to find out how and why certain events happened.

If you weren't working in Insurance, what would you be doing? 

I'd be a Criminal Barrister.

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