Meet The Specialists

Trade Credit Insurance is a real time financial management tool, providing companies with vital protection against the risks of insolvency or payment default of their customers.

As one of the leading independent Credit Insurance brokers in the UK, TL Dallas has the knowledge and market leverage to support clients. Our experienced Credit team are specialists in their field and offer impartial advice and expert guidance, ensuring the right solution is identified for businesses.

Headed up by Directors Douglas Main and Simon Hyde, based in Falkirk and Bradford respectively, our Credit Insurance team has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in arranging Credit Insurance.

Douglas Main - DirectorDouglas Main – Director
Douglas joined TL Dallas 17 years ago and has over 40 years experience in Credit Insurance. He has vast knowledge in many trade sectors but in particular, food and drink, metals and timber.

Douglas has been head of Credit for over 10 years and in that time TL Dallas has seen the Credit Insurance side of the business grow considerably.


Simon Hyde - Credit Broking DirectorSimon Hyde – Credit Broking Director
Simon started his career with the MOD in York before a promotion in 1981 saw him join the Export Credit Guarantee Department, (ECGD). He worked for ECGD for the next 16 years, progressing through the ranks, ultimately becoming the Regional Manager of the Leeds office.

Simon joined TL Dallas in 1997, working on new business and looking after a growing portfolio of clients. Simon has a strong, varied knowledge of trade sectors, specifically retail, logistics, seafood, engineering and construction.


Aileen Paterson
Aileen has been with TL Dallas for over 12 years. She has more than 40 years experience working in Credit Insurance, initially starting out her career as an underwriter. Aileen is a technical broker with experience in all sectors including Export Credit Insurance.

She prides herself on developing long standing relationships with her clients, understanding their business needs and maintaining a good rapport.


Avril Paton
Avril joined TL Dallas five years ago and has been working in Credit Insurance for over 25 years. She has a wealth of knowledge across all trade sectors, but most notably in, timber, construction, food & drink, advertising and textiles.


Sarah AldridgeSarah Aldridge – Credit Broking Director
Sarah began her career in Credit in 1997 as a junior and has worked her way up over the last 20 years. During this time she studied and secured a first class honours degree in Credit Management. In her spare time she teaches credit management, economics and business law. Sarah has a broad range of experience, working in many different sectors across a diverse portfolio of clients and loves the variety her role with TL Dallas brings.


Graham MurrayGraham Murray
Graham has been part of TL Dallas’ Credit Insurance team for over four years. Securing an honours degree in Risk Management and Financial Services from Glasgow Caledonian University, he stumbled into Credit Insurance around 17 years ago and has never looked back. Throughout his career he has gained experience across all trade sectors and enjoys the diversity of clients he works with.


Manjit KaurManjit Kaur
With over 25 years experience in the industry, Manjit says it was like coming home when she joined TL Dallas in January 2017 as she has worked with most of the team before. Over the years Manjit has gained a great deal of experience in various trade sectors and has many loyal clients in food & drink, textiles, construction, metal and retail. Working across a large portfolio range ensures a great knowledge of many industries and the way they work.


Chris JonesChris Jones
Chris joined TL Dallas around two years ago and offers an important support to the Account Executives in the Credit Insurance team.


Linda Mitchell
Linda has worked at TL Dallas for four years and provides invaluable administrative support to the team in Falkirk.


Susan SugdenSusan Sugden
Susan has worked in Credit Insurance for over 10 years. She works full time and loves her role at TL Dallas.


Martin Frazer
Martin has worked in the Credit Insurance industry for almost 30 years in a variety of roles.


Jacky Fellows
Jacky has worked for TL Dallas in the Credit Insurance department since 2001.


Dianne Sweeney
Dianne has worked in the credit team since 2013, initially as an apprentice and now as an Account Handler, supporting the Account Executives.


Between the two branches, the TL Dallas Credit team offers cumulative experience exceeding 250 years in Credit Insurance.

If you would like to know more about how Credit Insurance could support your business please call our Falkirk team on 01324 717466 or Bradford on 01274 465522.


Posted by Pippa Dougherty | Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 Back to News
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