Who We Are

Safe and Insured are a local insurance broker based in Darwen, Lancashire. We specialise in commercial, haulage and motor fleet insurance and we pride ourselves in offering a personal and professional service.

To request a quotation please contact us on 0808 161 7008.

Meet the Team

Sarah Salisbury

Sarah Salisbury



For over 10 years I have worked in the insurance industry at the forefront for commercial businesses to review, advise and create the right insurance package for their business needs.  I have worked with all sectors from sole traders to multinational operations.

Insurance is a necessity for businesses in this ever-changing world and I pride myself on providing a personalised service to all my customers, ensuring they have a point of contact that can be reached at whatever time they need as not all companies work 9-5 and incidents also don’t know these are the hours to occur in.

As Director, ensuring that our customers are more than just a policy number is my top priority. Through our sister companies and regular networking, I use my knowledge of local businesses to ensure you are fully supported whatever your needs may be.

James Whittle

James Whittle

Managing Director

Freight and trucking have always been part of my life, my great grandfather started Whittles Removal in Bolton over 120 years ago.  This company was then run by my grandfather and then my father.  My dad expanded the business to become Whittle International Freight, “road services to Arabia”, sending British Drivers throughout the Arabian Peninsula and even as far as Afghanistan in the late 1970s.

I joined the business after working for Freight Forwarding Companies in Belgium, Rotterdam, Hong Kong and China and ran the Iberian Department.  After a few years, I then moved into the  Removal Department and ran Brewer & Turnbull a franchised Removals Company for 10 years.

Since leaving the family businesses I have developed a number of my own businesses within the insurance sector, Safe and Insured is a specialty Insurance Company bringing my career full circle incorporating both my experience in the Freight and Insurance Industries.

Jodie Mitchell

Jodie Mitchell

Admin Support


Customer service, organisation and problem-solving are my biggest strengths and I aim to give excellent customer service to each client by providing a customized service that is tailored to them.

I have had a varied career which has encompassed customer service, leadership, and quality assessment. The skills I have developed have provided me with a deep understanding of the customer experience and effective communication techniques to handle all situations.

I have enjoyed my time learning the ins and outs of the insurance world and plan to build a successful future within the industry.

Kerryn Yarwood

Kerryn Yarwood

Office Admin


My previous work history has provided me with years of customer service and administration experience, both face-to-face and over the phone. I have a positive outlook on both life and work, and try to make the most out of every opportunity afforded to me.

So often, the person answering the phones can form someone’s opinion of a whole company. I endeavour to ensure that opinion is a positive one and to leave a pleasant, helpful and informed lasting impression on anyone I speak to.

I am enjoying learning about the insurance sector and am looking forward to progressing within the industry in the coming years.

Rebecca Croasdale

Rebecca Croasdale

Sales Executive


Building relationships is a huge part of my role and something I enjoy. I find meeting and speaking with new people greatly interesting and I aim to get to know you and your business inside and out. 

I’ve worked in sales and customer service within the insurance industry for over 10 years, mostly within claims management, and I’m excited to build on my knowledge and experience within the commercial insurance sector. 

I’m looking forward to contributing to the growth of Safe & Insured as we help more customers find the right policies for the business, haulage and motor fleet needs.