Bell & Co News

We regret to advise of the recent death of one of the company’s founders, Alan Eteson.

Alan Eteson

June 2017


With Tony Bell and others, Alan started our business in 1978. Previously he had worked for insurance companies enjoying a distinguished career with ‘The Road Transport and General’ and subsequently General Accident. He fully qualified becoming an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and ultimately became our Managing Director / Chairman. He had a hugely positive impact on the business.

Current Managing Director, Richard Salt commented, ‘We remained in touch with Alan throughout his retirement and whilst we knew he was unwell, he always was inspiring with his bravery and ongoing determination to retain his total independence.

His passing has saddened all who knew him in the insurance industry.

He was a great client man, keen on detail with very strong and trusted relationships. Many of those relationships remain today in the next generation of family businesses and that is testimony to the job that Alan did for his valued clients / friends.

He was a great friend /mentor to me and others still remaining in the business.

After retirement, we would see Alan enjoying watching Derbyshire CCC and it is fitting that two things he enjoyed were joined together last year when our business moved to the new Media Centre at the County Cricket Ground here in Derby.

Most important to Alan was clearly his wife Pat and family of whom he was extremely proud. We send our best wishes to them at this sad time.’

Alan’s funeral will be held at Bramcote Crematorium on Friday 16th June at 11.15.