conversation; (noun)

A talk, between two or more people, in which news, expertise and dreams are exchanged. A two way talk that allows a candidate/company to understand the perfect person required to enhance a business.

jigsaw; (noun)

A mystery that can only be resolved by assembling various pieces of information to form the perfect outcome.

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At Jigsaw we have unrivalled insight into the needs of our clients. We are specialists rather than generalists. We are unique in our service delivery. Hard to believe maybe? But it’s true.

Jigsaw is owned and run by Mike Doidge and Glen Eastwood, who have worked in the insurance and legal sectors for a combined total of nearly 50 years. Our roots lie in insurance management and civil litigation. We have direct experience of running large teams of driven professionals so we understand how insurance companies and law firms are run. We understand their structure, their aims and objectives, and the legal and regulatory framework they operate in. We have been there and done it.

Jigsaw was created with the aim of giving the insurance and legal sectors the opportunity to use a specialist consultancy amidst the dearth of generalist providers available in the market today.

We use our expertise to do two things: Firstly, we help our clients to find the people they need to improve their businesses via our recruitment and executive search services. Secondly, we also provide flexible management consultancy services using our extensive market experience, knowledge and connections to help our clients achieve their goals.

What we do

Our core services are underpinned by our insight into insurance companies and law firms. Both offer a diverse range of career opportunities for ambitious legal and insurance professionals. We are recruitment specialists working for dynamic insurers, reinsurers, brokers, managing general agents, TPAs, self-insureds and law firms helping them attract and recruit the talent they need to succeed. We go further than simply recruiting for individual roles and offer support and advice to clients on long-term resourcing and talent attraction strategy. This includes working with in-house recruitment teams to ensure our services are only called upon when absolutely necessary. That’s why we stand out.

As claims experts, the directors also provide management consultancy services to the insurance and legal sectors. We undertake strategic, operational and technical handling reviews for innovative insurers, reinsurers and law firms who want to assess existing claims handling competence and seek ideas for improving their business performance. Further details can be found on our consultancy page.

Our vision

Jigsaw brings a fresh approach to recruitment and consultancy services. We have an unparalleled understanding of every role we recruit for and each consultancy project we undertake. That is one of the reasons we are different. We know exactly what you’re looking for!

We are the straight-talking voice in recruitment and consultancy and fundamentally we are driven by our desire to be different. We partner with Firefish software and use their impressive tech to deliver a superior journey for clients and candidates whilst keeping your data safe. We keep you informed every step of the way and pride ourselves on the attentive service we provide.

Our vision for Jigsaw is simple. That it to help companies and professionals achieve their goals by delivering game changing recruitment and consultancy services.

Mike Doidge – Director

Jigsaw was founded by Mike Doidge who, despite his deceptively youthful looks, has worked in the motor claims industry since the late 1990s. Professionally qualified, Mike has spent his career in a mix of senior technical and operational claims management roles. He sat on the ABI Personal Injury Committee until 2015 and has been heavily involved in personal injury reform. Having worked all over the country, Mike is well-connected in the industry and is regarded as a specialist in personal injury claims. He has substantial experience of running large teams, settling seven figure compensation claims (including periodical payments) and delivering significant financial benefits.

Mike lives on the south coast with his wife, two sons and Maggie the cockapoo (who regularly causes extensive damage to his property and possessions). A proud Yorkshireman, Mike drags his sons all over the country watching Leeds United and only ever has Yorkshire tea in the house. In his spare time he enjoys turning the thermostat on the central heating down and switching unnecessary lights off.

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Glen Eastwood – Director

Glen became joint owner of Jigsaw in January 2017, having worked in the insurance industry for nearly 30 years. His high profile roles have included working for esure Group, where he held operational and technical responsibility for a 250-strong workforce. He is adept at building high performing teams and delivering multi-million pound savings. Glen is well-known in the UK motor market and has sat on several committees, including the ABI Personal Injury Committee.

Outside of work, Glen is a part-time chauffeur for his two daughters and is also a keen Southampton FC supporter. He loves the great outdoors and can often be found wandering the hills, or by the side of a lake clutching a fishing rod.

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Saraya Fawcett – Head of Recruitment

Saraya is well known in the UK insurance market, having started her career with AJG some thirteen years ago, then working at both national and niche recruitment  agencies for over eight years. Jigsaw used their headhunting skills to good effect to bring Saraya into the business as Head of Recruitment in April 2018. A specialist in Claims, Risk and General Insurance recruitment, Saraya is highly skilled at filling senior roles and very much shares the Jigsaw values of being straightforward and easy to deal with.

Based in West Yorkshire, Saraya is very much family orientated and spends as much time as she can with her young nieces, causing mischief! A self-confessed Tomboy, she enjoys activities such as paintballing, go-carting, clay pigeon shooting and riding her motorbike!

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Ryan Preston – Digital Recruitment Manager

Ryan joined Jigsaw in June 2016 with substantial liability claims resourcing experience. Exceptional at understanding the needs of the hiring manager, Ryan develops great rapport with candidates to ensure each role is right for them. He leads our online recruitment activity to attract the best talent, and manages our client and candidate journeys. Ryan is a key account manager and also heads up our social media and online marketing strategies.

Based in the south of England, Ryan is very much a family man and supports Tottenham Hotspur (but nobody’s perfect).

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“In the often shark-infested waters of recruitment, Mike provides a much needed breath of fresh air. He’s straightforward and highly trustworthy…”

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“I would say that Mike will instil his personal qualities throughout the business for the benefit of his clients. He is good technically. I never found that he did not have the measure of a particular case…”

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“Mike is a hardworking individual who is keen to achieve results, and does this in an inclusive way with a sense of humour when needed!”

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conversation; (noun)

A talk, between two or more people, in which news, expertise and dreams are exchanged. A two way talk that allows a candidate/company to understand the perfect person required to enhance a business.

jigsaw; (noun)

A mystery that can only be resolved by assembling various pieces of information to form the perfect outcome.

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