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Rod joined the firm in 1979 and has extensive knowledge and experience in nearly all aspects and commodities in cargo surveying and loss adjusting, including Household Goods and Specie claims.

His particular expertise is in the field of temperature controlled cargoes and timber related goods and over the years has undertaken loading surveys on vessels carrying frozen fish, meat and meat products. He also has vast experience in household removals, particularly relating to fine art and antiques. He has extensive knowledge of Road Haulage both within the UK and Continent and has played a dominant role in the setting up and day to day running of accounts involving some of the UK and Europe’s largest transport organisations.

He is the Senior Partner at CWH & Co and is the compliance officer for both ISO and FCA.

He is a committee member of the British Association Of Cargo Surveyors. He has run seminars on prevention of illegal clandestines entry into cross channel trailers and has been on Government working parties in this respect.

He is based in our Chislehurst office, email address rod.davis@cwh.co.uk and contact no.  07974232504


Nigel commenced his work in the field of surveying and loss adjusting in 1990 with a firm of respected surveyors.

From September 2004 Nigel joined CWH and in February 2011 became an equity partner based in Ipswich, to primarily cover the East Anglia area and particularly Felixstowe Port.

Nigel has developed considerable experience in goods in transit, freight forwarding and other liability investigations as well as undertaking marine cargo, pre-shipment and risk assessment/control surveys covering a wide range of commodities.

Nigel particularly specialises in surveys involving the quality aspect of all types of fruit and vegetables and has a major involvement in surveying cargoes contaminated by clandestine entry.

Nigel is a member of the British Association of Cargo Surveyors.

He is based in our Ipswich office, email address nigel.midwood@cwh.co.uk and contact no. 07967688960


Eirian’s background was originally in Freight Forwarding/Transport, having worked as a Claims Manager for MAT International Transport in London from 1980-1986. He began his career as a Loss Adjuster and Marine Cargo Surveyor in 1986 with Brocklehurst Marine Cargo Surveyors & Loss Adjusters in Romford and subsequently joined CWH & Co in 1990.

He was made a Partner in 1998 and is based at the Knutsford Office. He has considerable experience over 25 years in the handling of Goods in Transit, Freight Forwarding and
Warehouse Liability Claims. In addition, he has been concerned with all forms of dry cargo and temperature controlled surveys, theft investigations, as well as those relating to damage and loss of equipment such as trailers and containers etc.

He is based in our Knutsford office, email address eirian.williams@cwh.co.uk and contact no. 07974232508


Matt is a highly self-motivated and ambitious professional who acquired a unique combination of skills and capabilities during a successful career as a Detective with the Metropolitan Police Service, spanning 9 years.

He has a proven track record of successful investigations, demonstrating expertise in time and resource management, problem solving and analytical thinking.
Wanting to challenge himself further Matt decided to utilise his policing skills in the commercial world and joined the Red Snapper Group who were a market leading staffing services provider, to the law enforcement, cyber security and regulatory services work communities. He managed key business accounts and provided consultative services to his clients.

After almost four years with Red Snapper Group Matt was hungry to immerse himself in investigative work again and joined the CWH & Co team in March 2015 and has proven himself to be an asset. He has taken on the management of desktop investigations from one of the UK’s largest freight forwarders as well as conducting surveys and providing loss adjusting services for all of our clients, thriving on the challenges that each investigation poses.

He is based in our Chislehurst office, email address matt.smith@cwh.co.uk and contact no. 07974232503


Before joining CWH John worked for over seven years in the loss control department for London and European Marine Cargo Underwriters, where he dealt with a wide variety of cargoes and clients. This work included carrying out risk assessments in the UK and France, of both static (warehoused) cargoes as well as “in transit” risks. Previous to this he worked in the freight industry at a Dutch abnormal load haulier and a 4PL provider based in Prague, Czech Republic as well as at a French general cargo haulage company. His working fluency in French and Czech has proved helpful throughout his career to date.

He has recently had confirmation that he has passed the eighth and final unit of his HNC in Marine Surveying from the IIMS.

John has recently joined CWH and is based in the West Midlands and is expected to form an extremely useful member of the whole team.

He is based in our Birmingham office, email address john.edwards@cwh.co.uk and contact no. 07393461037


Richard has over 30 years experience within the insurance industry. He started at a local insurance broker selling and advising on various classes of business before moving to an international insurer where he handled all types of claims including motor own damage, third party, personal injury and household claims.

In 2004 he joined a freight liability and marine cargo loss adjusting firm as a junior adjuster before joining a multinational loss adjusting company where he gained further valuable experience.

Richard joined CWH in 2019 to run our newly established office in Leeds. He has considerable experience in all aspects of freight liability and cargo claims involving all types of commodities.

Richard is an Associate Member of the British Association of Cargo Surveyors.

He is based in the Leeds office, email address richard.fawkes@cwh.co.uk and contact no. 07377410001


James joined CWH straight from University in August 2020 after achieving a BSc (Hons) in Business Management and Leadership in which he achieved a 2:1.

Since joining CWH he has been concentrating on claims handling relating to goods in transit as well as gaining further and continued experienced by undertaking general surveys.

He is based in our Ipswich Office, email address james.hawkins@cwh.co.uk and contact no. 07512217773


Istvan started his career in 2012 as a claims handler, specialised in CMR, representing one of the biggest Eastern European hauliers. He gained significant experience in goods-in-transit and freight-forwarding claims all across Europe.

He relocated to the UK and moved to Ipswich to join CWH in February 2020. His main duty is to assist the company with goods-in-transit claims involving groupage and intermodal. Besides that, he is being trained to become a marine cargo surveyor.

Istvan is self-motivated and looking forward to gaining further experience in the field of loss-adjusting and surveying.

He is based in our Ipswich office, email address istvan.bors@cwh.co.uk and contact no. 07572025567


Bonny joined the company in 1992 where she was employed as a telephonist/clerical worker and she was responsible for making up new claim files, incoming and outgoing post and also assisting the secretaries.

Because of her ability to learn, she then got the opportunity to become a trainee surveyor and after a few years is now a surveyor.

Her work is mainly dealing with removal companies and claimants in negotiating their claims where she undertakes survey at the claimants residences across the UK and liaises with restorers and other specialists and reporting her findings back to Insurers to enable her to settle the claims.

She has one removal/overseas account where she is solely responsible for the adjusting and paying of claims. She is also responsible for reconciliation of the account and of the funds held by CWH & Co.

She is based in our Chislehurst office, email address bonny.thomas@cwh.co.uk and contact no. 07976410056



The former Senior Managing Partner with over 40 years experience in undertaking surveys and investigations upon all forms of dry cargo, temperature controlled goods and containers/equipment.

In particular, he specialises in timber, sheet materials and forest products having originally studied Wood Science at High Wycombe College of Technology and over the years has travelled extensively in this field, both in dealing with claims and risk management.

He is also called upon as an expert witness.

In addition to the above, Bob is heavily involved with the handling of goods in transit, freight forwarders and warehousekeepers liability claims.

Bob is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters and was a member of the committee of The British Association of Cargo Surveyors for 10 years and was involved with the updating of the current Lloyds Survey Handbook.

He is based in our Chislehurst office, email address bob.hungate@cwh.co.uk and contact no. 07974232501


A former Senior Partner who also has over 50 years of experience in carrying out all forms of dry cargo, temperature controlled goods and equipment surveys.

He has travelled extensively over the years and is well known for work associated with air and sea freight loss investigations.

Trevor is a member of The British Association of Cargo Surveyors, also a past committee member.

He is based in our Chislehurst office, email address trevor.woodward@cwh.co.uk and contact no. 07974232502