S&G Response gets a new chairman to help steer company on the road ahead


S&G Response has appointed Charles Layfield as its new chairman.

Layfield has had a career in law that spans over twenty years, including almost a decade at Pannone Solicitors, where has was an equity partner. He has held various leadership positions, including the CEO of UK’s largest and leading legal network, Connect2Law, and the COO of Pannone Affinity. Layfield was instrumental in the creation of the Pannone Affinity brand, which principally focused on the delivery of a wide range of legal services to the customers of a number of major national blue chip UK brands.

In 2013 Layfield joined the BGL Group, which is most recognised for its comparethemarket brand. Layfield was a member of the executive team that oversaw the operation of both claims intermediary ACM and Minster Law before progressing to be appointed as a board director of Minster Law in 2014.

Following the successful completion of the corporate restructure that saw Minster Law sold by BGL Group to its parent company BHL UK Limited, and the conclusion of the transformation of Minster Law in late 2016, Layfield will continue as a non-executive board director but is also now taking up the position of chairman at S&G Response to help shape the strategic direction of the accident management company.

Commenting on his appointment Layfield said: “S&G Response are an innovative and customer centric business that continues to profitably grow, principally through the continued investment in talented people. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Andy and the whole S&G team in delivering the strategic plan and growth, by creating further value for our people, customers and the local community.”

Andy Whatmough, managing director at S&G Response, said: “Charles’ appointment to the S&G Response board follows another successful period of growth for the business and we are delighted to have someone of Charles’ calibre take the position of Chairman. He has a wealth of expertise that will be a valuable asset to us, helping to shape our future direction as we continue to develop into new markets.”


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