About Us

Firstxtra Protect has been born from our passion for providing our clients with bespoke financial solutions for over 20 years from our sister company Firstxtra Financial Services.

With our Head office in Newbury Berkshire we can provide advice to any potential clients located in the UK by any way you would prefer to communicate with.

We agreed that we wanted to provide tailored insurance packages to suit all types of clients, from all walks of life, from company Directors to more Manual occupations. We strongly believe that alongside our knowledge and passion for the products that we provide the customer is at the heart of everything we do.

Firstxtra Protect continues with the original Firstxtra ethos of being a family run business with our MD Chris Hall overseeing both brands.

For more information about our services, get in touch today!

Meet the Team

Chris Hall

Managing Director
Office: 01635 524391

Chris joined Firstxtra in April 2004. As Managing Director, Chris looks after the daily management of the business, and specialises in mortgage and protection advice. Chris lives in Newbury with his wife, two children plus the dog and enjoys cars, holidays, running and watching sports.

Emma Hall

Home Insurance Specialist
Office: 01635 524391

Emma joined Firstxtra in 2016 having previously worked for Pepsico. Emma specialises and advises on Home and Contents insurance and helps with Business Development. Emma has lived in Newbury all her life and lives with Chris, their two children and the dog. She enjoys sunshine holidays, fashion and running.

Hollie Barrett

Mortgage & Protection Adviser
Office: 01635 524391

Hollie joined Firstxtra in December 2017 as a PA and shortly progressed to become a Mortgage and Protection adviser after completing her CeMAP qualification. Hollie enjoys shopping, going on holiday and spending time with her family and friends.

Patrick McLaughlin

Protection Insurance Adviser
Office: 01635 524391

Patrick joined FirstXtra in Feb 2023 and has worked in the financial services for 16 years. He is fully CeMap qualified and will be advising on all areas of Personal and Business Protection.

Patrick lives in Swindon and enjoys playing Football, paddleboarding and going camping with his wife and 2 kids.

Paris Cooper

Protection Insurance Adviser
Office: 01635 524391

I’ve been in the protection industry as an adviser for over 10 years, I lived in Bali for a year but now back in Portsmouth, love travelling, big foodie and I’m also a scuba diving instructor!

June Cooper

PA/Sales Administrator
Office: 01635 524391

June joined FirstXtra in March 2023 after working for local government for over 30 years. June is now P/A to Paris and Pat and in her spare time enjoys holidays, spending time with family and long walks with the family dog.

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