Always personal, always bespoke

A family run business since 1986

Wanting to provide a more personal experience to their clients, Tom Carson and his friend, John Williamson, founded Williamson Carson. After John retired, Tom was joined by Matthew Whinney as director, and his daughter, Lucy, who have helped Tom continue his vision.

We provide support when you need it

We’re passionate about supporting the creative industries. We also understand business, and being prepared for the unpredictable. We work hard for our customers and make insurance a positive experience — taking the worry out of getting the right cover. We handle everything, providing bespoke and competitive advice, committed to providing security and a personal approach when you need it most.

Our partner brand Whinney Insurance

When Matthew joined as Director, he brought with him Whinney Insurance which became a partner brand to the Williamson Carson family. With expertise in the Technology, Finance & Media sectors, Whinney Insurance provide bespoke and affordable insurance packages for businesses doing exciting things.

Our team

Tom Carson



Tom previously worked at Lloyds before starting Williamson Carson. With over 40 years of experience in insurance, Tom has close links with the photography industry, commercial film makers, stylists and stills producers. Between 2014 and 2018, Tom served as independent director on the board of the Association of Photographers.

Matthew Whinney



Matthew is a specialist media and technology insurance broker. Matthew spent six years at Hiscox Insurance Company in their London office, underwriting and advising a wide range of professions, from individual photographers to FTSE 250 companies.

Charlie Peters

Account Handler


Charlie joined Williamson Carson in 1996. He specialises in the photography industry, with over 20 years experience.

Lucy Hutchby


Lucy is Tom’s daughter and joined the family business in 2013. Lucy handles most of the day to day enquiries.

I've been dealing with Williamson Carson for over 20 years having been introduced to them through the Association of Photographers of which I'm a member. When I've had a claim, however complex, it has been dealt with quickly and efficiently and they very much work for you. They really understand the industry and just happen to be a great bunch of people to deal with.

– Larry Bray

Tom Carson & Williamson Carson have been my insurance brokers for over 15 years. The advice and cover they provides is both comprehensive and realistic. Tom's many years insuring the photographic and film industry means he is never fazed when I throw him last minute curve balls on shoots & on the 2 occasions I have needed my insurance it was dealt with swiftly & professionally. I highly recommend Tom and his team.

– Katy Niker, Burnham Niker