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Local Bloke… Tremayne West from Randwick

By James Hutton on August 11, 2018 in People

Do good work, have some fun, by James Hutton

Randwick’s Tremayne West has lived in the area for over ten years and recently set up his own insurance advisory, It’s Insured, in Bondi Junction. He shares his local favourites with The Beast…

How long have you lived here? I opened the office at Bondi Junction in January 2017 and I have lived in Randwick since 2006.

Why do you live here? Randwick is the centre of the Eastern Suburbs. It’s quick to the beaches, quick to the city, great for the horses and footy, and there’s good food at the Junction or down at Kensington.

What’s your favourite beach? Clovelly. It’s safe for the kids, there’s the deep water for me, and snorkelling around to Gordons Bay is superb.

What’s your favourite eatery? Any great Thai restaurant, Bondi Pizza and Crust Pizza (a bit of a theme here I think).

Where do you like to have a drink? The Royal at Randwick and the Nelson in the Junction.

Best thing about the Eastern Suburbs? Everything is here for a family to enjoy and be in and around.

Worst thing about the Eastern Suburbs? Traffic, traffic, traffic! Oh, and there are no parking spots.

Do you have a favourite sporting team? The Waratahs, Sydney FC, the Roosters and the Swans, and all at the SFS/SCG!

What music are you into at the moment? I’ve refound jazz. When I was young I was a great blues fan, but I’ve recently been lured by some really great jazz. I guess I’m getting older.

Who is your favourite person? My wife Angela is my favourite person. She makes me who I am. I also admire two sporting figures, being Greg Norman for his perseverance and tenacity over his career, and also Steven Bradbury who I always recall as the lesson to be in the final and you never know what will happen.

What do you get up to on the weekends? With a young family my time is theirs on the weekend – soccer for my son, horses for my daughter, movies with the missus and a bit of gardening.

What do you do for work? I’m an insurance advisor. I help people and businesses find the right policy for their needs and advise appropriately. I recently made the decision to leave the corporate world and establish my own business to advise local people and business owners about risk and how to manage it. Community and family are the most important things
and supporting them is equally important.

What’s your favourite thing about work? The most rewarding thing is having a client say a sincere ‘thank you’. Insurance is complex and tricky; insurance companies work for their shareholders and not the policyholders. Cutting out their traps and advising the pros and cons of multiple policies to a client is what we do at the start, and then we make sure our clients get paid what they deserve when there is a claim, and that’s where we add real value.

Do you have a favourite quote? My favourite quote is on the wall in our office: “Do good work, have some fun!”

Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast? Life is what we live so get out there and do it. Also, speak to an insurance broker before you buy your next policy. It may save you hundreds of thousands of dollars when a big claim arises.