Martin Friel talks to Theo Duchen and David McDonald about how Acturis is over-delivering in professionalism and efficiency in a bid to achieve greatness
Andrew Tjaardstra speaks to Andrew Torrance, chief executive officer at Allianz and chairman of ClimateWise, about what the environmental organisation hopes to achieve and its radical proposals to last year's Copenhagen climate conference.
Groupama sits somewhere in the middle in terms of how it presents itself to brokers - as both a composite and a specialist. Allison Andrews explains to Martin Friel how the insurer's realistic approach maintains a balanced service.
Andrew Tjaardstra meets Bill Cooper, managing director for insurance in the financial institutions division at Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets. Despite being cautious about prospects for brokers as the UK's economic malaise continues, the firm is very much...
Emmanuel Kenning meets a family-owned broker with an illustrious past and bright future specialising in small and medium-sized enterprise, charity and training insurance.
After officially retiring from the industry more than 10 years ago, Miles Emblin returned to insurance as an expert witness. The broking legend tells Louise Meeson why his career has still got a few miles in it yet
Emmanuel Kenning questions Xavier Denecker, managing director of Coface UK and Ireland, about what the future holds for the multi-billion pound trade credit insurance industry.
Andrew Tjaardstra meets Stuart Williams, a director at Nottinghamshire-based broker Cowens Survival Capability, who is passionate about brokers promoting their professionalism to clients and wants to charge his clients fees for his services.
Emmanuel Kenning meets the founders of Baker Jayne, who set up their brokerage in the teeth of the worst recession since World War II and managed to make a profit in its inaugural year.
For Phil Scarrett, managing the network operation at Willis is all about striking a balance between the need for growth and maintaining the community spirit. He tells Martin Friel how he keeps everyone happy.
Property owner Marlene Ellicombe had to make a claim on the first day of taking cover, though Wells-based broker Higos took helping her out in its stride. PB asks her about the experience.
Andy Homer, chief executive of Towergate, tells Andrew Tjaardstra how the company adapted to the tough economic climate by learning more about corporate finance and taking some hard decisions.
Cumbrian clothing retailer Lakeland tells the story of how it survived last year's floods with the help of Bluefin and Fusion Underwriting.
Emmanuel Kenning picks out excerpts from the two-part Biba roundtable discussion hosted by Groupama.
Emmanuel Kenning meets a Blackburn Rovers fan who started his career on La Réunion, 200 miles east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, and is eager for broking to improve its image.
Peter Cullum has promised to take Matthew Reed's team to the Olympics if they hit their target of £1bn GWP by 2012. Louise Meeson hears why the CEO has every confidence in leading PowerPlace to success.
Bob Trott, Oak's managing director talks to PB during the year of the specialist underwriting agency's tenth anniversary
Many brokers are still reluctant to dip their toes in the digital waters to market themselves, yet it can be more cost-effective than traditional methods writes Darren Davidson
Retired and living abroad, Kedric Rhodes just can't stay away from the UK broking scene. Liz McMahon finds out what keeps the former managing director of TEn Insurance Services coming back for more
PB interviews managing director of cider maker Thatchers, Martin Thatcher, who is the fourth generation of his family to run the company
Markerstudy was the first insurer to underwrite in the UK from Gibraltar, courting inevitable controversy. Andrew Tjaardstra meets group underwriting director Gary Humphreys to discover its success in becoming a major player in the broking and underwriting...
Emmanuel Kenning meets the broker who bucked the trend by doubling his marketing team at the start of the recession and is now reaping the benefits