Insurer view: Ditch the "old-boys' network" and get professional


Group head of people development Des Bishop insisted that chartered status helps distinguish brokers from "del-boy salesmen" focused purely on "drive-by broking". 

He claimed that a number of brokers should do more to get professional and also questioned why fellow insurers would not look to follow the chartered route.

Hiscox was awarded corporate chartered insurer status in December 2011 .

"There are a number of brokers around that could do more to professionalise," he explained. "The easier

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