Broking success: Pedalcover's Darren Thomas

Racing along: Pedalcover’s managing director Darren Thomas explains why mixing business with a passion for cycling has been a career highlight and how the broker is planning to keep pedalling forward

Profile: This time it's personal

Eight leading lights from the personal insurance world tell Ida Axling what challenges the market faces and where the opportunities can be found

Newbie news: Vizion Insurance Brokers

New model broker: Bluefin founder Chris Blackham, former Chubb HNW lead John Sims, Trevor Davies, partner at Kennedy’s law firm and ex-rugby international Jeremy Guscott have teamed up to found Vizion

Broker Apprentice 2016: Meet the winner Craig Younger

Mastering the Broker Apprentice: After six exciting episodes, the Broker Apprentice has been crowned. Insurance Age catches up with chief judge LV Broker’s managing director Mike Crane and winner Craig Younger to find out how he triumphed

Profile: Gary Humphreys, Markerstudy

Making a mark: Markerstudy’s group underwriting director and second biggest shareholder Gary Humphreys tells Insurance Age about Brexit’s effect on regulation, acquisition strategies and the advantages of remaining unrated

Broking success: Tony Knight, Knightsure

The old school approach: Knightsure director Tony Knight prides himself on his old school, face-to-face approach, but is not afraid to take on new challenges such as cyber or how to thrive in the post-Brexit world

Broking success: Quality advice

Luker Rowe managing director Chris Luker details the broker’s family origins and explains its commitment to dealing with clients face to face

Broking success: Miles better

Miles Smith’s Paul Chainey and Paul Samways explain how the broker has grown by focusing on high-risk sectors and building specialisms

Broking success: Data driven

Matt Munro, chief executive officer of Igo4, talks telematics, aggregator sites and the importance of brokers utilising data to add value for insurers

Broking success: Kings of the road

The Plan team are cycling mad (a signed Bradley Wiggins jersey hangs on the wall). MD Ryan Georgiades tells Insurance Age about the vehicle-focused broker’s move into pedal bikes

Broking success: Gem of a broker

Managing director of TH March Neil McFarlane explains how the specialist jewellery broker is looking to grow and keep the personal touch with clients

Broking success: National ambition

Managing director Russell Lane set up Bristol-based professional indemnity broker Brunel Professional Risks 10 years ago. He explains the firm’s nationwide reach and his plans to open more offices.

Broking success: Fresh ideas

Fresh Insurance chief executive Lisa Powis explains how the broker expanded its female-focus to become a tech-savvy multi-brand business

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