Directors' Q&A: Team effort

Cumbrian clothing retailer Lakeland tells the story of how it survived last year's floods with the help of Bluefin and Fusion Underwriting.

Broking Success: Niche is the word

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.

The Interview: Let the games begin

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.

Focus: Promoting brokers online

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

Interview: Addicted to broking

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

The PB Interview: View from the rock

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…

The personal touch

Having founded his own successful brokerage, Paul Muir talks from experience when he advocates the benefits of brokers belonging to his personal lines network. Louise Meeson meets the 1 Answer managing director

The PB Interview - Rob Worrell: Yorkshire pride

Hull's leading independent broker has had floods and a recession to contend with, yet it is a vibrant business that is growing strongly. Andrew Tjaardstra meets managing director and majority shareholder Rob Worrell

The promised land

Over the years, RSA has acquired a somewhat unfavourable reputation for not delivering on its promises, however Mike Lawton pledges that such 'sins' are now a thing of the past. Martin Friel tracks the insurer's 'journey of enlightenment'

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