Profile: Levelling the playing field

Biba’s Graeme Trudgill and Andy Thornley tell Insurance Age why they are passionate about moulding a fairer system for their broker members and detail the intricacies of lobbying those in the corridors of power

Former LV man leaves to set up Birmingham MGA

Mark Hands, former head of trading (North) at the insurer has set up Mercia Underwriting which is due to begin trading on 1 January with capacity arranged through Lloyd’s by Circle Insurance Services.

Market moves: Brokers bouncing back

Over the summer it was the insurers who were wiping the floor with brokers when it came to the number of market moves going on. It appears though that brokers own the winter as the past few weeks has seen far more recruitment activity among them than…

Broking break: And finally

George Pinner has a hidden talent, Neal Lumb explains how he got into insurance, meet Sherlock the Cocker Spaniel and Eddie Ferrao gets put on the spot

Executive assistant: Learning to lead

In the second instalment of the series, Insurance Age meets Serena Mujtaba, current executive assistant to Axa chief financial officer UK & Ireland Bertrand Poupart-Lafarge, and Ryan Birbeck, former executive assistant to Axa UK & Ireland group CEO…

The Blog Spot: Bright futures

As the most recent Broker Apprentice series comes to a close Siân Barton wonders what can be done to attract more stars to the insurance sector.

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