Olympic fever has the UK in its grip, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find a news story in the national press that isn’t somehow related to the games.
Mitsui Sumitomo is celebrating after one of its employees won an Olympic medal at the London 2012 Games.
RSA has confirmed that Cofunds' head of commercial Russell Lancaster has been appointed as distribution director for its UK commercial business.
Lockton has expanded its Manchester-based regional wholesale business with the appointment of former Lucas Fettes MD, David Lee.
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (Biba) has appointed Brendan McManus as deputy chairman and made several changes to its board.
Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been fined almost £5,000 for driving without a licence and insurance.
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT) has appointed Mike Reynolds, currently chief finance officer at Ace European Group, as its finance director.
Markel International has appointed Les Telford as senior underwriter for UK and international professional indemnity in the professional liability division.
Aviva is preparing to sell its US division at an estimated loss of £800m, according to reports.
Simon Cooter has stepped down from his role at QBE.
Capita's head of general insurance (GI) Brent Escott is leaving his post by mutual agreement after little more than six months in the role.
Henderson Insurance Brokers has acquired Hartlepool-based independent financial advisor (IFA) Arlington for an undisclosed sum.
Aon Risk Solutions has appointed Stuart Hutchings as branch director for its Birmingham office as part of a longer-term investment in the region.
SSP has moved to appoint Paul Webb as head of delivery for its insurer division.
Andy Haste, former chief executive of RSA, is leading a private equity consortium making a bid for Direct Line Group.
NIG has appointed Paul Lovatt as area underwriting manager for its Birmingham office.
Amanda Blanc has been elected president of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) by its members.
Hiscox has made three senior appointments across underwriting, claims and risk roles.
RWA Compliance Services has unveiled Peter Staddon as head of broker professional development.
Electrical Contractors' Insurance Holdings (ECIH) has unveiled Tim Ablett as chairman.
Rural Insurance has appointed a regional sales manager for the South West as it continues its growth strategy.
The Insurance Partnership (TIP) has made appointments to its agricultural and private client teams.
Judges said they were overwhelmed by the volume and quality of the entries, but they have whittled them down and the shortlist for the UK Broker Awards 2012 has been revealed.
NIG has moved to strengthen its proposition in the North East with two appointments to its team.