Agenda: Hopes for the New Year

Ten years have passed since the dawn of the new millennium. The predictions of economic meltdown because of the millennium bug were false but we have seen crises that have had enormous impact on the global economy: 9/11, the crash of the dot-com bubble…

Regional review: Way out west

An area that sometimes falls off the radar, Louise Meeson surveys brokers and insurers in Wales and the South West to discover many have been shielded from the worst of the economic crisis.

2010 review: A year of living cautiously

The economy grew, rival political parties unexpectedly started working together and personal lines rates even hardened, although plenty of surprises and setbacks meant that 2010 was far from plain sailing, writes Andrew Tjaardstra.

Viewpoint: A buyer's market

Howard Lickens contemplates what impact a predicted rush of purchaser-driven activity may have on the consolidation market and compares the sustainability of past and present models.

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

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