Quick question. What conference do you find sandwiched between the
start of the cricket season and the end of the football season? The
BIBA conference of course and this year it returns to the ExCel in
With perfect timing (as usual) we have managed to bag an interview
with the brand spanking new Chief Executive, Steve
White. Steve (pictured on the cover) talks us through the transition from Eric
Galbraith’s reign as well as laying out the future plans he has for
Jamie Marchant (right), our friendly insurance
marketing and communications specialist, casts his beady eye over
market cycles. His fear is that the hard lessons learned from the
soft commercial market of ten years ago have been far too easily
One market that is less affected by soft markets and recession is the
art and collectables sector. Insurance People managed to get
the low down on the current market from Richard
(left) & Lynden Norman, Technical Line
Manager and Underwriter respectively at Markel. They have over 30
years experience between them in this sector and explain that, you
can’t really expect to succeed in this market unless you have the
same enthusiasms as the owners do for the property you are insuring.
Another man who displays great enthusiasm for
collecting is Reg
Brown (right). Last month this well-known
insurance man and deltiologist demonstrated his passion for
collecting postcards of yesteryear. This month he takes us on another
postcard journey to just before the Great War with depictions of
“mess time” at Guardian Insurance.
It was at around that time that Stuart
Freeborn (left) joined the human race but
you won’t find him in any insurance postcards. In our regular ‘one
that got away’ feature, you will find that Stuart’s father being
an insurance broker simply made him more determined to get into a new
market which, at the time, was considered to have very little future
– the movies.
Finally, Andrew Newman, the Insurance
People Editor, in his ‘On The Road’ feature decides to go ‘Up
The Exchange’ and pay homage to a building that has never felt the
need to be taller than the upstarts popping up all around it.
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