About

About

Sian Barton

Sian Barton, Editor

At Insurance Age we believe information gives you an edge, particularly in complex markets. That’s why we cover the UK insurance broking sector more than anyone else – it helps our customers make better business decisions.

Insurance Age is the UK’s only broker-dedicated source of in-depth insight and analysis on all aspects of the profession.

With so much uncertainty and change in this market, industry participants need trusted, detailed intelligence and analysis on what it means for their companies and careers, their clients and competitors.

That’s where Insurance Age comes in. For well over 30 years Insurance Age has delivered unmatched coverage of complex issues that are ignored or under-reported elsewhere. We regularly break stories, but are not trying to compete in the provision of real-time news. Instead, we look at topics in detail, assess the implications, speak with the market, regulators and other stakeholders, and write more detailed, analytical pieces than anyone else.

Ultimately our users are able to make better, more informed decisions thanks to the information we provide. And they’ve been relying on our intelligence in various formats for decades.

 

Our insight gives you the advantage

We know insight gives you the advantage – that’s why we deliver exclusive content on the business issues that matter to you.

Our team of analysts, journalists and producers helps you connect the dots in the UK insurance industry to understand the inter-relationships between risk management, risk transfer, policy, technology and innovation.

We are focused on helping you achieve the best results – either to generate new business opportunities or track emerging best practice – with our unique intelligence.

Integrity, Impact, Vision, Resilience

Nothing is more important than our integrity. Impartial and trustworthy content is at the heart of who we are.

We are here to create an impact and to add value externally for our customers and internally for our teams.

We have a vision of where our markets are heading. Our role is to think big, identify and explain shifts in our markets. We deal in trendlines rather than headlines.

We are resilient. Our customers rely on us, so we have to be here for the long term, anticipating and adapting to new dynamics in our markets and our own industry.

Authoritative, Collaborative, Thought-provoking

We provide an authoratative account of market trends, using an analytical approach based on multiple perspectives to bring clarity and insight to complex topics.

Our collaborative approach brings people and solutions together from across our markets to drive innovation and address industry challenges.

We deliver thought-provoking content, we break new ground and explore new territories, uncovering the potential for disruption and enabling change through valuable, actionable insights.

What do we cover?

Insurance Age offers a wealth of information, with an archive of over 38,000 articles covering the broking sector and other markets of the general insurance industry:

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Founded over 25 years ago by a regional broker, Broker Network has grown to become the UK’s largest network of independent insurance brokers. With Members’ needs firmly at the heart of everything we do, we are passionate about helping community-based brokers retain their independence whilst enabling them to benefit from our range of unparalleled services, exclusive products and knowledgeable in-house experts. Strength in Numbers Comes with Independence

 

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For a big part of our 300+ years, our relationship with brokers has been integral to how we work. It’s a partnership that’s only grown closer and stronger as we’ve embraced the challenges of recent years together. 

Because together, we have a big job to do – we’re working to build a brighter future – and working alongside brokers sits at the heart of this. In a year where business as usual has been turned on its head, we’ve been inspired to see so many brokers not just cope with the challenges of the last year, but thrive, achieving great things in the face of unique circumstances. That’s why we’ve never been prouder to sponsor the British Insurance Awards Insurance Broker of the Year 2021.

We believe true support stretches beyond placing business. Whether you’re looking for help with developing your people, your marketing strategies, your growth ambitions or your succession plans, know that Aviva Broker is always here for you.  

Supporting you, your clients and your community is something we take seriously. And building a brighter future together takes care, commitment and confidence from both of us. It takes you. It takes partnership. It takes Aviva. 

Congratulations to the brokers shortlisted for Insurance Broker of the Year and best of luck to everybody else nominated at this year’s British Insurance Awards. It’s going to be a night to remember.

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LV= Broker is one of the UK’s ‘Best Loved’ personal lines insurers. Working in collaboration with our broker partners, we’re dedicated to providing products and services to meet the needs of their customers.

We’re forward-thinking. We’re investing in employing the best talent from the industry, embracing technology and data insight to develop our products and services, and working with brokers to identify customers’ future needs.

 

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DAC Beachcroft is an international, commercial firm with a strong regional UK presence. We act across the full breadth of the insurance market, and understand both the strategic and the day-to-day issues our clients face. We are recognised as a pre-eminent advisor to the insurance market, and we place a strong emphasis on the long-term relationships we build so that we can really add value to the evolving needs of our clients.

We bring together our impactful, innovative insights and provide high quality advisory and dispute resolution services to insurers and their clients operating in both established and emerging markets.

 

 

 

 

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Kennedys

Kennedys is a global law firm with particular expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, especially in defending insurance and liability claims. Insurance claims and coverage expertise is deeply ingrained in every Kennedys office globally. Our lawyers provide a range of specialist legal services to insurers and reinsurers, corporates, healthcare providers, public sector bodies and other organisations, for all lines of business, delivering straightforward advice even when the issues are complex.

As your business and the industry around you changes, you need a law firm that will help you think ahead. We’re a fresh-thinking firm, and not afraid to bring new ideas to the table beyond the traditional realm of legal services. We support our clients, beyond the law. By providing them with innovative products and invaluable resources, we empower them to achieve great things, even when we’re not in the room.

kennedyslaw.com

 

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Company Description

The legal market has changed profoundly in the last decade and the speed of change continues to increase. There is a clear and growing desire for legal services to be delivered in an easier and more efficient way.

 

So we’ve listened to our clients and designed a range of services to meet these needs. Our vision is to deliver integrated legal and business services on a global scale through our three offerings;

 

  • Legal Advisory
  • Premium legal advice and excellent client service. Our teams bring commercial intelligence and industry sector relevant experienc

  • Mindcrest
  • Outsourced and process led legal services, which standardise, systematise, scale and optimise legal workflows.

  • Connected Services
  • Products and business services that enhance our legal offerings

    Our ability to seamlessly combine any number of these services to deliver bespoke solutions for our clients is our key differentiator. Our Integrated Legal Management approach delivers greater efficiency, price certainty and transparency for our clients. All of this, without compromising on quality or service.

 

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Stand 22/23

Hello from SSP!

This year we are demonstrating our new and significantly enhanced broking solution, SSP Broking on stand 22/23, so you wouldn’t want to miss out on seeing the full digital capabilities in action.  

SSP Broking is designed to improve core business processes, to enable you to operate efficiently, innovate and grow, so whether you’re a high street broker, a large regional broker or a start-up with a smart new idea, come and talk to a member of the SSP team about how we can support your business.

We have helped to transform how brokers do business in many ways, so why don’t you join other leading insurance brokers as we enter into this new digital era. 

To start your digital journey today visit www.ssp-worldwide.com.

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At LexisNexis Risk Solutions, we believe in the power of data and advanced analytics for better risk management.

With over 40 years of expertise, we are the trusted data analytics provider for organisations seeking actionable insights to manage risks and improve results while upholding the highest standards for security and privacy.

We enable insurers, brokers and MGAs to improve decision-making, increase profitability and transform business performance with actionable insights from our data and analytics solutions. For more information visit risk.lexisnexis.co.uk/insurance.

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Applied Systems is the leading global provider of cloud-based software that powers the business of insurance. Recognized as a pioneer in insurance automation and the innovation leader, Applied is the world’s largest provider of agency and brokerage management systems, serving customers throughout the United States, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, and the United Kingdom. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied’s people and products enable millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most.

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Integreon is a trusted, global provider of award-winning legal and business solutions to leading law firms, corporations and professional services firms. We apply a highly trained, experienced staff of over 3,000 employees globally to a wide range of problems that require scale and expertise, enabling clients to become more operationally efficient by streamlining operations, maximizing investment and improving the quality of work they provide their end clients. With delivery centers on three continents, Integreon offers multi-lingual, around-the-clock support, as well as onshore, offshore and onsite delivery of our award-winning services. For more information about Integreon’s extensive range of services, email [email protected], visit www.Integreon.com and follow Integreon at LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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The Chartered Insurance Institute is the professional body dedicated to building trust in the insurance and financial planning profession. Our strapline Standards. Professionalism. Trust. embodies our commitment to driving confidence in the power of professional standards: competence, integrity and care for the customer. We deliver that commitment through relevant learning, insightful leadership and an engaged membership. 

Our 125,000 members commit to high professional standards by maintaining continuing professional development and abiding by our Code of Ethics. The Chartered Insurance Institute is proud to be a member of the Chartered Body Alliance and the Institute for Global Insurance Education.

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The history of Insurance Age

Having reported on the insurance industry since 1979, we have become the most trusted source of high-quality intelligence for brokers. We originally specialised in reporting on the UK broking sector, but today have editorial teams based both in London and Hong Kong. This allows us to cover other insurance markets with both a global and local aspect.

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