Claire Harris, Commercial Manager, Stride Ins Group

Each year we decide which of the industry’s events and conferences we will exhibit at, and the one we always build in is BIBA. So why is it so important?

At Stride Underwriting we enjoy getting to know our brokers so we can really understand what they need and actively work to deliver it, and conferences and events are a great place to do this.

With a membership of over 2,000 regulated firms, it’s little wonder the BIBA conference is the industry’s largest and most well-attended conference of the year. It’s one of the few times in the year when everyone involved in the industry gets together in one place, so it’s an opportunity for us to meet with insurers and brokers.

I’ve been going for more than 10 years now, and every year I am impressed by the scale of the event. It’s great to meet up with our existing insurers to discuss deals and improvements, and to build relationships with other insurers to deliver new products and add to our panel.

“an opportunity for us to build relationships”

It’s an opportunity for us to build relationships with new brokers, but it’s also important that we hear from our brokers how we’re doing, where we can improve, what new products might be of interest. And of course there are some ‘networking’ opportunities around the events too….and an excuse for us to give away booze on our ‘wheel of fortune’ (this year with a smart new livery!).

BIBA gives brokers fantastic access to senior staff who are focused and ready to create great trading relationships. And we’re looking forward to seeing you there – you can find us on stand E71.

BIBA 2019 Stand E71

This year’s conference will focus on ‘Leading the Way’, building on last year’s ‘Innovate, Evolve, Thrive’.

At a time when the industry, and the country, is facing unprecedented changes we believe it’s important to be on the front foot, anticipating trends and demands, and being ready for them. This is why we develop a suite of helpful articles to make recognising and implementing new ideas and ways of working simpler. This month we’re publishing the first of three articles covering the implementation of the new Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) which will have a significant impact on brokers from early December this year. Click here for Part One