BIBA 2023

BIBA 2023 Manchester Central

As a proud member of The British Insurance Brokers Association for over 40 years, and now as a board member, I can say without any hesitation that the BIBA conference in May each year, bringing brokers and insurers together in one place for three days, is one of the best and most productive weeks of the year.

This year the theme is “Rising to the Challenge” The BIBA Conference 2023 | The British Insurance Brokers’ Association

If you have annual arrangements you wish to arrange or renew, doing it at the BIBA conference each year is probably the most effective way. The range of providers present and more importantly decision makers, all in one place make for an excellent conference.

Add to that the line up of keynote speakers and sessions each year, bring everyone up to date with what’s new and emerging as well as all the legal and regulatory matters that will affect our businesses going forward over the next 3 – 5 years. If you are an insurance professional #biba2023 is the place to be.

It’s also nice to be in the middle of something which has been in planning for the last 12 months, leading directly from the manifesto which is published in January each year. In 2023 we are #managingrisk & #deliveryingstability.

Looking forward to meeting friends old and new and securing services that will directly benefit our clients going forward.

Have a great week, I know I will.




Working From Home

Can I gain an advantage?

Today and for the next few months, I’m going to be working from home on a Wednesday, mainly to concentrate on the sales and marketing plan, to ensure a steady flow of warm opportunities for the business and my sales team.

When I work from home I still get up, wash, shave and dress for work. It’s not a grunge day, it’s a workday and I need to feel like it is. Part of that is going into my home office where work can be completed efficiently and I still, feel like I’m at work, working. Having the right space is absolutely essential.

Could I do this in the office?

Well yes, I could, but the opportunity cost is too high, let me explain.

I will inevitably lose time to work which other people would quite happily have done had I not been there and then there are the immediate tasks that arrive in my inbox, another rabbit hole to disappear down. Urgent tasks will of course get forwarded for immediate action and I can happily forget them.

Then there are the phone calls which represent lost time, when another member of the team would have dealt with the call and any resulting work to be done in a perfectly excellent way.

Before you know its midday and he rest of the day just disappears in the fall out from all those calls and emails and then it’s time to go home and I haven’t done any of the strategic planning I had hoped to achieve that day.

So today is a work day, a strategic day, a day to make our business, stronger and more successful and that fills me with the true spirit of adventure and the endless possibilities I might discover, if I just give myself a little time and space to find them.

Have a great day everyone.

Working From Home

A good set up to work from