President's Message

Welcome to the website of The Insurance Institute of Bedford and Milton Keynes.


I would like to start by saying how delighted and privileged I feel in being given the opportunity to be president of the Bedford and Milton Keynes institute for the forthcoming year. I would also like to thank Brett for his time as President over the last three years, he has worked tirelessly to make the institute of Bedford and MK run smoothly and professionally.

As a small institute we have a very committed council and I hope we can continue to offer a variety of events that support our membership through their professional journey. Over the coming year we hope to run events which focus not only on professional development and qualifications, but also on the importance of networking and building relationships within the industry.

Diversity and inclusion is a topic which is very close to my heart and it is encouraging to see how the industry has changed over the last few years and is becoming more inclusive. This is something which I am keen to see continue and which shall be reflected in the types of events we have planned over the coming year.

As a council we are always happy to welcome new members so if this is something you would be interested in then please do get in touch. Additionally if you do have any suggestions about the type of events that would interest you again feel free to drop me an email.

Please feel free to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. We also have a Facebook page which shall be updated throughout the year along with our website. I look forward to meeting you over the coming year.

Rachel Kirkup, BA (Hons), ACF Tech, Cert CII