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Summer Football Tournament

  • Fri 17 May 5:30 pm
  • Goals Bristol North

Will you be this year’s champions? Games are 5 a side and each team is guaranteed at least 2 games. It’s a great way to have fun with your colleagues as well as network with other members. Come along to see if you can bend it like Beckham!

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Engineering Insurance and Inspection

  • Fri 17 May 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Alan Chandler

This is an hour’s presentation looking to provide a plain English overview of the Engineering insurance market, which is often shrouded in mystery and badly understood. We will look at both the inspection and insurance cover elements of Engineering insurance. Because engineering as a product is so misunderstood, there are enormous amounts of equipment across the UK that have no explosion cover despite the client having an 'All Risks' wording! The same problem applies to inspection where clients are often breaking the law by not getting an item inspected but do not realise this. For brokers this is a missed income opportunity and a significant professional indemnity exposure. This webinar, delivered by Alan Chandler one of the most popular presenters in the UK, is very appropriate for brokers, underwriters, claims staff and loss adjusters as well as anyone else who wishes to gain a greater understanding of the insurance marketplace.

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Annual General Meeting 2024

  • Wed 10 Apr 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
  • DWF

We need you! To get down to our AGM... Your local institute council invites you to attend their 2024 Annual General Meeting in order to hear first-hand reports from council members on previous and future activities and vote on the appointment of new council members for the forthcoming year. If you feel you could make a positive contribution to your institute, it is an ideal first step to becoming involved. Book your place today.

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Understanding how insurers calculate a motor fleet rate

  • Tue 26 Mar 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Alan Chandler

This presentation will look at how Insurers compile a motor fleet history and why brokers need to be aware of the cut-off date used. The webinar will explore the way in which underwriters look at fleet claims trends, and how they go about adding in expenses to obtain the quotation they offer your client. Very importantly, the presentation also looks at fleet risk management improvements that could be put in place by a client, and why it is so essential that a broker proactively brings these to the attention of an insurer.

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An Evening at Bristol Beacon - Careers, Conversations and Continued Professional Development

  • Thu 21 Mar 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    • Howden UK Limited
    • Zing 365
    • Willis Towers Watson
    • Marsh
    • Mercer

The IIB invites you to an evening of Careers, Conversations and Continued Professional Development with Howden, Marsh Mercer, WTW and Zing 365. Join us on Thursday 21 March 2024 for an unmissable opportunity to hear from both Insurance and Financial Services industry experts who will tell us all about their careers, as well as what opportunities exist and how to pursue them. The evening will kick off with an introduction to the IIB, followed by a presentation from Bristol Beacon about its history and remodelling. We will then hear from an expert panel of speakers from across the Insurance and Financial Services industries (here in Bristol) who will provide an insight into ‘life in the fast lane’ of their respected professions, as well as reflecting on their own journeys about how they got where they are today. And then just when you think we can’t possibly squeeze in any more, there will be a careers fair where attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers and the speakers, to understand more about the careers available in / around Bristol. The evening will be accompanied with light bites of food and refreshments to keep us all going…! So, what are you waiting for? Get your FREE tickets now, and don’t miss out on this marquee event of the year!

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The IIB Grand Prix

  • Thu 14 Mar 5:40 pm – 9:00 pm
  • TeamSport Go Karting Bristol

Has your 2024 kicked off to a slow start? Or do you like living in the fast lane? Maybe you see yourself as the next Hamilton or Verstappen and want to drive to survive. If any of the above apply to you, why not sign up to the first Insurance Institute of Bristol Grand Prix. Come along and enjoy 2x15 minute driving sessions and exclusive use of the track. So sign up today to find out who's the fasted insurance professional in the South West!

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Remaining Resilient

  • Wed 13 Mar 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Steve Heath

In this session, we will explore how we can all make a commitment to safeguarding and nurturing our resilience skills in order to protect our future mental and emotional mental health and wellbeing. Participants will leave the session with practical tools and techniques to help them identify their existing resilience qualities and to develop more resilient behaviours.

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Women in Leadership Communications

  • Wed 13 Mar 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Susan Heaton-Wright, Superstar communicator

This international women's day, the Insurance Institute of Bristol are teaming up with superstar communicator to provide a webinar that centres on women in leadership. Communicating as a leader is an essential skill for any emerging talent. For female leaders and emerging leaders, these are particularly important to ensure you lead, make an impression and engage with your teams. In this interactive masterclass Susan will use elements from her Communications methodology, Superstar Communicator™, sharing Top Tips to ensure you have presence, credibility and impact when communicating as a female leader. Women don’t need fixing: this is an opportunity to be aware of small details that could make the maximum impact for success.

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*SOLD OUT* The Insurance Institute of Bristol Annual Dinner 2024

  • Fri 08 Mar. 6:00 pm
  • Bristol Harbour Hotel

Please join us once again for our prestigious and sell-out annual dinner fundraising event! WHERE: Bristol Harbour Hotel WHEN: Friday 8th March 2024 CHARITY: Guide Dogs

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IDD – Claims Handling

  • Mon 04 Mar 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Online
    • Jen Yeates

This course is designed to give an insight into claims handling and the various parties involved during the claims journey. During the session, we will look at the different ways in which indemnity can be applied, and how Insurers can recover their outlay, along with common reasons for declinatures. We will also look at the regulatory and legislative environment that impacts claims handling.

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Getting to Know Your Inner Critic

  • Tue 27 Feb 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Steve Heath

This session will explore the role of the inner critic, what it is, and what can be done to reduce the negative impact of the inner critic on mental health and wellbeing. Participants will leave the session with some practical tools and techniques to help them to manage their inner critic and to thrive both at home and at work.

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A Masterclass in Stress Management

  • Wed 21 Feb 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Steve Heath

Stress is a major contributor to mental and physical ill health. Not only is it important that individuals know how to identify and manage the negative effects of stress - there is also great value in all of us investing in proactively developing stress management tools as a great protective measure for long-term good mental health. This 1-hour mental health session introduces some new stress management tools and serves as a great reminder of the relationship between stress and ill health.

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What causes a market cycle and are we heading into a soft market in 2024?

  • Fri 16 Feb 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Online
    • Alan Chandler

Hard markets usually last around a maximum of three years and this latest one started in 2020. This presentation, delivered by Alan Chandler one of the UK’s most popular presenters, looks at what causes market cycles in the insurance industry and what is likely to occur in 2024. Alan correctly called the hard market in 2020, providing a presentation on the seven reasons why the market would harden. Rates have now got much higher; investment returns are now at very healthy levels and underwriting in the UK looks a lot better proposition than it did back in 2020. New entrants will be attracted to the market and existing players will look to expand capacity to take advantage of the current favourable investment conditions. Rates will not crumble over night, but Alan predicts 2024 will see a change in demand and supply, where Insurers will have to start having to fight more for business, and there will need to be a change in the way insurers operate, which may result in home working underwriters actually answering the phone to brokers!

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Ten Pin Networking

  • Thu 15 Feb 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • The Lanes

Fancy yourself Bristol's Best Bowler? Want to bowl over your colleagues with your networking and karaoke skills? Join us on 15 February 2024 for our bowling and karaoke night - and bring along a friend for free!

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Intro to Business Interruption

  • Wed 14 Feb 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Zing365

This webinar will introduce you to Business Interruption Insurance and how this can replace income lost in the event that a business is halted due to direct physical loss or damage, such as might be caused by a fire or a natural disaster.

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Commercial Property Insurance – Clauses and conditions

  • Mon 12 Feb 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Alan Chandler

This webinar will cover the main clauses and conditions found in a Commercial All Risks wording. Alan Chandler, one of the most popular presenters in the UK, will explore why clauses can be important in adding or clarifying cover and why conditions must be carefully observed by the policyholder. The webinar will also explore the fact that the use of terminology by an insurer in conditions such as a claims notification condition, can transform the way the condition is interrupted at law. Target audience: brokers, underwriters, claims staff and loss adjusters, plus anyone taking the diploma subject M93 commercial property and Bi.

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Trip to Lloyds of London?

  • Thu 08 Feb 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Lloyds Of London
    • Sarah Dotchin

The Bristol Institute is planning a trip to Lloyds of London. The trip into Lloyds itself would be paid by the institute and will take approximately 1 hour in the afternoon, times to be confirmed. The cost to get to London will be down to the individual but we are anticipating the majority will be travelling by Train and will create and email group for the attendees to discuss meeting up. Or alternatively you could just enjoy a day in London before the visit and just meet us there. This is only open to members of the institute.

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IDD – Bribery Act

  • Mon 05 Feb 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Online
    • Kerris Earle

An examination of the 2010 Bribery Act as it applies to General Insurance Intermediaries

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Financial Stress & Mental Health

  • Wed 24 Jan 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Steve Heath

Financial strain is recognised as being one of the key stress factors for adults, and it can be a major risk factor for poor mental health. It is not uncommon for people to neglect their mental health, specifically when they are experiencing financial stress. This can lead to significant problems in the long term and even worsen the existing financial stress. In this session, we will explore the relationship between financial stress and health - and attendees will leave with practical tools to help them combat financial stress, and stay well.

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Suicide Awareness

  • Wed 17 Jan 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Steve Heath

Suicide really does affect us all - each suicidal death is a public health concern with a profound impact on those around them. By raising awareness, reducing the stigma around suicide, and encouraging well-informed action, we can reduce instances of suicide around the world and create suicide-safe communities and workplaces. Attendees will leave this session with greater confidence to have conversations about suicide.

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