Previous events

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Development of Parametric Business interruption Solutions - Dealing with the Coverage Gaps

  • Wed 18 Oct 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Diane Jenkins BA [Hons], ACII, Technical Insurance Trainer
    • Nick Thomas, Nick Thomas & Associates

Development of parametric Business Interruption solutions – dealing with coverage gaps This session looks at some of the new BI solutions being developed by parametric insurers

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PFS Lancashire, Merseyside and Cumbria Autumn Conference

  • Wed 11 Oct 8:45 am – 3:00 pm
  • Preston Marriott Hotel
    • Elliott Date, Fidelity
    • Andy Woollon, Zurich
    • Ash Kapasi, Quilter
    • Karl Steadman, JUST
    • Dean Swindell, PortfolioMetrix
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Annual Dinner 2023 - book your place today!

  • Fri 06 Oct. 7:00 pm
  • Ribby Hall Holiday Village

This year's annual dinner will officially celebrate the institutes centenary - this one is not to be missed! The red carpet awaits you at Ribby Hall Holiday Village where you will enjoy a three course meal with inspirational guest speakers from the insurance industry, followed by a show stopping performance by the Birmingham Blue Brothers. Everyone welcome – come and celebrate with us, get glammed up and enjoy a night with your colleagues and peers. Book your seats today. Tickets are £50 per head.

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Property and Pensions Full Day Seminar

  • Tue 26 Sep 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Barton Manor Hotel & Spa
    • David Scales BA(Hons) ACII ACILA, Hamilton Bond
    • Kerry Houghton ACII, @ SIPP
    • Andy Wood MBA, Andy Wood Associates
    • Steve Smith, Business Doctor

Insurance Institute of Preston and Blackpool are delighted to bring to you a full day of Seminars and Networking Opportunities. Join us as we look into various relevant and differing topics, including Underinsurance Issues and Discussing Loss, all things Pensions, Soft Skills session discussing Interactive Coaching on Decision Making closing with our final session 'Confidence Clinic' with Steve Smith. Lunch and Refreshments will be provided on the day.

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Consumer Duty and the impact on Claims Handling

  • Wed 12 Jul 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Nick Thomas, Nick Thomas & Associates
    • James Tye, Hammersbach Consulting Limited

The FCA is determined to establish a consistent level for customer experiences and create better customer outcomes. The new rules come into force on the 31 July 2022 and will be fully implemented by the 30 April 2023. This session is delivered by Nick Thomas with specialist claims consultant James Tye.

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Optimum Productivity and Performance at work

  • Tue 11 Jul 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Nick Thomas, Nick Thomas & Associates

This session looks at how we can optimise our productivity and performance at work. We examine the modern challenges to effective productivity, and how the remote or hybrid work environment has only emphasised the need for professionals to take control of their own motivation, focus, and execution

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Webinar: Rest, Recovery, Recharge - Ready for Productivity

  • Wed 21 Jun 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Anna Reddy, Leap Health

The well-known phrase “I`ll sleep when I die” is old school. The number of hours worked DOES NOT correlate with performance. This session addresses the WHY, WHAT and HOW to rest, recover and recharge, so that you are ready to achieve!

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Webinar: Building barriers to burnout and bridges to brilliance

  • Wed 14 Jun 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Anna Reddy, Leap Health

Would you feed your Ferrari frogs? If the answer is a big fat “NO” then this course is for you. If you want to fuel your body for physical health, it is vital that you understand and apply the contents of this course.

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Webinar: Food for Mood

  • Wed 07 Jun 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Anna Reddy, Leap Health

Although your brain is only 2% of your body weight, it consumes 20% of the calories you eat. So, why on earth when we think about nutrition are we often lead to focus on body image? Fuel your mind, and mental strength you will find!

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Webinar: Working From Home & Hybrid… Without Forgetting Health & Happiness

  • Wed 31 May 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Anna Reddy, Leap Health

WFH&H…WFH&H...! Gain a greater awareness of the health habits that hinder and help your productivity when WFH&H. We'll explore nutrition, movement, sleep, positive noise, & productivity winners, whilst linking these to your individual world.

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Anyone Can Sell!

  • Thu 25 May 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Steve Smith, Business Doctors Franchising Ltd

Refresher training, new ideas and fresh techniques for those currently active in sales whilst de-mystifying the ‘Art of Selling’ for those who feel uncomfortable in roles that require some sales work.

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The Future Is Now

  • Thu 18 May 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Deepdale Stadium

A special one day conference, with excellent speakers and up to 200 brokers, underwriters and claims personnel attending. Don't miss out, book your place now.

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The Future Is Now

  • Thu 18 May 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Deepdale Stadium

A special one day conference, with excellent speakers and up to 200 brokers, underwriters and claims personnel attending. Don't miss out, book your place now.

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Nutrition for energy, performance, and health

  • Wed 17 May 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Nick Thomas, Nick Thomas & Associates
    • Ollie Martin

The world seems obsessed by calories, but as a population we are getting fatter and unhealthier. This myth busting session will help you personalise a diet unique to you and your family which helps you to optimise your performance, health, and wellbeing

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Annual General Meeting 2023

  • Tue 16 May 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Oak Royal Golf Club and Fishery

We need you! To get down to our AGM... Your local institute council invites you to attend their 2023 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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The Broker Landscape

  • Wed 19 Apr 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Diane Jenkins BA (Hons), Nick Thomas & Associates
    • Nick Thomas, Nick Thomas & Associates

This session originally designed for underwriters provides an understanding of the broker market, the specific and general challenges that Brokers face, and how this drives behaviours. This understanding is of great value to Insurers when engaging with Brokers and is applicable to Brokers too in understanding the competitor landscape.

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Introduction to Engineering Insurance

  • Wed 15 Mar 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Diane Jenkins BA (Hons), Nick Thomas & Associates
    • Nick Thomas, Nick Thomas & Associates

Engineering insurance can be a difficult area for brokers and insurers to understand. This introduction to engineering insurance session looks at the main covers and helps brokers and insurers identify key risk areas.

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Live your Dream

  • Wed 22 Feb 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Ollie Martin
    • Nick Thomas, Nick Thomas Associates

Thoughts, both positive and negative, are so powerful that they affect both your performance on a moment to moment basis and your long-term health. In this session Ollie introduces you to some simple tools to align your thoughts, helping you to clarify and achieve your goals.

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Sales Processes, Planning and Pipeline Management

  • Wed 18 Jan 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Nick Thomas, Nick Thomas & Associates

There are many factors that can contribute to successful sales outcomes. We often think that top salespeople are successful because of their confidence and ease when in meetings or presentations, their ability to communicate, articulate, influence, and persuade. However, research shows that good planning and processes are key to successful sales outcomes. This session shows you how.

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Work Smarter, Not Harder

  • Thu 15 Dec 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This Workshop shares tools and techniques to manage time more efficiently and effectively and provides guidance on priority setting.

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