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IIPB Christmas Lunch 2022

  • Fri 02 Dec 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Ashlar House

We are pleased to provide details of this years Insurance Institute of Preston & Blackpool Christmas Lunch. Book early to avoid disappointment - this will be the first IIPB Christmas Lunch for 3 years! This event is always well attended, with a fantastic 4 Course Christmas Lunch at the Masonic Hall and an Afternoon of Raffles and Entertainment - followed by a traditional finish at the Market Tavern. This years Entertainment comes by way of the fantastic comedian, Dom Woodward!

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Does Culture Eat Strategy for Breakfast?

  • Thu 01 Dec 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This is an educational and entertaining introduction to two fundamental aspects of business and introduces the topic of positive leadership.

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Hack your Circadian Rhythm

  • Wed 16 Nov 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Ollie Martin
    • Nick Thomas, Nick Thomas & Associates

Your sleep/wake cycle is your secret weapon to fight off disease, optimise energy, build focus, and realise your potential. In this session, Ollie shares some illuminating tips to work with your circadian rhythm

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Reviewing Contracts for their Insurance Implications

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

This session is an excellent opportunity for delegates to better understand a service that is often requested by clients. The session explores the main issues typically found in contracts from both a broker and insurer viewpoint

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Annual Dinner 2022 - book your place today!

  • Fri 07 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 Robbie Williams tribute act to dance the night away. 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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Remote Teams – Building Performance and Wellbeing

  • Wed 18 May 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Nick Thomas, Associate for Nick Thomas & Associates.

The move to remote working has brought personal benefits to many by eliminating commuting time and allowing more investment in family and personal lives. However, on the flip side it also imposes significant challenges around wellbeing, performance, and resilience. Informed by his experience managing remote teams, his wide training across multiple coaching and personal development disciplines, and up to the minute research, Nick explores the key challenges to performance and wellbeing in the remote working space and provides a range of practical and proven solutions at the individual, team, and manager level.

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2022 Annual General Meeting - The Insurance Institute of Preston & Blackpool

  • Thu 28 Apr 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Preston Marriott Hotel

Your council invites you to attend the 2022 Annual General Meeting of The Insurance Institute of Preston & Blackpool. Hear first-hand reports from council members on previous and future activities and vote on the appointment of new council members.

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Negotiating and Influencing – a sustainable model

  • Wed 27 Apr 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Nick Thomas, Associate for Nick Thomas & Associates.

If we want to achieve successful and sustainable outcomes in the business world, we need to be able to build relationships of mutual influence, to appreciate the viewpoint of all stakeholders. This is particularly important in hard market scenarios where we need to have tough trading conversations and be able to deliver tough messages without compromising wider relationships

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Understanding and addressing client buying influences

  • Wed 16 Mar 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Nick Thomas, Associate for Nick Thomas & Associates.

How often do we lose an existing account, or fail to win a sales pitch despite having what we think is clearly the best proposition? We may have developed trusted advisor status with our client, understood their needs and developed tailored solutions in line with their business objectives. Our contact at the client may also love our proposition. But we still lose the business. The most common reason that this happens is that we fail to identify, understand, and address the decision making dynamic and wider buying influences at our prospect or client. This session demonstrates a step-by-step methodology to make sure you cover all the bases and are not left scratching your head after another unexplained failure.

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General Insurance market update – issues and implications

  • Wed 23 Feb 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Diane Jenkins BA (Hons), Associate for Nick Thomas & Associates.

The last 12 months have seen huge changes in the insurance market and the wider world, to include Brexit, Covid-19 lockdowns, the BI Supreme court judgement, and a hardening insurance market. This practical and impactful session provides an overview of general UK market issues, developments and their implications for Insurers and Brokers alike

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Property Rebuild Inflation - Are your clients adequately insured?

  • Thu 17 Feb 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    • Alan Chandler

The presentation, delivered by Alan Chandler one of the UK's most popular insurance presenters, will look at what clients need to take into when settling Buildings sums insured. Alan will explore why under insurance is so common, the effects of under insurance for the client and why under insurance is an increasing cause of Professional Indemnity claims against brokers.

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Cyber Insurance - A growing risk for all businesses

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

Cyber risk is a growing issue for all businesses, so brokers and insurers need to understand the risks and insurance cover available. No two cyber policies are the same so this can be a complex area for insurers, brokers, and their clients to understand the cover offered. This session reviews the cyber risk insurance solutions available in this rapidly changing class.

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Broker trading skills in a hard market

  • Wed 08 Dec 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Nick Thomas, Nick Thomas & Associates

This second in our hard market webinar series builds on the learnings of session one but also stands alone in its own right. Informed by the experience of working in multiple hard markets over many decades of experience, allied to an up to the minute appreciation of insurance market developments, this session provides proven broker strategies [in working with both clients and the market] to optimise hard market outcomes.

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Directors’ and Officers’ Liability in a hard market – making the case to clients

  • Wed 17 Nov 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Diane Jenkins BA (Hons), Associate for Nick Thomas & Associates.

D&O can be a difficult class of business for clients to understand and insurers/brokers to sell (especially in the current hard market). This session looks at these issues and suggests some practical solutions

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Health and Wellbeing in the remote and hybrid environment

  • Wed 03 Nov 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Nick Thomas, Associate for Nick Thomas & Associates.

An overview of 'Remote teams - Wellbeing and health in the remote and hybrid environment' - with Diane Jenkins

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A guide to understanding policy wordings

  • Wed 27 Oct 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Diane Jenkins, Associate for Nick Thomas & Associates.

Recent litigation has demonstrated the importance of understanding the policy contract wording. This webinar explains how policy wordings are constructed and may be interpreted

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An Introduction to Parametric Insurance

  • Wed 20 Oct 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Diane Jenkins, Associate for Nick Thomas & Associates

This introduction to parametric insurance is an excellent opportunity for delegates to develop their understanding of this type of insurance. Parametric insurance is not new but is being developed for SMEs and provides options for previously uninsurable risk, such as flood.

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Customer Service - What's that again?

  • Tue 19 Oct 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Bernard Thornton

At a time when the public image of insurance has never been in a more intensive spotlight, this webinar looks at the importance of customer service, both within the profession and to the outside world.

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Secure your place at InsurED today!

  • Wed 29 Sep 8:45 am – 5:00 pm

The Insurance Institute of Preston and Blackpool is happy to announce to members that invitations are open for the Nottingham Insurance Institutes 9th InsurED; a one day conference for all our Financial Services and General Insurance Members

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InsurED & Financial Planning Day 2021

  • Wed 29 Sep 8:45 am – 5:00 pm

InsurED 2021

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