Welcome from the West Midlands Chairman, Joe Wyatt
I’m delighted to start my first term as the West Midland BIBA Chairman. I have been on the BIBA committee for a few years now and know that I will be supported by a fantastic team of committed and energetic members. I would also like to thank my predecessor, Lauren Scheuermann for setting in place such a great platform for me to be able to continue the great work already achieved. I would also like to extend my thanks to the whole team, both in London and all of the representative Chairpersons for their commitment and support.
This is an exciting time for the insurance broking world. Society’s requirements are fast moving, technology, social networks and the demands placed upon us by the rate of change means that we as an industry need to be highly responsive. Our ability to react and respond to these challenges is fundamental to our success. Our industry is ever changing and dynamic and although core values remain the same; striving to provide a first class service to business and the public, we cannot stand still if we are to continue prosper.
I am passionate about supporting the development of our industry. In my day job as Broking Manager at Momentum Broker Solutions I am engaged day to day in supporting new insurance brokerages. I never fail to be surprised at the entrepreneurial spirit of our members as they, often from scratch, set out to build the insurance brokerages of the future. Embracing new technology, skills and behaviours harnessed to the core values that have served our industry well will ensure that we have a bright future.
2015 looks to be another fantastic year for the West Midlands region. We already have the hugely popular Golf Day taking place on 19th May. We will continue to support our Young and Developing Brokers with the next forum which is due in April and a further forum in October. Of course, the annual dinner takes a huge amount of preparation and ideas and discussions. This is already well underway and I’m pleased to advise that for 2015, the dinner will be at the ICC in Birmingham on Friday 20th November. We will also continue to support the community with both the Claims and Compliance forums and members will be kept informed as to when and where they are taking place.
If you have any new ideas on how we can support our local broking community or improve existing functions, please feel free to get in touch. I would love to hear from you and of course, would be delighted to welcome any interest in joining the West Midlands committee.