ITN Productions Industry News & The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA)

15th May 2019

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association and ITN Productions Industry News launch “Leading the Way”, a news and current affairs-style programme exploring the essential role of insurance brokers in protecting both businesses and consumers against the evolving threats of the modern world.

The UK has arguably one of the best insurance industries in the world despite this almost half of SME’s in the UK don’t buy sufficient insurance cover and face the risk of being under-insured should a major loss affect their business.  As the nature of terrorist threats change and the number of significant cyber-attacks grow, businesses are increasingly vulnerable to exposure. “Leading the Way” showcases how the Insurance Industry is responding to the emerging risks of the digital age and highlights the opportunities in innovation and the potentially devastating consequences of being under-insured.

Presented by Natasha Kaplinsky, the news-style programme also addresses enduring industry themes including the effects of innovation, Insurtech, the availability of insurance, placing difficult risks and the progress being made in the sector in respect of Diversity, Inclusion, mental health and the engagement of young insurance brokers.

Steve White, Chief Executive of BIBA said:  “We were very happy to work again with ITN Productions to promote the work that insurance brokers do.  This programme highlights the diverse nature of our sector and highlights how insurance brokers are leading the way on many key issues.”

Vicki Clubley, Interim Head of Industry News, ITN Productions said: “We are delighted to be partnering with BIBA to raise awareness of the modern-day threats that are challenging an ever-changing risk landscape and to develop further understanding around the role and value of an insurance broker. We hope this programme highlights the vital role of insurance brokers and is used to engage the sector and beyond.”

“Leading the Way” combines a series of authoritative interviews, reports, case studies and sponsored profiles from leading organisations who are driving change, improving standards and innovating within the sector:

  • BIBA
  • Ageas
  • Pool Re
  • Vasek Insurance
  • Weightmans

“Leading the Way” can be viewed here

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About ITN Productions Industry News

 

ITN Productions Industry News produces bespoke creative and commercial content for broadcasters, businesses, brands, rights holders and digital channels. Industry News forms part of this offering and is a communications tool for leading industry bodies and national associations produced in a broadcast news-style programme format, including interviews, news items and sponsored editorial profiles.

For more information visit: www.itnproductions.co.uk

For further information please contact:

BIBA press office:
Pam Quinn, Head of Communications
020 7397 0223
[email protected]

Leighann Forsyth, Deputy Head of Communications
020 7397 0224
[email protected]

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About the British Insurance Brokers’ Association

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) is the UK’s leading general insurance intermediary organisation representing the interests of insurance brokers, intermediaries and their customers.

BIBA membership includes just under 2,000 regulated firms, employing more than 100,000 staff.  General insurance brokers contribute 1% of GDP to the UK economy; they arrange 70% of all general insurance with a premium totaling £62.4bn and 87% of all commercial insurance business. Insurance brokers put their customers’ interests first, providing advice, access to suitable insurance protection and risk management.

BIBA receives more than 600,000 enquiries per year to its Find Insurance services, online and via the telephone which are directed to member insurance broking firms.

BIBA is the voice of the sector advising members, the regulators, consumer bodies and other stakeholders on key insurance issues.