BIBA welcomes James Hallam into membership

28th April 2014

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has welcomed James Hallam Ltd into membership.

James Hallam is an independent insurance broker wholly owned by Seventeen Group Ltd. The group was formed more than 30 years ago and the shareholders are all long term insurance brokers who are active in the business. James Hallam is primarily involved in corporate general insurance and has specialist sector involvement in hotels (through the purchase of Landau Manson / Gauntlet), the travel industry (Arnold Fisher) and healthcare (Pro-Med). Also forming part of Seventeen Group are Touchstone Underwriting and 4Sight Risk Management.    

Steve White, BIBA’s Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to welcome James Hallam, as a respected insurance broker, into membership and look forward to working with them on the issues that face our sector. We are pleased to have them on board.”

Paul Anscombe, James Hallam’s Managing Director, commented:  “James Hallam are delighted to become BIBA members across all parts of our business. This is a challenging time for insurance brokers and never before has it been so important to promote the value of our profession to clients and our other stakeholders. The work that BIBA is doing to promote our profession is therefore absolutely critical”.


Notes to editors

1. For further information please contact:

BIBA press office:
Leighann Forsyth, Head of Communications
020 7397 0223
[email protected] 

2. About 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 having merged with the Institute of Insurance Brokers (IIB) in November 2011.

General insurance brokers contribute 1% of GDP to the UK economy and BIBA brokers employ more than 100,000 staff.

53% of all general insurance is sold by an insurance broker and they arrange 81% of all commercial insurance business.

Insurance brokers put the client’s interests first, providing advice, access to suitable insurance protection and risk management.

BIBA helps more than 400,000 people a year to access insurance protection through it’s Find a Broker service, both online and via the telephone.

BIBA is the voice of the industry advising members, the regulators, consumer bodies and other stakeholders on key insurance issues.   BIBA provides unique schemes and facilities, technical advice, guidance on regulation and business support and is helping to raise, and maintain, industry standards.