One of the steering group’s first projects has been to develop a young broker day at the 2015 BIBA conference with high-profile industry speakers, so that young brokers can come along, network and learn. The group will also be developing a regional ambassador role to establish long-term involvement from younger brokers, along with identifying how BIBA can connect, engage and support young professionals in the insurance industry.
Steve White, BIBA’s chief executive, said: “Succession has always been an issue for our industry as a whole and we want to play our part in helping firms in addressing this challenge. I am delighted that so many younger brokers have stepped forward to join this new group and I’m looking forward to watching them drive this initiative forward.”
James Nattrass commented: “I’m delighted to be chairing the Young Broker Steering Group. I think this is a great initiative to support and showcase the young talent we have in the industry. I am excited about what we are trying to achieve and look forward to working with the rest of the group over the coming months.”