From BIBA to BIBA for charity! 208 gruelling miles and £2,163 raised so far!

BIBA’s Area Manager North, Neil Jenkinson and a team of five hardy individuals from Jackson Lee Underwriting (JLU) have cycled 208 miles from the offices of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) in London, to Manchester in time today for the 2017 BIBA conference and exhibition.  The team has successfully raised £2163.00 so far for charity.

They cycled to raise vital and much needed funds and awareness for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals. Combined, the hospitals form the UK’s only specialist heart and lung centre that treats both adults and children, but this is being threatened by the proposed closure of services.

In a real test of stamina and dedication, the cycle ride took two days over the 7th and 8th of May 2017 and covered a total of 208 miles which involved crossing some difficult terrain and challenges along the way, including a section of the Peak District!

The six-strong team included Mark Mclaren and Nick Mohan, joint Managing Directors of JLU and Neil Jenkinson, the BIBA Area Manager (North).

Mark Mclaren, Joint Managing Director of Jackson Lee Underwriting, said: “We made it; sore but victorious! The whole team did an incredible job and should be very proud.  We were delighted to have Neil from BIBA join us to help raise awareness for this worthy cause too. The Royal Brompton & Harefeld Hospitals Charity remains close to my heart as a friend’s family had two generations of children saved by these hospitals. They work tirelessly in their fight against the world’s two biggest killers, heart and lung disease.

“The team has worked so hard to achieve this cycle distance preparing physically and mentally for the challenge – but we were all driven by knowing we are helping people and their families by raising money to keep these hospitals’ services running and appreciate the amazing work they do.”

Jackson Lee Underwriting, is the BIBA accredited and exclusive scheme provider for both GAP and Leisure insurance.

Jackson Lee Underwriting would like to express thanks to the main sponsors for this event, Ageas Insurance, Collinson Group, Sompo Canopius, Trent Services Limited and Tokio Marine Kiln.  Now the ride is over, the team welcomes you to visit the Jackson Lee Underwriting stand on B70 on the 10th and 11th May 2017 where you have the chance of winning a bike worth £1000!

They hope to raise as much money as possible for the cause. Donations can still be made via the justgiving page:

For further information photos and updates, please contact:

SJ Wrigley at Spotlight Consulting on 07909546104 or or

Sophie Johnston at Spotlight Consulting on 07971563246 or

The JLU team have blogged and updated the riders training schedules on a weekly basis and this can be found on The charity they are raising money for is and donations can be made via the justgiving page;

About Jackson Lee Underwriting

Jackson Lee Underwriting is an MGA celebrating 25 years in business this year with offices in London, Devon and Warwickshire. It has been the BIBA approved GAP scheme provider since 2012 and specialises in bringing a broad range of innovative niche insurance products to the broker market.

About Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity

We raise money to help Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals provide world-class care to thousands of heart and lung patients each year, and to support the hospitals’ pioneering work in heart and lung disease diagnosis, treatment and research.

Charity Registration No. 1053584

About BIBA

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 52% of all general insurance and 78% of all commercial insurance business. Insurance brokers put their customers’ interests first, providing advice, access to suitable insurance protection and risk management.

BIBA helps more than 250,000 people a year to access insurance protection through its Find a Broker service, both online and via the telephone.

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

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