Andy Graham leaves Cobra for Direct Insurance Group

Direct Insurance Group has today announced the appointment of Andy Graham to Head of Specialist Liability within its Lloyd’s Broker division, Direct Insurance London Market (DILM), one of the very few remaining independent Lloyd’s Brokers serving the UK broker market. Andy was previously Managing Director of COBRA London Markets. Continue reading

Momentum reports encouraging year end results

Momentum Broker Solutions, the fast-growing network for independent brokers, has announced an increase in GWP, revenue and pre-tax profit in the year ending 31st March 2020 – it’s 10th Anniversary year. The network has also announced it has taken on 9 new ARs including 6 new broker start-ups during lockdown. Continue reading

No, you can’t get final sign-off!

Nothing shocks me much these days.  In PR terms I’ve been around the block – Spotlight has been a specialist insurance PR agency for more than ten years alone and I’ve been in PR a lot longer than that.  Yet this morning I read a polite notice issued from one of our esteemed trade magazines, sent out on a round robin email to all PR teams, which took my breath away.
Seriously, do PRs still make the mistake of asking journalists to see copy before it is published?  Come on guys, that was one of the first lessons of ‘PR school’! It questions the professionalism and integrity of the journalists we work with. Continue reading

Beazley joins the Berkeley Alexander Mid to High Net Worth Panel

General Insurance provider, Berkeley Alexander, has today announced that Beazley has joined its Mid to High Net Worth Panel. Continue reading