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NWBIB of the One Broker Group Attend Cambridge CII Christmas Dinner 2017

Cambridge CII Christmas Dinner 2017

The Insurance Institute of Cambridge held its annual Christmas Dinner in the wonderful setting of The Great Hall at King’s College. The event saw professionals from the region’s leading insurance businesses get together for an evening of fine dining, entertainment and festive carol singing.

NWBIB, the One Broker Group’s Cambridge entity located in Cambridge Research Park, attended taking the opportunity to introduce some guests to the prestigious event.

Attending the dinner was Broking Executive, Suzi Bennett, who commented "It has been excellent talking to our peers from the insurance industry and reminiscing over 2017".

(Pictured left to right: Rob Creasey and James Peace)

Published 11th December 2017

NWBIB

It’s Plane Sailing for GDIS at British Youth Travel Awards

British Youth Travel Awards

The Gibbs Denley Insurance Services (GDIS) team, part of the One Broker Group, travelled to London’s Hippodrome Casino last night to present an award at the British Youth Travel Awards (BYTA). The awards ceremony, which gives recognition to organisations engaged in youth, student and educational travel, was attended by a range of schools, agencies and providers.

Clive Barrett, Schools Account Executive at GDIS who works in the education team, which specialises in securing travel insurance for students, presented the award. A total of eight judges scrutinised candidates, with this year seeing the highest number of entries to date, up 41% from last year.

After presenting the trophy for Best Use of Social / Mobile Media, Clive commented "It was an honour presenting an award to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London who impressed the judges with their innovation and originality. A huge congratulations to the team!".

(Photo courtesy of the British Education Travel Association)

Published 8th December 2017

Gibbs Denley

Christmas Opening Hours for the One Broker Group 2017

Christmas Opening Hours

GDIS - offices in Cambridge and Bury St. Edmunds

22nd Dec: 9.00 to 17.00
25 & 26th Dec: Closed Bank Holiday
27th Dec: Closed
28th & 29th Dec: 9:00 to 5:00
1st Jan: Closed Bank holiday
2nd Jan onwards: Normal hours apply

KTIB - office in Norwich

22nd Dec: 9:00 to 12:00
25th & 26th: Closed Bank Holiday
27th - 29th : 9.00 to 16.00
1st Jan: Closed Bank holiday
2nd Jan onwards: Normal hours apply

NWBIB - office in Cambridge

22nd Dec: 9.00 to 12.00
25th & 26th Dec: Closed Bank Holiday
27th & 28th Dec: 9.00 to 16.00
29th Dec: 9.00 to 12.30
1st Jan: Closed Bank holiday
2nd Jan onwards: Normal hours apply

PJW - office in Bishop’s Stortford

22nd Dec: 9.00 to 12:00
25th & 26th: Closed Bank Holiday
27th - 29th: 9.00 to 16.00
1st Jan: Closed Bank holiday
2nd Jan onwards: Normal hours apply

Published 8th December 2017

One Broker’s Charity of the Year, Blood Bikes, Celebrate a Wheelie Great 2017

Blood Bike

After announcing earlier this year the One Broker Group’s support of Blood Bikes as it’s Charity of the Year, the charitable organisation has gone onwards and upwards in it’s efforts to provide an outstanding voluntary courier service to local hospitals.

Both SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and SERV Norfolk, the two organisations that cover East Anglia, have welcomed a bountiful year. SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire have continued its impressive influx of volunteers keen to donate time to the organisation and purchased a new bike, ready to carry life-saving blood products for those in desperate need. SERV Norfolk has also added to its fleet of vehicles thanks to the £34,500 raised at this year’s Run Norwich.

Staff at the One Broker Group have enjoyed contributing to this success with various events and donation drives taking place, including fundraising for Run Norwich, holding a raffle at a Client Golf event and collecting over £300 from regular contributions to an office tuck shop. Tombola prizes have also been donated to SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to support their fundraising events, while SERV Norfolk’s promotional leaflet has been redesigned using One Broker resources.

Kerry Patterson, Associate Director at KTIB, the One Broker Group’s Norwich office, said "It’s fantastic to hear the success enjoyed by SERV Norfolk and SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire this year. We’re really proud to have in some small way contributed to the brilliant work the Blood Bikes carry out and look forward to continuing this into 2018".

Published 5th December 2017

One Broker Celebrates One Year in the EDP’s Future50 at Elite Event

office

One Broker Ltd is now graduating from the Future50, giving representatives from the Group lots to celebrate at a recent event organised by Archant. Hosted at the UEA to celebrate the class of 2018 who will be inducted into the elite group next year, the event welcomed an opportunity for the One Broker Group to look back at a successful year.

The Future50 consists of Norfolk and Suffolk’s 50 most innovative companies who have been marked as 'ones to watch'. One Broker was selected due to the holding company’s fast growth, drive and ambition, and ability to create jobs.

Business Development Consultant, Linsey Halls, who attended the event, commented "It’s been really interesting to talk to other Future50 companies who have been in the Class of 2017. To hear their successes has reminded me what a positive impact One Broker has gained from being a member of this select group."

Published 4th December 2017

GDIS to Present Accolade at British Youth Travel Awards

Student travelling

The 7th of December will see the Gibbs Denley Insurance Services team take a trip to The Hippodrome in London to attend the British Youth Travel Awards. At the event, Schools Account Executive, Clive Barrett, will present an award for Best Use of Social/ Mobile Media.

Gibbs Denley Insurance Services (GDIS), based in Swavesey, Cambridge, is part of the One Broker Group and a key player in the youth travel insurance industry. SchoolsGuard and StudentGuard, GDIS services dedicated to providing travel insurance for schools and students, is supported by knowledgeable staff with over 30 years of experience.

Clive Barrett, speaking of the event on Thursday, said "This will be the fifth time I have attended the British Youth Travel Awards and each year the event gets better and better. This year, I am sure, will be no exception!".

To find out more about Studentguard+, Schoolsguard and Student Studyguard, visit course-u-can.com (Course-u-can, Studentguard+, Schoolsguard and Student Studyguard are all trading styles of Gibbs Denley Insurance Services Ltd).

Published 30th November 2017

Gibbs Denley

WeLoveLettings Travels the Region on Christmas Tour

WeLoveLettings Postcard

At WeLoveLettings we really do love our agents and to show it, have set off on a grand adventure. To thank agents for their hard work and to wish them a ho, ho, ho happy Christmas, the WeLoveLettings (WLL) team travelled around the region to present tasty chocolate treats to lettings staff.

The agents are part of our Introducers scheme, which provides managing agents with an opportunity to earn an additional income stream by introducing tenants and landlords to the WeLoveLettings (WLL) team so they can assist with their clients insurance solutions. WLL pride itself on creating friendly, trustworthy partnerships with Letting Agents, with updates and support available.

Elf Heidi, WLL Business Development Executive, joked "I’ve loved catching up with our agents and wishing them a happy holiday! Sadly Father Christmas did not lend us his sleigh to help us deliver our presents but I still think I made a very good Santa’s little helper".

Published 28th November 2017

WeLoveLettings

Say Hello to the New One Guarantee Brochure

Construction tool

One Guarantee has made it easier than ever to gain an overview of what it can offer by producing an accessible and informative brochure. The brochure provides an insight into the range of warranties on offer, speedy quotation system, and why a One Guarantee Warranty is the right choice for prospective buyers.

Over the last three months, One Guarantee has enjoyed much success as a new entrant to the Structural Warranty market, quoting over £200 million worth of commercial development.

Download the brochure here.

Published 22nd November 2017

One Guarantee

One Broker Staff Plank, Paint and Pig Out for Pudsey!

One Broker Staff Plank, Paint and Pig Out for Pudsey!

This November, staff at the One Broker Group have raised over £350 for Children in Need by taking part in a trio of activities. From a Plank Challenge, to Painting with Pennies, topped off with a Bake Sale, the month has seen the One Broker Group engage in a flurry of activities to showcase its charity spirit.

Across all 5 offices, in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, One Broker Group staff have been challenged to 'Plank for Pudsey', holding the classic exercise pose, the Plank, for as long as possible. For those with an extra loud jangle emanating from their pockets and purses, pictures of Pudsey the Bear were coloured in with pennies by staff. The fortnight of activities was concluded with a Bake Sale.

Jo Harris, Scheme Manager of WeLoveLettings, a trading style of NWBIB in Cambridge, commented "Only for Children in Need would I hold a plank for 5 minutes straight!". Group Compliance Manager, Vivien Leeds, based in the One Broker Group’s Norwich office, KTIB, added "It’s been great fun taking part in activities, especially tasting all the delicious cakes and getting creative painting with pennies for Pudsey".

Published 20th November 2017

One Broker Group Staff Entered into Cambridge CII’s Young Achiever of the Year Award

Ed George and Scott Flisher

The One Broker Group has entered two candidates into the Chartered Insurance Institute of Cambridge’s Young Achiever of the Year Award. Scott Flisher, from NWBIB, located in Waterbeach, Cambridge, and Ed George, from Gibbs Denley Insurance Services, located in Swavesey, Cambridge.

Both entrants met application criteria of being under the age of 35 years old and making great strides to achieve success in their careers through Professional Development. Judges will look at candidates who have gone above and beyond in the workplace, who strive to add considerable value to their team and positively represent the insurance industry.

In addition to the prestige, the winner and runners up of the award will receive a financial contribution towards their ongoing professional development.

Scott Flisher, of NWBIB in Cambridge, commented "It’s great to be put forward for the Cambridge Chartered Institute of Insurance’s Young Achiever of the Year Award. I’ve always tried to be meticulous in my work and ensure clients get the best customer care possible, so it’s nice to be acknowledged by NWBIB for my hard work". Good luck Ed and Scott!

(Pictured left to right: Ed George and Scott Flisher)

Published 15th November 2017

NWBIB Gibbs Denley

One Broker Group’s Central Base Undergoes a Revamp

KTIB office

The KTIB office in Norwich, the One Broker Group’s central base, underwent a renovation this summer matching the company’s forward-thinking outlook. The office, based in the Broadland Business Park, was reconfigured to include an additional new private meeting room, improved reception area and staff break out zone, as well as more desk space.

The aim of the project was to make a space that is more appealing and inviting to clients and staff. The company hopes that the renovation will enhance clients’ experience when they come to visit the office, as well as making the space a more staff-friendly environment.

Scott Jarvis, Director at KTIB, commented "The new office design looks sleek, contemporary and distinct, all attributes that describe the One Broker Group. I am confident that the renovation has resulted in a more engaging environment for staff to work in and a modern, warm space for clients to visit".

Published 13th November 2017

KTIB

It’s Safety First at Transport and Logistics Conference

Transport and Logistics Conference

It was a matter of safety first on Wednesday the 8th of November at the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics’ (CILT) Conference. The event, hosted in Palletforce’s impressive SuperHub space in Burton-on-Trent, saw representatives from the transport and logistics industry meet to discuss safety concerns relating to load and delivery.

Throughout the day, experts from the sector delivered training on key industry subjects, such as the dangers of HGVs and low bridges, ForkLifts and accidents, plus how to minimise terrorism threats to the logistics trade.

Group Technical Claims Manager, Darren Easton, commented "Delivering safety first is a really important matter, especially when it comes to motor and goods in transit risks. It’s been great to listen to viewpoints from industry leaders and network with transport and logistics professionals".

Published 10th November 2017

KTIB

GDIS Celebrate Paragon Land Ltd’s Launch of Incredible New Office Space

Ed George and Phil Smith

An office building with a cinema, spa and restaurant. Sounds too good to be true, right? Gibbs Denley Insurance Services’ client, Paragon Land & Estates Ltd, have thought of everything in their development of new office space, Blenheim House. Located in Cambridge Innovation Park, the building will welcome businesses from across the region to enjoy the innovative environment.

Attending the companies’ launch event yesterday to celebrate Paragon’s creation, Gibbs Denley Insurance Services (GDIS) were invited to see for themselves the new complex which offers a creative, high-tech environment for tenants. Spread over 30,000 sq ft, and housing a gym, spa and child care facilities, Blenheim House is set to be a first class working environment for workers and businesses alike.

The event, hosted at the new development in Waterbeach, saw business representatives from the area come together to admire the impressive business space. Joining them for the evening was entertainment pro Titan the Robot, an incredible 8ft tall partially-mechanised robot costume who has previously performed at the Commonwealth Games and with Rihanna.

Phil Smith, GDIS’ New Business Executive, who attended the launch commented "Blenheim House is a fantastic space that encourages social and collaborative working which I feel perfectly reflects Paragon Land & Estates’s ethos. It has been excellent seeing for myself the new facilities and I can’t wait to see what else Paragon are planning in the future".

Gibbs Denley Insurance Services Ltd is part of the One Broker Group.

(Pictured left to right: Ed George and Phil Smith with Titan. Photo courtersy of Paragon Land and Estates Ltd.)

Published 9th November 2017

Gibbs Denley

Rory McPhail of NWBIB promoted to Director

Shaun lenton and Rory McPhail

The One Broker Group has promoted Rory McPhail from Associate Director to Director of the group’s Cambridge company, NWBIB Ltd.

With nearly two decades worth of experience working in the insurance sector and having been a key member of the NWBIB team for over eleven years, Rory is set to become a leading force in supporting One Broker’s future growth.

CEO of One Broker Ltd, Robin Plaster, said "Rory offers NWBIB years of insurance experience and an infectious enthusiasm, so I am delighted to announce his appointment as a Director. The One Broker Group is constantly improving and evolving, therefore, it is really important to acknowledge the hard work Rory has put into the company to make sure the group continues to grow from strength to strength ".

(Pictured left to right: Shaun lenton and Rory McPhail)

Published 8th November 2017

NWBIB

One Broker Group Make the Top 40

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The One Broker Group are pleased to announce a rise to the position of 37 in the Insurance Age list of Top 100 Independent Insurance Brokers. The list was announced on the 1st of November by Insurance Age, the industry publication for the insurance broking community.

Chief Executive of One Broker Ltd, Robin Plaster, commented "I believe our group is the most innovative and forward-thinking insurance broker in the UK. Our business is composed of the most extraordinary people, whose passion for what they do is palpable. One Broker has consistently outperformed its peers and delivered outstanding results year on year. We are all hugely excited about the future as an independent insurance broker".

In the publication Emmanuel Kenning said of the industry "This year there are even more reasons to be cheerful. The return of organic growth in particular is a definite highlight". This growth is reflective of One Broker Ltd which acquired Gibbs Denley Insurance Services Ltd earlier this year and has substantially increased its number of employees across the group.

The One Broker Group is made up of Gibbs Denley Insurance Services in Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds, KTIB in Norwich, NWBIB in Cambridge and PJW in Bishops Stortford.

Published 2nd November 2017

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