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One Broker Group Sign Up to Freight Transport Association Membership

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The One Broker group, consisting of members Gibbs Denley Insurance Services, KTIB, NWBIB and PJW, are new members of the Freight Transport Association (FTA). The Association represents freight business from across the UK, whether they transport goods via road, rail, air or water, plus buyers of freight services who are depended on the efficient movement of products.

Insurance for the freight and haulage industry has long been a cornerstone of the One Broker group. With over 25 years of experience in this sector, dating back to 1992, staff within the One Broker group have a wide range of knowledge in the transport industry. Membership to the FTA will help extend this knowledge further.

Ian Limeburner, Account Executive at KTIB, said "We believe it is extremely important to remain fully up to date with legislative and industry changes that will affect the haulage and logistics sector for the positive benefit of our many clients. The FTA amplifies the individual voices of its members within the sector and regularly communicates with government to drive positive change and ensure the sector thrives as part of a prosperous Britain".

Published 18th June 2018

One Broker Group Attend SERV Norfolk Runner Reception

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The One Broker group attended SERV Norfolk’s Runners Reception on Tuesday in preparation for the group’s participation in Run Norwich taking place this August. The charity, which provides a vital service transporting blood products and other medical supplies between local hospitals, hosted the event at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Speaking at the reception was Sports Therapist, Ultra runner and Triathlete Mark Nussey, who inspired and entertained attendees with stories and anecdotes of his incredible sporting accomplishments. In the past, Mark has completed three London Marathons, The Stow Valley 100km Race, plus the Lanzarote Ironman.

Speaking of the event, Emily Bridges, Marketing Assistant at the One Broker group, made up of Gibbs Denley Insurance Services, KTIB, NWBIB and PJW, commented: "As ever, it was great catching up with members of SERV Norfolk and listening to the immensely impressive Mark Nussey. The One Broker group is delighted to have 10 runners entering this year’s Run Norwich and hopes to raise as much money as possible for our Charity of the Year, SERV Norfolk and SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire".

To sponsor the One Broker group’s runners, please visit: www.justgiving.com

Published 15th June 2018

Elaine Pink Appointed as the new Education Development Manager at One Broker Group

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The One Broker group, made up of Gibbs Denley Insurance Services (GDIS), KTIB, NWBIB and PJW, has appointed Elaine Pink as its new Education Development Manager. The education sector has long been of specialist interest to the Cambridge branch of the One Broker group, namely GDIS and NWBIB, both of which have several years of experience in the schools, college and student industries.

As Manager of specialist education scheme, Course-u-can, which helps secures insurance for language schools, students and host families, Elaine Pink has a wide range of knowledge of the education insurance sector.

Speaking of her appointment, Sean Clark, Broking Director, commented "We are delighted to appoint Elaine as our new Education Development Manager. The education sector is an industry where the One Broker group is growing from strength to strength and we hope to continue to keep our momentum in this area racing!"

Published 5th June 2018

One Broker Prepares for GDPR with Staff Training Seminars

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The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on the 25th of May marking the biggest change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. To prepare for the change in data handling legislation, training seminars were presented to staff, informing them of updates to current procedures.

Vivien Leeds, Compliance Manager at the One Broker group, explained "At the One Broker group, we understand the importance of upholding data privacy principles. This is why we have carried out activities to ensure our staff are confident with the new legislation that is soon to take effect".

For more about the regulatory changes to data privacy, visit the EU’s official GDPR site at: www.eugdpr.org.

Published 23rd May 2018

Courseucan Attend English UK Annual Conference & AGM

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Courseucan, Gibbs Denley Insurance Services specialist international education brand, attended English UK’s annual conference and AGM last week to meet up with English UK members. The conference invited English UK Schools to contribute to the organisation’s key strategies and discuss wider trends influencing the UK English Language Training environment.

Proud Corporate Members of English UK, Course-u-can caters for the insurance needs of Language Schools, Students, Agents and Host Families. English UK are a national association representing English language centres across the UK. Each member school has to undergo rigorous inspections to attain accreditation before they can apply to become members.

Elaine Pink Education Development Manager, said "We are always delighted to meet our clients and attending these events also helps us to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges the Education sector faces. It’s been great to speak to industry professionals and say hello to familiar faces".

Published 21st May 2018

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No Mini Matter at Snetterton Mini Festival

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Snetterton’s Mini Festival was no mini matter last weekend when spectators gathered last weekend to witness the fast and furious racing. Staff from the One Broker group joined the crowds to watch Kane Astin, SAB’s Residential Managing Director and keen Mini racing enthusiastic, take to the tracks. NWBIB, part of the One Broker group, are proud sponsors of Kane’s Mini, distinguishable from its vivid blue and yellow paintwork.

Almost eighteen hours of racing action took place at the festival over a two-day period. Along with watching adrenaline pumping races, event entrants were invited to get up close to displays of classic and modern Minis while listening to music played by live bands.

Finishing in second place, Kane and his Mini performed spectacularly at the event. From all of the One Broker group, well done Kane!

For more exclusive photos of Kane’s race, visit and like our One Broker Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/One-Broker-127231037771297/.

Published 15th May 2018

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Gibbs Denley Insurance Services Get Co-operative at CHH Annual Conference

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Gibbs Denley Insurance Services (GDIS), which is a part of the One Broker group, attended the Confederation of Co-operative Housing’s (CCH) annual conference last week where they spoke to Housing Co-operatives and Tenant Management Organisations (TMOs) from across the country.

The CHH conference brings together individuals with a shared interest in community, co-operative housing. GDIS were in attendance to discuss with visitors their insurance needs, introducing them to TMO Insurance which is available through GDIS.

Phil Smith, Business Executive of GDIS, commented "Events like this are really important as they bring individuals from across the co-operative housing sector together. Today we have spoken to many tenants who are dedicated to improving the conditions of their, and their neighbours shared living space by being involved with local TMOs. We’ve also seen local and national Government representatives and listened to impassioned discussions about the future of community housing. It has been fantastic to hear the voices of so many individuals from across the political and social divide. This helps me to understand the real needs of this group and ensure that I am securing the right products for them".

For more on GDIS’ TMO Insurance, visit: www.gdis.co.uk/business_insurance/tenant_management_organisation_insurance

Published 14th May 2018

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One Broker Celebrates Blood Bike Groups on Appreciation Day

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Members of the One Broker group, GDIS, KTIB, NWBIB and PJW, have continued their efforts to raise awareness and funds for local charities, SERV Norfolk and SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire. Staff from across the group celebrated the fantastic work the organisations carry out by hosting an Appreciation Day which involved staff raising money with an office Bake Sale and learning more about the charities through Fun Fact posters.

Known as the Blood Bikes, SERV Norfolk and SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire provide blood and medical product transport services to hospitals around East Anglia to ease the strain on NHS resources. The One Broker group has been a supporter of SERV Norfollk and SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire since June last year and has since raised over £2400 for the charities. In addition, this Spring staff have taken part in a host of activities to raise awareness and more donations for the organisation. These have included taking part in an Easter Treasure Hunt, attending presentations conducted by volunteers from the charities and raising money through the Appreciation Day.

Kerry Patterson, Associate Director at KTIB in Norwich, commented "We’ve learnt over the past month by speaking to volunteers from the Blood Bike charities that running their vital, life- saving service is not cheap. That’s why we’ve taken such delight in supporting the SERV groups both financially and by raising awareness to their work".

Gary Eagling, Senior Claims Technician at NWBIB in Cambridge, added "We’ve had great fun during the Blood Bikes Appreciation Day making, baking, buying and especially eating cakes to raise money! It’s also been interesting to learn more about SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire and SERV Norfolk and the brilliant work they do locally".

Published 11th May 2018

Chemical Haulage Expert Recounts A Fateful Night Last Summer

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Late one summer’s night last year, Ali Karim was suddenly woken by a call. A serious incident had occurred at a dangerous goods hub nearby, requiring Ali’s expertise and fortitude to resolve.

Managing Director of Hazchem Network Ltd, and one of the country’s leading voices on the carriage of dangerous goods under ADR regulations, has written about his experience during that fateful night in the haulage industry publication, Truck and Track.

Read about Ali’s insightful experience on pages 52, 54 and 56 of Truck and Track’s March/April edition at: www.truckandtrackmagazine.com

Published 11th May 2018

Team One Broker Celebrate Maiden Tournament at Aviva’s Broker 6!

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Staff from the One Broker group, made up of Gibbs Denley Insurance Services, KTIB, NWBIB and PJW, battled it out with fellow insurance brokers on Friday at the Broker 6, organised by Aviva. The football competition was the first time the One Broker group has been represented in the Aviva tournament and Team OB sure did the company proud!

Pitched against twenty two teams, presenting insurance brokerage groups from across the country, Team One Broker only conceded 2 out of 7 of their games, although were sadly pipped to the post by competition winners, Marsh. The sporting event was wrapped up with a buffet and drinks, giving participants an opportunity to catch up with the 150 other brokers in attendance.

Ed George, Trainee Account Executive at Gibbs Denley Insurance Services, part of the One Broker group, said "It’s been a great day of football here at Carrow Road! There has definitely been a competitive but friendly atmosphere between the teams and I’m really proud of what Team OB achieved in our first ever tournament!".

Marketing Executive, Michelle Dobson-Jones, was on the side lines throughout the competition and commented "It’s great to see members from across One Broker coming together as a team. We have members from our Norwich and Cambridge businesses plus staff that work across the group getting involved, which has been great to witness".

(Pictured left to right from top: Shaun, Ed, Tim, Scott, Henry, Ashley, Tom and Ian)

Published 10th May 2018

Gibbs Denley Insurance Services to Attend CCH Annual Conference 2018

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Gibbs Denley Insurance Services (GDIS), part of the One Broker group, is to attend the Confederation of Co-operative Housing’s (CCH) annual conference next week. The event will be held at Chesford Grange in Warwick and will host a range of individuals involved in the housing community, from politicians to representatives of Tenant Management Organisations (TMO) and Housing Co-operatives.

The CCH, which aims to campaign for solutions to increase quality co-operative housing in England and Wales, encourages communication between key people. In addition to tenants and community leaders, Ministry of Housing and Local Government representatives are expected to attend the event.

After recently launching a TMO scheme, GDIS will be visiting the conference to hear the views of groups and to gain further understanding of their associated insurance needs. The cover available from GDIS protects against a variety of risks, providing TMO’s with the peace of mind that if an incident did occur they would be financially protected.

To find out more about GDIS’s TMO Insurance visit: www.gdis.co.uk/business_insurance/tenant_management_organisation_insurance.html or to arrange a meeting over a coffee at the CCH Conference with Business Executive, Phil Smith, call 07398 490022 or email phil.smith@gdis.co.uk

Published 8th May 2018

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WeLoveAgents Prepare for New Racing Season with SAB’s Kane Astin

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In preparation for the opening of the new sports season, we spoke to avid racer, Kane Astin, about his passion for racing. The One Broker group, which NWBIB is a part of, is a proud sponsor of Kane’s super speedy Mini. A supporter of NWBIB’s WeLoveAgents scheme, where Letting Agents can earn commission by promoting the scheme’s Tenants and Landlords Insurance, Kane is also the Managing Director of Residential Properties at Saint Andrews Bureau (SAB).

The new season of Mini Racing is coming up. What were your highlights from last year’s season and what are your hopes this year?

I had a lot of mechanical problems last year so did not complete a full season but the highlight would have been to come back to the last round in 2017 and secure a win. The hopes for this season is always a simple question to answer… to win the championship!

How long have you been racing Minis? What attracted you to the sport?

I started around 12 years ago. I have always loved cars but my brother raced for a few years and I just wanted to have a go. It’s been a big learning curve as we all think we are fast drivers until you get on a track! It took a few years to get in the top but I secured my first championship in 2009 and then again in 2015.

For those who haven’t raced a Mini, what is the experience like? How does it feel?

Unreal. It’s hard to describe as people think a mini would be slow but when you sit about 10 inches from the tarmac on a set of slick tyres, they are unbelievable. Those who have had the pleasure of being a passenger in a racing Mini leave with nothing but a smile on their face.

Who is your racing icon or hero? Who inspires you when you are racing?

I don’t really have a racing hero but I am inspired by most of the top racing drivers. I am lucky enough to have a good friend, Rob Huff, who is a pro driver and a WTCC Champion. My cousin, Oliver Jarvis, is also a pro driver and has won Le Mans.

When you are not racing many miles per hour around a track, you are the Managing Director of Residential Properties at SAB. What makes SAB stand out from other agents and why do you enjoy your job?

It’s a true family company... our clients can expect professional advice with a personal touch.

WeLoveLettings has been working in partnership with yourself and SAB for a number of years. How, in your opinion, does WeLoveLettings fit into the letting agent market and what are the benefits you have experienced from partnering with the scheme?

It works so well as it gives the tenants that added bit of security to the home they live in at a very low cost. It’s also hassle free for us as an agent to work with you.

Thanks, Kane. We wish you good luck for the new season!

To find out more about WeLoveAgents, visit www.welovelettings.co.uk/agents

Published 2nd May 2018

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