National Conference 2016

Powering growth

Powering growth

Friday 7th October

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National Conference 2016

A year of Powering Growth

2016 is a year of Powering Growth for the Network and for our members and this will form the foundation for our National Conference which will take place in the heart of the City, at London’s extraordinary and unique Old Billingsgate. This venue will make a show-stopping backdrop for the 2016 Broker Network Conference and with an equally inspiring line up; it’s an event not to be missed.

This website will provide you with all the details you will need about this exciting event. Our aim is to give you a unique opportunity to develop even stronger relationships with our panel of insurer partners, network with members and be inspired by our speakers.

We hope to see you in London!

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Join us at Old Billingsgate for the main event


Our National Conference will take place in the heart of the City, at London’s extraordinary and unique Old Billingsgate. This venue will make a show-stopping backdrop for the 2016 Conference.

The Exhibition

The exhibition is an excellent opportunity to develop new or reinforce relationships with partner insurers. There will be insurer stands to ensure you have the right environment to have productive conversations and senior representatives from our partner insurers will also be on hand.

To view our full insurer exhibitors list click here.

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07/10/16 from 9.00am – 5.00pm

1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London EC3R 6DX






    • What an effective Insurer and Placement strategy looks like: Nick Houghton, JM Glendinning


    • The best approach for Referrals, Recommendations and conceptual reporting to win new business: Andy Smallwood, Colmore Insurance Brokers


    • The internal and external benefit of having a quality business plan: Nicholas Martin, Guy Penn Insurance Brokers


    • What does effective Sales Targeting, Pipeline Management & Operational Rhythm look like: Paul Meehan, Meehan Corporate Consulting Ltd


    • What are the benefits of having someone working on the business not in the business: Mark Bennett, Bennett Christmas



    Each exec member to spend 9 minutes discussing their area of responsibility with audience participation facilitated by Andy Fairchild


    • Strategy and direction: Ian Clark, Executive Chairman


    • Financial performance of Broker Network: Simon Drew, Chief Financial Officer


    • Members: Richard Pitt, Chief Network Officer


    • Partners: Des O’Connor, Chief Commercial Officer


    • Products: Tim Rolfe, Chief Product & Underwriting Officer





Key Speakers

  • Karren Brady

    Baroness Karren Brady

    Baroness Karren Brady of Knightsbridge CBE has achieved unparalleled success and is an inspiration to anyone who wants to challenge the odds and turn dreams into reality.

    Karren is considered the UK’s most high-profile business woman, and rated among the 50 most inspirational people in the world. This, together with her natural wit, honest and down-to-earth approach, has made her one of the world’s most sought-after speakers.

    She is Vice-Chairman of West Ham United FC, and Senior Non-Executive Director on the boards of Syco Entertainment and retail multinational Arcadia Group. Her wealth of experience and passion for supporting entrepreneurs led to her appointment as the government’s Small Business Ambassador by the Prime Minister in 2013.

    15.00 – 15.45

  • Adrian Webster

    Riot Police Officer, milkman and salesman were just a few of the entries on Adrian Webster’s CV before he moved into the I.T industry and discovered an ability to motivate and inspire others.

    Now recognised as one of the most entertaining and effective motivational speakers in the UK

    Here today to help you make the most of the day ahead through Networking hints & tips but to also give you take-away tools that provoke you to step back from your day-to-day and make you think differently

    10:45 - 11:30


Celebrate the best in independent broking

The inaugural Broker Network Awards, hosted by BIBA Chief Executive Steve White, are designed to recognise and celebrate hard work, member achievements and accomplishments in a variety of different areas and will take place at our National Conference on 7th October from 4pm.

We hope that by taking part in the awards, you will feel increased levels of community spirit and be proud to be part of a Network that recognises and celebrates broker independence.

Awards Categories

  • Independent Broker of the Year
  • Rising Star of the Year (broker under 35)
  • Growth strategy of the Year
  • Industry Achiever Award
  • Innovation of the Year
  • Start-up Broker of the Year
  • Strategic Partner Insurer of the Year

Nominations are now closed. 

7/10/2016 at 4.15pm


The Mondrian, London

Inspired by the glamour of 1920s cruise ships, the Mondrian is adjacent to the Thames, a 9-minute walk from the Tate Modern and a 5-minute drive from London Waterloo station.

The rooms are sleek and contemporary with city and river views. There’s a choice of two restaurants offering refined dining with seafood, English and American options and the hotel also has a spa and a 24/7 fitness centre.

To reserve a room for Thursday and/or Friday click here and enter code BR1016.

If you would like to make a weekend of it and enjoy an additional night at Broker Network preferential rates then please contact the hotel directly on 0203 747 1234 between 08.00am and 7.00pm. Alternatively you can email [email protected] quoting BR1016.

Leave everything to us… we’ve arranged travel to and from the Mondrian London to Old Billingsgate on our very own London Clipper.

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Mondrian Hotel, 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD

Pre-Event Drinks Reception

Join us at the Mondrian Hotel’s rooftop bar

Mingle with Broker Network staff and fellow members at our pre-conference drinks reception which is taking place in the Rumpus Room; the Mondrian Hotel’s roof top bar and lounge. Over 100 guests will gather on 6th October as the sun sets over St. Pauls with networking the key theme for the evening.

This event is now fully booked.

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06/10/2016 from 7.30pm onwards

Rumpus Room, Mondrian Hotel, 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD

Premier Members – Gala Dinner

Our prestigious Gala Dinner will round off the Conference in unforgettable style

The event will see us set sail with 300+ guests for an evening on the Thames. Guests will be greeted at The Mondrian Hotel and transported to Savoy Pier to embark on the Silver Sturgeon for a glittering drinks reception, followed by a delicious three course dinner and live entertainment whilst taking in the sights of the Thames. We would also be delighted if your partners would like to attend.

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07/10/2016 at 6.30pm

Meeting in Reception at the Mondrian Hotel, 
20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD

Dress code: Black tie and cocktail dresses

Premier Members – Partner Package

Exclusively for premier partners, we have arranged a chocolate tasting event on the London Eye

Whilst sipping on a glass of chilled Prosecco, members’ partners will discover the best ways to get to know chocolate; how to taste it, when to taste it and what to look out for. They will learn about 10 different chocolates and their origins and intensities whilst drinking in the views of London from their own private pod on the London Eye.

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07/10/2016 at 12.15pm

1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London EC3R 6DX

Dress code: Smart attire

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Exhibitor Zone

Venue Location

The venue address is:

1 Old Billingsgate Walk


There is no parking on site for any vehicle at any time. The nearest car park to Old Billingsgate is 150m away at Tower Hill Car and Coach Park.

Stand Information

Each 3m x 2m stand includes:

  • 1x Electrical Socket (max 1Kw)
  • 2x Low voltage spotlights
  • Standard format header board – displaying organisation name and stand number

For stand enquiries including: logistical conundrums, furniture, stand equipment, audio-visual and IT rentals and internet connectivity; please contact our event partners Event Operations Limited using the dedicated address [email protected]


Vehicular access to Old Billingate is extremely limited and for this event will be tightly controlled. We are operating an off-site assimilation service, which will require you to deliver your exhibition materials to an off site location where they will be labelled for identification and then transferred by Event-Ops to your stand. Similarly, at the end of the event, Event-Ops will move packed down goods to the off-site location for you to collect. Event-Ops also offer a national and international door-to-door service. For more information, please contact [email protected]

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