@BIBA2017 – connect with your claims experts

10-11 May @ Manchester Central

Stand B48 – connect with Broker 1

Our Broker 1 team puts you on the front foot with your clients:

  • Supporting you in pre-nomination and pre-loss meetings
  • Easy access to the largest team of industry specialists and claims experts
  • Market leading cyber and technology expertise
  • Property valuations service – reassurance that adequate buildings cover is in place
  • Flood resilience and repair service – help reduce the impact of future flooding on your clients’ business

Stand B48 – connect and…

  • Cool down – grab an ice cream or chill out during happy hour – Wednesday 10 May between 15:30 and 17:30 – with a cold beer or glass of fizz
  • Get risk insight – FREE ‘Ask the Doctor’ cyber and business interruption clinics – a better understanding of these complex areas of risk
  • 1:1 consultations with:
    – Cyber expert, Dr Mark Hawksworth, Global Technology Specialist Practice Group Leader, or
    – Specialist forensic accountant, Nick Longson, FAS Global senior manager
    By appointment only – BOOK NOW! Only a few spaces left. For more information and to book contact [email protected].
  • Collect some great giveaways – protect your digital identity with:
    – FREE laptop webcam covers and
    – FREE anti-skimming credit card holders

Stand B48 – connect with our @BIBA2017 team:

  • David Aiston, Strategic Business Development Director
  • Steve Gargano, Broker 1 Business Development Director
  • Mark George, Director, Global Specialty Markets
  • Leo Gibbons, Global Specialty Markets Director
  • Neil Gibson, Loss Adjusting Services Director
  • Mark Hawksworth, Global Technology Specialist Practice Group Leader*
  • Nick Longson, FAS Global Senior Manager**
  • Ian McLennan, Broker 1 Business Development Director
  • David Pigot, Chief Executive Officer*
  • Giles Smallwood, Head of Broker Business Development
  • April Stowers, Broker 1 Business Development Director
  • Richard Ward, Chairman*
    * Attending Wednesday only
    ** Attending Thursday only

Contact [email protected] if you would like to connect with our team @BIBA2017 or book into the ‘Ask the Doctor’ clinics.

We look forward to welcoming you when you visit our stand B48 @BIBA2017. Drop in anytime and cool off with one of our delicious ice creams.

HAPPY HOUR – WEDNESDAY 10 MAY BETWEEN 15:30 and 17:30 – is not to be missed!
Have a chat and chill with a cold beer or a glass of prosecco.

Multiple fraudster receives 14 months prison sentence

Mr C, a leading figure in Manchester’s Asian community, was today given a custodial sentence of 14 months for a total of six offences of fraud by false presentation – including a charge for insurance fraud that was brought against him by Allianz – at Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester.

Mr C was one of the main organisers of a large outdoor Mela – a two-day Asian festival – held annually in one of Oldham Council’s municipal parks. On 7 July 2012 a lorry, delivering a large TV screen for the event, reversed into and damaged one of the stone pillars in the park. Cunningham Lindsey was appointed by Allianz, motor insurers for the company making the delivery, to handle the third party claim.

Neil Hanson, Complex Loss Investigator for Cunningham Lindsey, explains: “It was a relatively straightforward claim for third party damage to Oldham Council property, with presented repair costs totalling around £31,000. It seemed odd that payment was being made directly to Mr C and so we decided to investigate further with Oldham Council. We were informed that the required repairs had already been carried out and payment of the Council’s invoice – approximately £2,000 – had been received directly from Mr C and his foundation. Mr C had clearly submitted false and grossly inflated invoices to insurers against this claim. But it didn’t end there.

“During our meeting, the Oldham Council representative happened to mention that they had also been approached by another claims investigator who was looking into a much larger claim for around £100,000, involving Mr C and the Mela event. During subsequent meetings, we uncovered a range of other discrepancies and decided that this was a matter for the Police to investigate. All the information on Mr C’s activities was then passed on to the Greater Manchester Police Fraud Investigation Team and they have spent the last four years collecting the required evidence to bring Mr C to justice.”

Mark Merrix, fraud manager, Allianz commented: “Working very closely with loss adjusters like Cunningham Lindsey allows us to investigate fraudulent claims to protect our honest policyholders. Unfortunately this case is an example, which highlights that a small minority of people will go to extreme lengths for their own financial gain. It’s a great shame that such a popular and successful community event will now have associations with a fraudster”.