The Insurance Network (TIN) was established in 2004 and provides director-level executives from the UK insurance sector with a strategy and benchmarking forum to explore and discuss the strategic challenges facing their businesses and the sector as a whole.
The Insurance Network hosts four annual, one day conferences and a series of breakfast briefings and webinars on an ad hoc basis. The events are for members and non-members alike.
For attendees, the network represents an opportunity to meet their peers in both formal and informal environments, share strategic thinking, benchmark with each other and stay informed of the latest issues drving change in the sector.
For sponsors, TIN acts as a partner and catalyst in their business development process by providing the opportunity to interact with the top tier of their marketplace – not just at a “one-off” event, but in an ongoing relationship.
Our Golden Rules
We follow 4 Golden Rules that we feel ensure value for both our delegates and sponsors.
Meet the team behind the events
Born in the midlands, quickly removed to Denmark (where I gained my blond hair) I then returned to Cardiff before spending my formative years in the north west
Before launching The Insurance Network with Phil, and stints as a conference producer at Osney Media and World Trade Group, I was a chef, park ranger and sports ground line-marker.
I am responsible for putting together the conference agendas and looking after the relationships with our speakers and advisory boards. I also have overall responsibility for finance, the day to day management of the business, running the Maidstone office, and mitigating Phil's impact on all of the above.
Today, as an international man of (little) mystery, I’m consumed by tennis (a new hobby), cycling, football (an old one), cars (generally fast and shiny), food and wine. On days off I follow orders from my family and enjoy misquoting film lines.
I co-founded The Insurance Network with Jeremy in 2005. I look after the relationships with our sponsors, and run the Ludlow office where Cole, Oscar & Tom are also based.
My twenties were spent in Jakarta, DJing and running club nights and nightclubs, and here Trainboy was born. My thirties saw me in London working in multimedia, web design and learning the conference trade at Osney Media, where Jeremy and I first crossed paths.
In 2012 I moved to Ludlow in Shropshire so my 2 young girls could grow up in the country, and opened the Ludlow office. In 2017 we escaped the local business park and we are now happily ensconsed above a very good restaurant. Despite all of that I do still miss lunch in London.
Hobbies and interests include DJing (Trainboy lives!), cricket (I skipper the Ludlow Nomads CC - sponsored by TIN), cycling, taming the garden and enjoying indulgent food and decent wine. Especially the wine.
Head of Operations
I’ve worked for The Insurance Network since 2014, currently I work with Phil, Oscar & Tom in the Ludlow office. Initially working within the data department my responsibilities have grown to include accounts/credit control and event management… as well as IT. I suspect I do the things no one else wants to do.
In 2021 I became Head of Operations taking control of the day-to-day within the company with responsibilities covering data, accounts, event management and facilities to name a few!
Prior to joining the TIN team, I worked in a high-end jewellery and watch boutique where I developed an expensive liking for luxury watches… and to stop from bankrupting myself with timepieces I also enjoy spending time with my wife and young son, mastering the Art of the Barbecue, and all things technology. I live in a quiet countryside village, which is home to the first community-owned pub in Herefordshire, which I am duty bound to support.
Data & Operations Manager
I joined The Insurance Network in July 2018, working within the data department as a Database & Data Research Executive. I’m based in the Ludlow office, working alongside Phil, Cole & Tom.
In 2021 I took over the day-to-day management of Data within the company while working closely with operations assisting with the logistics of delivering our events.
I am a bit of an adrenaline junkie, loving all things mountain biking, fast cars and - most importantly - skiing.
Sales & Membership Manager
I joined The Insurance Network in March 2023, and I work with the team in the Ludlow office. I look after delegate sales and membership of The Insurance Network.
I studied at St Andrews University before returning to Ludlow which I have always considered as my home.
Before joining The Insurance Network, I was involved in a number of enterprises where I indulged my passions for property development, music production and performance.
In my spare time, I love to be outdoors with my faithful Basset Hound enjoying the beautiful, local countryside, or making music and DJ-ing at events.
Research & Production Manager
I joined The Insurance Network in March 2023, and work alongside Jeremy in the Maidstone office. I primarily work on the production side of the business.
Prior to joining The Insurance Network, I was a freelance graphic designer for 7 years, and completed work for a range of prestigious clients. From corporate giants like MTR, to World Champion Boxers, NFL players, and my mate Frankie.
When I’m not performing daddy duties, I enjoy long walks in the Kent countryside, watching the boxing when it’s on, and eating all the cake.
Stump Up For Trees
TIN is supporting SUFT by funding the planting and maintenance of native broadleaf trees in the Brecon Beacons: we plant a tree for everyone who attends TIN events.
So far we have planted more than 2300 trees. That's a TINwood. We want a TINforest.
You can check our progress below...
of our Target of £20,000 before the end of 2024