Non-standard specialist Plum Underwriting has doubled the size of its Back To The Broker training events. The latest, held in Birmingham hosted over 40 attendees from 20 broking firms, double the number of attendees present at the last event in Bristol in November and the first event in London in June last year. Plum plans to continue expanding the national open-forum event to meet broker demand.
Back to the Broker aims to enhance brokers’ ability to cater for non-standard household insurance risks. The events include case-studies to highlight live examples of the difficulty those with non-standard risk profiles face in obtaining insurance in the standard market. In the event brokers can quiz speakers in more depth about the issues raised. Attending brokers are awarded CPD points for participating, and all post-session feedback provided by brokers has a direct bearing on the products and services Plum offers.
Plum managing director David Whitaker said: “The Back to the Broker events are part of our commitment to brokers, helping them gain a sharper understanding of how to respond to the demand for non-standard risks. By creating a knowledge-sharing environment, Plum seeks to add job-useful value to brokers and build closer working relationships with them for mutual benefit and for that of end policyholders. It is fantastic to see the popularity of this initiative has led us to up the scale of the events”.