UNA Conference 2019

We are delighted to be hosting this years annual conference at Oulton Hall Hotel in Yorkshire on 14th November.  It’s particularly pertinent that we are in Yorkshire as, our friends and founder Member, T L Dallas celebrate their centenary.

We will be welcoming delegates from both our Member companies and our Partners and this year’s itinerary is all about looking forward to the future whilst acknowledging the past with our apt tagline of “Back to the Future”.   We will have a couple of surprises along the way during the day and we’re delighted to be holding a 1920's themed evening of entertainment, to hark back to days of old.

The day’s programme sees the usual mix of keynote speakers, including behavioural economist, Mark Pittaccio and communication specialist Nick Looby along with interactive breakout sessions and lots of networking opportunities between the members and partners.




UNA Named Best Broker Network of the Year

We're delighted to announce that at the recent Broker Innovation Awards, we took home the prestigious title of Broker Network of the Year.

The team at UNA centrally would like to thank all our wonderful Members and Partner Insurers for their continued support and assistance.  We will always strive to work in true partnership for the benefits of you all.

Ryans Shortlisted for 2 Awards

UNA Member, Ryans is delighted to share that they’ve made it into the final few companies competing for not just one, but two, coveted wins in the UK Broker Awards. Shortlisted for both the Customer Service Award and the Training Award, they’re extremely proud of the work their teams do, both internally and for our customers, to ensure we all have the skills and experience to do our best.

The two awards that they’ve been shortlisted for dovetail together to highlight the continuing commitment of their people to making a difference, with employee engagement and development at the core.

Nicci Dedman-Munro, HR and Facilities Manager, said:  “We know that it’s our people who help our business thrive. So, we invest in their development, giving them the knowledge to shape their roles, based on their strengths and interests.”

Advocates of making insurance a career choice, not just a job, our people strategy includes recruitment from experienced and non-insurance backgrounds.

“From our apprentices through to our most experienced recruits, every employee is enrolled onto our training and competence scheme, delivering planned career development from induction, with regular ‘check-ins’ and annual reviews ensuring continuous progression. We’re also pioneering shared learning throughout the industry through our involvement with UNA Alliance.”

Speaking about the Customer Service Award, Robin Belsom, Managing Director, said: "Ryan's is a business that's built on customer service. And that's a fact that's backed up by our customers themselves, who have helped us this year, for the fourth year running, to acheive a Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award and a score of 4.9 out of 5 for service.

Being shortlisted as a finalist in the UK Broker Awards is wonderful recognition for our teams. We’re up against some great competition, and we’re very much looking forward to finding out who picks up the award at the event in September.”

UNA Announces New Partnership with QBE

UNA is proud to announce that as of 1 July, it has a new Partner Insurer in QBE.

Both organisations have worked well together previously, and benefiting from a fresh approach, we are delighted to once more work together in partnership.

There will be further announcements in due course, so watch this space....

Integro Rebrands to Tysers

UNA Member, Integro Insurance Brokers has revealed that its corporate and private clients division will be rebranded to Tysers on 1 July. 

This follows Integro’s purchase of Tysers’ parent company Hawkes Bay in March 2018.

The broking business detailed that its wholesale division has rebranded to Tysers immediately after the deal was completed.

As a result Tysers will have offices in Manchester, Hitchin and Aylesbury, in addition to its headquarters in London. The business specialises in commercial lines and private clients.

Integro explained that its entertainment and sport division, including the related private clients business, will continue to operate under the Integro brand.

UNA Board Member, Bob Pybus, head of the Corporate & Private Clients business commented:

“We have established a fantastic team of experienced brokers based in our regional offices.  Our strong and long-standing relationships with leading insurers and Lloyd’s syndicates will enable us to negotiate the very best deals for businesses.”

He continued:

“Whilst we will operate with the support of our London teams it is important that we offer our complete broking and risk service at a local level.  We already support many businesses in the regions and look forward to bringing the benefits of our expertise and solutions to many more over the coming months.”