STOP PRESS: In the end my return to big corporate was (very) short lived and so Alea is very much still going and open for business.  This podcast is an honest reflection on my thoughts at the time and I hope therefore useful to people considering making the move in either direction. If you want.. read more →

I spoke at a UK Vaping conference to encourage e-cigarette companies to work together with insurers to improve the pricing and proposition for vapers.  Following the conference this article quoting me was published in the Daily Mail summarising the current position – from which I think we need to generate change to ensure the fair treatment of.. read more →

Read my final article for Synaptic magazine here. In it I urge people to talk more about their personal experiences, and share the pretty rough start to the year people I loved were having. I’m pleased to be part of a group of people who are committed to sharing their own stories and overlapping rather.. read more →

An article out in the Synpatic magazine reflecting on my time as Chair of the previous CI Statement of Best Practice and considering the Current issues and future opportunities for CI . Take a look and let me know what you think! read more →

An article for Synaptic’s quarterly magazine on how to use the data your business has to its fullest potential (with some rather dramatic phrasing!) How to survive the Great Protection Apocalypse   read more →

An article I wrote about the need to build products that don’t just allow people to claim “if the worse happens” but adds value to their lives along the way too.  And all prompted by a survey on mobile phone use… Making the claim the 11th most important reason to buy insurance   read more →

16 Dec 2016
December 16, 2016

Merry Christmas!

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As I come to the end of my first full year in self-employment I’m proud of what I’ve achieved so far and really excited by what’s ahead. I’ve learned more about processes and products, sales and marketing, twitter and taxes than I would ever have imagined.  Overall though the best parts of 2016 for me have.. read more →

An article I wrote with Andrew Wilkinson from Protection specialists Moneysworth on the need to improve IP processes to match the marketing promises was the Cover magazine lead article this month. To read the full story go here: read more →

24 Aug 2016
August 24, 2016

A grumpy rant about time

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I do try. I try to be positive. I try to be constructive and sympathetic to those bound up by corporate realities – well aware that I’ve been bound by the same ties and gags in the past (and may well be again in the future!) But blame it on the weather, the post Olympic.. read more →

My thoughts on innovation in life insurance – as published in Life Insurance International: read more →