Mactavish was delighted to be a part of BIBA 2015 in Manchester last month. A highly productive time was had by all. Our stand was buzzing with activity and visitors from start to finish – with much interest being shown in our views on Insurance Act 2015 implications. Lord Hunt of Wirral, the current Chairman of BIBA, also paid us a visit on our Stand. (See pic here of Lord Hunt in deep conversation with Mactavish CEO, Bruce Hepburn).

Lord Hunt on Mactavish stand

We were also delighted to have the opportunity to launch the BIBA/Mactavish ‘Introductory Guide to the Insurance Act’ booklet with our colleagues at BIBA: Steve White, BIBA Chief Executive and Graeme Trudgill, Executive Director of BIBA (see the launch pic above). Many thanks must go also to our Guide sponsors, Aviva and QBE, who were also fully involved with the launch of the Guide both on their respective stands and via active communication on social media.

Beyond the intense activity on our Mactavish stand and the wider networking involved across BIBA, we were also delighted to host a Fringe event to launch the Insurance Act Guide. The Guide was launched to a packed room of interested brokers eager to hear more from our CEO Bruce Hepburn and our insurance governance adviser and former Law Commissioner, David Hertzell, on the implications of the Guide. Brokerbility Chairman and Chartered Insurance Institute President, Ashwin Mistry, also played a lead role in presenting the impact of the Guide’s importance to the Fringe event audience. We were also delighted to be joined on the post-presentation Panel at the Fringe event by our sponsor experts Amanda Doran, Head of Commercial Combined from QBE and Ian Ferguson, Customer Solutions Director Commercial Lines, UKGI, from Aviva. (See pic here of from L to R Ian Ferguson, Aviva; Amanda Doran, QBE and Bruce Hepburn, Mactavish).


The implications of the Insurance Act which comes into fruition in August 2016 are many and our Guide demonstrates the clear need for everyone to act swiftly to ensure compliance by the time the incoming Act comes into force. If you were at BIBA and still have some questions about Insurance Act implications or have some questions about the Act from reading this BIBA Conference review, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Simply email Senior Analyst, Tom Miskin, who can be contacted at if you would like to speak to one of our expert Insurance Governance team about Insurance Act implications.

As you can imagine, with Insurance Act 2015 just a few months away from coming into force by next year’s Conference, you can imagine that Mactavish’s activities at BIBA 2016 will be even more intense and busy. We’re looking forward to it!