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Tuesday, 3 March 2020
The History and Future of Networks, by James Sharp for Insurance Age - February 2020. Following my years at Ten, you’d think I would jump at the chance of saying something about networks, however, my earlier piece on the state of the PI Market proved somewhat less taxing. I was but a canvas on to which knowledgeable brokers could daub their opinions. This time I am tempered only by the advice of former colleagues, not to give away any bright ideas, not to say anything nice about anybody else and…
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Earlier this year TEn was the subject of a Cyber Attack of broadly the same sort as that which seriously affected thousands of organisations across the globe on the 12th May. Although the hackers found a ‘chink in our armour’ – which ideally should not have been there – we were fortunate to have further levels of distribution and redundancy behind our front-line defences. In our case, the Ransomware encrypted the Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on our servers, but could not reach our emails on…
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Following the publication of the FCA’s Thematic Review about AR Networks and their Principals, it would be fair to say that there has been more than a little speculation regarding which of them the regulator’s sensational findings were referring to. I believe that TEn has been the only Principal to admit to welcoming an FCA visit, even before publication of the Thematic Review. Indeed, I have confided to a number of industry journalists since January, “Yep, we had the full colonoscopy.” Having myself…
Friday, 16 October 2015
Do you remember Peter, Paul and Mary, the 60s folk singing trio? Their greatest hit was entitled Where have all the flowers gone, although by the end of the song they were ultimately enquiring into the whereabouts of all the soldiers. “Gone to graveyards every one” was their final conclusion. In 1991, when first I was elevated to the Sales Manager position at broker software house MCS, I purchased a database of 11,000 operating insurance brokers. 24 years later, roughly the span of a generation,…
Site map coming fairly soon...
...in the New Year probably.
The site map will be an aid to navigation around our various websites. Of course, these sites have just undergone a major structural update and things are still changing.
So, it’s a bit like when a supermarket periodically shifts things around, either, just for the hell of it, or, because they have decided to squeeze in a click & collect point, where the bread used to be.
As stuff relocates, consequently, leaving the signs above the ends of the aisles as they were before, could become confusing.
Our current situation here is very similar.
Mind you, whether before or after the reorganisation, you can never find the Tahini paste. You always have to ask.