Broker Expo

Broker Expo is the only UK event that enables both brokers and insurers to do more business in one day than in three months. Meet contacts to advance your work, join sessions tackling key issues facing the broking community and get the business takeaways needed to bring back to the office.

Broker Expo

10 October 2024

NEC, Birmingham



broker only audience


exhibitors and sponsors






unique companies attended

David Martin
David Martin

Managing director UK commercial and chief distribution officer


Dave Martin joined Aviva in April 2023 as Managing Director, UK Commercial and Chief Distribution Officer, and sits on the UKGI Executive Committee. Dave is responsible for setting and leading the strategic direction of Distribution and responsible for driving profitable growth in our UK Commercial business across Digital SME and Mid-Market.

Dave has spent 34 years in the insurance industry in a number of roles, having started as an apprentice handling personal motor in Bristol. Most recently Dave was Head of Retail Management at Zurich where he led the Personal Lines, Direct, Digital and Mid Commercial businesses.

Nick Hobbs

Chief distribution officer


Nick Hobbs became the Director of Broker Markets, Commercial & Personal, in November 2016 having formerly been the Head of Strategic Account Management, Commercial and Personal. He is responsible for Allianz’s London Region, Broker Distribution Management and jointly responsible for the Commercial Broker Markets business.  

Nick has been with Allianz group since 2001 and with Allianz UK since 2011. Prior to joining Allianz UK he undertook various roles in AGCS (Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality) in the UK, Europe and North America.

Lisa Sturley
Lisa Sturley

Head of department, market Interventions, insurance

Financial Conduct Authority

Lisa has 30+ years of financial services experience including roles at RBS and Credit Suisse. Lisa’s responsibilities as a regulator, including with predecessor organisations, IMRO and FSA, have primarily been in supervision, covering investment management, deposit takers, life insurance and most recently general insurance firms. Lisa has led the Retail General Insurance Supervision Department during the implementation of the General Insurance Pricing Practice rules and Consumer Duty. 

Liz Mitchell
Liz Mitchell

Director and founder

Flood Assist

David Nichols
David Nichols

Head of retail


David was appointed to head of retail in January 2023 and is responsible for our Personal Lines, Commercial SME and Mid-Market propositions. 

David's been with Zurich for over 20 years and joined our Executive team in 2026 as our UKGI Chief Operations Officer, before moving to our UK Claims team as Chief Claims officer in 2017.

David's breadth of strategic and operational expertise, strong customer and broker focus, and passion for continuous improvement, whilst using technology, has resulted in great customer and broker outcomes in the roles he's held at Zurich. 

Before joining Zurich, David spent time at Aviva and held several senior positions. 

neil peters
Neil Peters

VP, national director, branch network, Arch UK regional division

Arch Insurance

Neil Peters serves as VP, National Director, Branch Network for Arch UK Regional Division with responsibility for the 10 Regional Trading offices.

Neil joined Arch in January 2019 when it purchased the UK Regional Division from the Ardonagh Group. When Neil joined Arch he held the position of Regional Director, South, responsible for four Branches in the South of England.

He has 30 years’ experience in leadership, development and underwriting roles for Ardonagh, RSA, Fusion Insurance Services, Independent Insurance Co. and Commercial Union. 

Guest Speaker

Andrew Jenkins

Former insurance broker and finalist on ‘The Traitors’ 2024

Beyond the cloak; from tragedy to triumph, living authentically as a TV celebrity

Who joined us at Broker Expo 2023?

Broker Expo is the only 100% insurance broker audience event. 

410 unique brokerages attended last year. Will you join us this October? 


Brown and Brown insurance
Company profile

We combine innovative technology with a collaborative approach to transform the
commercial insurance broking model. We firmly believe that great insurance brokers
need to have state-of-the-art tools and supportive peers, but also to be trusted in
front of clients and the market. Traditional broking firms are often stuck with legacy technology where more and more brokers are spending too much time on administration rather than in front of
clients. This is why we’ve adopted a new, innovative way of running our organisation. We were voted Best Insurance Employer of 2020 by the industry’s leading publication. This is no accident - we’ve
purposefully designed a progressive and modern culture. We’re clearly doing things right, as we were re-nominated for 2021!

Company profile

Voted Network of the Year, the only Network with global broker backing, a Network that values independence as a cornerstone and provides our global resources to achieve your aspirations. Our own CPD accredited Business School, Marketing Consultancy, fantastic Insurer Relationships, access to decision makers and an active Networking programme are all part of the personal attention you receive to build your business.


Quality over quantity, you get what you need, when you need it and you grow your business as you want to. Local and Global, you are with Willis Towers Watson Networks. to find our more and join,

Clear Group
Company profile

Jensten London Markets

Jensten London Markets aims to be different and has service and relationships at the heart of all we do. Our experienced team’s expertise in a wide range of sectors puts you in the perfect position to help you with your ‘Risks with a Story’.  

17 Group
Alan Boswell
David Roberts & Partners Group
Grove & Dean
Romero Insurance Brokers
W Denis Group
Company profile

THB’s new name is Amwins Global Risks. We’re still based in London and we still have dedicated teams serving only UK brokers with UK risks. And yes, we are still 100% wholesale – we have no competing retail arm. With the power of $26 billion in annual premium working for our UK clients just as much as for our global clients.”

C&C Insurance Brokers
One Sure Insurance
Academy Insurance Services
Berkeley Insurance Group
Movo Insurance Brokers
Premium Choice
Brunel Group
Freedom Brokers
Principal Insurance
Wesleyan Financial Services
Finch Insurance
Ataraxia Broking Ltd
Bishopsgate Insurance Brokers
Empire Brokers Ltd
James Hallam
Nice 1 Limited
One Call Commercial
Prizm Solutions
Simply Business
Company profile

SJL Insurance Services is an innovative, forward thinking underwriting agency and Lloyd’s broker with clients located worldwide. We provide fantastic service and products to a large number of intermediaries throughout the UK.

Specialising in property we underwrite our own schemes for vacant or let, commercial or residential risks.

In addition we can assist in placing pubs, restaurants and takeaways and most other hospitality and entertainment venues and our growth has been built on a solid foundation of mutually beneficial relationships and long term partnerships with brokers.

We have delegated authority for shops, offices and surgeries and are seen by our partners as a go-to provider for beauty, tattoo and hairdresser risks.

We can also access many markets for financial lines business (D&O, cyber, PI), commercial combined and complex liability risks; our aim is always to deliver a full and diverse range of insurance products with a great service at competitive premiums with generous commission.

T&R Direct Ltd
Think Insurance



Exclusive insights
Top speakers

Hear from leaders of broker giants, trailblazing regional brokers, insurers, regulators, government, academics, MGAs and Insurtech’s across 4 stages. 

Practical workshops

With everything from our exclusive Broker Compliance Clinic in association with the FCA, to our social media and sales strategy workshops, have your questions answered and leave with implementable tools and strategies to take your business to the next level. 

Effective networking

Our bespoke event app matches you with relevant partners, and facilitates effective networking in our dedicated networking zone, to help you get business done 

all brokers
Accessible for all brokers

UK Broker Week is open to all – SMEs, incumbents, CEOs, apprentices, regional, national – across all business lines and specialisms. It’s the one stop shop for the entire broker market, where we embrace accessibility and diversity.  

10 October 2024
2024-10-10 08:00:00 +0100

Exhibit at Broker Expo

Whether you represent a major insurer, a small firm, or a technology vendor, Broker Expo is your opportunity to engage with over 1000 insurance brokers in just one day. Elevate your brand by exhibiting this October.