Young Broker Sessions

  • Neil Jenkinson Neil Jenkinson
    Area Manager, BIBA

Welcome to BIBA YBD


Neil is the Area Manager for BIBA’s Northern Region and oversees the Young Broker initiative. Neil will discuss how you can get the most out of your day at BIBA 2020.

  • Janet Bebb Janet Bebb
    Director, Social Progress

How to get noticed and active on LinkedIn


Looking to get to grips with LinkedIn but wondering how to use it effectively for you, as a young broker and your business? Attend this interactive session and discover how using LinkedIn for just 15 minutes a day can help you get noticed.

Packed full of useful, practical tips to help you grow a valuable network, Janet will explain and show you how to create interesting content tailored to your connections and potential audience.

By attending this session, you should be able to:

  • explain how to maximise your profile
  • describe how to post content and publish articles
  • outline how to use video on LinkedIn
  • summarise how to build quality connections
  • describe how to use company pages
  • Dale Williams Dale Williams
    Senior VP, Marsh Commercial
  • Karen Weir Karen Weir
    MD, Weir Insurance
  • Holly Shepherd Holly Shepherd
    MD, Shepherd Compello
  • Brendan McManus Brendan McManus
    CEO, PIB Group

Do you want to unlock your full potential in your current career?


Take inspiration from our experienced panellists as they discuss their career paths in the industry.

By attending this session, you should be able to:

  • describe how to overcome blocks to achieving your full potential
  • summarise how to practice the Art of Networking
  • explain how to develop your leadership skills

Exhibition visits with Ambassadors


BIBA hosts Europe’s largest insurance exhibition where you will have the opportunity to network and have access to over 200 insurers and other industry related businesses, all in one place. Visit the exhibition stands on your own or take advantage of joining one of BIBA’s YB Ambassadors who will accompany you as you explore what’s on offer in the hall.



After grabbing yourself some lunch from one of the many catering points in the exhibition hall, return to the Cobden Rooms where you will have the opportunity to find out more about BIBA’s YB Ambassador initiative and how you, as a young broker, can get involved. Could you be one of our next Ambassadors?

  • Huw Edwards Huw Edwards

How to be confident in the workplace


Huw Edwards, Broadcaster

In this session, you will have a unique opportunity to hear from Broadcaster Huw Edwards. Huw anchors Britain’s most popular TV news bulletin, News at Ten and has continued to lead coverage of major national stories and events, from state visits to elections to the spectacular opening ceremony at the London Olympics watched by a record 27 million viewers in the UK alone.

Huw has interviewed Presidents, Prime Ministers and major figures in all areas of public life, but what are the secrets to his calm demeanour on camera? In a unique educational session, Huw will discuss how he manages to get the most out of interviews, how to stay calm and confident under pressure, and how to combat nerves in order to achieve your potential. With anecdotes about his life in the media, this session will be a terrific opportunity to hear from someone in the public eye at the very top of their game. You won’t want to miss it!

By attending this session, you should be able to:

  • explain how to be more confident in the workplace
  • summarise how best to combat nerves
  • describe how to interact with your customers

Networking with the YB Ambassadors


An opportunity for the young brokers to either return to the exhibition hall, or round off their day by networking with the YBAs over a beer or glass of wine in the Cobden Rooms.