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Women in the claims and damage management industry – Q&A with e-Learning & Training Development Manager, Jean Davenport

Despite positive advances in recent years, it has been well-documented that women still remain under-represented in the claims and damage management industry. In light of this, we recently caught up with our BDMA e-Learning & Training Development Manager, Jean Davenport, to discuss her experience of working within an industry that is traditionally dominated by men….

Women in the claims and damage management industry – Q&A with Office Manager, Sophie Bennett

Despite positive advances in recent years, it has been well-documented that women still remain under-represented in the claims and damage management industry. In light of this, we recently caught up with BDMA Office Manager, Sophie Bennett, to discuss her experience of working within an industry that is traditionally dominated by men. Can you tell us…

Using smart resourcing to manage surge claims in the digital age

For the damage management industry, capacity planning and capacity related issues are heavily influenced by the UK’s fluctuating weather patterns – now further complicated by the perceived effects of global warming. Irregular and significant storms, flooding, and freezing weather-related events create a significant draw on resource for damage management contractors. In periods of benign weather,…

2021: Predicting what’s next in an unpredictable world

For both mice and men, unexpected events serve as a reminder that even the best laid plans can be subject to change and uncertainty. In recent months, significant unexpected change has been collectively experienced at a global level with the dramatic and universal impact of COVID-19. For many, it has made 2020 a year to…

Sophie Bennett named as Finalist for the Unsung Hero Award at the Women in Insurance Awards 2020!

We’re delighted to announce that BDMA Office Manager and overall star, Sophie Bennett, has been named as a finalist for the Unsung Hero Award at the Women In Insurance Awards 2020! As many of you have dealt with Sophie personally over the years, we know you’ll agree with us when we say how much Sophie…

BDMA e-Academy sign ups surge with e-Learning discount

During the pandemic, to help support our members and the wider insurance industry, we made the decision to offer a range of our e-Learning courses at a discounted price or free of charge. Our rationale behind this was that whilst those in the damage management industry remained at home either due to self-isolation or being…

Getting ready for a post-virus economy with a rise in commercial claims

When lockdown began, a significant number of employees in the UK started working from home, with many businesses forced to close buildings temporarily. With equipment and workplaces remaining idle, there was a significant risk of buildings becoming damaged by fire, water and vandalism. With lockdown easing, this is the ideal time to ensure you’ll be…

Introducing the winner of ‘The BDMA’s Heroes’ feature!

In the June edition of The Standard we were delighted to be able to highlight those in the damage management industry who have gone above and beyond for their community and clients during the pandemic in our ‘The BDMA’s’ Heroes feature. We’re delighted to announce our top nominee for the award and the winner of the £500…

BDMA partners with CILA on e-Learning courses

The BDMA is delighted to be partnering with CILA to deliver a special offer on some of its courses during the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of these courses are available as free of charge.  These courses include: An Introduction to the BDMA – This short course outlines the BDMA’s mission, timeline, objectives and code of practice….

BDMA partners with ABI on e-Learning courses

The BDMA is delighted to be partnering with the ABI to deliver a special offer on some of its courses during the COVID-19 pandemic.