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Membership Update

In 2019 the BDMA carried out a wide-ranging governance review, which highlighted the benefit of streamlining and updating the BDMA’s membership system. In 2020, changes to the BDMA’s membership system were proposed to, and accepted by, the board. These changes are now in the process of being implemented. Some changes will be more obvious than…

Christmas Message from BDMA Chairman: John Thompson

As 2020 draws to a close, I would like to thank all our corporate and individual members for their exceptional response during these difficult times. The BDMA has continued to promote the benefits of our services at all levels including government and insurers. We have also been developing our online training to enable people to…

Introducing the new BDMA Chairman: John Thompson

The BDMA is delighted to announce the new appointment of John Thompson as BDMA Chairman, effective from 1st of December 2020. John has worked within the industry for over 30 years and has been a member of the BDMA since its inception. He has spent his working life hands on in the field, always demonstrating…

Women in the claims and damage management industry – Q&A with Plastic Surgeon’s National Account Manager, Lauren Robson

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 Plastic Surgeon’s National Account Manager, Lauren Robson, to discuss her experience of working within an industry that is traditionally dominated by men. Can you…

The BDMA’s new e-Learning partnership with the Environment Agency

The BDMA is proud to announce a partnership with the Environment Agency to deliver some of its groundbreaking flooding courses. These courses include: Supporting Children & Young People after Flooding – This ingenious course has been developed through research by Lancaster University in conjunction with Save the Children UK and the Economic & Social Research…

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…