Blogs

INTRODUCING OUR NEW WEBINAR: SUPPORTING AN INSURERS ESG STRATEGY – THE NEW SUPPLIER IMPERATIVE

We are delighted to announce our ‘Supporting An Insurers ESG Strategy – The New Supplier Imperative’ webinar! The next in our series of highly successful webinars, sees us focusing on the seismic topic of sustainability. The unavoidable fact is that if you want to work with insurers, you need to demonstrate Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance….

Membership Categories Update – Claims Technician

As part of a wide-ranging governance review recently conducted, the benefit of streamlining and updating the BDMA’s membership system became highlighted, and we are pleased to share another important update with you.  Continuing the revamp of our membership structure, we have now completed the change from Claims Practitioner to Claims Technician. Existing Claims Practitioners are…

Specialist Restorer Review

Earlier this year we made the decision to discontinue the Specialist Affiliate membership category, with the majority of members within that category electing to go through a panel assessment to become Specialist Restorers. To help provide an insight into this membership change and about being a Specialist Restorer accredited member, we asked constituency representative Adam…

Interview with Dr Barry White Award Winner Richard Milner

We recently sat down with Dr Barry White Award winner Richard Milner of Rainbow International York. In this interview, Richard not only shares what winning this award means to him but also discusses his experiences when sitting our examinations and his time as a BDMA member. Are you considering taking part in one of our…

Dr Barry White Award for Examination Excellence

In honour of Dr Barry White, The BDMA is extremely proud to introduce the Dr Barry White Award for Examination Excellence. This award is given in Dr White’s name to reflect the candidate who has achieved the highest examination scores across all of the BDMA modules in a given annual period. Dr Barry White was…

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…