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Office opening hours for the festive season

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Our office opening hours for the festive season are as follows:

  • Friday 22nd December – 9am – 1pm
  • Monday 25th – Tuesday 26th December – closed
  • Wednesday 27th December – 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday 28th December – 9am – 5pm
  • Friday 29th December – 9am – 1pm
  • Monday 1st January – closed
  • Tuesday 2nd January – normal working hours resume

 

We hope that you have a relaxing break, stay safe and we look forward to working with you in 2024!

 

Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

 

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Meet the Market event – November 2023

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Another Successful Meet the Market Event! 

We would like to express our thanks to everyone who joined us for our Meet the Market event on 15 November. The event showcased Citynet’s services through presentations and insightful Q&A sessions led by our experts in various fields, including Property & Casualty, Professional Risks, Motor Fleet, and Underwriting.

A notable highlight of the day was the enlightening lecture delivered by Jason Ozin, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at PIB Group, focusing on the ever-relevant topic of the Cyber Threat Landscape. In a world where cyber threats pose significant risks, this session emphasized the importance of staying informed, being aware of potential consequences, and preparing for the inevitable in case of a security breach.

However, the true standout of the event was the guided tour of Lloyds of London, skilfully led by Mark Crisp and Marcus Simeoni. This exclusive experience offered our guests a rare glimpse into the inner workings of one of the world’s most prestigious insurance markets. While the 11th floor of the building was unfortunately closed to visitors, we hope that everyone found the tour to be both enlightening and educational.

We extend our sincere thanks to all our guests, staff members, and speakers for contributing to the success of our Meet the Market event. Here’s to ongoing learning, growth, and success in our dynamic and ever-evolving industry! 🚀

Although this marks the conclusion of this year’s Meet the Market events, stay tuned for more exciting events next year. If you’re interested in participating, simply drop us an email, and stay tuned for confirmed dates to follow.

 

 

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Citynet meets with representants of Royal British Legion

 

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IT’S TIME TO DON YOUR POPPIES!

Representatives from the Royal British Legion recently visited Citynet’s office for a collection and brief discussions. It was a proud moment to engage with individuals serving in the armed forces, dedicating their lives to protect the nation. In various ways, we’ve all contributed to show our appreciation and respect for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in safeguarding our country and its people.

Lloyd’s of London annually hosts a Remembrance Ceremony, and this year’s event is scheduled for Friday, November 10th, where they will ring the Lutine Bell. poppy_day3

For those unfamiliar with the Remembrance Day event, let’s address some common questions:

What does Remembrance Day represent?

Each year, Remembrance Sunday offers a national opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice of those who defended our freedoms and upheld our way of life. We remember the Armed Forces and their families, both from Britain and the Commonwealth, along with the vital role played by emergency services and those who have lost their lives due to conflict or terrorism. From people wearing poppies to moments of silence in remembrance, there are various aspects associated with this special occasion.

When is Remembrance Day?

Each year, the country expresses gratitude and respect for those who lost their lives in wars worldwide on Remembrance Sunday. This day coincides with the actual date of the World War I armistice, which occurred at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918. Therefore, Remembrance Day will be observed on Saturday, November 11 this year.

When do people start wearing poppies?

Many individuals begin wearing their poppies on October 31, 11 days before Remembrance Day. However, some may wait until after Halloween and Bonfire Night festivities before pinning them.

How to wear a Remembrance Day poppy?

There is ongoing debate about which side to pin your poppy badge. Many argue that it should be worn on the left side, close to the heart, where members of the armed forces also wear their medals. Nonetheless, the Royal British Legion states that there is no “correct way” to wear a poppy if you’re not in the military. They emphasize that it’s a matter of personal choice and simply ask that if you choose to wear a poppy, you do so with pride.

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Why do people wear poppies?

Poppies are a tribute to World War I. During the war, the battle-ravaged fields of France and Belgium were left barren. In 1915, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote about poppies in his famous poem, “In Flanders Fields.” When the war concluded and the land began to recover, red poppies were among the first plants to reappear. Consequently, red poppies became synonymous with the war and the sacrifices made by courageous soldiers. The RBL explains that the American War Secretary, Moina Michael, then purchased poppies to raise funds for those in need following the war.

This symbolic emblem ‘Red Poppy’ was subsequently adopted by the Royal British Legion in 1921 when they launched their first Poppy Appeal.

 

 

 

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Meet the Market event – October 2023

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A Successful Meet the Market Event! 

Citynet’s Meet the Market event, held on 18th October 2023, was a resounding success, and we want to express our thanks to everyone who joined us for this remarkable gathering. The event was dedicated to our Movo Partnership partners, and we were delighted to witness the exceptional level of interaction and engagement from our attendees.

The event showcased Citynet’s services, with presentations and Q&A sessions by our experts from the Property & Casualty, Professional Risks, Motor Fleet, and Underwriting divisions.

One of the standout moments of the day was the enlightening lecture on Cyber Insurance delivered by Scott and James from DUAL UK. Their presentation served as a reminder of the constant evolution and innovation within our dynamic industry. In a world where cyber threats continue to pose a significant risk to businesses and individuals, this session highlighted the importance of staying informed and prepared.

However, the true highlight of the event was the Lloyds of London tour, expertly guided by Mark Crisp, Tiku Patel, and Colin Reid. This unique experience provided our guests with a rare glimpse into the inner workings of one of the most prestigious insurance markets in the world. We hope that everyone who had the privilege of participating in the tour found it to be an eye-opening and educational experience.

We extend our sincere thanks to all our guests, partners, and speakers for making our Meet the Market event a resounding success. Here’s to continuous learning, growth, and success in our dynamic and ever-evolving industry! 🚀

Stay tuned for more updates and exciting opportunities that Citynet Insurance Brokers will continue to offer.

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🍰☕ MacMillan Coffee morning at Citynet Insurance Brokers! ☕🍰

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We were thrilled to have hosted the #MacMillan Coffee Morning event at our office!

It was a heart-warming occasion where we all came together over hot cups of coffee and tea ☕, indulged in a delectable spread of cakes and pastries lovingly provided by our incredible staff 🍰, and engaged in meaningful conversations while taking a well-deserved break 💬.

MacMillan Cancer Support has had a profound impact on the lives of those affected by cancer, and this event was our way of supporting their remarkable efforts. Every contribution made a significant difference in enabling MacMillan to continue their vital work.

We are delighted to announce that we exceeded our office donations target, raising an impressive £389 and counting! A heartfelt Thank You to all our team members who participated by either offering delicious treats or making contributions!

With every sip and every bite, we took one step closer to a world without cancer. ❤️☕

#CitynetCares #MacMillanCoffeeMorning #CommunityUnity #coffeemorning #together

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Citynet’s Meet the Market Event – September 2023

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Showcasing Excellence at Citynet’s Meet the Market Event

Citynet Insurance Brokers hosted on 20th September 2023 a successful “Meet the Market” event to say Thank You to its broker partners. This gathering provided a remarkable platform for highlighting the diverse range of services offered by Citynet, including Property & Casualty, Professional Indemnity (PI), Motor Fleet, and Underwriting. The event was not only a testament to Citynet’s commitment to its broker partners but also an opportunity for attendees to gain exclusive insights into the heart of the global insurance industry.

A Showcase of Services

Citynet’s Meet the Market event, served as an excellent avenue to showcase our expansive portfolio of services. From Property & Casualty insurance to Professional Indemnity, Motor Fleet coverage, and Underwriting solutions, Citynet offers a comprehensive suite of options to meet the diverse needs of our clients. The event allowed our broker partners to explore and discuss these services in a focused and interactive setting.

Behind the Scenes at Lloyd’s of London

One of the highlights of the event was an exclusive guided tour of Lloyd’s of London, a renowned insurance market known for its historical significance and global influence. Our broker partners were treated to a unique behind-the-scenes look at this iconic institution.
Our very own, Marcus Simeoni, Mark Crisp, and Tiku Patel expertly guided the tour, offering our guests a priceless opportunity to experience first-hand the intricate operations of one of the world’s most esteemed insurance markets.

Lloyd’s of London is known for its rich history, having been established in 1686. The market has played a pivotal role in the global insurance industry and continues to be a hub for innovation and expertise. The tour allowed participants to gain insights into how Lloyd’s operates, how underwriting is conducted, and the mechanisms that drive this world-class insurance marketplace.

A Look Towards the Future

The success of the Meet the Market event is a testament of our unwavering dedication to our broker partners and the insurance sector as a whole. It provided a platform for Citynet to express its thanks to its partners and demonstrate the wide range of services we offer. The guided tour of Lloyd’s of London was an extraordinary experience that deepened attendees’ understanding of the insurance market’s core operations.

Citynet Insurance Brokers is already looking forward to its next Meet the Market events in October and November. This ongoing commitment to fostering strong relationships and providing unique insights into the industry underscores Citynet’s dedication to its broker partners and the insurance community.

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BIBA 2023 – Citynet’s Rain Bar event – A day to remember!

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CITYNET’S RAIN BAR EVENT IN MANCHESTER HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS!
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What an amazing turnout at the Rain Bar in Manchester, during the Biba Conference 2023!

We had so many guests attending, both familiar faces and new, joining us for an unforgettable afternoon. Thank you to all of you who attended for making it an event to cherish! 💙

The highlight of the event was undoubtedly the incredible community we witnessed forming within the walls of the Rain Bar. Laughter filled the air as conversations flowed freely. It was heart-warming to see so many people coming together and enjoying each other’s company.

We want to extend our big thanks to all the Rain Bar staff who were amazing throughout and made sure our event was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone there.

Following on last year’s event success, Citynet’s Rain Bar event has proved to be ‘The Go To’ event in Manchester during the BIBA Conference, this year.

The weather, although quite temperamental, did not stop our guests from coming in their hundreds. The Rain Bar proved to be a vibrant and welcoming space where people come to unwind and have meaningful conversations in a relaxing atmosphere while having a drink and a bite to eat.

To ensure our event remains on your agenda we would appreciate any feedback and suggestions. If you attended our Rain Bar event, please feel free to share any thoughts or recommendations you may have by taking the following survey. It will only take a minute of your time.

 

COMPLETE OUR SURVEY NOW

Once again, if you joined us, thank you for making our event a memorable one. if you have not, please let us know if you would like to be added to our guest list for next year’s event.

We genuinely appreciate your support, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again next year at the same venue on 15th May 2024.

 

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Join Citynet’s annual BIBA event at the Rain Bar in Manchester

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RISING TO THE CHALLENGE!

 

After a highly successful event last year, Citynet Insurance Brokers cordially invite you to join them once again at the Rain Bar during the bustling #BIBAConference. We personally invite you to come and meet our team of industry specialists on Wednesday, May 10th, starting at 1pm.

You can enjoy complimentary refreshments while taking a break from the conference or discussing any particular risks with us. Our teams will be more than happy to welcome and assist you with any queries you may have.

To let us know you plan on attending, please click on the “REGISTER NOW” button. If you wish to arrange a meeting with one of our market specialists, please leave a brief message in the comments section, and we will be delighted to assist you.

Citynet Insurance Brokers boasts one of the largest and most ambitious broking teams in the Casualty, Liability, and Motor markets. By capitalising on our wide market reach and our strong market presence, we endeavour to obtain the most comprehensive cover and best possible terms for your clients.

Our brokerage places over £250m GWP into the Lloyd’s and London Market, and combined with our parent company PIB Group, we influence or place an aggregate premium of £1.5bn GWP.

 

COMPETITION TIME!

 

We’re upholding our BIBA tradition by providing our visitors with an opportunity to participate in a prize draw. Our guests have won numerous incredible prizes over the years.

This year is no exception. If you plan on meeting us at The Rain Bar, you’ll have an excellent chance of winning amazing prizes. Stay tuned for further updates!

By registering and attending our event, you will automatically be entered into our prize raffle or alternatively, you can leave your business card with us when you arrive, to be included in the prize draw. Please read the T’s & C’s here.

Don’t forget that you’ll have the chance to meet our team in a relaxed and friendly environment, away from the hustle and bustle of BIBA.

 

REGISTER NOW!

Attendance is by invitation only, so don’t delay in registering as space is limited – and you could win a prize!

 

We are looking forward to seeing you at the event!

 

 

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Citynet Insurance Brokers are excited to have been awarded Best Brokers on Commercial Motors

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We at Citynet Insurance Brokers are thrilled to announce that we have received the prestigious Best Brokers on Commercial Motors award from Insurance Business UK following their 2023 broker survey.

This award is a testament to our unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional service to our brokers, who play a vital role in our business. We are grateful to have received their support in this survey.

Insurance Business UK conducted a comprehensive survey to select the best commercial motor insurance providers for 2023. Brokering firms from across the country were asked to rate the commercial motor insurers they had worked with over the past year, based on criteria such as work quality, specialist expertise, and client service. The insurance providers that received the highest rankings were honored with 5-Star Awards in commercial motor insurance.

To view the complete report by Insurance Business UK, please click on the following link: http://bit.ly/3yIA8Q9

 

GET IN TOUCH

Finding the right Motor Business Insurance policy can be stressful, costly, and a drain on your clients’ time. At Citynet we understand that every business is different and that every case needs to be assessed individually, that’s why we are best placed to help you and your clients take the pressure out of finding the right insurance policy.

GRAEME FLYNN – Managing Director / Graeme.Flynn@citynet.co.uk / M: 07977 011 433

GARY ROUTLEDGE – Motor Schemes Director / Gary.Routledge@citynet.co.uk / M: 07766 314 968

ASHLEY SKEGGS – Motor Broking Manager / Ashley.Skeggs@citynet.co.uk / M: 07964 623 530

ALASTAIR TEMPLETON –  Account Executive / Alastair.Templeton@citynet.co.uk / M: 07973 938 376

 

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Citynet has secured a new facility for Coach, Bus and Own Goods Use

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We are delighted to announce that we have secured support from rated capacity to place Bus, Coach, and Minibus Motor business on a wholesale basis.

Citynet Insurance Brokers’ Motor Fleet Division already boasts exceptional access to Lloyd’s and London Market Insurance providers and this latest partnership will enhance our offering to our broker partners by providing a first-class solution to the UK passenger vehicle sector in what is a shrinking and limited marketplace.

Our Insurer will consider a variety of risks, from family-run operators to large corporate entities.


COACH, BUS, AND MINIBUS

Through our New Facility for Passenger Transport, we are looking for risks across the spectrum of the sector from small family operators to large commercial entities, those with a chequered claims history and those with no claims, those with a sophisticated attitude to risk management, as well as those less so.

The following exposures can be considered:

  • Private Hire
  • Public Hire
  • Stage Use
  • School Contracts
  • Tour Operators
  • UK and EU Travel

 

OWN GOODS USE

Our carrier can write vehicles of any type and are particularly keen to look at risks that fall outside of composite portals where a ‘computer says no’ approach is demonstrated.

  • Cars
  • Vans
  • HGV
  • Specialist Trade Vehicles

 

WHY CITYNET FOR MOTOR INSURANCE?

Boasting one of the largest motor fleet broking teams in the London Market, Citynet Insurance Brokers has exceptional access to the leading insurance and reinsurance markets providing products designed to offer cover to further protect your clients.

As the insurance market is hardening, Motor Fleet placement becomes more competitive than ever before. Our expert account executives are on hand to guide you through each step and find an insurance quote and policy that is right for your clients’ business.

To offer complete support to our broker clients, we regularly review our products and routinely add new A rated markets to our panel, as and when any such opportunity arises. Citynet has exclusive wholesale access to some of these markets and wordings that provide wider coverage for your client’s protection.

  • We offer competitive motor fleet insurance quotes
  • Excellent service standards
  • A dedicated and specialist team of professionals
  • Well-established relationships within the market
  • Exclusive extensions and benefits for policies
  • Wide market access in comparison with our competitors
  • Technology-driven policies

 

GET IN TOUCH

Finding the right Motor Business Insurance policy can be stressful, costly and a drain on your clients’ time. At Citynet we understand that every business is different and that every case needs to be assessed individually, that’s why we are best placed to help you and your clients take the pressure out of finding the right insurance policy.

If you would like to find out more details about our New Rated Facility, please don’t hesitate to contact your dedicated Account Executive or follow the link below to meet a few of our Motor Team experts.

 

GRAEME FLYNNManaging Director / Graeme.Flynn@citynet.co.uk / M: 07977 011 433

GARY ROUTLEDGEMotor Schemes Director / Gary.Routledge@citynet.co.uk / M: 07766 314 968

ASHLEY SKEGGSMotor Broking Manager / Ashley.Skeggs@citynet.co.uk / M: 07964 623 530

ALASTAIR TEMPLETON –  Account Executive / Alastair.Templeton@citynet.co.uk / M: 07973 938 376

 

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