After scouring the insurance world for our industry Bennetts Babe, we have found her in the lovely Laura Patrick, a commercial broker with TL Dallas, in Birmingham.

Laura beat off fierce competition from a number of insurance beauties to become our industry babe, and had to undergo a probing interview with Insurance Times staff to convince us she had what it takes.

"I was absolutely gobsmacked when I was told I had won," she reveals to Backchat.

Next stop was travelling to London for the Bennetts photo shoot. "It was the first time I had done anything like this, and I was really nervous. But everyone was really nice and helpful and all the girls were really supportive," she says.

How she came to enter is interesting, as her mother, who works for Oval, submitted her entry on Laura's behalf. "I am really glad she did," says Laura.

Laura, along with the other 11 Bennetts Babes, will now be seen up and down the country at the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.