Read our Q&A with the managing director of Broker Network and Countrywide

What’s your favourite Biba memory?

Sneaking into the wine exhibition next door to sample the freebies.

What excites you most about Manchester?

Nothing! I’m from Leeds!

If you could talk to one person in the industry at this year’s Biba conference, who would it be and why?

Paul Meehan – I’d like to find out what he’s going to do next.

What message do you want to hear from insurers?

We’re going to do what we say we’re going to do…

Insurance Times launched its Fair Fees campaign to lobby against rising broker fees. How do you feel about the increased FSCS levy?

It’s hurting the wrong people.

This year’s conference theme is Opportunities in Adversity. How would you describe the mood amongst brokers?

Battle weary but fit to fight another day.

If you could ask keynote speaker Lord Sugar one question, what would it be?

Would you rather be rich and anonymous or poor and famous?

Predict who will have the best stand?

Lorega – if they can make me look like James Bond again by superimposing my face onto Daniel Craig’s body!

Consolidation amongst insurers has been predicted. Would this be good for the market?

Not sure…if the big boys merge, brokers will undoubtedly move business away from the larger combined entities…

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