Biba has collaborated with Searchlight on a management CD designed for insurance professionals.

The Essentials of Management CD consists of nine modules, from Effective Communication to Managing Conflict. It acts as a primer for Biba's endorsed certificate in management skills.

Biba chief executive Eric Galbraith said: “The FSA has repeatedly stressed that it is just as concerned with business management skills as with technical insurance knowledge. This new CD provides an excellent solution for anyone looking to equip themselves with the knowledge they need to succeed as a business manager within broking.”

Searchlight Managing Director Ian Jerrum commented: “Drawing on Searchlight's extensive experience of putting together effective electronic learning materials, and with the invaluable support of Biba, we have created a unique training resource for new managers in insurance. We believe Essentials of Management fills a significant gap in the market for training and competence resources in the industry.”