Insurance study day for trainees

Insurance study day for trainees
Candidates for Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and Life Insurance Association (LIA) exams are to be offered a day's training day to help them develop studying techniques. "Managing Your Business Brain", to be held in the Insurance Hall, London on March 7, will cover mind mapping and creative thinking. Cost is £155 for LIA and CII members, and £195 for non-members. For more details, contact Shelagh Warner at the LIA on 01923 285333.

Rover backs Audatex
Rover Cars has recommended Audatex computerised estimating system to its approved bodyshop network. Rover Approved Network dealer principals and bodyshop managers are urged to consider AudaWorkstation when replacing or investing in a system.

Countrywide roadshow
Countrywide, the marketing arm for Misys users, is holding a roadshow for its members on February 22. The event will cover the broker market and includes guest speaker the journalist Andrew Neil and representatives from Tesco and Virgin Atlantic.

Continental in name change
Continental Reinsurance Managers, the run-off managers of CNA in Europe, has changed its name to Global Resource Managers as part of its plan to broaden the services it supplies outside the CNA group. The services are provided under the banner of CNA GRM.

New members at CE&B
Loss adjuster Cunningham Ellis & Buckle (CE&B) has appointed seven new directors to the board and also appointed a four-strong executive management committee to oversee operations. The four are chief executive Gerry Loughney, finance director John Jenner, personal lines director Phil McNeilage and commercial lines director Gary Chambers. Chairman Andrew Lund has stepped down as planned following completion of the integration of Cunningham and Ellis & Buckle.

ARTwork new Lloyd's title
Lloyd's has launched a journal covering technical, educational and regulatory issues in the Alternative Risk Transfer market. Initially published quarterly, ARTwork's first edition focuses on insurance in transaction financing, insurance linked securities and multi-year policies at Lloyd's.

Crawford in Liverpool move
Loss adjuster Crawford & Company has relocated its healthcare division from Milton Keynes to the company's Liverpool service centre. Gordon Cameron, head of healthcare, said the move will enable Crawford to improve its service.

Healthcare survey pending
Insurance Times is to publish a healthcare survey in its March Health Supplement. Survey forms have already been distributed. If you have not yet received one telephone Alison Boyle on 0171 618 3494.

Law firm in net-only launch
A new law firm,, claims to have launched the first ever internet-only service regulated by the Law Society. The site, which provides a completely free service, can be found at

New cover from UK Facilities
UK Facilities has arranged a new exclusive binder for the placement of all types of commercial and leisure business. Cover is placed with General Star International Indemnity which is part of the General Re Group and has a AAA rating form standard and poor.

Broker expands on 1st birthday
Broker Ashley Page and Veingard is celebrating the first anniversary of its merger this month by announcing expansion plans. The London-based firm has taken on three new staff in the last few months and is set to employ several more.

Europe against back pain
The first European Week for Safety and Health is set to take place from October 16-22. The week aims to reduce back pain and related disorders across the continent, by increasing awareness and identifying solutions. Back pain and related disorders are estimated to lose the British economy £5 billion each year, with more than 119 million resulting sick days taken annually.