Regional independent brokers' network Unitas has held its first conference.

The conference theme was Working Better Together and focused on what individual brokers or businesses could achieve when working as a group.

Unitas chairman Philip Bland said the network's key objectives were increased sales, training and development, operational efficiency and information sharing and benchmarking.

Speakers at the conference included Norwich Union managing director Patrick Snowball, whose address was titled "A Forward Looking View of the UK Insurance Industry."