ILC Breakfast News – Wednesday 25 January 2023 

ILC Day 2023 

Headed up by ILC Founder Chris Ashworth, the Great Insurance Bike Ride will see individuals jump on a bike (at home, in the gym or outdoors) and cycle 50 miles on Tuesday 14 February for ILC Day – helping to raise awareness and sponsorship for the Rainbow Trust children’s charity.

However, this is just one way you can get involved in ILC Day – a host of other fundraising opportunities exist from bake sales to head shaves to simply asking colleagues to wear red and make a small donation.

Key ILC event dates 2023  

Click here to see all of ILC’s key event dates for 2023. 


More names revealed for subsidence event 

ILC has revealed mores support for its forthcoming ‘The Subsidence Surge’ conference with new additions to its sponsor and speaker line-ups. 

The conference, which takes place on Thursday 23 March at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry, is headline sponsored by Optera Structural Solutions, along with Gold Sponsors: 360 Globalnet, Corelogic, Geobear, Innovation Group, Sedgwick and Stress UK, as well as Silver Sponsors: Crawford & Co and Davies. 

Geobear becomes ILC Corporate Partner 

International ground engineering specialists and subsidence experts Geobear has joined ILC as a Home & Property Corporate Partner. 

Geobear is an innovative technology company providing low-carbon ground improvement solutions to maintain the asset life of buildings and infrastructure. 


Davies announces claims tech acquisition 

Specialist professional services and technology business Davies has acquired Quick Internet Software Solutions, known as ClaimPilot, which provides claims management software. 

Verisk solution supports human rights initiative 

Munich Re has selected Verisk’s global risk analytics business, Verisk Maplecroft, to help it enhance human rights due diligence across the entire enterprise. 

It will use Verisk Maplecroft’s Human Rights Risk Indices, which identify exposure to 31 civil, political and labour rights risks at national and subnational levels in 198 countries, to support global operational risk assessments. 


Landmark case rules in favour of hybrid claim payouts 

A landmark case has ruled that personal injury claimants can receive compensation for both whiplash and non-whiplash injuries. 

The Court of Appeal said it was right for claimants in so called ‘hybrid’ cases to be compensated for both, without one cancelling the other out. 

Copart secures Carbon Literacy Silver accreditation 

Copart UK has continued on its path to net zero by achieving Carbon Literacy Silver Accreditation. 

The accreditation recognises Copart’s commitment to tackling climate change, reducing carbon emissions, and working towards the overall commitment to achieve net zero by 2040. 

AkzoNobel retains Top Employer status 

AkzoNobel has been rated as a European Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute for the second consecutive year. 

The Institute certifies organisations who put people first in areas such as work environment, recruitment, leaning, diversity, and well-being. 

AkzoNobel earned the European award after it was recognised in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and UK. 

Audatex updates AEG 

Audatex has updated its vehicle database AudaEnterpriseGold in Ireland with 28 new and 124 updated model sheets. 

The data release covers a range of passenger cars, commercial vehicles and motorbikes, with part prices are available for all except the DAF XF, Genesis G70, Genesis GV80 and MG ZS.  

Tesla’s Model Y triumphs at safety awards 

Tesla’s Model Y was the safest car launched onto the UK’s roads in 2022, according to What Car? Safety Awards.  

It was selected from a 10-car shortlist based on its Euro NCAP safety test scores as well as technology innovation, mass-market appeal and assisted driving technologies. 

Tour De Mind sets fundraising challenge 

Five automotive and insurance industry professionals will cycle 1,185 miles to raise money for mental health charities, Mind and Young Mind. 

Industry News 

Wiser Academy and ILC partner for new generation focus 

Training provider to the insurance industry – Wiser Academy – has partnered with ILC to support its new generation focus. 

The partnership sees Wiser Academy join ILC as a specialist in developing the new generation of insurance sector talent – supporting a number of key events throughout the year and underpinning the ongoing principle of attracting talent and lifelong learning within the claims space. 

FCA reports insurance complaints spike 

As the industry gears up for new Consumer Duty regulations, the FCA has reported that insurance-related complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service were 16% higher in the third quarter of 2022 compared to a year earlier, and nearly a third higher than they were pre-pandemic. 

Almost 8,600 complaints were registered, with car and motorcycle insurance accounting for nearly a third. 

NZIA sets timeline for science-based targets 

Members of the Net Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA) have until 31 July to set and disclose their science-based targets after the Alliance launched its first sustainability protocol at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. 

Woodgate & Clark restructures to accelerate Quadra growth 

Loss adjuster Woodgate & Clark has announced a restructure to further integrate its Quadra acquisition into its operations. 

MD Phil Scarrett will head up a new four-strong leadership team including Quadra’s Dave Greenwood as director, Simon Jones as client services director, and operations director Graeme Fitzpatrick. 

Carpenters welcomes academy graduates  

Carpenters Group has welcomed the latest cohort of FRU Academy Graduates to its organisation. 

They completed their academy learning, which gives new starters the skills to be effective FNOL/outbound agents, late last year and are now working in the company’s services department. 

Ageas secures Top Employer accolade 

Ageas has been recognised as a Top Employer in the UK for 2023. 

The awards recognise companies who have demonstrated a commitment to well-being, diversity, continued learning and equality within the workforce. 


Gateley Smithers Purslow has announced the expansion of its Newcastle engineering team with two new appointments. Sam Read and Jake McGee are both graduates of Newcastle University and join the company as structured engineers. 

New ILC partner Geobear has appointed Peter Luby as Group Chief Operating Officer. 

Ageas has appointed Rashmi Rao Chief Information Officer (CIO) while Stephen Linklater has been named Claims Director. 


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