Press Play: Live – what our Members said about the virtual conference

16 April 2021

It has been a month since our first virtual conference and the positive feedback from Members who attended, as well as our 2020 Compass Annual Awards winners, has been coming in thick and fast.

Press Play: Live was a hit with brokers and insurers alike, with the deals struck as a direct result of the event exceeding £4m. The success of the event has even made the headlines with the Insurance Times.

However, don’t just take our word for it, here is what our Members said about Press Play: Live and their award wins…

Jeremy Pace, Managing Director at Pace Ward, who won Personal Lines Broker of the Year 2020, said: “I am over the moon that my team have been recognised for their hard work and dedication throughout what has been the most extraordinary time of all our lives. To win Personal Lines Broker of the Year is an honour and attribute to them. 

“Our Family Fleet product has helped so many Compass Members and demonstrates why being a part of an established Network is worth its weight in gold. For two years running, Pace Ward have been recognised by Compass; I am ordering a new display cabinet in the hope that our dedication and determination to succeed is recognised again and again. Thank you to everyone for their support.”

Many Members have iterated how they were able to take advantage of the event by booking several meetings with insurers, including David Perry, Managing Director at FSB Insurance Service. He explained: “We absolutely filled our day with insurer meetings and came away from every single one with positive outcomes and actions. A fantastic opportunity to get weeks’ worth of work done in a day.”

Similarly, Dave Hambridge, Commercial Director at DNA Insurance Ltd, found the one-to-one sessions beneficial. “I enjoyed the conference; it was great to still be able to access and meet the insurers and have that valuable connection time,” he said. “I think it was particularly good that the insurers still took it very seriously and engaged in good conversation.”

While we’re looking forward to the day when we can get together and network with our Members and Insurer Partners face-to-face again, a virtual conference has its place in the events calendar. As one Member, John Kemp, Managing Director at AJ Insurance Service Ltd, told us: “Press Play: Live showed that the Network can still thrive in lockdown. I managed to speak to eight key providers in one day with valuable information from all of them. I would like to see this event repeated in the future.”

Press Play: Live was just the start; if you’re a Member and you want to discuss your clients’ risks with a particular Insurer Partner, please speak to your BDM.

Not a Member? To find out more about joining Compass, please get in touch with Strategic Account Manager, Aaron Bunyan, by calling 07511054179 or emailing

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