IRLA Congress delegates participate in iDrop from the BA i360
The Insurance and Reinsurance Legacy Association (“IRLA”) today announced in excess of £11,000 was raised as part of a fundraiser for mental health charity MIND at the IRLA Congress in Brighton. The annual gathering of IRLA members is taking place at the Brighton Grand Hotel on the 10 -12 of June, with over 300 delegates in attendance.
IRLA Congress delegates participated in the iDrop abseil from the BA i360 tower and asked for sponsorship from members to perform the feat. The fundraiser was held as part of the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of IRLA’s existence and the 20th time the Congress has been held, including for the sixth time in Brighton.
Paul Corver, the IRLA Chairman of 11 years, is handing over the reins to Stephen Roberts and the combination of his stepping down and the 20th anniversary this year-long fundraiser was suggested and has been run by the organisation’s Secretariat.
Paul Corver said: “We are very pleased to have been able to support the efforts of MIND and recognise the vital work it does promoting and improving mental health services across the country. MIND was my choice for our fundraiser and the fact we have exceeded our fundraising target has been a source of great pride. With over 300 delegates at Congress this year we hope to exceed our target even more.
We were glad to come back to Brighton, which has been a fantastic venue for the IRLA Congress and we look forward to many happy returns here.”
Photos of the event are available on request.
Who… IRLA is the UK market body for insurance and reinsurance legacy management professionals. IRLA is recognised as the voice of the legacy management sector by a range of government and market bodies including the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the Prudential Regulation Authority, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the Department of Work and Pensions, as well as the Employers Liability Tracing Office. IRLA is also affiliated with several other market associations all the while working with these others to increase benefits to members.
What… IRLA activities range from industry consultation with government to promotion of the sector’s skills and expertise. In particular, the IRLA Academy provides top quality, competitively priced, training that is fully accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute, one of the world’s premier professional training organisations for the general insurance industry. IRLA has also established its own annual awards designed to promote and recognise excellence in legacy management.
Why… IRLA’s mission is to be an exciting and dynamic platform for insurance and reinsurance legacy professionals from the UK, European and worldwide markets, to network, share expertise and best practice, enhance learning and continue to innovate.
For more information about IRLA’s work, go to www.irla-international.com or please contact IRLA Secretariat on Tel + 44 (0) 203 362 4233.