Motor Claims Networking Lunch 2019
Friday 18 January was a chance to start the year in style at our networking lunch. Attended by over 480 industry colleagues representing the most influential cross-section of the motor claims industry.
We were joined by colleagues from the worlds of insurance, broking, accident management, vehicle repair, legal, paint & plant supply and medico-legal .
This event provided a great way to cement existing business relationships and to forge profitable new ones.
Celebrity Guest Speaker: John Ameachi OBE
We were joined on the day by our fantastic Celebrity Guest Speaker: John Ameachi OBE.
Dr John Amaechi OBE helps individuals and organisations to improve communication, leadership and culture as a way to grow, improve performance and achieve goals. His psychological insight helps people understand the barriers to achievement and overcome them, transforming and inspiring. He understands motivation and personal development and the roots of success and enables these traits to flourish. He also considers the nature of competition, the importance of diversity in organisational achievement, and aligning personal and business values and ethics. John’s experience is unique and his skills appeal to people from all walks of life.
He was awarded an OBE for work in the voluntary sector in 2011.
In addition to running his own international strategic performance consultancy, APS, based in London and New York, John is also a Research Fellow at the University of East London and currently holds various board and trustee positions.
In his previous career, John was the first Brit to have enjoyed a successful career in the NBA and to be inducted into the US Basketball Hall of Fame. He won widespread respect for his ability to overcome adversity, including life-altering injury. Despite never having picked up a basketball until the age of 17, John went on to a ‘starting five’ position with the Cleveland Cavaliers in just six years. He was described by one commentator as ‘a player with little innate physical talent, who rose to remarkable heights on the back of terrific will and a tremendous strategy.’ He puts this down to drive, planning and perseverance as much as physical skill; characteristics he now seeks to instil in others.
After retiring from basketball, John pursued his PhD in psychology, co-authoring a paper on self-esteem and goal setting as well as becoming a leadership and performance expert. He also founded the ABC Foundation, which seeks to increase physical activity amongst youths and encourage community cohesion.
A great event providing an opportunity to network and mingle with over 480 Motor Claims professionals, looking forward to the 2020 event already!