Innovation Labs

The Innovation Lab brings together individuals from across BMS to help drive change and innovation within the company and wider insurance industry. Its focus is to embrace new technology and business approaches to generate ideas, drive efficiency and deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients.

The launch of Innovation Labs epitomises BMS’s client-centric thinking and approach, challenging industry norms and employing technology that is rapidly changing our industry. We are declaring our intent to remain at the forefront of innovation in our industry as we deliver further targeted, bespoke solutions to our clients.

Nick Cook, CEO

What's Going On

Virtual Reality comes to BMS 26/07/18

Staff were transported to a near-realistic, interactive experience, including flying cars and robot simulations, using an Oculus headset. The aim was to explore how Virtual Reality can open up new possibilities and use these technologies to project real life situations, identify damages and potential risks, adding value in a new way. Could this be the future of working?

Innovation lab Session #2, With Guest Speaker Simon Walker 24/04/18

Held at the BMS London HQ, we welcomed guest speaker Simon Walker to the second Innovation Lab session. Simon, who is an expert in how to lead people through disruptive, technological, social and demographic change delivered an insightful presentation which focused on ‘The Future of Work and Leadership.

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Insurtech London Introduces BMS Innovation Lab 19/03/18

BMS has recently joined the growing ranks of London insurance market players supporting the InsurTech movement. Head of Innovation at BMS, Ryan Jones, took the opportunity in the form of a "Shout Out" at InsurTech's event, helping the room of nearly 200 understand how a wholesale broker with a long tradition in reinsurance is actively engaging with the future of insurance.

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BMS Hacks Kpmg Hackathon Event 19/03/18

BMS sent two reps from the Innovation Lab to KPMG's recent Hackathon Event in London. The aim of the event was to address the question – ‘In 2030, what will the world need protecting from?’ 24 people from across the insurance industry – underwriters, brokers, reinsurers, consultants – took up the challenge set up by KPMG to come up with some answers. Simon Meech, a recent addition to the cyber team fought the good innovative fight but it was a Director from our reinsurance brokering side, Ed LeFlufy, who helped his team win the event.

BMS Launches Innovation Lab 15/03/18

To support the launch of BMS Innovation Lab, we enlisted the help of Pancentric Digital Innovation Consultants. 20 representatives from every single corner of the business broke through traditional business silos to engage in a Design Thinking Ideation Workshop and come up with four viable business ideas among hundreds of sticky notes and drawings on the walls.

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As we keep pace with emerging technology and a finger on the pulse of InsurTech, we look forward to updating you as the BMS Innovation Lab evolves.


Press Releases

BMS Innovation Labs Launched In Transformation Drive 15/03/18

BMS Group Limited (BMS), the independent specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, today announces the launch of BMS Innovation Labs, a platform to drive change and innovation within the company and the wider insurance industry.

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Insurtech Events


Ryan Jones
Ryan Jones Director of Cyber Risk Intelligence

D: +44 (0)20 7480 4383 | ryan.jones@bmsgroup.com

Adam Stafford
Adam Stafford Chief Operating Officer

D: +44 20-7374-5940 | adam.stafford(_at_sign_)bmsgroup.com