Times, they are a changing
19th June 2014
It’s a funny old world. The iconic Lloyd’s building in Lime Street (London not Liverpool) is now owned by the Chinese. This is a grade one listed building, occupied by Lloyd’s of London,rumours abound in the London Insurance Market that Lloyd’s are looking for a new home.
First thing that springs to mind, what will be the building’s new name? After all wherever Lloyd’s ends up will be known as The Lloyd’s Building. Its only in the last few years that the ’58 building has been redeveloped (knocked down and replaced), its now the Willis Building.
Lloyd’s is one of the largest insurance markets in the world, it has been going for hundreds of years and has created many new areas of insurance. One thing has been constant during the centuries, business is done face to face.
In this modern age with all our electronic gadgets, increasingly things are done in the ether. There is no need to meet face to face, sometimes not even a telephone call. However, whilst we embrace the new we still stick to the tried and tested ways because they work, it is easier to work with someone you know than a bland email. Our chaps wonder around the country talking to people, making contacts and establishing relationships. It works, its amazing how long these meetings last in peoples’ memories. Sometimes it can be a year or more, we then get a call, can you help? We can!
If you want to meet, get in contact.