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              tuart Rootham, MD of   something that I know can   BPIF members have access   » A team of expert in-house
           SAston Lark, looks back on   deliver competitive and   to a range of business   Claims Advisers (who
           the intricacies of starting a   comprehensive solutions for   insurance products   understand the print
           specialist insurance offering   the wide and ever-evolving   designed specifically for   industry) ready to help
           for the print industry, the   range of business risks that   the printing industry, which   and assist you at the time
           relationship with the BPIF,   BPIF members face.  feature exclusive benefits   you need it the most. We
           and his aims for the scheme   The insurance market   including:           will not leave you to deal
           moving forward.         is particularly challenging                       directly with a faceless
             I first developed a   at the moment, with most   » Premium savings,     insurer claims service
           specialist insurance for   insurers seeking to raise   exclusive to BPIF members
           the print industry back in   premiums. Therefore, it’s   » A policy that covers the   For more information,
           1997 under the brand of   more important than ever   specific needs of the print   speak to Aston Lark on
           PICI (Printing and Imaging   that all businesses properly   industry, covering claims   03301 247 137 or email
           Centres Insurance). We   review their business    such as Printers Errors   [email protected]
           developed a successful   insurance programme in   & Omissions, Breach of
           following, but it took me over   good time ahead of renewal.  Copyright & Bookbinding   Aston Lark Limited
           ten years to finally win the   I hope that as many BPIF   » A professional insurance   Registered in England
           coveted endorsement of the   members as possible will   broking service that   and Wales No: 02831010.
           BPIF.                   support the new insurance   advises you on the   Registered office: Ibex
             I remained involved with   scheme and give us the   suitability of your   House, 42–47 Minories,
           the BPIF insurance scheme   opportunity to demonstrate   insurance. We will not let   London EC3N 1DY. Aston
           until I left PICI in 2016 to join   how we can improve their   printers purchase their   Lark Limited is authorised
           Aston Lark with the ambition   insurance protection and   insurance (which is a   and regulated by the
           of building it to become the   deliver competitive terms.  complex purchase) without   Financial Conduct Authority.
           UK’s leading independent   I am excited to be building   providing advice on the
           Chartered Insurance Broker.   ‘BPIF Insurance 2.0’. I’m   product and what it covers
             When the BPIF got in   not sure the saying ‘feels
           contact with me earlier   like insurance is coming
           this year to say that they   home’ works quite as well
           felt the previous insurance   as ‘football’s coming home’
           scheme had stalled and   did in the mid-90s, but I look
           was not delivering enough   forward to us helping as
           for members and could be   many members as possible
           improved, it was a challenge   over the coming year
           I could not resist.     and renewing my strong
             I knew that the team we   relationship with the BPIF
           had built at Aston Lark   team, which continues to
           had great capability to   work tirelessly to support
           develop specialist insurance   the industry.
           schemes, and that we
           could build a compelling
             It is challenging to find
           ways to improve something
           you first created yourself,
           but I think the team has
           done a great job in designing

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