BLM’s customer lounge will be transformed this month as it becomes the official Festival Lounge for the industry’s hotly anticipated Dive In Festival.
The Festival, created by Inclusion@Lloyd’s is a market wide collaboration to promote and share best practice. It has been designed to engage and educate people at all levels in the Lloyd’s market around the need for diversity and inclusion. The Festival will take place over four days from 29 September in office venues across the city.
BLM’s Festival Lounge will be a place where visitors of the festival can go between, before and after Dive In events. It is a place to relax, to work and to network with other professionals. Visitors just need to turn up on the day at BLM’s office at Plantation Place, Fenchurch Street, at any time between 9am and 5pm.
Mike Brown, Senior Partner at BLM said: “Diversity is a topic that all of us working in the insurance sector need to address and it’s great to see Inclusion@Lloyd’s tackling this issue head on with a packed programme of events with so many organisations and individuals taking part. We are proud to support the initiative and offer our customer lounge as the official Dive In Festival Lounge.”
Commenting on the Festival, Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyd’s said: “The insurance industry in general, and Lloyd’s and the Lloyd’s Market in particular, cannot rest on our laurels if we want to attract the best talent, stay globally relevant and keep innovating at the speed that our clients demand. That means waking up to subjects like unconscious bias which makes managers hire in their own image, risking missing out on the different perspectives and insights that come from people with different backgrounds, gender, cultures, sexuality and physical impairments.”
BLM’s customer lounge was created in March 2015 when the firm moved into its new premises in Plantation Place in a bid to immerse itself within the Lloyd’s and London Market.
More information on Dive In can be seen at diveinfestival.com