BGL Group - APM Corporate Accreditation case study
The BGL Group is a privately owned UK company, founded in 1992, as an insurance underwriter. After a period of strategic change in 1997 to become a broker, it has become one of the largest consumer insurance groups in the UK.
As a multi-million pound business, it has more than eight million customers and over 3,100 members of staff. This expansion has been achieved through a mixture of organic growth, start-up businesses and a series of major strategic acquisitions. BGL’s Insurance and Legal Services (ILS) pillar has a central Commercial Delivery and Technology (CD&T) function servicing the individual business units within the pillar which includes brands such as Budget Insurance, Dial Direct, and Junction’s affinity partnership brands such as O2, Marks & Spencer, Lloyds Banking Group, Co-op, Post Office and RAC. The ILS project management community is responsible for the prioritisation, scheduling, project analysis, project/programme management and change delivery for these ILS business change teams.
BGL is committed to having highly skilled, trained people using industry-leading practices to ensure the business delivers for its customers. This strategic commitment is demonstrated through comprehensive processes that are consistent at every level of the ILS pillar.
The SWWE branch was very pleased to be able to invite Lindsay Scott, of Arras People, to talk about what she had learned from her experience of recruitment in the project market place and how effective communication can help hirers and practitioners engage to meet a mutual need.