- Over 250,000 have given up on the dream of homeownership
- BLP now offers latent defects insurance in the Republic of Ireland
- 'Quality homes must be at the forefront of the government's housing plans' - Planning & Building Control Today
- 'Millions put off moving home in the UK because of Brexit, poll shows' - Property Wire
- House hunters get Brexit jitters
- 'The role of sensors and data in the built environment' (White Paper)
- 'Structural defects can leave homeowners without insurance out of pocket' - PBC Today
- 'Drivers for sustainability in construction & the urban environment' (White Paper)
- 'UK housebuilding remains buoyant but...' - Builder & Engineer
- 'The burning platform for construction' (White Paper)
Management / key contacts
BLP is lead by a team of experienced professionals, with almost 100 years' experience in the insurance business.
Bob joined Thomas Miller after a career of 21 years in the Royal Navy, rising to the rank of Commander in the Logistics Branch.
In 1994 he joined Thomas Miller as the HR Manager and three years later he became the Europe Region Services Director with the task of reorganising the service delivery to the Thomas Miller managed mutuals. From 1999 to 2004 he was the firm's HR director and was then appointed the Group Chief Operating Officer, a role he filled for six years.
Since mid 2010 Bob has focussed his attention on pensions, property, risk management and internal assurance.
Chief Executive Officer
Kim joined Thomas Miller in 1986 having completed her qualification as a Barrister, appointed Chief Operating Officer of BLP in 2008 and Chief Executive Officer of BLP in 2012.
Kim started as a claims handler working on UK P & I claims becoming an Area Director of a team handling P & I claims in 1998, following three years secondment to the Oasis Project Management team. She became the Group Internal Auditor in 2002. She worked for Thomas Miller Investment from 2005 in the role of Commercial Director prior to joining Building LifePlans Ltd as Chief Operating Officer in 2008.
Director of Technical Consultancy
Jeff joined BLP at its inception in 1999 and became Technical Director in 2004. Jeff was appointed as Director of Consultancy to the Board of BLP in July 2014 and will continue to promote our expertise in BOPAS, Lifecycle Costing and Butterfly.
He was previously Head of Risk Management at Building Performance Group.
John joined BLP in June 2012 as the Quality Manager within the Technical Team and was appointed as Technical Director to the Board of BLP in July 2014.
He comes from private sector Building Control and brings extensive technical experience in both commercial and residential projects.
Chief Operating Officer / Financial Controller
Craig joined BLP in May 2015 as the Chief Operating Officer / Financial Controller. He has worked within Financial Services since 1998, primarily as a Global COO.
Non Executive Director
Richard joined the BLP Board in 2013 having been a firm supporter of BLP Insurance over recent years, helping to develop Butterfly, the operational and embodied carbon modeling tool. Richard brings with him a wealth of commercial knowledge of the construction and architecture sectors and will help to drive future product development and assist with the formulation of BLP Insurance strategy.
In 2001, Richard was awarded a CBE for services to architecture and construction in recognition of his work for the modernisation of the industry. Richard is former chairman of one of the UK’s largest firm of architects, designers and engineers, BDP, is a RIBA Client Adviser, and has been a member of the government’s Low Carbon Construction Innovation and Growth Team and their BIM Steering Group.
Other key contacts
Adrian joined Thomas Miller in 2008 as the Marketing Manager for BLP.
He also assists other divisions of Thomas Miller on various marketing projects.
He comes from a financial services background and has over ten years' marketing experience.
David joined Thomas Miller in 2011 as a Technical Manager for BLP.
He comes from Zurich Building Guarantee where he was the Regional Surveyor leading their London and South Teams.
Research & Development Manager
Peter joined Thomas Miller in 2005 as Research and Development Manager for BLP.
He manages the maintenance and development of the computerised risk management system which underpins the technical side of BLP’s latent defect insurance for buildings.
Durability assessments for innovative building systems and components are conducted by Peter.
Stephen qualified as a solicitor in 1992 with Addleshaw Goddard, specialising in environment and property law, advising landowners and developers, banks and building societies on mitigating liabilities associated with contaminated land.
He joined Thomas Miller in 1995 to assist with the development of what became the market-leading environmental insurance venture. He was responsible as Legal Director for product development, policy negotiation and compliance.
In 2005 Stephen helped BLP to develop the contaminated land extension to the BLPSECURE policy, and in 2008 he helped BLP to understand and analyse the views of the construction law community regarding latent defect insurance.