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Corporate Adviser Summit 2021

Cloud8 present their SME insights at the 2021 Corporate Adviser Summit

Last week we were proud to attend the annual Corporate Adviser Summit event, in person. A fantastic opportunity to meet a number of our clients and prospects, face-to-face as opposed to just Zoom/Teams Demos! At just two years old, sharing the vision of Cloud8 and our BEAM at Work™ product to advisors, with who we haven’t previously interacted with, was a rewarding experience. Our offering was championed as a strong solution to current problems and even labelled “music to my ears” by some delegates…

 

Whilst at the event our Founder, Ian Rummels, interacted in a panel debate around Holistic benefits solutions to the pandemic wellbeing challenge. Ian said that, at the moment, there is a “massive gap” between the technology which people use in their own homes and the convenience this offers vs the systems available through the workplace. And that the employee benefits sector remained “miles away” with adopting tech – despite there being examples of good technology solutions across the industry. 

Nick Burns, chief executive of Gallagher was also on the panel and agreed there were improvements needed. However, he remained optimistic that there would be significant change within the next 12 months.

 

Alongside the panel debate, our Managing Director, Dipa Mistry Kandola, help a series of workshops around the growing need for digital benefits in the SME sector, following on from a comprehensive research campaign ran by us over Summer. Dipa’s workshop included a range of stats from our survey alongside information around our BEAM at Work™ product, it’s affordability, and coupled simplicity, which advisors can embrace now to jump on this demand in the market which SMEs are asking for. Read the full SME Survey here.

 

If you would like to hear more about our survey, Dipa’s workshops, or Ian’s thoughts on the market, please do get in touch via hello@teamcloud8.co.uk