2022 is an important year for the Lloyd’s market, as we return to profitable, sustainable growth and we continue our digitalisation journey. Our market is at its best when we connect and trade face-to-face; an important asset as we look to reinforce our credentials as the world’s best and biggest insurance marketplace. Through the latter months of 2021, I was pleased to see an encouraging return to the Underwriting Room and hope to continue that momentum in the coming period.
The easing of restrictions brings a renewed opportunity to utilise the strengths of the Underwriting Room; a space designed to create moments of connection that we simply cannot achieve apart. The Underwriting Room is the heart of the Lloyd's market, enabling relationships that are crucial to our businesses, developing young underwriters and their skills, and coming together to find solutions to the most challenging and complex risks. We also know that being physically together can have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing, offering greater variety throughout the working day.
As we continue our delivery of Blueprint Two through 2022, we’ll consider how the digital solutions can best compliment activities within the physical Underwriting Room. You can learn more about the solutions we’re building below.
I understand that some colleagues may have reservations about returning to Lloyd's and the office environment, so want to reassure you that the Lloyd’s building is COVID-secure and our enhanced health and safety measures remain in place.
The Lloyd's market is renowned because of the connections and solutions that our Underwriting Room helps to generate. I look forward to reconnecting with you soon and working together as we begin our return to the square mile and the Underwriting Room.