Agency Life at brandformula: October Edition

Agency Life

November 1, 2023

Welcome to the October edition of our Agency Life blog, taking you behind the scenes of our work and day-to-day lives here at brandformula. This month has seen our team jet-set across the globe, celebrate milestones, and participate in a friendly, yet competitive World Cup Rugby sweepstake.

Get ready to explore how we engage, inspire, and thrive!  


October was buzzing with activities and international trips for our team.

Martin Wiggins jetted off to Las Vegas to attend the ITC Vegas 2023, where he discussed a range of topics from ESG to Cyber, gaining valuable insights into this fast-moving sector and the opportunities it presents for our clients.

Meanwhile, Rob Hughes journeyed to Singapore for the 19th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference, where he engaged in enlightening conversations with reinsurers, insurers, and reinsurance brokers from around the globe.

Over in Antwerp, Georgia Terry supported another successful FERMA Seminar! Some key highlights included the opportunity to film and hear from industry leaders, and attending the prestigious award ceremony.


As we recognised Mental Health Awareness Day on October 10th, we wanted to dedicate a section of October’s Agency Life edition to the commendable work put forth by Kirsty Plank . Kirsty volunteers twice a week for My Black Dog, a charity that offers anonymous and confidential support to individuals struggling with mental health issues. Kirsty’s commitment underscores the significance of small actions making a big difference within the realm of mental health.

The Women in Insurance Awards was another key inspiring event of October. Many of our clients attended the event, with some earning nominations and even winning awards! A standout moment from the awards was learning about the fantastic charity The Girl’s Network.

And to wrap up the inspiration section for October, we can’t possibly forget Declan O’Brien‘s legendary chocolate brownies! Great British Bake Off, you’ve got some delicious competition.

🚀 Thrive

If you’re wondering why the 5th of October is extra special in our calendar, it’s because it’s the anniversary of brandformula! We are proud to be a whopping 11 years old 🥳 It’s been an incredible journey marked by growth, innovation, and countless unforgettable moments. We’ve expanded our horizons, found new spaces to call home, welcomed new faces, seen our team grow, and attended many exciting events around the globe!

We’d like to say a huge thank you to our incredible team, clients, and everyone who has been a part of our journey. Here’s to the next 11 years of brandformula…

The World Cup Rugby Final gave an extra kick to our October celebrations, with our office sweepstake bringing out the competitive spirit in all of us. And when South Africa emerged victorious, it wasn’t just about the rugby glory; Declan and Nick got their hands on some Amazon vouchers!

Lastly, as October came to a close, the spirit of Halloween filled our office. Some of our brandformula team members were involved in a fun and spooky challenge: to draw their most imaginative ghost! Have a favourite? Don’t forget to cast your vote on our TikTok page here.

That concludes our October update. Thanks for joining us for this snapshot into life at brandformula. We can’t wait to see what November brings!

Stay tuned for our next update…