Brokers, Insurers, Project Professionals, Renovators

On Tuesday 26th March 2024, over 80 guests joined us in London at the Victorian Bath House for the exclusive “RTC” launch event. The meaning of “RTC” had been kept a closely guarded secret, with guests unaware of what would be revealed on the night.

Renovating the Classics launch event

We revealed RTC as Renovating the Classics – a new series taking world-famous art and introducing an entirely new renovation twist. It’s a tongue in cheek celebration of the human-centred creativity that sits at the heart of Renovation Underwriting and has enabled us to give many yesses where others said no.

The first four Renovating the Classics include a new take on Edvard Munch’s The Scream, reimagined with Notre-Dame de Paris in the background, engulfed in flames.

Renovating the Classics: Notre Dame Screams

The card players in Paul Cezanne’s famous work have relocated to a site office, complete with architectural plans, hi-vis jackets and hard hats.

Renovating the Classics: A Seat At The Table

Grant Wood’s American Gothic and Van Gogh’s The Starry Night now depict some of the hallmarks of construction sites.

Welcome drinks were followed by a passionate speech, delivered by Managing Director Douglas Brown, in which he urged the gathered insurance industry leaders to celebrate and discuss the importance of continued creativity in our industry – not typically known for creativity.

“Small companies innovate because they will die if they don’t. Bringing that urgency to a bigger business is about reframing our goals to make them infinite, taking things beyond the next quarter or the next year, because fiscal goals are an abstraction, they are not compelling and they are not why people come to work in the morning.” Douglas Brown, Managing Director

Guest feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with few anticipating that the event would reveal a new, playful artwork series. It was certainly something that the market hasn’t seen for a while and created quite a stir!

See more photos from the launch event and learn more about Renovating the Classics

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