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Learning through experience

Optimum Consultants is a training consultancy that has, for over twenty years, specialised in organising and facilitating professional education in the Lloyd's and London Insurance Market.

Its key deliverable was the annual London Market USA Study Tour to Chicago and Bloomington-Normal in conjunction with the Katie School of Insurance and Risk Management at Illinois State University.

In response to an approach from the Katie School to the Training Centre, Lloyd's, in late 1994, Terry Hayday was asked to develop and deliver an overseas study tour.

Optimum Consultants was created in order to establish and build the annual London Market USA Study Tour, the first of which took place in 1996 with the assistance of USA attorneys Blatt, Hammesfahr & Eaton.

Since 2018, this programme has been run by the LMA Academy, which Terry Hayday founded in 2009 when he was Head of Professional Standards at the Lloyd’s Market Association.

Optimum Consultants has always placed an emphasis on experiential learning ... offering clients, business students or aspiring professionals the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of insurance, management or allied commercial practices through the programmes it runs or supports.