Friday, 24 January 2014

Need help with personal or group private medical insurance

My main 'day job' is as a an adviser on private medical insurance - I look after both individual and corporate clients in the UK and also internationally.

If you would like assistance either with new cover or if you need a review of your current plans (where I may be able to save you money or enhance/update your benefits) please do feel free to let me know. I am authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority via my compliance provider : Premier Choice Healthcare.

I've worked in this sector since 1994 and work regularly with dozens of professional introducers as well as my hundreds of clients.

You can find out more about me at : Phil Knight business web page

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Interested in learning karate in Leeds, West Yorkshire

If you're interested in learning karate in a fun but structured environment (proper, old style martial arts) then please come along to our club : -

Leeds Premier Karate at Westfield Junior School in Yeadon, Leeds LS19.

Beginners class is on a Monday and Wednesday from 6.00pm to 6.30pm and suits all ages from 5 to 75.

You can find more details on the copy of our mailer I've uploaded below but please feel free to e-mail me at or call on : 07792 075748.

I'm one of the black belts at the club working with Sensei Tattersall and I'm currently teaching the beginners class so I can answer any questions you might have.

Look forward to seeing you there.


Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Welcome to the second year of PMICast

My specialist medical insurance podcast is back today for the first show of 2014.

Todays episode is number 14 from season two and covers off 2013 with a quick retrospective of important issues and things to remember.

Please check it out on iTunes - just search for the podcast name there (or on your podcast catcher). You can also stream from the internet at - remember to catch up on the 30 odd back episodes there too.


Monday, 13 January 2014

New Year, new blog posts

Well it's back to proper work now in the second full week of January. The first week back after the long Christmas and New Year break is, I always think a bit of a false dawn. Every one has to work in early January, all the bank holidays are over until Easter and the boss expects you to be there but everyone resents having to go to work and as such (in my opinion) not much really happens. With that in mind I think that this week is the first proper working week of 2014 now that everybody is easing back into something resembling normality.

So this week I'm back full steam with new marketing plans and longer hours !!!

If you're a new reader of this blog as a result of some of my recent marketing, hi and welcome. I run a specialist medical insurance advisory practice and use this blog, amongst other social media outlets to communicate with clients and others. Over the course of a few weeks you should get a feel for the blog and its purpose. In general I post on business topics Monday to Friday then and at weekends tend to focus on lighter issues.

Also wanted to point out that my medical insurance podcast : PMICast is back, hopefully tomorrow with the next episode of season 2. This one is a retrospective of 2013 to off things in 2014. You can find the podcast on iTunes (Search for 'PMICast') or at - there are around 35 back episodes for you to try out and if you're considering buying medical insurance or have a plan that could do with a review I would encourage you to check out the 'cast.

As an aside I've worked in medical insurance since 1994 and run my own advisory practice since the beginning of 2011.

If you'd like more information please e-mail : or leave feedback below.


Monday, 6 January 2014

Search for me on google - I'm on page 1

Welcome back to the blog for 2014 - if you're a regular reader thanks for coming back, if you're new WELCOME ! and enjoy the info herein.

The aim of the blog is primarily to sell my business (I own a regulated medical insurance business advising individuals and companies on all aspects of private medical insurance and also a marketing firm working in the private medical space) but I also cover a range of issues including martial arts, SF, podcasting and essentially anything I fancy including. You can find my contacts in the older posts if you care to look but the best way to get hold of me is to :

Call - 07792 075748

E-mail -

Follow on Twitter - either @localventure1 or @philknightpch

Today I wanted to mention that I found out before Christmas that I appear page one of google for searches relating to sub-contracting medical insurance from IFA's (I have check and this is true depending on the search you input) and I thought it was worth re-iterating here again that I work very closely with a number of IFA and accountant introducers who pass me their clients that need advice on medical insurance and of course share any commission earnings on those cases.

The advantages of working like this are as follows :

1) The introducers client has access to professional, up to date advice on this complex product area
2) The introducers has to do no work in terms of 'learning' how to write medical insurance
3) I receive new clients without having to annoy people by cold calling or direct marketing

In other words the work I perform with introducers is really a 'virtuous circle' for all concerned. It's really great that this information is now finding it's way onto google but the best way of marketing is still I think word of mouth - so if you or a prospective introducer (of any kind) is interested in working with me then please feel free to get in touch.

Incidentally, make sure you check out my medical insurance podcast (PMICast) on iTunes and at - I often cover off issues for introducers and it is a good starting point to find out about my practice.