British Damage Management Association
The formation of the British Damage Management Association (BDMA) marked a milestone in relations between the insurance industry and those who provide recovery and restoration services.
Modern damage management involves highly technical disciplines and the industry is traditionally intensely competitive. The creation of the BDMA indicated the significance damage management practitioners attach to the establishment and maintenance of uniform standards of care and codes of practice, underpinned by technical and corporate training.
At its launch, on 1st December 1999, the Association received confirmation of support from Treasury Minister, Melanie Johnson, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (CILA), and its aim of establishing and promoting best practice in damage management and related disciplines was welcomed by major insurers and loss adjusters.
To represent the interests of practitioners working in the damage management industry, to facilitate education, training, technical support, advice on standards and representation of members’ interests in the public, industry and commercial domains.