The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has named Alec Finch as the winner of its 2023 Francis Perkins Award.
Francis Perkins, the first Chair of BIBA, instigated the award to give recognition to members of the Association who give their time and energy to promote the causes of the insurance broking sector.
The judges selected Alec because of his incredible contribution to BIBA and broking through 12 years of longstanding commitment on BIBA’s main Board and Regional Committee. Alec also helped establish and was a member of the initial steering committee of the Insurance Broking Standards Council – later incorporated into BIBA.
Steve White, BIBA CEO, said: “Alec absolutely deserves this recognition. During a career spanning 60 years he was described as a visionary an accolade he lived up to from his twenties when he set up his first business, going on to develop the Worldwide Broker Network and being instrumental in the development of broker standards, now incorporated into BIBA as the Insurance Brokers’ Standards Committee.
“In his time on BIBA’s greater Manchester and West Pennine Committee and our main Board he offered wise counsel and guidance and demonstrated great passion for our sector.
“He is a worthy winner, and the insurance industry has been lucky to have him.”
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The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) is the UK’s leading general insurance intermediary organisation representing the interests of insurance brokers, intermediaries and their customers.
BIBA membership includes around 1800 regulated firms, employing more than 100,000 people. General insurance brokers contribute 1% of GDP to the UK economy; they arrange 74% of all general insurance with a premium totalling £85.8bn and 93% of all commercial insurance business. Insurance brokers put their customers’ interests first, providing advice, access to suitable insurance protection and risk management.
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