Dennis McConnell announced winner of the Francis Perkins Award
13th May 2015
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has named Dennis McConnell winner of the 2015 Francis Perkins Award.
Francis Perkins, the first chairman of BIBA, instigated this award to give recognition to members of the Association who give their time and energy for the furtherance of its causes.
The judges named Dennis as winner of this year’s award due to his long standing and committed participation in BIBA at regional committee and national technical committee level for nearly 25 years.
Recently retired, Dennis was a highly experienced and knowledgeable broking practitioner, well able to represent member firms in Northern Ireland and always willing to give his time and knowledge to BIBA affairs.
Steve White, BIBA’s Chief Executive, announced the award at its annual conference in Manchester.
Steve said: "I am delighted to present this award to Dennis in recognition of his contribution to the Association and to the broker sector in general.”
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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 just under 2,000 regulated firms having merged with the Institute of Insurance Brokers (IIB) in November 2011.
General insurance brokers contribute 1% of GDP to the UK economy and BIBA brokers employ more than 100,000 staff.
54% of all general insurance is sold by an insurance broker and they arrange 79% of all commercial insurance business.