Nominations open for The BIBA Young Broker of the Year Award 2017

7th December 2016

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) is inviting nominations for the 2017 BIBA Young Broker of the Year Award.

The Award, which carries a cash prize of £1,500 along with an Industry Training Programme (courtesy of the Broker Academy) is now in its sixteenth year and is designed to recognise young brokers for their outstanding performance and encourages commitment to the future professionalism of the insurance industry.

The award will be presented at the 2017 BIBA conference, which is being held at Manchester Central in May.

Award judges say they are looking to reward a rising star who has made a valuable contribution for the benefit of their company. To be eligible, the young broker should be able to demonstrate excellent performance, initiative, team spirit, and personal progression and professional commitment to broking.

Steve White, BIBA Chief Executive, said: “BIBA is very proud to recognise the emerging talent in the insurance broking sector. I would encourage members to nominate their young achievers for this prestigious award. We are continuing to explore how BIBA can play a larger part in supporting the development of the next generation of broking leaders and this award is an integral part of that support”.

Entries should be submitted to the Membership Team – smyl[email protected].

The national award judges are: Graeme Sutton CII, Neil Grimshaw, Ravenhall Risk Solutions Ltd; Oliver Rose, One Call Insurance and Andy Thornley, Diane Smyllie and Kirsty Wingrove, BIBA.

Click here for entry criteria and click here for a nominations form.

The deadline for entries is 8th March 2017. Brokers wishing to nominate themselves or an individual for this award are advised to contact Kirsty Wingrove, Head of Membership on 020 7397 0205 or at [email protected].


Notes to editors

  1. For further information please contact:

    BIBA press office:
    Pam Quinn, Head of Communications
    020 7397 0223
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Leighann Forsyth, Deputy Head of Communications
020 7397 0223
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  1. About the British Insurance Brokers’ Association

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.

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 78% of all commercial insurance business.

Insurance brokers put the client’s interests first, providing advice, access to suitable insurance protection and risk management.

BIBA helps more than 250,000 people a year to access insurance protection through its Find a Broker service, both online and via the telephone.

BIBA is the voice of the sector advising members, the regulators, consumer bodies and other stakeholders on key insurance issues.