Nominations open for The BIBA Young Broker of the Year Award 2015

13th November 2014

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) is inviting nominations for the 2015 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 fourteenth 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 2015 BIBA conference, which is being held at Manchester Central on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 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 proud to recognise the emerging talent in the broking sector and we actively encourage members to nominate their young achievers for this prestigious award. We are exploring 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 Head of Membership Kirsty Wingrove.

The national award judges are: Graeme Sutton CII, Stuart Williams, R A Cowen & Partners Ltd; Neil Grimshaw, Ravenhall Risk Solutions Ltd; Lois Williams Arthur J Gallagher, Ian Jerrum Searchlight Solutions, Andy Thornley, Chris Knott and Kirsty Wingrove, BIBA.

The deadline for entries is 6th March 2015. Brokers wishing to nominate themselves or an individual for this award are advised to contact Kirsty Wingrove on 020 7397 0224 or at wingrovek@biba.org.uk

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Notes to editors

1. For further information please contact:

BIBA press office:
Leighann Forsyth, Head of Communications
020 7397 0223
forsythl@biba.org.uk

2. About 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 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.

53% of all general insurance is sold by an insurance broker and they arrange 81% 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 400,000 people a year to access insurance protection through it’s Find a Broker service, both online and via the telephone.

BIBA is the voice of the industry advising members, the regulators, consumer bodies and other stakeholders on key insurance issues.   BIBA provides unique schemes and facilities, technical advice, guidance on regulation and business support and is helping to raise, and maintain, industry standards.