Peter Franklin announced winner of the Francis Perkins Award

14th May 2014

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has named Peter Franklin of Franklin Consultancy Ltd the winner of the 2014 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 Peter as winner of this year’s award due to his outstanding commitment to the Association since 1977. Peter has provided support to BIBA within his role on the West Midlands Committee and BIBA’s Liability & Accident Committee, which he chairs.  His breadth of knowledge on insurance and legal issues makes him BIBA’s chosen expert witness on a variety of insurance subjects.

Steve White, BIBA’s Chief Executive, presented the award at its annual conference in Manchester.

Steve said: "I am delighted to present this award to Peter in recognition of his contribution to the Association and to the broker sector in general.”


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Notes to editors

1. For further information please contact:

BIBA press office:
Leighann Forsyth, Head of Communications
07917 738 721
forsythl@biba.org.uk

2. About British Insurance Brokers' Association

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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.

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