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A completed entry will include:
1. Entry Form
2. 100 Word Company Profile
3. 100 Word Summary
4. 1000 Word Submission
5. Company Logo
6. UK contact details

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2017 WINNERS AND SHORTLISTED

Categories

1. Insurer of the Year
The criteria for this award is driven by the performance of the insurer relative to its size and scope of business, achieving clear business objectives, having raised its profile amongst the market and customers and gaining customer satisfaction. We welcome submissions from insurers of all size and across all borders. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Covéa Insurance

2. Broker of the Year
The criteria for this award is driven by the performance of the broker relative to its size and scope of business, clear business objectives that it has met and its profile amongst the market and client satisfaction. We welcome submissions from brokers of all size and across all borders and will look for evidence of where a broker has established true working relationships and created value for the client. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Centor Insurance & Risk Management

3. Insurer Claims Initiative of the Year
Finding new ways to respond to the growing demands of the insured, insurers will need to be able to demonstrate speed of payment, through improved internal processes, demonstrable innovation and ongoing investment and advancement. Entries should be supported by both strategic and quantitative information. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Direct Commercial Limited

4 Broker Claims Team of the Year
The winning broker claims team will show an edge over the competition, providing a service above and beyond the normal and one that puts the client needs at the heart of the operation. Entries should demonstrate where the team has excelled, and detail this through facts and client testimonials where possible. Enter here
2017 WINNER: JN & E Capstick Insurance Consultants

5. Insurer Claims Team of the Year
This category is designed to honour the insurance claims team that has shown outstanding service. For small claims, major claims, or unusual claims, a customer-centric approach is essential, and the winning entry will be able to demonstrate excellence in claims management using strategy, technology and innovation – but more than anything else the personal touch shown through testimonials. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Covéa Insurance

6. Specialist Broker of the Year
This category is open to specialist brokers covering classes of commercial insurance cover. Judges will be looking to reward the organisation with advanced knowledge and experience of providing highly bespoke insurance cover in their specialist sectors, and one that is able to provide valuable insight and advice on the risk strategies and practices. The winning entry will be able to demonstrate client satisfaction. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Independents Chartered Insurance Brokers

7. Regional Broker of the Year – NEW CATEGORY
The criteria for this award is driven by the performance of the broker relative to its size and scope of business, clear business objectives that it has met and its profile amongst the market and client satisfaction. This category is specifically for independent brokers across all borders and will look for evidence of where a broker has established true working relationships and created value for the client. Enter here

8. Intermediary of the Year
This category is for the commercial insurance intermediary, or third party provider including claims management services, loss adjusters, assessors, that the panel feels has achieved the most over the past judging year in terms of customer service. Entries should demonstrate forward-excellence in service provision, and may include innovative use of technology or resources. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Bexhill UK

9. Insurance Law Firm of the Year
This award will recognise the firm, or team within a firm, that has done most to help their clients and provide exceptional service. Examples of work could include ongoing work relating to the Insurance Act and Enterprise Act, M&A or representing the interests of clients in other areas. In all cases, the judges will want to see the scope of the work carried out, the resources available, and a testimony from the client. Enter here
2017 WINNER: RPC

10. Cyber Risk Cover of the Year
This award seeks to acknowledge the growing importance of this line of cover. This accolade is for the commercial insurance provider operating in the UK, or with a UK presence, that has delivered the best digital risk offering in the market over the last judging year. Judges will be looking to award the insurer which has kept ahead of trends in the digital and cyber risk arena, and set the standard for the best in this vital area of coverage. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Chubb

11. Financial Lines Cover of the Year
Regulatory demand and an increased focus on risk in the boardroom underline the importance of financial lines coverage to the sector – particularly for those needing customised coverages that respond to sometimes contradictory regulatory demands. This award is for the product that best caters to the needs of the market in this complex area of insurance. Judges will look for evidence of an appreciation for emerging risks and modernised insurances for today’s clients Enter here
2017 WINNER: FGI

12. InsurTech Award
This award is for the provider of technology and related services to the commercial insurance industry. From telematics to apps, this category welcomes entries from across the full spectrum of technological applications. Evidence of success in implementation, leading to operational savings, improved business performance, or enhanced client experience will be among the key attributes of the successful entry. NB this is not aimed at providers of Insurance Software. Enter here

13. Communications Team of the Year
Open to PR and marketing agencies and communications teams, this award recognises the ability to convey information in an effective and memorable way. From creating industry campaigns to marketing, judges will consider how successfully a concept or product has been delivered to a wider audience. Examples of artwork and copy are required alongside the entry, which should also contain quantitative data. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Crawford & Company

14. Innovative Product Award
Rewarding a product or service designed for the customer, the judges are seeking a product or service that has the potential to be a ‘game-changer’ in the provision of commercial insurance-related products and/or services. This category is designed to reward innovation in a solution and product – and may use technology in its construction. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Thomas Miller Claims Management

15. Initiative of the Year
An open category for brokers, insurers and third parties – we are looking for game-changing ideas and programmes that are reshaping the insurance business such as new partnerships or incorporating social or environmental values into insurance. This is the category that helps show the way to the future of commercial insurance. Enter here
2017 WINNER: WNS Assistance with Masternaut

16. Pioneer Award
This award will be presented to the individual who the judges deem to have made an outstanding contribution to commercial insurance sector over a long and successful career. This award will be presented to the individual judged to have demonstrated exceptional achievement and professional excellence over the course of a significant career in the industry. The winning entry will represent a high level of professional credibility, a considerable public relations profile, and a high level of respect within the industry in general. Enter here
2017 WINNER: John Hurrell, CEO, Airmic

17. ESG Award – NEW CATEGORY
All businesses do something to help create a fairer and better place – whether though fundraising or partnership with a charity, making voluntary contributions to the community or creating special policies to cover environmentally sound endeavours. If you can point to the good your business has done, and believe it is a winning programme, this is the category for you. Enter here

18. Partnership of the Year – NEW CATEGORY
This category is designed to reward teamwork between an insurance provider and the insured. Whether creating a better financial arrangement through diligence or through original and creative thinking, the winning entry in this category will demonstrate the true value of working together. Enter here

19. Schemes Broker of the Year – NEW CATEGORY
Open to the providers of specialist schemes for commercial insurance we invite brokers and intermediaries to submit the best of non-standard solutions that help commercial enterprise with particular insurance concerns. Enter here

20. Specialist Coverage Award – NEW CATEGORY
Awarded to specialist cover for difficult commercial insurance areas, such as kidnap and ransom, where particular expert knowledge is essential to create a tailored solution to a particular problem. Enter here

21. SME Business Policy of the Year – NEW CATEGORY
Awarded to the policy that best meets the demands of small to medium-sized enterprises in the UK, that can demonstrate flexibility and the ability to truly protect the interests of this important sector. Enter here

22. Response to a Major Claim Award – NEW CATEGORY
Recognising the industry’s ability to help companies in crisis due to a major incident, the judges will be looking for the way in which brokers or insurers supported the company through the problems and ensured its continuing operations. Enter here

23. Growth Company of the Year – NEW CATEGORY
The industry does not stand still, and despite challenges there companies that have shown the way by seizing opportunities and creating growth. We want to honour those that have pushed forward and reinvigorated the commercial insurance sector. Judges will want to see evidence of growth financially and/or in market share and will take into account the initial size of the company and growth rate. Enter here

24. Technology of Year – NEW CATEGORY
Open to software providers for insurance software and related system, this category allows entry to the awards for those not covered in the Insurtech category. Evidence of the application and implementation of the technology in the commercial insurance sector is required. Enter here

25. Commercial Insurance Recruiter of the Year – NEW CATEGORY
This award will be presented to the recruitment firm or agency, consultants or head-hunters deemed by the judges to have represented the best in class over the last judging year. Entries may include detail on how the business has grown over the past judging year and is responding to the needs of an evolving industry. Enter here

26. Readers’ Rating: Insurance Provider – NEW CATEGORY
The insurance provider/broker partnership is the bedrock of service. This new section asks for brokers to nominate their chosen provider and for brokers to reward those providers that have really added value to the relationship. This will be a simple online vote, and results will take into account the relative size of insurer operation.

27. Readers’ Rating: Broker Services – NEW CATEGORY
Brokers provide the interface and support for commercial clients, but there are those that really do go ‘the extra mile’ and we would invite clients to nominate their favourite brokers. This will be a simple online vote, and results will take into account the relative size of broker operation.

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