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1. Insurer of the Year
This category will be judged on the performance of the insurer relative to its size and scope of business, as well as its achievement of business objectives, market profile and customer satisfaction. We welcome submissions from insurers of all size, providing cover in all lines of commercial insurance. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Direct Commercial

2. Broker of the Year - sponsored by Direct Commercial Ltd
This category will be judged on the performance of the broker relative to its size and scope of business, as well as its achievement of business objectives, market profile and customer 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
2018 WINNER: Square Mile Commercial

3. Insurer Claims Initiative of the Year
Finding new ways to respond to the growing demands of the insured, insurers must increasingly demonstrate speed of payment through improved internal processes, innovation, ongoing investment and advancement. Entries should seek to demonstrate all of this above in this category, along with both strategic and quantitative justification. Enter here

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
2018 WINNER: Centor Insurance & Risk Management

5. Insurer Claims Team of the Year
The winning broker claims team will show an edge over the competition, providing a service above and beyond the usual, and one that puts client needs at the heart of the operation. Entries should demonstrate where the team has excelled, and detail this through facts and client testimonials. Enter here
2018 WINNER: RSA

6. Specialist Broker of the Year
In this category, 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 suitable risk strategies and practices. The winning entry will of course be able to demonstrate excellence in client satisfaction. Enter here

7. Regional Broker of the Year
This category will be judged on the performance of the broker relative to its size and scope of business, as well as its achievement of business objectives, market profile and customer satisfaction. This category is specifically for independent brokers across all borders. Judges will look for evidence of a true working relationship between the broker and the client, as well as evidence of where it has created value. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Prizm Solutions

8. Intermediary of the Year
This category is for the commercial insurance intermediary or third party provider (including claims management services, loss adjusters and assessors) that the panel feels has achieved the most over the past judging year in terms of customer service. Entries should demonstrate forward-thinking, excellence in service provision, and may include innovative use of technology or resources. Enter here
2018 WINNER: QuestGates

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
2018 WINNER: Fenchurch Law

10. Cyber Risk Cover of the Year
This accolade is for the commercial insurance provider which 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 in this vital line of cover. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Gallagher

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

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
2018 WINNER: Synechron

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
2018 WINNER: Wesleyan

14. Innovative Product Award
This Award will be presented the company whose product or service has the potential to be a game-changer in the provision of commercial insurance. This category is designed to reward innovation in a solution and product – and may or may not incorporate technology. Enter here

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
2018 WINNER: RSA

16. Pioneer Award
This award will be presented to the individual whom the judges deem to have made an outstanding contribution to the 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. The winning entrant will demonstrate a high level of professional credibility, a considerable public relations profile, and a high level of respect within the industry in general. Enter here

17. ESG Award
Increasingly, businesses are seeing the value and meaning of helping to create a fairer and better world – whether though fundraising or partnership with a charity, making voluntary contributions to the community or creating special policies to cover environmentally sound endeavours, for example. 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
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
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
This award will be presented for specialist cover in 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
2018 WINNER: Booking Protect

21. SME Business Policy of the Year
Awarded to the policy that best meets the demands of small to medium-sized enterprises in the UK, the winning company will be able to demonstrate flexibility and the ability to truly protect the interests of this important sector. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Club Insure

22. Response to a Major Claim Award
Recognising the industry’s ability to help companies in crisis due to a major incident, the judges will be seeking to understand how brokers or insurers supported the client throughout the process, and ensured its continuing operations. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Hiscox

23. Growth Company of the Year
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 be looking for 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 the Year
Open to software providers for insurance software and related systems, 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
2018 WINNER: VisionTrack

25. Commercial Insurance Recruiter of the Year
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
2018 WINNER: Aston Charles

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