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Women in Insurance Business Awards UK


Women in Insurance Awards is the first ever industry awards in the UK recognizing women who are making a significant contribution to the insurance sector, their community and clients.

Eight prestigious award categories are open to female brokers, insurance professionals and executives, their teams and organizations.

Winners will be revealed live at a drinks reception in London on the night of our Women in Insurance Conference: Thursday, 10th October, 2019.

The conference and awards are brought to you by Insurance Business magazine – one of the UK’s most trusted industry information resources with over 12,000 daily e-Newsletter subscribers and 87,000 monthly website unique visitors and 200,000 impressions.

Nomination closes on 28 August 2019


This award recognizes the woman who has most effectively promoted a brand in the insurance industry through marketing and PR activities in the last 12 months. Nominees can be working in-house or in an agency on behalf of an insurance industry client. 

When judging this category, the following criteria will be considered: 

  • Demonstrated excellence in the use of marketing and communications to promote the organization/brand 
  • Contribution to overall business success 
  • Contribution to the insurance industry e.g. involvement with industry associations, mentoring etc. 
  • Relevant accolades, achievements and professional development undertaken in the past 3 years 

Description 

  

This award of excellence for the MGA that offers superb service to brokers and is consistently proactive in educating brokers on products, while maintaining in-depth knowledge of financial markets and the competitive landscape of all product offerings. 

  

Criteria 

  

  • Must be an MGA in the United Kingdom 
  • Organizational accolades and standout achievements in 2018 
  • Client retention strategy and success 
  • Demonstrates superior support service and stakeholder engagement/communication 
  • Provides value-added ideas and marketing support to brokers 

This award recognizes the company operating in the insurance industry that has best demonstrated a commitment to achieving a gender diverse and balanced workplace. 

  

Criteria 

 

  • Development of a diversity and inclusion strategy with clear objectives that aligns with business needs 
  • Effectiveness and innovation of initiatives that support the recruitment, retention and career progression of women across areas such as leadership, learning and development and remuneration 
  • Evidence of success e.g. employee take up of flexible working arrangements, percentage of women in leadership roles, overall business benefits 

Description 

  

This award of excellence recognizes the standout property and casualty insurance broker of the year. This accolade goes to the individual who has best exceled at pushing the envelope with innovation and growth, garnering industry’s attention including the respect of peers. This broker demonstrates commitment to clients, portrays exemplary customer service skills and manages to build and cement long-term business relationships. 

  

Criteria 

  

  • Must be a property and casualty broker 
  • Career development within the insurance space 
  • Relevant accolades and standout achievements in 2018 
  • Demonstrate customer service above industry standards and active growth through industry news, developments, product offerings, etc. 
  • Demonstrate best use of technology/innovation in reinforcing business strategy and client relationship 
  • Revenue contributions to the business 

This award of excellence goes to an outstanding female who is dedicated to investing both time and heart to the rising generation of insurance professionals, helping to empower others and create opportunities for the continual advancement of women in leadership. 

Criteria 

  • At least 10 (?) years of work experience in the insurance industry 
  • Outstanding role model 
  • Advocate for intellectual growth and development 
  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of the insurance industry  
  • Consistent outreach toward individuals in insurance 
  • Contributed to support or development of mentoring programs/individuals within their company or the insurance community 
  • Continually seeking to better themselves  

Description 

  

This award of excellence recognizes the outstanding young insurance broker in the insurance industry who has shown the highest potential for greater leadership and has exceled at pushing the envelope with innovation and growth, garnering industry’s attention and the respect of peers. 

  

Criteria 

  

  • Open to a broker who has been working 5 years of less in the insurance Industry as of January 1, 2018 
  • Must be currently working as an insurance broker 
  • Professional accolades and standout achievements in 2018 (business initiatives in which the nominee played a critical role, new business brought to the company, innovative ideas, etc.) 
  • Distinctive new business development strategies, including unique ways of utilizing technology 
  • Exceptional relationship management 
  • Achievements could include: unique ways of utilizing next-generation technology to build and cement client relationships, distinctive new business development strategies, exceptional customer service skills, innovative branding and marketing strategies to attract new clients and/or creative ways of taking the company to the next level 

  

This award of excellence goes to the outstanding female trailblazer in the insurance industry whose astounding personal and professional achievements have earned them a place among the industry’s best. 

  

Criteria 

  

  • Professional accomplishments in the last five years (business initiatives in which the nominee played a critical role, new business brought to the company, innovative ideas, etc.) 
  • Demonstrate promotion, influence and championing of women within the Insurance industry 
  • Leadership of professional associations 
  • Other relevant accolades and accomplishments (charitable work, accomplishments outside the industry, etc.) 
  • Description 

  

This award of excellence recognizes the outstanding young Carrier executive in the insurance industry who has shown the highest potential for greater leadership and has exceled at pushing the envelope with innovation and growth, garnering industry’s attention and the respect of peers. 

  

Criteria 

  • Open to carrier executives who has been working 5 years of less in the insurance Industry as of January 1, 2018 
  • Must be currently working as an carrier executive 
  • Professional accolades and standout achievements in 2017 (business initiatives in which the nominee played a critical role, new business brought to the company, innovative ideas, etc.) 
  • Distinctive new business development strategies, including unique ways of utilizing technology 
  • Exceptional relationship management 
  • Achievements could include: unique ways of utilizing next-generation technology to build and cement client relationships, distinctive new business development strategies, exceptional customer service skills, innovative branding and marketing strategies to attract new clients and/or creative ways of taking the company to the next level. 

This award of excellence recognizes the wholesale partner that offers superb service to brokers and is consistently proactive in educating brokers on products, while maintaining in-depth knowledge of financial markets and the competitive landscape of all product offerings. To be eligible your wholesale brokerage must be independently branded and headquartered in the United Kingdom. 
 
When judging this category, the following criteria will be considered from an overall business perspective: 

  

  • Maintains superior support service to brokers through underwriting, claims support, premium pricing 
  • Demonstrates above-standard range of products and carriers, marketing support, automation 
  • Demonstrates outstanding commitment and major contributions to partners and the industry as a whole