Ensure your 2012-13 achievements are honoured...
The inaugural Insurance Insider Honours at the beginning of September 2012 saw 600 top executives packed into the splendid setting of London’s Royal Courts of Justice.
Looking around the great hall where the great and good of the (re)insurance industry were assembled, I was overwhelmed with evidence of how quickly good ideas can develop a life of their own.
Back in spring 2012, when we at The Insurance Insider hatched a plan to start our own awards ceremony, we thought it would be a low-key affair in its first year.
We hadn’t counted on the buy-in we received from so many in the industry – both our readers and our commercial partners.
The world is full of identikit awards ceremonies that add little to the sum of human experience and such a scenario is something we wanted to avoid at all costs.
It has been my hope that The Insurance Insider Honours will build from its first year to become a benchmark of professionalism and achievement in the global market for years to come.
Well, here is your first chance to build on what we achieved last year.
We have learnt from 2012 and have duly tweaked the category definitions, as well as adding one or two new targeted Honours to the pantheon.
On a practical level, judging awards can be something of an ordeal, but our panel of well-known industry figures brought with them complimentary skills, and over a century’s sector experience.
Working with them was as much a revelation as it was a pleasure.
This year we have added Dennis Mahoney to their numbers to make sure a strong broker voice is heard when we eventually gather for our summer deliberations.
Also the early timing of this communication is deliberately designed to give you plenty of time to put your entries together to the highest possible standard.
Last year you could be excused for not knowing that The Insurance Insider was putting on an awards ceremony.
This year there can be no such excuses. I look forward to reading of your many achievements!
Editor, The Insurance Insider