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Voting for the 2017 Protection Review Awards has now closed and we are pleased to announce our shortlists and also remind you of the deadlines involved.

Timescales:

Shortlists announced and written entries requested – Friday March 10th

Deadline for ALL written entries – Friday 31st March

Judging day – Thursday 20th April

There will be no extensions to these dates.

Shortlists

We'll be writing to everyone we've shortlisted with instructions for the written submissions where these are required. Written entries are 500 words maximum (written entries only – no supporting information or videos) and you should send them as a word document to Jo Miller jo@lebeauvisage.co.uk . Written entries should be based on the idea of ‘Two stars and a wish’ – Two things you or your company has done over the last year plus one thing you would like to do or improve.  Details of the judging criteria for each award are shown below:

Young Achiever Award in association Zurich

There's no shortlist for this award yet as you still have time to put yourself forward if you want to enter. Remember you need to be age 30 or under when you enter.

Judging criteria: This award is open to anyone working in the manufacturing or distribution side of the industry (adviser, paraplanner, intermediary, insurer, reinsurer, tech firm, marketing etc) who is under 30 at the time of entry. The person should demonstrate an outstanding level of knowledge and commitment in their field, supplemented by any notable achievements over the last year. Testimonials can also be included. Submissions should follow the ‘two stars and a wish’ format and be limited to 500 words. The judging will be primarily based upon the written entry, however, votes for which person should win this award are also welcomed and will be taken into account during the judging process along with the award submission. 

Life and Health Claims Award in association Health Claims Forum

There's no shortlist for this award yet and you still have time to put yourself forward if you want to enter.

Judging criteria: Recognising and rewarding innovation in claims management, and excellence in customer service where the insurer has gone above and beyond what is expected to improve the customer experience during a claim. Submissions should follow the ‘two stars and a wish’ format and be limited to 500 words. The judging will be primarily based upon the written entry, however, votes for which person should win this award are also welcomed and will be taken into account during the judging process along with the award submission. Any entries that do not include paid claim statistics will be discounted.

Awards requiring a written entry

Innovation Award in association with Gen Re
Shortlist:
Vitality Life
Royal London
AIG
iPipeline
British Friendly

Judging criteria: Which company has been the most innovative across the protection and health market over the last year? Which company has shown the greatest desire to move the industry forward through innovation? Please provide details of which innovation(s) you are referring to when voting wherever possible. Submissions should follow the ‘two stars and a wish’ format and be limited to 500 words.

Best New Product in association with IFDS
Shortlist:
British Friendly
Aegon
AIG
VitalityLife
Royal London
LV=

Judging criteria: Which new product has made the biggest improvement to the industry over the last year? Which new product has helped our customers the most? Which new product is best helping to grow the market? Which new product has raised standards across the industry? 

Underwriter of the Year Award in association with Hannover Re UK Life Branch
Shortlist:
Scottish Widows
AIG
Royal London
Aegon
LV

Judging criteria: Which provider has the best underwriting process? For example, which providers are making the best use of technology in a positive way? Which providers are cutting administration times? Which providers make it easier to write new business? Which companies provide quick and easy access to underwriters? Which companies make fair and appropriate underwriting decisions on a consistent basis? 

Health Insurance Adviser of the Year in association withThe Exeter
Shortlist:
Drewberry Insurance
Jelf Group
Premier Choice
PES
Regency Health
Assured Futures
ADVO Group

Judging criteria: Which company has done the most to drive the health insurance industry forward? Who provides the best advice and distribution of health insurance and PMI for consumers? Which adviser would you speak to first about any health insurance matter? 

Individual Protection Adviser of the Year in association with Aviva
Shortlist:
Ash Fhalora (C&D)
David Mead (Future Proof)
Peter Chadborn (Plan Money)
Alan Lakey (Highclere)
Alan Knowles (Cura)
Rob May (John Lamb)
Andrew Wilkinson (Moneysworth)

Judging criteria: This category is for individual advisers, rather than companies. When voting please think about which individual adviser is not only an excellent protection/health adviser for their clients but also does more than most to drive the industry forward as well as helping other advisers?

NOTE: It is our policy that should any company or individual win the same award three year’s running they become exempt the following year. For this reason Roy McLoughlin will be exempt this year, and will instead contribute to the judging process for this category.

 

Protection Intermediary of the Year in association Scottish Widows
Shortlist:
Assured Futures
Cura
Future Proof
John Lamb
LifeSearch
Reassured
Vita
London & Country
Risk Assured

Judging criteria: This category is for companies, rather than individual people. Which protection intermediary has done the most to drive the industry forward and who uses content such as Seven Families via social and workplace media to raise awareness of protection need and educate clients? Who provides the best distribution of protection for consumers? Which firm stands out above all others as the protection intermediary of choice?

Awards that don't require a written entry

Personality of the Year in association with RGA
Shorlist:
Fiona Murphy (Cover magazine)
Johnny Timpson (Scottish Widows)
Paul Yates (iPipeline)
Steve Casey (Square Health)
Tom Baigrie (LifeSearch)
Tracey & Oakley (Seven Families)
Roy McLoughlin (Cavendish Ware)
Emma Thomson (LifeSearch)
Phil Jeynes (UnderwriteMe)
Andy Walton (Intrinsic)
Debbie Kennedy (Royal London)
Iain Clark (British Friendly)
Vicky Churcher (AIG)
Paul & Vicky Pickford (Seven Families)

Organisation of the Year
Shortlist:
Intrinsic
Vitality
London & Country
iPipeline
LifeSearch
UnderwriteMe
L&G
Royal London
Future Proof
Aegon

Protection Journalist of the Year in association with OM Wealth
Shortlist:
Jeff Prestridge (Mail on Sunday)
Simoney Kyriakou (FT Adviser)
Fiona Murphy (Cover)
Harvey Jones (Express)
Sally Hamilton (Mail on Sunday)
Ryan Bembridge (Mortgage Introducer)

Outstanding contribution to Protection Journalism in association with Health Shield
Shortlist:
Jeff Prestridge (Mail on Sunday)
John Greenwood (Corporate Adviser)
David Sawers (HI Daily)
Emma Hughes (Financial Adviser)
Simon Read (Freelance)
Sam Barrett (Freelance)

Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Legal & General

As always we'll keep this one to ourselves for the moment.

Thank you to everyone who voted – we look forward to seeing many of you on the 19 July.

 

The 2016 Protection Review dinner and awards took place on 14th July 2016 at the Landmark Hotel in London. View photos from the event here

Venue details:

222 Marylebone Road
London NW1 6JQ
United Kingdom

Tel : +44 (0) 20 7631 8000

View pictures from the 2016 dinner and awards here (conference pictures can be viewed by clicking here)
View pictures from the 2015 dinner and awards here (conference pictures can be viewed by clicking here)
View pictures from the 2014 dinner and awards here (conference pictures can be viewed by clicking here )
View pictures from the 2013 conference, dinner and awards here.
View pictures from the 2012 conference, dinner and awards here.
View pictures from the 2011 conference, dinner and awards here.

 

Awards

Back in 2004, the first ever Protection Review Award was launched. It was the Personality of the Year Award, which has since been won by a number of outstanding individuals including Chris Perrott, Tom Baigrie, Nick Kirwan and many more.

Last year we introduced a number of new categories, in response to industry demand. This year, we have made further improvements by opening up the shortlist voting across the industry and we would like to thank all those who voted. Many of you also provided reasons for your votes, which were taken into account during the judging day held in April this year.

We have added no new awards this year and are happy that we now reward many of the people and organisations who have done most to advance life and health insurance. There are countless ways to decide awards but we believe our approach is as unbiased as possible. Unlike a certain global football competition, there are no financial incentives, votes for sale or 'presents' to cloud our judgement.

As always, the final choices remain ours - after all, since 2003 it's been Protection Review's role to analyse where the industry is going and who's doing what; who's up and who's down. As the book's editors we spend the year gathering information and evidence and use that, with your views and votes, and more years' experience than we care to remember (ok, more than ten decades!), to decide who we believe most merits each award. And some of those choices will be a 'shoo-in', while others may surprise you because they may not be loudest shouters or the best known people or organisations. But our aim for the awards remains exactly as it always has - to reward excellence but not to be a popularity vote or a case study based exercise because, fundamentally, they are simply a snapshot of Protection Review's views. The ultimate test is do we get it right? Only you can tell us that!

2016 AWARD WINNERS

Innovation Award in association with Gen Re
WINNER: VITALITY

Life & Health Claims Award in association with Health Claims Forum
WINNER: ZURICH

Individual Protection Adviser of the Year in association wth Aviva
WINNER: ROY MCLOUGHLIN, MASTER ADVISER

Organisation of the Year
WINNER: LIFESEARCH

Best New Product of the Year in association with IRESS
WINNER: AVIVA

Health Insurance Adviser of the Year in association with The Exeter
WINNER: PES

Protection Journalist of the Year in association with Old Mutual Wealth
WINNER: JEFF PRESTRIDGE, MAIL ON SUNDAY

Underwriter of the Year in association with Hannover Life Reassurance (UK) Ltd
WINNER: AIG

Protection Intermediary of the Year of the Year in association with Scottish Widows
WINNER: LIFESEARCH

Personality of the Year in association with Swiss Re
WINNER: PETER HAMILTON, ZURICH

Outstanding Contribution to Protection Journalism in association with Health Shield
HAL AUSTIN, FINANCIAL ADVISER

Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Legal & General
WINNER: JOHN CLIFF

 

2015 AWARD WINNERS

Innovation Award in association with Gen Re
WINNER: UnderwriteMe

Individual Protection Adviser of the Year in association with VitalityLife
WINNER: Roy McLoughlin, Master Adviser

Health Insurance Adviser of the Year in association with Exeter Family Friendly
WINNER: Regency Health

Protection Journalist of the Year in association with Friends Life
WINNER: Tessa Norman, Money Marketing

Underwriter of the Year in association with IRESS
WINNER: Aegon

Protection Intermediary of the Year in association with VitalityLife
WINNER: London & Country

Organisation of the Year
WINNER: Vitality

Personality of the Year in association with Legal & General
WINNER: John Ritchie, Ellipse

Outstanding Contribution to Protection Journalism in association with Scottish Widows
WINNER: Jeff Prestridge, Mail on Sunday

Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Exeter Family Friendly
WINNER: John Pollock, Legal & General

 

2014 AWARD WINNERS

Innovation Award in association with Gen Re
WINNER: HI Daily

Individual Protection Adviser of the Year in association with PruProtect
WINNER: Roy McLoughlin, Master Adviser 

Underwriter of the Year in association with IRESS
WINNER: Aviva 

Health Insurance Adviser of the Year in association with Exeter Family Friendly
WINNER: Regency Health

Protection Journalist of the Year in association with Friends Life

HIGHLY COMMENDED:ona Bain, Financial Adviser 
WINNER: Paul Robertson, Cover magazine 

Protection Intermediary of the Year in association with PruProtect
WINNER: London & Country

Organisation of the Year
HIGHLY COMMENDED: LV= , Legal & General
Shortlist: PruProtect

Outstanding contribution to Protection Journalism in association with Space01
WINNER: Sam Barrett

Personality of the Year in association with Exeter Family Friendly
WINNER: JOHNNY TIMPSON, SCOTTISH WIDOWS

Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Legal & General
WINNER: ALAN TYLER

 

2013 AWARD WINNERS

Innovation Award in association with Gen Re
WINNER: LV=

Individual Protection Adviser of the Year in association with PruProtect
WINNER: Sarah Fullaway, Oviso

Underwriter of the Year in association with Avelo
WINNER: AGEAS PROTECT

Health Insurance Adviser of the Year in association with PruHealth
WINNER: REGENCY HEALTH

Protection Journalist of the Year in association with Ageas Protect
WINNER: TESSA NORMAN, HEALTH INSURANCE

Protection Intermediary of the Year in association with PruProtect
WINNER: LIFESEARCH

Organisation of the Year
WINNER: LV=

Outstanding contribution to Protection Journalism in association with Space01
WINNER: IAN COWIE

Personality of the Year in association with Exeter Family Friendly
WINNER: RICHARD VERDIN, AVIVA

Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Legal & General
WINNER: MIKE IZZARD, PREMIER CHOICE GROUP

DECADE AWARDS

Outstanding Contribution of the Decade in association with Swiss Re

The Top 5:

  1. RON WHEATCROFT, SWISS RE
  2. ALAN LAKEY, HIGHCLERE FINANCIAL SERVICES
  3. TOM BAIGRIE, LIFESEARCH
  4. JEFF PRESTRIDGE, MAIL ON SUNDAY
  5. NICK KIRWAN, SCOTTISH WIDOWS, ABI and more

WINNER: TOM BAIGRIE, LIFESEARCH

Outstanding Organisation of the Decade in association with Swiss Re

The Top 5:

  1. Legal & General
  2. Aviva
  3. LifeSearch
  4. PruProtect
  5. Money Marketing

WINNER: LEGAL & GENERAL

2012 AWARDS:

Innovation Award in association with Gen Re
WINNER: PruProtect

Underwriter of the Year in association with Risk Assured
WINNER: Aviva

Individual Protection Adviser of the Year in association with PruProtect
WINNER: Alan Lakey, Highclere Financial Services

Protection Journalist of the Year in association with Ageas Protect
WINNER: Owain Thomas for his work on Cover magazine

Protection Intermediary of the Year in association with PruProtect
WINNER: London & Country

Organisation of the Year
WINNER: Aviva

Outstanding contribution to Protection Journalism in association with Space01
WINNER: Tony Levene

Personality of the Year in association with Exeter Family Friendly
WINNER: Deepak Jobanputra

Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Legal & General
WINNER: Jamie McIver

2011 Awards

Innovation Award in association with Gen Re
WINNER: PruProtect

Underwriter of the Year in association with Risk Assured
WINNER: Ageas

Individual Protection Adviser of the Year in association with PruProtect
WINNER: Peter Chadborn

Protection Journalist of the Year in association with Ageas
WINNER: Natalie Holt, Money Marketing

Organisation of the Year in association with Protection Review
WINNER: Aviva

Protection Intermediary of the Year in association with PruProtect
WINNER: LifeSearch

Outstanding contribution to Protection Journalism in association with Space01
WINNER: Janet Walford, Money Management

Personality of the Year in association with Exeter Family Friendly
WINNER: Louise Colley, Aviva

Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Legal & General
WINNER: Shanti Duggal

2010 Winners

The Lifetime Achievement Award with Swiss Re:
WINNER: John Joseph

The Personality of the Year Award with Exeter Friendly Society:
WINNER: Neil McCarthy, Direct Life & Pensions

The Outstanding Contribution to Protection Journalism Award with Friends Provident
WINNER:  Jeff Prestridge of the Mail on Sunday

The Protection Intermediary of the Year Award with PruProtect
WINNER: Direct Life & Pensions

The Underwriter of the Year Award with Risk Assured
WINNER: Zurich

The Innovation Award with Gen Re LifeHealth
WINNER: Exeter Friendly Society

The Online user experience effectiveness Award with Space 01
WINNER: BUPA

The Individual Protection Adviser of the Year Award with PruProtect
WINNER: Roy McLoughlin

The Organisation of the Year Award with RGA
WINNER: GRiD

The Protection Journalist of the Year Award with Fortis Life
WINNER: Madeleine Davies

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