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Protection Review Awards 2019 - voting is open!

Click here to cast your vote

Your votes will help decide the shortlists for this year’s awards. You don’t need to vote in all categories, just those which are relevant to your knowledge and experience.
And for written entries you don’t need to wait to be shortlisted – you can submit written entries at any point before the deadline.

Some reminders for 2019

How we decide the winners:

·     Written entry, industry vote, and the opinions of the judges:

-          Underwriter of the Year
-          Life & Health Claims Award
-          Innovation Award
-          Protection Intermediary of the Year
-          Individual Protection Adviser of the Year
-          Best New Product
-          Young Achiever Award
-          Health Insurance Adviser of the Year
-          Doing it Better Award
-          Unsung Hero Award
 
·     Industry vote and the opinions of the judges (no written entry needed):

-          Personality of the Year
-          Protection Journalist of the Year
-          Organisation of the Year
-          Lifetime Achievement Award
 
·     We’ll announce the shortlists soon after the judging day on 24th April 2019.

Specific Criteria for Award

The Young Achiever of the Year award is for anyone working in the manufacturing or distribution side of the industry (insurer, reinsurer, intermediary, adviser, paraplanner, tech firm, marketing etc) who is    under 30 at the time of entry. 

When putting together a written entry please use ‘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. In previous years the ‘wish’ element of some entries has been very generic – please try to be specific where possible. 
Within the written entry you will also need to include an external testimonial. This can be a supporting comment from any external person or organisation such as an adviser, customer, journalist or partner organisation. Please note that testimonials are required for all written entries, must be sourced – and any entries without a testimonial will not be considered. 
Entries are 500 words maximum (written entries only – no supporting information or videos)

 
Two NEW Awards
·       Doing it Better Award:
        We all try, and often succeed, to do things better for our customers, advisers, the wider industry and society as a whole year on year, but this award aims to recognise the company who has shown outstanding progress in these important areas. Our aim is to recognise the company that's getting it right, not only with their products and customer service, but with their commitment to diversity, corporate responsibility, culture, charity, local community and the health and well-being of their people. Entries that demonstrate a strong commitment in many or all of these areas will stand a good chance of winning. Written entry required.
 
·       Unsung Hero Award:
        Our aim is to recognise those people making a real difference to consumers and advisers every day who aren’t in senior management, aren’t in the media or public eye, and aren’t well known in the industry. Entries that demonstrate a truly important role in the customer or adviser journey that is making a really positive difference will stand a good chance of winning. Written entry required.

Timescales

·   Voting opens and written entries invited – Wednesday 13th February
·   Voting closes and deadline for ALL written entries – 29th March
·   Judging day – 24th April 

There will be no extensions to these dates.

Voting guidelines

The companies and individuals you vote for should exemplify those from our industry who put the customer at the centre of their proposition and those who work hard to provide the best outcomes for the customer. 

The awards look to recognise those in the industry who consistently show that the client is the driving force behind everything they do, whether that is improving the customer experience, paying more claims, product innovation or more. We pride ourselves on the robustness of our voting process and aim to uphold the integrity at every step. 

Our judges this year are Roger Edwards, Kevin Carr, Jo Miller, Peter Le Beau and Andy Couchman. As announced last year, some categories may also have additional guest judges.

They will decide the winners by considering your votes, written entries where appropriate, their industry knowledge and any other relevant information they pick up along the way. The aim is for the results to be as independent as possible – but the real test for us is not the process, but whether the best people win.

·     As part of the online vote, there is optional free space for additional comments if you would like to provide brief reasons for your vote, which is not compulsory.
·     All votes are anonymous and you do not need to vote in all categories.
·     Protection includes all long and short term health and protection individual and group products and solutions.

Written entries should be sent in word format to [email protected]

Thank you very much for your time and support.

 

 

Protection Review Awards 2018

We're pleased to announce our 2018 award winners. Congratulations to them all:

Young Achiever Award in association with Zurich

WINNER: Mollie Burdge (Future Proof)

Life and Health Claims Award in association with the Health Claims Forum

WINNER: Aegon

Innovation Award in association with Gen Re

WINNER: Royal London

Best New Product in association with DST

WINNER: AIG

Underwriter of the Year in association with Hannover Re UK Life Branch

WINNER: Royal London

Health Insurance Adviser of the Year in association with Vitality

WINNER: Assured Futures

Individual Protection Adviser of the Year in association with Guardian

WINNER: Kathryn Knowles (Cura)

Protection Intermediary of the Year in association with Scottish Widows

WINNER: LifeSearch

Personality of the Year in association with Liss EXL

WINNER: Vicky Churcher (AIG)

Organisation of the Year in association with Protection Review

WINNER: Money Saving Expert

Protection Journalist of the Year in association with AIG Life

WINNER: Harvey Jones (Express and Freelance)

Outstanding contribution to Protection Journalism in association with Health Shield

WINNER:  Fiona Murphy (Cover)

Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Legal & General Insurance

WINNER: Karin Lloyd

 

 

You will find a list of our 2017 award winners below:

Innovation Award in association with Gen Re

WINNER: iPipeline

Life and Health Claims Award in association Health Claims Forum

WINNER: Aegon

Individual Protection Adviser of the Year in association with Aviva

WINNER: David Mead (Future Proof)

Young Achiever Award in association Zurich

WINNER: Rob May (John Lamb)

Protection Journalist of the Year in association with OM Wealth

WINNER: Sally Hamilton (Mail on Sunday)

Best New Product in association with DST

WINNER: VitalityLife

Health Insurance Adviser of the Year in association withThe Exeter

WINNER: PES

Protection Intermediary of the Year in association Scottish Widows

WINNER: LifeSearch

Underwriter of the Year Award in association with Hannover Re UK Life Branch

WINNER: Aegon

Organisation of the Year

WINNER: iPipeline

Personality of the Year in association with RGA

WINNER: Debbie Kennedy (Royal London)

Outstanding contribution to Protection Journalism in association with Health Shield

WINNER: John Greenwood (Corporate Adviser)

Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Legal & General

WINNER: Paul Bradshaw

 

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

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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