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Celebrating Excellence: 2024 Market People Awards honours outstanding contribution in the London Insurance Market

Celebrating Excellence: 2024 Market People Awards honours outstanding contribution in the London Insurance Market

28/06/24, 14:30

London, June 27, 2024 – London Market Forums (LMF) proudly hosted the 2024 Market People Awards yesterday, celebrating the exemplary achievements and contributions of professionals within the London Insurance Market. This prestigious event, held at Merchant Taylors' Hall, recognised the outstanding efforts of individuals and teams across various sectors of the industry.

Now in its seventh year, the Market People Awards has become a highlight within the insurance community, acknowledging those who have significantly impacted the market. This year’s event was particularly special as it marked the 10th anniversary of LMF's commitment to fostering excellence and collaboration within the industry.

The evening commenced with a vibrant Polynesian-themed gala drinks reception, followed by a sumptuous banquet dinner and entertainment. Guests were treated to a range of culinary delights and outstanding hospitality.

The highlight of the evening was the awards ceremony. The awards covered a range of categories, and the winners were chosen from a pool of nominees submitted by industry peers, with a panel of judges comprised of past winners and industry experts.

LMF, in conjunction with our judges, came to the decision to rename the Outstanding Contribution to Change, Operations and Industry Transformation Award to the Joe Dainty Memorial Award, following the loss of our friend and colleague earlier this year.

Notable Winners Included:

  • Broking Professional/Team of the Year: Joseph Latham - Marsh

  • Claims Professional/Team of the Year: Beazley Claims Team

  • Underwriting Professional/Team of the Year: Josh Marney - Allied World

  • Market CEO or Business Leader of the Year: Mark Allan - Ki Insurance

  • Rising Star of the Year: Ria Patel - Aspen Insurance

  • Market Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Champion: Echaunti Swan - ICAN

  • Young Broker of the Year Award: Joe Stubbings - Gallagher

  • Young Underwriter of the Year: Sam Berner - Nirvana

  • Young Claims Professional of the Year: Ellie Rose Arch - Arch Insurance

  • Market People - Lifetime Achievement Award: Rob Myers - LMA, John Muir - WTW

  • London Market Consultant/Advisory Supplier of the Year: Padda Consulting

  • London Market Technology/Innovation Supplier of the Year Award: Verisk SBS & Whitespace

  • London Market HR & L&D Supplier of the Year Award: Velonetic Education - Led by Nicole Mott

  • London Market Law Firm of the Year Award: Tom Mungovan - DWF

  • Market People Outstanding Contribution Award: Roger Oldham – LMF, Ravi Shankar – Mosaic Insurance

  • Outstanding Contribution to Social Responsibility: Ian Marchant - Lloyd’s

  • Outstanding Contribution to HR & L&D: Nick Lennon-Barrett - Beazley

  • Outstanding Contribution to Technology & Innovation: Steve Jolley

  • Reinsurance Professional/Team of the Year: Joe McCall - Starr Companies

  • The Joe Dainty Memorial Award: Rob Myers - LMA

  • Data, Analytics & AI Professional/Team of the Year: Data & Analytics Team – Chaucer

  • Visionary Leadership Award: Joe Dainty

A significant part of the evening was dedicated to charitable efforts, with this year's charity partner being the Alzheimer's Society. The charity prize draw, silent auction and a live auction of Joe Dainty’s artwork, aimed to raise funds to support research and initiatives to combat dementia.

Chris Park from the Alzheimer’s Society and Richard Dudley from Aon delivered heartfelt speeches, emphasising the crucial work being done to support those affected by dementia and the essential role the insurance industry plays in these efforts.

The evening concluded with a Winners’ After Party.

Roger Oldham, Managing Director of LMF and Chartered Insurance Practitioner, expressed his gratitude to all attendees and supporters, stating “The Market People Awards 2024 was truly a night to remember, with its Polynesian feel and amazing setting. It’s clear to see the emerging talent in the Market, in a contest like this, thanks to the introduction of three new categories for young industry professionals, this year. We are proud that this event is a truly Market led awards, involving frontline insurance people at every stage in the process. We celebrated those in their early carriers, as well as those shortly leaving our Market, with such distinguished service. A poignant moment for all of us was our reflection on the life of Joe Dainty, and we were deeply honoured that his family could attend to join in this respectful celebration of his life, alongside the other 230 Market guests at Merchant Taylors’ Hall. An evening to remember for all, we hope”.

A huge thank you to: Lloyd's, Lloyd's Market Association, Allied World, WTW Novidea, Beazley, Verisk, Talbot Underwriting , Chaucer Group, DXC Technology, Velonetic, DOCOsoft, DataTick, VIPR Ltd, Munich Re, Damhurst & Co, Allianz, Aspen Insurance Group, Brit Insurance, LimeIQ, Ki Insurance, Starr Insurance and Sterling Search for supporting this year’s awards!

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