Insurance Fraud Awards 2018 - full list of winners

James Heath, paartner, Keoghs

Keoghs partner James Heath, pictured, was handed the achievement prize at the Fraud Awards last night in what proved to be a fruitful night for the law firm.

Keoghs also won the Fraud Intelligence Team – Independent, and Fraud Investigation Team – Independent, gongs.

Elsewhere, Direct Line Group picked up two prizes for the Technology Initiative of the Year and the Unsung Hero for Automated Robotic Investigator and Alexandra Westwood respectively.

QBE Europe also won two awards for Counter Fraud Team of the Year – Commercial and Young Fraud Fighter [Charlotte Gray].

Earlier in the night, Post content director Jonathan Swift announced that the Unsung Hero award had been renamed the Richard Davies Memorial Award for the Unsung Fraud Fighter of the Year in honour of Axa’s former fraud boss who sadly passed away earlier this year.

In an emotional night, Richard’s wife Allison handed over the prize to Alexandra and his former colleague Mike Bennett paid respects with a few words in remembrance of his achievements.


Full list of winners

Combating Fraud - Collaboration of the Year

BLM Fraud Practice Group & Sedgwick - Winner

LV - Broker Community Initiative – Highly commended


Also shortlisted:

Ageas & Weightmans 

Axa & Kennedys

CRIF Decision Solutions & RSA Insurance

InterEurope & DAC Beachcroft 

QBE Europe, Synectics Solutions & The Cabinet Office


Combatting Fraud - Technology Innovation of the Year

Direct Line Group - Automated Robotic Investigator - Winner

VisionTrack  - Highly commended


Also shortlisted:


DAC Beachcroft - KYOTO 


Keoghs MDA Intelligence Solutions 


Young Fraud Investigator of the Year

Charlotte Gray – QBE European Operations - Winner

Sarah Titterington - Horwich Farrelly – Highly Commended


Also shortlisted:

Calum Cornish - Clyde & Co

Alastair Poole – Aviva


The Richard Davies Memorial Award for the Unsung Insurance Fraud Fighter of the Year

Alexandra Westwood –Direct Line Group - Winner

Gareth Evans – Ageas  - Highly commended


Also shortlisted:

Joanne Baker – DWF 

Hannah Davies - Admiral Group

Robert Frecknall - BGL 

Zoe Leete – Direct Commercial


Fraud Intelligence Team - Independent

Keoghs – Winner

DWF – Highly commended


Also shortlisted:

BLM Intelligence Team

DAC Beachcroft    


Fraud Intelligence Team – Insurer/Broker

Esure Fincrime Insight team - Winner

1st Central – Highly commended


Also shortlisted:


QBE Europe


Fraud Investigation Team – Independent

Keoghs - Casualty Fraud Team - Winner

DAC Beachcroft – Highly commended


Also shortlisted:



Keoghs - Motor Fraud

Robertson & Co


Combatting Fraud - Broking Initiative of the Year

BGL – Winner


Also shortlisted:

1st Central

Endsleigh Insurance Services 


Counter Fraud Team of the Year – Commercial Lines

QBE Europe – Winner


Also shortlisted:

Allianz Insurance 

Aviva - Fraud Feature Team 

Direct Line Group - Commercial Counter Fraud Team 

Geo Underwriting  


Counter Fraud Team of the Year - Personal Lines Team

LV - Winner

Esure – Highly commended


Also shortlisted:

Admiral Group- Fraud Analytics Team



Co-op Insurance, Application Fraud Team


Fraud Investigation of the Year

NFU Mutual - Operation Sweeney - Winner

LV – Highly commended


Also shortlisted:

Allianz Insurance

Axa Global Healthcare

NFU Mutual - LCI Investigation


Cyber Partner of the Year

Sedgwick – Winner


Also shortlisted:



Combating Fraud - Improving Public Knowledge Award

First Group - Counter Fraud Awareness Programme – Winner


Also shortlisted:

BLM’s Fraud Practice Group - Travel Sickness Fraud Campaign

LV - Educating the public on the effects of claims farmers, ghost brokers and technology awareness


Achievement Award

Keoghs partner James Heath

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