Aston Lark, Aviva and Covéa win big at 2021 British Insurance Awards

BIA 2021

Aston Lark and Aviva were the big winners at the 2021 British Insurance Awards on a night when Covéa was crowned General Insurer of the Year.

Aston Lark picked up awards for Insurance Broker of the Year, Commercial Lines Broker of the Year – SME/MID-Corporate and Investing in the Profession/Training. Its group CEO Peter Blanc was also crowned Insurance Personality of the Year.

Aviva netted the Risk and Resilience Award, Business Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year Award and Commercial Lines Insurer of the Year Award.

Elsewhere, Covéa was hailed as the General Insurer of the Year and former Admiral Group CEO David Stevens won the Achievement Award at the ceremony at Battersea Evolution hosted by comedian Rob Beckett. 


FULL LIST OF NOMINEES AND WINNERS


Risk and Resilience Award

Winner: Aviva  

Shortlisted:
  • Allianz Insurance
  • Financial Risk Solutions
  • Harwell Restoration
  • PCS, a Verisk Business
  • Zurich Insurance Group

For more details on the winner, click here


Brand Management Award

Winner: All Clear

Shortlisted:
  • BGL Group
  • Aventum Group
  • Direct Line Group – Green Flag

For more details on the winner, click here


Insurtech Start-Up Award

Winner: Yu Life  

Shortlisted:
  • Collective Benefits
  • Honcho
  • Inshur
  • Ki Insurance
  • Thing Co

For more details on the winner, click here


The Technology Award

Winner: Flood Flash  

Shortlisted:
  • Horwich Farrelly Online Litigation Triage (HOLT)
  • Jumar Technology
  • Markerstudy Group
  • Thing Co
  • Vision Track

For more details on the winner, click here


Digital Insurance Innovation of the Year.

Winner: Ecclesiastical  

Shortlisted:
  • Ibott, Apollo Syndicate 1971
  • Inshur
  • Improvex by Munich Re
  • QBE
  • Zurich Insurance Group in partnership with Sprout AI

For more details on the winner, click here


Outsourced Partner of the Year

Winner: Motor Repair Network  

Shortlisted:
  • Autoglass
  • BGL Group
  • BLM
  • Bravo Networks
  • Sedgwick

For more details on the winner, click here


Lloyd’s and London Market Broking Team of the Year

Winner: Tysers  

Shortlisted:
  • Brunel Professions
  • Carrolls
  • Consilium Insurance Brokers

For more details on the winner, click here


Personal Lines Broker of the Year

Winner: Staysure  

Shortlisted:
  • BGL Group
  • Carrot Insurance
  • Got You Covered
  • Purely Pets
  • The Atlanta Group

For more details on the winner, click here


Commercial Lines Broker of the Year – SME/MID-Corporate

Winner: Aston Lark  

Shortlisted:
  • Brunel Professions
  • IC Insurance Solutions
  • McCarron Coates
  • Cowens
  • The Insurance Octopus

For more details on the winner, click here


Broker Partner of the Year

Winner: Aqueous Underwriting  

Shortlisted:
  • Allianz Insurance
  • Arch Insurance
  • Paymentshield

For more details on the winner, click here


Business Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year

Winner: Aviva  

Shortlisted:
  • Allianz Insurance
  • QBE
  • Zurich Insurance Group

For more details on the winner, click here


Diversity and Inclusion Award

Winner: Inshur  

Shortlisted:
  • Ageas
  • Allianz Insurance
  • Bupa UK and Global
  • Covéa Insurance
  • Crawford & Company

For more details on the winner, click here


Investing in the Profession/Training Award

Winner: Aston Lark  

Shortlisted:
  • AIG UK
  • Axa UK
  • Hiscox and Attensi
  • Premium Credit
  • Sedgwick

For more details on the winner, click here


Young Achiever of the Year

Winner: Kirsten Shastri, Beazley 

Shortlisted:
  • April Bellchambers, Aston Lark
  • Ashley Mills, Shepherd Compello
  • Bethan Perris, Tysers
  • Blue Newton, McLarens
  • Carl McComb, Prestige Underwriting Services

For more details on the winner, click here


Best Insurance Employer – Large Company

Winner: Howden  

Shortlisted:
  • Allianz
  • Aviva
  • Direct Line
  • QBE Europe
  • Zurich

Best Insurance Employer – SME Company

Winner: Plan Group  

Shortlisted:
  • Aventum (previously Direct Insurance Group)
  • Cowens
  • Dual Group
  • HSB
  • Konsileo

Claims Initiative of the Year - Outsourced Partner

Winner: Countrywide Hearing  

Shortlisted:
  • Claims Consortium Group
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • Keoghs, a Davies business
  • McLarens
  • Sedgwick and The Hunting Dynasty

For more details on the winner, click here


Claims Initiative of the Year Award - Insurer

Winner: Direct Line Group - Green Flag

Shortlisted:
  • DAS UK Group/Goodlord
  • Flood Flash
  • Markel UK
  • RSA
  • Zurich Insurance Group – Zurich Support Services

For more details on the winner, click here


The Customer Care Award

Winner: All Clear  

Shortlisted:
  • Ageas
  • Aviva
  • Bupa UK Insurance
  • Brunel Professions
  • Covéa Insurance

For more details on the winner, click here


Major Loss Award

Winner: MS Amlin, Harris Balcombe and Sedgwick  

Shortlisted:
  • Allianz Insurance
  • Insurance Claims Accommodation Bureau (ICAB)
  • Sedgwick and NIG 
  • Zurich Insurance Group and McLarens’ 

For more details on the winner, click here


Industry Impact Award

Winner: Howden acquires A-Plan  

Shortlisted:
  • Association of British Insurers’ Covid-19 Support Fund
  • Financial Conduct Authority Covid-19 response
  • RSA sold to consortium of InTact/Tryg

For more details on the winner, click here


Specialist Insurer of the Year

Winner: HSB  

Shortlisted:
  • Allianz Insurance – Pet Plan
  • Arch Insurance
  • CFC
  • Flood Flash
  • Inshur

For more details on the winner, click here


Personal Lines Insurer of the Year

Winner: Ageas  

Shortlisted:
  • Aviva
  • Covéa Insurance
  • Policy Expert
  • Zurich Insurance Group

For more details on the winner, click here


Commercial Lines Insurer of the Year

Winner: Aviva  

Shortlisted:
  • Allianz Insurance
  • Covéa Insurance
  • Direct Line Business Insurance
  • Markel UK
  • Zurich Insurance Group

For more details on the winner, click here


Insurance Broker of the Year

Winner: Aston Lark  

Shortlisted:
  • McGill and Partners
  • The Clear Group
  • Towergate Insurance Brokers
  • Tysers

For more details on the winner, click here


General Insurer of the Year Award

Winner: Covéa Insurance  

Shortlisted:
  • Ageas
  • Allianz Insurance
  • Aviva
  • Direct Line Group
  • Zurich

For more details on the winner, click here


Insurance Personality of the Year

Peter Blanc

For more details on the winner, click here


Achievement Award

David Stevens

For more details on the winner, click here

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