Nominations for David Grimley Memorial Award 2024

Friday, 01 March 2024 – Friday, 22 March 2024
– 5:00 pm (UK time)

We have pleasure in inviting nominations for the Young Professional of the Year 2024, worth £250 to the winner, together with the opportunity to be presented with the certificate and cheque at the Annual Dinner on Friday 22nd March 2024.

The David Grimley Memorial Award for the Young Professional of the Year 2024 is sponsored by Mark Fowles of DWF LLP ( The award is to recognise the professional development and achievement of young people in our area.

To allow sufficient time for the panel to review all nominations, please enter online or download and send completed applications by email to before the closing date on 1st March 2024.

Entry Criteria:

• Candidates, who do not have to be existing CII Members, must be under the age of 35 on 1st January 2024 and have been working in the Insurance or Financial Services sector for a minimum of two years.

• Nominations may be supported by references from clients or customers.

• If you have been nominated or have nominated someone previously, this is not a bar to a nomination for this year's award.

• Examination success will be taken into account but will not be the sole or main factor.

Points to Consider:

• The judges are looking for professional development in the broadest sense and will wish to recognise someone who, in line with the CII definition of CPD, can demonstrate their professional development by 'the acquisition of knowledge, experience and skills and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout working life'.

• Employers and managers in the local institute's area are invited to nominate any number of people within their own company to be considered by a panel as worthy of being selected for one of the top three places from whom the overall winner will be chosen.

Nominations will be adjudicated by a panel comprising President/Past President, Deputy President and Education Secretary.

How to Enter:

1. Check that the candidate meets the entry criteria and contact us if unsure about anything.

2. Enter online here or download the nomination form which can be found below

3. Complete online or email the completed nomination form to:

Please make sure that all of your details are completed so that we can contact you, if required.

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