Gordon Warren Young Achiever Award

The Gordon Warren Young Achiever of the Year Award is presented to a young person in the local area that who has made the greatest strides forward in their career through outstanding Professional Development.

The nomination form for 2019 can be downloaded here.



First awarded in 2005 in memory of Gordon Warren who served our institute with great distinction for over 50 years we are once again inviting nominations for this year’s award. The 2019 award will be presented to the winner at our annual dinner in April 2020.

This year we are inviting nominations from all employers in the Suffolk & North Essex area for any person, whether they are an institute member or not, who was under the age of 30 as at 31 December 2019, and who has made the greatest strides forward in their career through outstanding Professional Development in the last year.

The nomination can be made by anyone in a company and should be made on the nomination form. Please note the nomination needs to be endorsed by the individual's line manager or senior manager.

The judges will be looking for someone who has proactively developed themselves during the last twelve months either through completing institute examinations or through any other form of professional or vocational study, and who has also during the same period:

  • Either successfully contributed to a work-based project of benefit to their business, or

  • Successfully participated in a community-based project that brings the insurance profession into good repute, or

  • Has made a significant contribution to the success of their team with a performance which considerably exceeds the expectations normally associated with someone of their age and experience.

The closing date for nominations is 31 January 2020. The adjudication of the award will be made at a meeting of the local institute council; the decision of the council is final.

The distinctive award together with a cheque for £150 will be presented to the winner at the Insurance Institute of Ipswich Suffolk & North Essex Annual Dinner, which takes place on Friday 24 April 2020. The successful candidate will also receive a free ticket to the dinner.

Last year we had some very strong entries and we are hoping that this year we will see this high standard maintained. There are some very talented people out there in our area and this award is an excellent opportunity for local companies to recognise the hard work and dedication of some of their younger employees.

Entries from all local employers, large or small, are welcomed. So if you know someone deserving of recognition do let us know about them!