Tue 16 Feb. 2021

Recognising Exam Success for 2020

The Insurance Institute of Liverpool are pleased to announce the winners of 4 awards for outstanding achievement in exams for 2020.

Each year, the Insurance Institute of Liverpool will recognise outstanding exam achievement in the following categories:

- the Kenneth Griffiths award for Best Completion of the Advanced Diploma in Insurance (sponsored by Griffiths & Armour)
- Best Completion of the Diploma in Insurance
- Best Completion of the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning
- Best Completion of the Diploma in Financial Planning

The competition was tough this year as we had a lot of members passing exams and achieving professional qualifications.

We are pleased to confirm that the winners are...

The Kenneth Griffiths award for Best Completion of the Advanced Diploma in Insurance (sponsored by Griffiths & Armour)

Sam Heard, MD Insurance

“I am very pleased and grateful to accept the Kenneth Griffiths award. The CII examinations have been a worthwhile experience and receiving recognition of my achievements in the form of the the Kenneth Griffiths award proves an added bonus alongside the knowledge gained.”

Best Completion of the Diploma in Insurance

John Edwards, Davies Group

“I’m thrilled to accept the CII award for best diploma completion. The Dip CII qualification has been invaluable in giving me a great working knowledge of the insurance industry and really helped in advancing my career”

Best Completion of the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning

Joel Carter, Rathbones

“I am over the moon to receive such a prestigious award and would like to thank absolutely everyone who offered support to help me complete these tough exams. The support I received from my family, colleagues & network is something I am extremely grateful for and I am tremendously pleased to cap off such a brilliant qualification with this honour.”

Best Completion of the Diploma in Financial Planning

Fil Krupa, Reflect Financial Ltd

"It’s certainly been a team effort! Firstly, I must thank my wife who had taken on a lion’s share of looking after our 3 children, while I rise at 4am and spend countless hours studying, week after week.

Furthermore, I’ve been blessed with solid support from Christine Whitehall, David Gatehouse and Bespoke Training Solutions, all under the wise patronage of Reflect Financial. Thank you all! I could not have done it without you!"

In normal circumstances the awards would be presented in person, but due to the current lockdown we have approached the individuals direct and a cash award has been given for each prize.

We would like to say a huge congratulations to the winners, and well done to all of our members who have passed exams, completed coursework and achieved professional qualifications in what has been a turbulent and challenging past 12 months.

A big thank you to our sponsors, Sedgwick, Griffiths & Armour and Medicash. Also another thank you to Griffiths & Armour for sponsoring the Kenneth Griffiths award.

Finally, good luck to all those who continue to study and are working towards qualifications in 2021!

  • Fil Krupa
  • John Edwards
  • Joel Carter
  • Sam Heard
Jack Steel, Education Secretary