President's Message


Honoring our members

In a year when even our annual dinner has had to be cancelled, we all need to appreciate each other and what we have achieved during lockdown and what we shall continue to achieve, to ensure we invest in our futures.  I have heard many stories of commitment, innovation and honest hard work that goes above and beyond our professions already high performance.

That is why, this year, we want and need the opportunity to recognise our members who “stand out” in any area, whether professional or personal.

The Nottingham Insurance Institute WILL be maintaining our annual awards for exam success, which have been running for many years and I wish all of you who are taking the exams good luck. We shall be recognizing our best performers in the current exam period and the lucky recipients will be presented with the Award plaque and a cheque in recognition of their success.

However, this year, we also want to hear from you, with nominations for anyone you know who deserves recognition. Let’s celebrate those who deserve a mention:

Do you know someone who shows any of these characteristics:

  • determination
  • commitment
  • respect
  • drive
  •  innovation
  • creativity
  •  selflessness
  • impact
  • zeal

We are looking for nominations from you if you know someone who deserves recognition. Someone who has made a difference.

It does not have to be within their professional life, it can be something personal or charitable. There are no limits set, all we ask is that you nominate worthy colleagues who are probably going to be very surprised to find that they are getting noticed!

Think about your colleagues, has someone impressed or amazed you this year?

Someone who may be:

  • Trusted
  • Unstinting
  • Conscientious
  • Wise
  • Inspirational
  • Passionate
  • Exemplary
  • Resourceful
  • Enthusiastic
  • fair
  • Tenacious
  • Sympathetic
  • Admired
  • Supportive
  • Vibrant
  • Dogged
  • Diligent


If you know someone, simply send their details to me with some information about why you are nominating that person. That is all you need to do, we shall recognise the winner at our awards ceremony which will be virtual (obviously!) and the date will be confirmed to all members.

The deadline for nominations for this award is 31st January 2021.

Helen Wilcox


When you become a member of the CII or PFS, you automatically join a local institute of your choice, usually close to where you live or work.  

There is currently a network of 60 local institutes across the UK.

We are a dedicated group of industry professionals that voluntarily give up our spare time to offer a range of key benefits to CII members in the local area.

We currently provide:

  • Technical and regulatory seminars, and training courses
  • Career guidance, mentoring and knowledge services
  • Social and networking activities
  • Community engagement initiatives
  • Local news and information