Thu 24 Sep. 2020

10th Annual Young Achiever Award Update

As our Annual Dinner did not take place on either the original date of 20th March or the rearranged date of 18th September due to COVID 19, the event has been moved to 2021, hopefully March but we await deveiopments and government guidance regarding the pandemic before we announce. In the meantime, we are aware that we have our Young Achiever Finalists who should have attended the dinner as our guests, still waiting to hear the results of the Award!! The aim is to publicly recognise and applaud outstanding achievement of recent entrants to the Insurance Institute of Reading area (includes Oxford, up to Banbury, the M4 corridor from Uxbridge down to the Swindon borders, into Buckinghamshire and down into Hampshire). We are pleased to announce that our finalists are Josh Brown of Sentinel Insurance Solutions Ltd, Vicki Carr, then at Wrightsure Insurance Brokers, Jessica McGuigan, Critchleys Financial Planning and Laura Potts of Hiscox UK. The results of the final will be announced first of all to the finalists before we make them public next week. We will then arrange to send their prizes to them but they will still attend our Dinner as our guests when it happens!

Sponsored once again by Verlingue


Nominees, who do not have to be existing CII/PFS Members:

 must have been working in the Insurance and Financial Services business and must be under the age of 35 as at 1st January 2020.

 can only be nominated or submit a nomination to one local institute Achiever Award in any one year.

(Note: Finalists of the 2019 Achiever Award cannot apply for this year’s Achiever Award but are free to apply for future Achiever Awards.)

Three finalists will be invited to the Annual dinner as guests of the council of the Insurance Institute of Reading and the winner will be announced on the evening. There will be a trophy and cash prize for the winner and a cash prize for the runner up.


The individuals will be considered by a panel comprising the President, the Sponsor and members of the Council of the Insurance Institute of Reading.


· An individual who is achieving outstanding performance within their role

· An individual who is making good progress in their professional development, through appropriate qualifications AND

· An individual who is contributing something to the wider insurance market area or to the community