The insurance industry has made significant strides down the road to creating a genuinely diverse, equal opportunities sector but the consensus is there is still a long way to go, especially when it comes to narrowing the gender pay gap, pushing for more flexible working arrangements, and increasing the number of women in senior positions. Those who make it to the top are outstanding role models but there are still far too few women at the top.
These awards will honour the inspiring achievements of women across all parts of the general insurance sector and will also help shape the discussion around how we can improve diversity within the sector as we highlight some of the most forward-thinking initiatives. We hope these will help move the diversity agenda forward, especially for women, as everyone knows there are still many issues to be addressed and challenges overcome. Showcasing excellence and achievement is a vital tool in the continuing battle to establish equality across all parts of the industry and in all roles.
“I’m delighted that Incisive Media have launched the Women in Insurance Awards – the first of its kind in this industry. We are passionate about diversity as a business and our keen to see further recognition for inspiring achievements of women recognised in sectors which are currently under-represented. We hope these awards will help to bring about cultural change and tackle the gender imbalance in the insurance industry,” said Incisive Media’s managing director – events Simone Broadhurst.
David Worsfold, chair of the judges – Women in Insurance Awards, commented: “I have watched women break into senior management and non-traditional roles across the insurance industry but there is still a lot to be done. It is a very different – and much better – industry as a result. Showcasing the achievements of women across the market is a great way of helping the industry tell that story of progress but we also want it to inspire others to make their mark too. These awards will be a celebration of achievement and a starting point for taking the vital next steps towards genuine and lasting equality.”
The awards have already recruited a panel of 21 expert judges and the nomination process opens today, Monday 20th May. The deadline for nominations is Friday 28th June.
For more information about the judges and the awards, please visit: www.womenininsuranceawardsuk.co.uk
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Incisive’s Investment Week brand has made the grade in the Special Interest Magazine Brand of the Year award, and the publisher’s performance marketing team Incisive Works has been shortlisted in the new Show Me The Money category.
This shortlisting follows hot on the heels of a number of successes for Incisive, which has been shortlisted for six awards at the 2019 AOP awards, and for four awards at the 2019 Conference Awards. Its protection and health insurance brand Cover has also bagged a trio of shortlist nominations at the Protection Review awards.
“I’m delighted that our hard work and focus has been recognised by our peers at these awards,” said Incisive Media CEO Jonathon Whiteley. “The PPA awards set the gold standard in the publishing awards sector and it’s gratifying for us to be able to hold our head up high among both our consumer and B2B media peers.”
The 2019 PPA Awards take place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Wednesday, June 17. To see the full shortlist go to www.ppaawards.co.uk.
The awards – which were judged by a panel of more than 30 independent industry experts from institutional and wholesale markets – were presented on Thursday, November 29 at a dinner in London.
Investment Week won the Wholesale Team of the Year award and Professional Pensions won the Institutional Team of the Year accolade.
In addition, Professional Pensions deputy editor Stephanie Baxter was named Institutional Journalist of the Year and Investment Week deputy editor Natalie Kenway was a runner up in the Wholesale Journalist of the Year category.
Commenting on the awards, Kames Capital chief executive Martin Davis said: “I would like to congratulate all of the journalists nominated for this year’s awards especially the deserving winners and runners up. I would also like to thank the panel of esteemed judges for their considered nominations.
“Journalists have a vital role in translating the complexities, nuances and anomalies of investments to their audience and we are delighted to once again have the opportunity to recognise their efforts.”
“These award wins are an important accolade for Incisive’s financial journalists,” said Incisive Media CEO Jonathon Whiteley. “Quality journalism is what makes us tick, and it’s humbling to receive this recognition from the sectors we serve. I’m incredibly pleased for Stephanie and Natalie, and of course for the IW and PP editorial teams.”
Kames Capital is a UK-based investment management business with £43 billion of assets under management. It is a global leader in sustainable investing. For more information go to www.kamescapital.com.
Incisive also scooped a highly-commended award in the best native advertising campaign category for its highly-regarded campaign with Samsung Mobility Solutions.
The 2017 AOP awards took place on 28 June at Old Billingsgate in London. The event is recognised as the Oscars of the UK’s digital publishing sector.
The awards were attended by more than 700 of the UK’s best and brightest digital talent and were fiercely contested by more than 100 media organisations across 22 hard-fought categories.
Incisive Media is the only digital publisher to have won best B2B publisher honours two years in a row, and the 2017 gong marks a record fourth win for the company in this category.
“This is a real accolade for everyone in the business, from the digital team to our journalists, marketers, sales teams and everyone who makes the business tick,” said Incisive Media CEO Jonathon Whiteley. “It’s doubly significant to us because the AOP awards are so hotly-contested and robustly judged.”
Incisive’s digital success is the result of a programme of sustained investment in its digital capabilities, including the launch of a dedicated native content unit, Incisive Works, global extension of its lead-gen capability, ongoing investment in video content production, and migration to a new cloud-based hosting platform.
“This approach allows us to maximise the quality and authority of our award-winning editorial content across all channels, unlocking new revenues and building increased engagement,” said Whiteley.
Full details of the award and judges’ comments can be found at the AOP Awards site.
Photo caption Left to right: comedian Rob Beckett; Incisive head of advertising technology Darren Sharp; Incisive operations director Robin Shute; Incisive head of digital John Holt; Incisive’s John Barnes; Incisive head of campaign management Rosie Cotterill; Pubmatic’s Emma Newman; and Incisive sales director Paul Harvey.