SA broker wins Valerie Baker Memorial Award 2016

SA broker wins Valerie Baker Memorial Award 2016 | Insurance Business

SA broker wins Valerie Baker Memorial Award 2016
An SA broker has scooped an award recognising excellence in professional practice in the general insurance intermediary sector.

Daniel Bullock, from Safeguard Insurance Brokers SA, won the Valerie Baker Memorial Award at a special event hosted by Lloyd’s on Thursday in Sydney.

The award memorialises the achievements Baker made during her lifetime towards the professionalism of the insurance broking and underwriting agency industries and continues her work in encouraging high potential individuals.

As the winner of the annual award, sponsored by AIMS, Gold Seal and the Steadfast Group, Bullock receives an all-expenses paid trip to London where he will complete a short course helping him network and increase his market knowledge. He will also take part in focussed learning activities with key underwriters and brokers in the London markets, tour Lloyd’s of London and meet with senior managers.

The judges were impressed with Bullock’s success in growing his business and his ability to adapt the business in the face of significant internal changes, according to Gold Seal, as well ashis sustained involvement in IBNA.

Sheila Baker, managing director of Gold Seal said, “I’m so pleased for Daniel. He has long been a strong, positive figure in the intermediary space and I know he will make the most of every minute he spends in the heart of the London Market and at Lloyd’s.”

“This is the first time a South Australian intermediary has won the award and it speaks volumes to Daniel’s achievement, both within his own business and supporting the broader insurance community.”