Insurance Business is pleased to reveal the winners from the third annual Insurance Business Awards that were announced last night at the gala event held at The Liberty Grand ballroom in Toronto.
Professionals from coast to coast attended the awards show and celebrated their industry’s top talent, who brought home the coveted Insurance Business trophies.
During an evening filled with gowns and tuxes, victory speeches and high spirits, hundreds of leaders from the world of insurance came together and waited with bated breath to find out who would be this year’s honourees. The winners included DSB Claims, winner of the Winmar Award for Excellence in Claims Service, whose leader reflected on why the Oscars-style event is an important tradition for the industry.
“We need to recognize and reward our peers – recognize all the work that they do for the industry and that they do for each other,” said Dara Banga, DSB Claims’ president and chief adjusting officer.
Awards covered companies and leaders from across the insurance industry, with winners in 21 categories. The event was produced by KMI Publishing and Events – the organization behind Insurance Business magazine and insurancebusinessmag.com.
It was an evening of celebration, especially for Lindsay Donelson of FirstOnSite Restoration, who took home the award for Business Development Manager of the Year.
“The awards recognize that our industry and the company I work for has established itself in a niche market with Lloyd’s of London, and has been able to provide different services that were never thought of outside the box before,” she said.
The full list of winners is…
THE INSURANCE BUSINESS MAGAZINE READERS’ CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN
Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company
THE INSURANCE BUSINESS MAGAZINE READERS’ CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST INDUSTRY SERVICE PROVIDER
THE AWARD FOR DIGITAL INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada
THE IV3 SOLUTIONS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RISK MANAGEMENT
Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.
THE PAL INSURANCE BROKERS AWARD FOR YOUNG GUN OF THE YEAR
Dina Godinho - Jones DesLauriers Insurance Management Inc.
THE AWARD FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Lindsay Donelson - FirstOnSite Restoration
THE AWARD FOR BROKERAGE / NETWORK CLUSTER OF THE YEAR
PROLINK Broker Network
THE EMPIRE LIFE AWARD FOR LIFE & HEALTH ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
Samuel Waxman - Millennial Financial Group
THE WINMAR AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CLAIMS SERVICE
INSURANCE INDUSTRY EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Trillium Mutual Insurance Company
THE AWARD FOR BEST BROKERAGE (FEWER THAN 10 STAFF)
Levitt Insurance Brokers Inc.
THE DKI CANADA AWARD FOR P&C INSURER OF THE YEAR
THE FIRST INSURANCE FUNDING OF CANADA AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY
Barry Lorenzetti - BFL Canada
THE CANSURE AWARD FOR INSURANCE BROKER OF THE YEAR
Tammy McCarthy - Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd.
THE BURNS & WILCOX CANADA AWARD FOR BIG BROKERAGE OF THE YEAR
Westland Insurance Group Ltd.
THE CNA CANADA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PHILANTHROPY & COMMUNITY SERVICE
Truman Insurance Agency Inc.
LIFE & HEALTH INSURER OF THE YEAR
THE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE BY A BROKERAGE
Oracle RMS Insurance Risk Management Services Inc.
THE STEAMATIC CANADA AWARD FOR WOMAN OF DISTINCTION
Heather Masterson - Travelers Canada
THE DSB CLAIMS AWARD FOR BROKERAGE OF THE YEAR (10 STAFF OR MORE)
HighStreet Insurance Group Inc.
MGA OF THE YEAR
Special Risk Insurance Managers Ltd.