Broker Rothbury’s double whammy in NZ industry awards

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Broker Rothbury’s double whammy in NZ industry awards
Rothbury Insurance Brokers has been shortlisted in not one, but two categories of the NZ Insurance Industry Awards for 2016.

Firstly, along with Willis Towers Watson, Rothbury has been named a finalist in the Large Broking Company of the Year category.

Having won the title for two years in a row, managing director Roger Abel said he and the 220-strong team were keen to see if they could achieve the honour for a third time.

“Being named a finalist again is fantastic,” he said.

“It’s a reflection of the hard work that goes in every day from our team to meet and exceed our client’s expectations.

“Their unwavering client focus is the single largest contributor to our success as a business.”

Their other nomination is for the Innovation of the Year for their client app, My Rothbury.

Abel said My Rothbury was being used by over 4,000 Rothbury clients, which enabled commercial, farm and domestic clients to view their insurance policies, sums insured and excesses as well as contact details of their broker and other tools.

“Instant mobile access to their own information is becoming more expected by our clients and the app is one way we’ve been able to innovate in this area,” Abel said.

“It is empowering our clients and we’re thrilled that this initiative has been named a finalist for Innovation of the Year.”

There is tough competition in this category, with Rothbury up against Delta Insurance, Konnect NET and NZI in that category, the winner of which will be announced at the awards dinner at Auckland’s Sky City on Thursday 10 November.

NZI’s entry is for its Safe Driving Rewards program, Konnect NET’s is for its e-consent solution which targets life and health insurance companies, while Delta’s Environment Insurance earned their shortlisting.

NZI spokesperson Danette Hunter said the program had now been hugely successful and had now been extended until August 2017.

“Over 61 transport operators have signed up so far and we have waived more than $136,000 in excess for our transport customers who are in the top 25% of fleets according to EROAD data.”

She said customers had also been signing up to have their drivers evaluated in the NZI simulator, which was currently travelling around the country, to experience the Seeing Machines Guardian System installed in it.

“It is making quite an impact!” she said.

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