BIBA presents Francis Perkins Award to FSB Insurance Service CEO

Insurance stalwart has supported the broking sector for over two decades

BIBA presents Francis Perkins Award to FSB Insurance Service CEO

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has awarded David Perry, chief executive of FSB Insurance Service, the 2024 Francis Perkins Award.

This accolade, named after BIBA's first chair, Francis Perkins, recognises members who dedicate significant effort towards advancing the interests of the insurance broking sector.

Perry's long-standing advocacy and support for BIBA and its objectives have been called instrumental over his two-decade association with the organisation. He has served not only on BIBA’s main board but also on its Smaller Brokers’ Advisory Board, General Insurance Brokers’ Committee, Insurance Brokers’ Standards Committee, and the Regional Chairs’ Advisory Board. Additionally, he is a member of the FCA's small business practitioners’ panel.

The BIBA notes that his contributions have been particularly notable in championing the interests of small businesses within the insurance sector. Perry was key in establishing BIBA’s new membership structure tailored for start-up, non-regulated firms, providing crucial support for emerging businesses in the industry.

Perry has also been instrumental in fostering diversity within BIBA’s London & South East Committee, promoting the inclusion of younger, more varied members.

“I’m absolutely delighted to receive this award. My main advocacy has always been for smaller firms, like mine was when I first got actively involved. BIBA is such an important champion for us and supporting its work feels like time well spent,” Perry said.

Graeme Trudgill, BIBA CEO, praised Perry's extensive contributions which make him worthy of the prestigious award.

“David was one of the first members I met when I joined BIBA in 2001, his extensive involvement on BIBA’s boards and committees is probably a member record! As well as bringing a huge amount of market knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to the wide range of roles that he has held within BIBA, he has always been a voice of reason,” Trudgill said.

“He has given so much of his time, all for the benefit of BIBA and insurance brokers. We thank him for his longstanding commitment and all that he has helped to achieve over the last two decades,” Trudgill said.

Additionally, Perry is donating his prize to the Lives Not Knives charity, an organisation supported by FSB Insurance Services. This charity focuses on preventing knife crime and empowering disadvantaged youth.

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