Allianz’s Chris Hanks scoops life time achiever award; RSA is general insurer of the year

Allianz Commercial general manager Chris Hanks scooped the Industry Achiever of the Year award at last night’s Insurance Times Awards, held at the Battersea Evolution in London.

The much anticipated Insurer Chief Exec’s Chief Exec of the year award was handed to Barry Smith of Ageas. Oval’s Phillip Hodson won the vote in Broker Chief Exec’s Chief Exec equivalent.

Hosted by radio and TV presenter Chris Evans and a headline act from comedian Reginald D Hunter, awards also went to RSA (general insurer of the year), Chubb (personal lines insurer of the year) and JLT (national broker of the year).

Editor-in-chief Ellen Bennett said: “I would like to thank everyone who entered our new look awards, and particularly our finalists and winners. It was a fantastic evening, at a new time and in a new venue, and a wonderful celebration of the best the insurance industry has to offer.”

The full list of winners on the night were as follows:

Broker/Intermediary Innovation of the Year

Aon Benfield - Winner

Avantia Insurance

Brokerbility Information Gateway

Everitt Boles Limited

Halo Insurance Services

Claims Initiative of the Year

Ageas UK

Ai Claims Solutions



Marsh - Winner

Commercial Lines Broker of the Year


Heath Lambert

Lockton International – Highly Commended

Oval - Winner

Swinton Commercial

Commercial Lines Insurer of the Year


Allianz - Winner


Corporate Insurance Buying Team of the Year

Heath Lambert - Winner


Willis UK & Ireland – Highly Commended

Customer Services Initiative of the Year

Ageas – Highly Commended

AXA Insurance - Winner

Caravan Guard

Irish Public Bodies Mutual Insurances

E Business Award

Brit Insurance & Simply Business

Caunce O’Hara

Ecclesiastical Insurance

Endsleigh Insurance Services - Winner

Equity Direct Broking Limited

Fraud Initiative of the Year

Allianz Insurance

Cunningham Lindsey

Lifestyle Services Group

RSA Group - Winner


Insurance Brand/Marketing Campaign of the Year

Aviva - Winner



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QBE European Operations

RSA – Highly Commended

Insurer Innovation of the Year


Allianz Insurance


RBSI - Winner


It Pack Member of the Year

Hannah Bell, Clarke Roxburgh Insurance Brokers

Alex Fuller, Reich Insurance

Rebecca Golding, Keelan Westall

Imogen Hartley, Real Insurance Brokers

Owen Jenkins, Country Life Insurance Brokers

Ryan Loughran, Swinton Commercial

Nikki Maskery, Temporary Cover Ltd

Tom Shipston, Tasker & Partners

Leon Walker, Reich Insurance - Winner

Loss Adjuster of the Year

Crawford & Company

Cunningham Lindsey

Davies Group - Winner

Garwyn Group

Merlin Claims

National Broker of the Year


BGL Group

JLT - Winner


Willis UK & Ireland

Personal Lines Broker of the Year

Autonet Insurance Services - Winner

Kwik Fit Insurance

One Call Insurance Ltd



Personal Lines Insurer of the Year


Chubb - Winner


Reinsurance Broking Initiative of the Year

FAConnect from Aon Benfield - Winner

Willis Group

Service Provider of the Year

Acturis - Winner

FirstAssist Services

Moving Minds Psychological Management & Rehabilitation

RGL Forensics

Robertson & Co

Training Programme of the Year


Caravan Guard - Winner

Chartis Insurance UK

Kwik Fit Insurance


Independent Regional Broker of the Year

Brett and Randall

Bridge Insurance Brokers - Winner

Covered Insurance Solutions

PMI Health Group

Russell Scanlan

General Insurer of the Year



RSA - Winner

Broker Chief Execs’ Chief Exec

Phillip Hodson, Oval

Insurer Chief Execs’ Chief Exec

Barry Smith, Ageas

Industry Achiever of the Year

Chris Hanks, Allianz