Association of Insurance and Risk Managers (Airmic) members were among the award winners at the European Risk Management Awards in London recently.

Airmic council member Geoff Lingham, a risk manager at Electrolux Holdings, won the Most Effective Use of Technology gong for his creation of a claims-handling system for operating units.

Stuart Martin, now an insurance manager with Balfour Beatty, was chosen as Industry Newcomer of the Year for his work as a corporate risk manager with BAe Systems. Martin is chairman of the Airmic ecommerce special interest group.

Former Airmic council member Graeme Connell was inducted into the European Risk Management

Hall of Fame while Marie-Gemma Dequae, an overseas Airmic member, became the first woman to be named overall European Risk Manager of the Year.