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There are just nine months to go until the biggest event in the insurance calendar – the Insurance Times Awards 2008. Now is the time to get involved, and make sure your company is one of the stars of the night.

The stellar event will be held in Birmingham’s Hilton Hotel once again, making it accessible to colleagues all over the country. It will be presided over by a respected panel of judges from the market’s top companies, and will welcome existing and new sponsors to represent industry awards including National Broker of the Year, Insurer Innovation of the Year and New Entrant of the Year, to name but a few.

Last year’s awards ceremony was truly a night to remember, with 26 proud winners taking their titles, and the celebrations lasting until the early hours of the morning. The Stars Awards 2008 will repeat the feat and, even more importantly, recognise and reward the leaders of the insurance market, today and in the future.

Full details on all of the categories for this year's awards are highlighted on the dedicated micro site Log on now, and secure your place at the heart of the industry.

Insurance Times Awards 2008

As well as an unforgettable night out, the Insurance Times Awards offer a unique opportunity to associate your brand with the best of the business, and to forge strong new working relationships. For Fortis, which has chosen to sponsor this years Personal Lines Broker of the Year Award, it is a valuable way of demonstrating commitment to brokers as business partners. As a leading provider to the personal lines market, our brokers are at the heart of our business in developing propositions appropriate to customer needs, says distribution and development director Chris Dobson. In the current competitive and aggressive personal lines climate, the broker channel continues to face significant challenges, but at the same time continues to prosper. We are proud to sponsor the personal lines broker of the year category as part of our ongoing commitment to this channel. This award represents the continued strength and drive that personal lines brokers deliver when facing the wide and varied challenges in the market place. David Sandhu, chief executive, Ai Claims Solutions, which is sponsoring this years Motor Insurer of the Year Award, agrees that an association with the Insurance Times Awards shows a commitment to quality. We are proud to
support the Insurance Times Awards, and pleased to honour the best of the best in the industry, he says. It is an annual high point in a challenging and volatile market.