As the deadline for the Claims Excellence Awards 2017 gets closer, Insurance Times looks back over the last five years at all the thrills and spills at the most fantastic night in insurance claims 

Nobody is closer to the customer than insurance claims staff, and the Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards is the night where all the hard work, innovation and passion of the claims community is truly rewarded. 

With the March 14 deadline for entries to the 2017 Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards fast approaching, here we look back at photos of previous awards nights. Click here to find out how to enter.