A-Plan chief executive collects peer-chosen award

A-Plan chief executive Carl Shuker picked up the Broker CEOs’ CEO award at the Insurance Times Awards 2014.

Shuker was chosen in an anonymous vote by fellow broker chief executives.

Collecting his trophy Shuker said: “It’s come as a great surprise. I’m delighted, I’m humbled and very very grateful. On behalf of all the staff and managers at A-Plan who make it what it is, I accept this award very gratefully.”

Last year Shuker presided over an 11.8% increase in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation to £22.7m, while turnover rose 10.4% to £61.5m.

A-Plan’s private equity owner Equistone has hired investment bank Evercore Partners to advise on the sale of its stake.

Shuker joined A-plan from school in the early 1980s and became chief executive in 2001.