Award given for best performance

The Insurance Institute of Leicester has made its annual awards, including the prize for best performance in achieving fellowship status, which was awarded to Karen Stokes from James Hampden (pictured).

Stokes was originally an account executive, handling City-based blue chip property owners, when, in March 2004, she was involved in a serious car accident in which her car was hit by another driver. The other driver died, and Stokes was so badly injured she had to take two years off work.

She returned to James Henderson to work in the training and compliance division, where she retrained, completing the NVQ level five, which is equivalent to a master’s degree. This became the platform for her FCII.

Stokes is now working for James Hampden’s international division.