Insurance Times's chief reporter, Mike Cooper, has won the trade news award in the British Insurance Brokers' Association (Biba) Journalist of the Year competition.

His news analysis piece detailing the costs and insurance implications of the Concorde crash in France last year caught the judges' eyes for its “concise and informative reporting style”. Cooper was runner-up in the technical and news category two years ago.

Cooper said: “This reflects the progress Insurance Times's editorial has made in the past two years. I'm very proud.”