A national insurance broking award for young people has been launched by The Sheikh Abdullah Foundation.

The award, worth £2,500, recognises the performance of young brokers.

The judges are seeking an outstanding rising star, who has made a valuable contribution to his or her company.

The person should be able to demonstrate excellent performance, initiative, team spirit, personal progression and professional commitment to broking.

Any employee who is under 30 on 31 May 2003 and whose company is a member of Biba can apply. The winner will be announced at the Biba UK Conference in Bournemouth on 22 - 24 May.

The entry should be a statement of no more than 750 words to be submitted to Lindsay Bloxham at Biba House, 14 Bevis Marks, London, EC3A 7NT. Closing date is 12 May 2003. For more details call Jennifer Weller of Biba on 020 7623 9043 or Sue Kennedy of Camberford Law on 020 8315 5051.