By Maximilian Clarke

Beazley (LSE: BEZ.L) proved to be one of the brightest stars in insurance, when it was presented with two major awards at the Insurance Day Awards held last night at London’s famous Grosvenor House Hotel. More than 500 movers and shakers were in attendance to witness the insurance industry’s most prestigious and hotly-contested awards ceremony.

Beazley’s co-founder, Nick Furlonge, picked up the award for Achiever of the Year, while Beazley was also named Company of the Year on this 10th anniversary of the Insurance Day awards.

“Beazley is a stand-out business with a great underwriting performance and a strong focus on developing staff,” explains Richard Banks, Editor of Insurance Day. “The company is a deserving winner and it is not surprising that co-founder, Nick Furlonge, also was named Achiever of the Year. Nick’s passion for his own company and for the industry as a whole is apparent to all who meet him. He is a champion of the Lloyd’s market both in the UK and abroad and we are proud to present him with this award.”

The Insurance Day London Market Awards are unique in giving the London insurance market the chance to recognise and celebrate excellence and achievement within its ranks.
A total of 12 companies, organisations and individuals were presented with awards in categories which paid tribute to innovation, initiative, responsibility and achievement with awards for technological initiative, corporate and social responsibility, insurance initiative and transaction of the year, among others.

“Over the past decade, winning an Insurance Day London Market Award has become a badge of superior achievement,” continues Richard. “It is a true reflection of hard work, dedication and exceptional performance.”

“Insurance Day is delighted with the turn out for this year’s awards and we would like to give our thanks and congratulations to all the winners and nominees who made this event possible. We look forward to a productive and profitable year ahead for the insurance industry,” says Richard.

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