Brunel Professional Risks has won the British Insurance Awards – Commercial Lines Broker of the Year – SME/mid-corporate award for 2013.

The prestigious national award was presented to Brunel’s managing director, Russell Lane by comedian Jimmy Carr at a sparking awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 4 July in front of an audience of 2,000 insurance industry professionals and guests.

Now in their 19th year, the British Insurance Awards represent “the pinnacle of achievement in the UK market, rewarding outstanding performance across the insurance industry.”  This is third year running that Brunel has been a finalist in these prestigious awards which are open to every insurance broker in the UK.

Russell Lane, Managing Director, Brunel Professional Risks says:
There are over 2,000 registered firms of insurance brokers in the country, so to win this major national award – having reached the final three times in a row – marks Brunel out as one of the very best independent insurance brokers in the country.  Our success is down to the hard work and commitment of all our staff and our focus on delivering the best possible service to all of our clients.”

The Commercial Lines Broker of the Year – SME/mid-corporate category is awarded to the UK’s insurance broking business that has demonstrated the best product and service innovation over the previous 18 months.  This includes the development of long term relationships with clients, niche markets and insurers, identifying and effectively addressing special needs in the market or extending the range of added-value support services offered to customers.

Brunel’s success recognises its continued innovation and growth over the last 18 months, including major business and service developments:

  • Product innovation – launching a successful wholesale broking service and extending its bespoke insurance policy wordings to more clients.
  • Clear targeted business planning – achieving a 50{0a6a65c996ed4169444354e707b897cdb00dbefc1d0429e8febb9bf11027ba53} increase in business from firms of solicitors.
  • Service innovation – developing its claims and risk management services and launching a market news service for clients helped Brunel to achieve a 98{0a6a65c996ed4169444354e707b897cdb00dbefc1d0429e8febb9bf11027ba53} business retention rate.