Two Rossborough insurance brokers shortlisted for young achiever award
04 Jul 2013
Two Rossborough Jersey staff have been shortlisted for the Insurance Institute of Jersey Young Achiever of the Year Award.
Rachel Evans, 23, and Becky Compton, 25, are among three islanders to be shortlisted for the inaugural award, which will be presented at the Insurance Institute of Jersey's annual dinner in September.
'I am delighted that both Rachel and Becky have been shortlisted for the award. They have both worked extremely hard over the last 12 months and demonstrated a natural ability and a willingness to learn. They are popular members of the Rossborough team, have a strong work ethic and excellent client handling skills,' said Rob Hewlett, Director of Rossborough Insurance, Jersey.
'Without dedicated staff like Rachel and Becky, Rossborough wouldn't be the successful company it is. They are role models for the insurance industry and thoroughly deserve this shortlisting.'
Mr Hewlett added that the recognition of the women's achievements reinforced the importance of Rossborough'sChartered Insurance Brokersstatus, which the company achieved in 2012. The status recognises a company's professionalism and commitment to raising standards of knowledge, capability and ethical practice.
The shortlisted trio were chosen by judging panel comprising Katherine Pawsey, Insurance Institute of Jersey president, deputy president Lee Ingram and Stuart Baker, from DAS which has sponsored the award.
Miss Evans joined Rossborough as a personal insurance broker in November 2011 and was one of two members of staff employed from 200 applicants after the introduction of assessment-based recruitment. During her probation, she demonstrated real potential and as well as studying for her insurance qualifications she has recently been given shared responsibility for developing and delivering a group-wide personal insurance training programme.
'It is an honour to be nominated for an award such as this one, let alone be shortlisted so I am especially grateful to the Insurance Institute of Jersey and judging panel for believing that my achievements are worthy enough,' she said.
'I have learnt so much since joining Rossborough and I love being part of the company. I do what I do because I enjoy it and because I want to do what is best for our customers. But being shortlisted for an award is definitely an added bonus.'
Miss Compton also joined Rossborough as a personal insurance broker in November 2011 but moved to the underwriting team as an underwriting assistant in February 2013. Having joined with no insurance experience, Miss Compton demonstrated a natural ability and has already completed her Certificate in Insurance qualification. Since moving to the underwriting team, Miss Compton has been instrumental in developing a company-wide audit process.
'As I didn't have any relevant experience, I was determined to learn as much as I could as quickly as I could and I am lucky that I have had such amazing support from the team at Rossborough. Every day is different and the experience I gained while working in personal insurance has been invaluable in my new role in underwriting,' she said.
Mrs Pawsey said the Insurance Institute of Jersey decided to introduce the Young Achiever of the Year Award after it was suggested by a council member who had seen the award presented in the UK
'Despite this being the first year of the award, it is still as significant as any long-running award in the UK. The main point is that we recognise young people in the insurance industry and celebrate their high achievements and valuable contributions to companies such as Rossborough,' she said.
'It is fantastic to see two highly successful young women from Rossborough shortlisted for the award and I hope that their achievements will inspire a new generation of future insurance business men and women.'
The Insurance Institute of Jersey Young Achiever of the Year Award will be presented at the institute's annual dinner at The Royal Yacht Hotel, on Friday 27th September 2013.
Both women have recently completed their Certificate in Insurance (Cert CII), which will also be recognised at the awards ceremony.
The Certificate involves a period of personal study culminating in three separate exams. It has equipped the duo with the core knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the insurance industry. It provides the grounding in key insurance disciplines including regulation and technical practice.
Certificates will be presented at the ceremony to those who have passed their diploma or advanced diploma in insurance.