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youTalk-insurance MD Paul Handleigh wins BIBA Journalist of the Year Online Award


youTalk-insurance Managing Director Paul Handleigh has won the Online Award at the British Insurance Brokers' Association Journalist of the Year Awards held at a ceremony in London on 4th July 2017.

The awards showcase journalists who have made a contribution to furthering the understanding of what can often be highly complex insurance issues. National, regional and trade journalists are eligible to enter their work in a number of categories in the competition.

To read Paul's winning entry CLICK HERE

A full listing of winning and highly commended journalists from this year’s BIBA Journalist of the Year Awards follows:

Best Consumer Award

Highly Commended: Emma Munbodh, Mirror Online

Winner: Tricia Phillips, Daily Mirror 

Best Personal Finance Journalist Award

Highly Commended: Sarah Pennells, freelance

Winner: Sally Hamilton, Mail on Sunday

Trade Feature Award

Highly Commended: Charlie Thomas, The Insurance Insider

Winner: Michèle Bacchus, Insurance Post

Trade News Award

Highly Commended: Siân Barton, Insurance Age

Winner: Martin Croucher, Post Magazine

Gary Hyndman Most Promising Newcomer Award

Highly Commended: Matthew Neill, The Insurance Insider

Winner: Rosie Quigley, Post Magazine

Scoop of the year Award

Highly Commended: Anthony Hilton, Evening Standard

Winner: Michael Faulkner, Insurance Day 

Best Interview/Profile Award

Highly Commended: Ben Dyson, Insurance Times

Winner: Matt Scott, Freelance

Overall winner

Winner: Sally Hamilton, Mail on Sunday

The awards were judged independently by the following industry panel:

  • Sian Fisher, Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Keith Stern, Lloyd's Regional Manager, UK & Ireland
  • Huw Evans, Director General, Association of British Insurers
  • Brendan McCafferty, CEO Personal & Commercial Lines, AXA
  • Peter Blanc, Group Chief Executive Officer. Aston Scott Group
  • Mark Weil, Chief Executive for UK and Ireland, Marsh Ltd
  • Simon McGinn, General Manager, Allianz
  • Jane Kielty, Area Director, Aon Risk Solutions


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