Partners& is proud to announce that it has won the Diversity & Inclusion Award at the Broker Innovation Awards 2022, in recognition of its commitment to developing opportunities for advancement in the profession. The win is symbolic for what it is trying to do as a challenger in the insurance market.
According to Steve White, Chief Executive of British Insurance Brokers’ Association and one of the judges of the awards said: “The quality of submissions we’ve had was quite outstanding. A real smorgasbord of broker types entered these awards and that’s really encouraging.”
Partners& was founded on the notion of partnership, and since it launched in April 2020, has been committed to diversity and inclusion. The business fundamentally believes each member of the team has a part to play in its success, which will come by working together with clients, insurers, ecosystem partners, and with each other to deliver the best outcomes.
In 2021, Partners& took the next step and launched the BEAT programme, which stands for Belonging, Energy, ‘And’ Culture, Together, with a clear mission: to ensure they create a working environment where colleagues feel they belong and their unique differences are valued and respected. Partners& believes that focusing on wellbeing and resilience will enable colleagues to be the best version of themselves so they can support their clients and their teams. The Partners& BEAT is the heartbeat of the business.
Natalie McClean, Partners& Chief People Officer, said: “We’re delighted to be recognised at this year’s Broker Innovation Awards. Putting measures in place to ensure that we champion diversity and inclusion, not only opens doors to enter the profession and creates a stronger workplace, it also reflects the diverse nature of our client base.
“Having also been recognised at the UK Broker Awards in 2021, we are encouraged that we’re doing the right thing. Thanks to the commitment of our champions throughout the business, our BEAT programme is, by its nature, dynamic and will continue to evolve.”
Partners& has also created the BEAT Pledge, an invitation to other business to make belonging and inclusion business as usual. Find out more about the BEAT Pledge here.
Partners& is a Chartered insurance broker providing specialist insurance, employee benefits, risk management and claims advice to businesses and private clients. As a next generation insurance advisory business, Partners& combines the best traditions of broking, such as technical advice and client service, with modern thinking and intelligent use of technology, to enhance the client experience and create a dynamic workplace for its talented team. The company recently received two awards, Best Diversity & Inclusion Programme and Best UK Start Up at the 2021 UK Broker Awards.
For more information, contact Malia Brown at email@example.com or visit www.partnersand.com
About the Broker Innovation Awards
The Broker Innovation Awards celebrates those that have fully embraced technology in order to meet the needs of clients. The awards pay close attention to intermediaries that have taken an innovative approach to insurance protection and demonstrate collaboration, inventiveness and modernisation. Judged by an independent panel of experts and accredited professionals, the awards consider how intermediaries have successfully implemented insurtech, adapted to new challenges through inventive solutions, developed talent, and collaborated for the benefit of customers. Finalists will be invited to a glamorous black-tie ceremony in London, where the accolades are awarded and presented to the very best talent and organisations that the insurance sector has to offer.