The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has named Alex Margolin of Sioma Insurance Consultants Young Broker of the Year 2021. As BIBA’s Young Broker winner, in addition to industry recognition at BIBA’s annual conference, Alex was given a cash award. The two runners-up from a field of exceptionally high quality, were Colette Crawford of Marsh and Ola Jacob Raji of FloodFlash.
The award recognises the performance of younger brokers and encourages commitment to the future professionalism of insurance broking. Speaking about the finalists BIBA CEO Steve White said: “We were unable to run our young broker competition last year because of the pandemic however the candidates we saw this year were fantastic which can only speak positively for the future of our sector.
“Collette showed a clear enthusiasm for insurance broking evidenced by her exemplary track record with Marsh and her work with BIBA. Ola showed us a real drive to achieve personal and professional goals and working in a fast-moving tech company was accomplished and mature beyond his years. In a strong field, Alex pipped the other finalists through his charisma and confidence, on top of clear and impressive business achievements.
“My congratulations to all three finalists and particularly to Alex who we expect to see more of during the course of the year.”
The BIBA Young Broker Award is judged by a range of independent insurance professionals and recognises the career progression, sector participation, professional education and development of BIBA member brokers aged 35 years or younger.