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Insurance Marketers Group announce award winner

Thursday 14 October 2021 - for immediate release


Liberty's Linh Nguyen lands top award from Insurance Marketers Group



The Insurance Marketers Group (IMG) is delighted to announce that Linh Nguyen ACIM, of Liberty Specialty Markets, is its Young Insurance Marketer of the Year and has won a place on EDII's year-long Digital Minds programme.


The IMG Young Marketer of the Year Award celebrates and recognises the highly-skilled marketing talent working in the insurance industry and puts the spotlight on marketers who have demonstrated stand-out marketing flair in the past year. Candidates must have been in marketing for less than five years on 1 July 2021.


Congratulations also to Kate Rutherford at DUAL Asset for scooping the judges Highly Commended plus a training bursary provided by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).  The judges stated that the shortlisted nominees, including Evie Beentjes of CFC, Jessica Williams of Markel UK and Sarah Griffiths of Beazley, made the process of picking just one winner incredibly difficult.


At the in-person event, held in the Old Library at Lloyd's of London, the five shortlisted candidates and dozens of insurance industry supporters congregated to celebrate the best in the business.


IMG co-founder, Michelle Leach, was struck by the atmosphere in the Old Library commenting: "Our five finalists were incredibly proud and supportive of each other, all acknowledging each other's achievements during what was such a challenging year to be working in marketing and communications."


IMG co-founder, Verity Blair, added: "We thank all our entrants for all they are doing to continue to drive the marketing agenda within their organisations, and beyond. They are all rising stars who work hard and really support one another in keeping with the spirit of the IMG."

The IMG thanks the judges for their support - Karen Bigwood (Lloyd's), Kate Whittaker (DUAL Group), Caroline Bedford (EDII), Samuel Folkes (last year's winner of AxaXL), Martin Rouse (CII) and our generous sponsors; EDII, the CII and the LMG.





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About the Insurance Marketers Group


The IMG was created in 2010 by London insurance market professionals Michelle Leach and Verity Blair as a networking group. They saw that others in the market were supporting each other and believed they could connect their peers and share best practice (even with our competitors) in a supportive/collaborative way.  They started with just six members (including the two of them) and now have over 200.


They try to meet every 3-4 months, work permitting.  All events until 2020 were in person, with members often hosting the meetings in their offices and/or presenting on a topical subject, and last year they tried webinars for the first time, with great success.  Last year, they also launched the Young Marketer of the Year Award.


Picture caption: left to right: Jess Williams, Markel (front), Verity Blair, IMG (back), Sarah Griffiths, Beazley (middle), Linh Nguyen, Liberty Specialty Markets (back), Kath Rutherford, DUAL Asset (front), Evie Beentjes, CFC, Michelle Leach, IMG.


Picture credit: Plainview Media.