Updated: Oct 25
Everyone loves an awards ceremony, the chance to don a posh frock or suit, drink something fizzy, network with like-minded individuals, and enjoy some praise from industry champions. Last week’s Women in Insurance Awards was definitely something special for Aston Lark, they had no fewer than eleven women shortlisted for awards including Build-Zone’s Sarah Kempton who was shortlisted for the Marketer of the Year Award.
The Women in Insurance Awards is the leading awards for showcasing the achievements of women in the general insurance market.
Now in its fourth year, the awards honour the inspiring achievements of women across all sectors of the market, all levels, and all disciplines. The event is also a platform for individuals and companies influencing the discussion around how we can improve diversity within the sector as they offer an opportunity for applauding the most forward-thinking initiatives.
Showcasing excellence and achievement is a vital tool in the continuing battle to establish equality across all parts of the industry and in all roles.
Speaking as a finalist for the Marketer of the Year Award, Sarah Kempton said:
“I was delighted to be nominated and shortlisted for an award at the Women in Insurance Awards. It was even more encouraging to be one of eleven female professionals from Aston Lark group to be put forward. Together, we hope to continue to drive forward the diversity agenda and to become a genuinely inclusive, equal opportunities sector.
We recognise there is still a long way to go when it comes to closing the gender pay gap and increasing the number of women in senior positions, so having the chance to mix with some outstanding insurance industry role models, to keep the message current, is extremely valuable.”
Huge congratulations to Bethany Thomas for winning 'Insurance Broker of the Year' and to Lisa Smith for achieving Highly Commended in the 'Mentor of the Year'.
Congratulations also to the other nine amazing finalists from across the Aston Lark group.
• Alison Waters ACII - Insurance Broker of the Year • Bethany Thomas - Insurance Broker of the Year • Susan Cooper - Insurance Broker of the Year • Lisa Smith - Mentor of the Year • Jackie Wright - Role Model of the Year (Broker) • Sophie Glasson - Young Insurance Woman of the Year (Large Firms) • Brooke Crisp Cert CII - Team Leader of the Year • Victoria Sutton - Team Leader of the Year • Gemma Deavall Cert CII - Most Inspiring Returner • Sarah Kempton BA (Hons) - Marketer of the Year • Victoria Butterworth - Marketer of the Year
Plus, a special mention for Howden Broking (Insurance) as winners of the 'Contribution to Gender Inclusion' award!
You can watch a video here of the awards ceremony which took place Tuesday 11 October 2022, Hilton Park Lane, London.