Around 800 people attended the Health Insurance Awards 2009 yesterday evening, celebrating the achievements of both insurers and intermediaries in style.

A number of awards were handed out at a glittering ceremony, held at the Grosvenor House on Park Lane in London's West End.

Celebrity comic Jason Manford entertained the crowd with a fantastic routine and handed out a number of awards with the help of Health Insurance editor David Sawers and the event sponsors.

Bupa was awarded the Health Insurance Company of the Year Award.

Meanwhile, the Health Insurance Intermediary of the Year Award was won, for the third time, by the Jelf Group. Jack Briggs, sales & marketing director of headline sponsor Simplyhealth, made the presentation.

Peter Le Beau's contribution to the insurance industry was recognised with the Health Insurance Personality of the Year Award, after receiving the MBE from Her Majesty the Queen earlier this year.

Look out for pictures and footage of the event, both on and in the next issue of the magazine, out in the first week of November.

The full list of award winners is as follows:

Health Insurance Intermediary Awards:

(Details of the judging panel for this year's Intermediary Awards, which are based on submitted case studies, are available here)

Best Critical Illness Intermediary

WINNER: Peter Chadborn, CBK (Colchester)

Highly Commended: Ingrid Skoglund, Benefits for Business

Best Intermediary SME Proposition

WINNER: Wayne Pontin, Jelf Group

Highly Commended: Guy Roberts, Portus Consulting

Intermediary Business Initiative of the Year

WINNER: Symponia

Highly Commended: LifeSearch

Best Use of Cash Plans by an Intermediary

WINNER: Karen Gamble, Health Lambert

Best Individual Medical Insurance Intermediary

WINNER: Shaun Bryant, Lorica Consulting

Best Individual Income Protection Intermediary

WINNER: Peter Lurie, Proactive Medical & Life

Highly Commended: Peter Chadborn, CBK (Colchester)

Highly Commended: Royal McLoughlin, Master Adviser

Best Long-Term Care Intermediary

WINNER: Andrew Dixson-Smith, Care Fees Investment

Highly Commended: Tim Anstee, The Wealth Care Partnership

Highly Commended: Nicky Cave, Eldercare Solutions

Best Group Income Protection Intermediary of the Year

WINNER: Steve Ellis, Premier Choice Group

Highly Commended: Cheryl Brennan, Enrich Reward

Best Occupational Health Intermediary

WINNER: Dave Middleton, Portus Consulting

Best Life Insurance Intermediary

WINNER: Peter Chadborn, CBK (Colchester)

Highly Commended: Roy McLoughlin, Master Adviser

Newcomer Intermediary of the Year

WINNER: David Barker, Enrich Reward

Best Training & Development Intermediary

WINNER: Tim Adlem, Jelf Group

Best Group Medical Insurance Intermediary

WINNER: Paula Aitken, Private Health Partnership

Highly Commended: Paul Brantingham, i2 Healthcare

Highly Commended: Andrew Grigg, Jelf Group

Best International Medical Insurance Intermediary

WINNER: Graham Yearsley, Risk & Reward Consulting

Highly Commended: Sarah Dennis, Jelf Group

Health Insurance Intermediary of the Year

Jelf Group

Health Insurance Provider Awards:

(The Health Insurance Provider Awards are voted for by the intermediary readers of Health Insurance, a process which is independently overseen by Deloitte)

Best Use of E-Business

Canada Life

Best Use of Marketing to Intermediaries


Most Innovative New Product

Standard Life for its suite of modular PMI products

Best International Medical Insurance Provider

Bupa International

Best Long-Term Care Provider


Best Individual Private Medical Insurance Provider

National Friendly

Best Individual Income Protection Provider


Best Individual Critical Illness Provider


Best Group Critical Illness Provider


Best Occupational Health Provider


Best Group Private Medical Insurance Provider


Best Healthcare Cash Plan Provider


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