Local chartered insurance broker Wilby Ltd has been named Cyber Broker of the Year at this years’ UK Broker Awards, a leading platform for national recognition within the insurance broker market. They also made it to the shortlist in the Training category.
The glitzy event was hosted at The Brewery in London and comedian Tom Allen presented the awards.
Thanks to hard work and success in promoting and educating colleagues, clients and the wider business community about the availability of Cyber Insurance, the Wilby team beat off hot competition from other brokers to take home the prize.
Richard Blackburn, Managing Director for Wilby which is part of PIB Group, commented: “We’re delighted that our efforts to promote and educate people about this emerging form of insurance has been recognised with this illustrious award. In an age where so many businesses are reliant on their I.T. infrastructure, it is increasingly important that they have the right cover in place to protect themselves, in the same way they’d cover their buildings, stock and liabilities.”
Over the past 12 months Wilby has provided Cyber Insurance to more than 100 of their clients, a number that is growing as a result of their proactive approach. Earlier this year Wilby hosted a seminar at the Square Chapel for over 100 people in partnership with West Yorkshire Police’s Cyber Crime unit. The aim was to educate business leaders about the threats they may face and how they can be combatted.
Wilby were also finalists in the Training category which recognised their focus on developing an insurance apprenticeship scheme that has enabled several school and university leavers to gain industry recognized qualifications and, in most cases, being offered a full time role at the business.