The inaugural Insurance Business Awards took place on Friday 4th May at The Westin Sydney. More than 600 of Australia’s top Insurance professionals attended to recognise the industry’s finest.
Awards were presented in 25 categories that recognised the work of authorised representatives, brokers, brokerages, underwriting agencies and insurers who are setting the industry standard.
We were named the winner of Best Community Engagement Program – Broker, ahead of finalists Elliott Insurance Brokers, Insurance Advisernet, JLT, Knightcorp Insurance Brokers, and PSC Connect.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have won the Best Community Engagement Program – Broker,” said Andrew Locke, Adroit Managing Director. “To be recognised among the calibre of businesses that were nominated is truly humbling. A strong community value is at the heart of our organisation and driven by the passion of our people. We are extremely proud of what we have achieved and are thrilled by the recognition this award brings.”
As a business, we have been actively involved in the community, achieving many milestones over the years. In 2014, our team developed a dedicated community investment strategy to provide more structure and focus on how the business wanted to engage in their local communities, a decision based on maximising the contribution and support we could provide and combining the passion of our people to engage in and support where they live and work.
Last year alone, our team dedicated more than 460 hours volunteering to local charities and organisations, raised $300,000 via the hosting and co-organisation of events, contributed $95,000 in sponsorship to local sporting clubs and community organisations, and donated $63,000 to local charities. We were also able to reach the amazing milestone of $2 million raised from Adroit’s own and co-organised events.
Over the years, some of our most notable events include partnering with the Cotton On Foundation to bring Run Ballarat to the community of Ballarat, and via the proceeds raised funding the refurbishment of the Ballarat Base Hospital Children’s Ward. The Adroit Geelong Charity Golf Day in 16 years has raised over $1 million including in excess of $100,000 in the past two years alone, with the proceeds helping to fund many local Geelong charity initiatives such as The Bethany Men’s Centre.
“We take pride in partnering with locals in the communities we service and championing the many causes that are out there, none of which would be possible without the engagement and support of the entire Adroit team,” said Andrew Locke. “This award is tremendous recognition for them and for sharing a belief that we are simply doing what we believe is right.”