2017 UK Captive Services Awards: Winners announced

Captive industry professionals from across the United Kingdom celebrated the UK Captive Services Awards on Thursday night in London.

Twenty-four awards were handed out, including individual awards for Tracey Skinner, Director of Insurance and Risk Financing at BT, and Mark Cook, Director at Willis Towers Watson.

Aon won Captive Manager of the Year, as well as Solvency II Initiative while its White Rock Group picked up Cell Company Initiative.

Cook also picked up the Employee Benefits Consultant award for Willis Towers Watson, while the captive manager was successful in the Most Innovative Firm of the Year and Risk Consulting Initiative categories too.

AIG, CHUBB, XL Catlin all picked up awards in the insurer categories, while MAXIS Global Benefits Network (GBN) picked up two awards – Employee Benefits Fronting Network and Captive Healthcare Specialist.

The full list of winners is found below.


Category: Accounting Specialist

Winner: BDO


Category: Risk Consulting Initiative

Winner: Willis Towers Watson


Category: Claims Management

Winner: Claims Management Nordic AB


Category: Captive Healthcare Specialist

Winner: MAXIS Global Benefits Network


Category: Actuarial Firm

Winner: BWCI


Category: Collateral Service Provider

Winner: Wilmington Trust


Category: Global Programme Initiative

Winner: AIG Europe


Category: Cell Company Initiative

Winner: White Rock


Category: Investment Management

Winner: BNP Paribas


Category: Solvency II Initiative

Winner: Aon


Category: Law Firm

Winner: Holman Fenwick Willan

Highly Commended: GANADO Advocates


Category: Captive Professional

Winner: Mark Cook, Director, Willis Towers Watson


Category: Run-off Specialist

Winner: R&Q


Category: Technology in Captive

Winner: InsuBiz


Category: Most Innovative Firm of the Year

Winner: Willis Towers Watson


Category: Insurance company

Winner: CHUBB


Category: ILS Service Provider

Winner: Maples


Category: Employee Benefits Fronting Network

Winner: MAXIS Global Benefits Network


Category: Tax Advisory Firm

Winner: EY

Highly Commended: FiscalReps


Category: Fronting Partner – Customer Care

Winner: XL Catlin


Category: Employee Benefits Consultant

Winner: Willis Towers Watson


Category: Domicile of the Year

Winner: Ireland

Highly Commended: State of Vermont


Category: Captive Manager of the Year

Winner: Aon Captive & Insurance Management

Highly Commended: Willis Towers Watson


Category: Outstanding Contribution by Individual

Winner: Tracey Skinner, Director of Insurance and Risk Financing, BT

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