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Sportscover nominated as Employer of the Year

Sportscover nominated as Employer of the Year
July 4, 2014

Industry insurer Sportscover has been nominated as a finalist in the Generation i Youth Development and Employer of the Year category at the 2014 Australia and New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards.

Sportscover Australia Chief Executive David Lamb is delighted that Sportscover’s long standing culture of youth development and training had led to the nomination – along with the two other finalists in this category: Aon, BT Financial Group.

Lamb explained “we are delighted to be a finalist in this year’s awards and to be acknowledged for our commitment to our staff. Sportscover has always understood the value and worth of young people in its workforce.

“Over its 27 year history Sportscover has had a policy of recruiting energetic young people with a positive attitude and followed through with a commitment to train and develop them with several of them rising through the ranks to hold very senior positions.

“Youth and sport are two common threads and another factor that I am extremely proud of is that 90% of our workforce has participated in sport by playing, coaching or administrating and there’s barely a sport that someone in the office hasn’t been involved in at some point in time.

“(Even) our receptionist has represented Australia in three sports alone, and she’s only 25!

“Choosing staff with the right attitude and commitment has re-paid us tenfold and has been a major factor in Sportscover becoming a world-leading sports and leisure insurer.

“One of my objectives is for Sportscover to be recognised as an employer of choice. This is certainly helped by the staff being able to experience working life in our offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Shanghai and London.”

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) congratulated Sportscover for reaching the finalist stage in the Generation i Youth Development and Employer of the Year category for Australian Insurance Industry Awards.

A statement from ANZIIF read “this year we received a record number of submissions, all of which were extremely high quality. With so much competition, making it to final selection is a commendable achievement.”

Award winners are announced and presented at a gala presentation evening attended by over 800 industry leaders and members. The awards will be held on Wednesday 20th August 2014 at The Star Event Centre, Sydney.

Sportscover is one of the world's leading sports and leisure insurance services groups with offices in London, Melbourne, Sydney, Shanghai, and the Pacific Islands. Using a worldwide broker network, Sportscover specialises in accident, liability, property, contingency and travel insurances for sport and leisure.

As a Lloyd's syndicate, SCS 3334 benefits from Lloyd's market rating and is the only A rated dedicated sports and leisure insurer in the world. Sportscover's main underwriting operations comprise Sportscover Underwriting Ltd, Syndicate 3334, Sportscover Australia Pty Ltd, Sportscover Europe Ltd., Sportscover Insurance Ltd, SCI Capital Ltd.

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