Daniel Bullock has earned a professional development trip to London after being announced as the winner of Gold Seal’s 2016 Valerie Baker Memorial Award.

Sheila Baker, Managing Director Gold Seal said: “Daniel has long been a strong, positive figure in the intermediary space and I know he will make the most of every minute he spends in the heart of the London market and at Lloyd’s. This is the first time a South Australian intermediary has won the Award and it speaks volumes to Daniel’s achievements, both within his own businesses and supporting the broader insurance community.”

The annual award recognises excellence in professional practice in the General Insurance intermediary sector. The nominees were judged on criteria that centred around ethics and values, business success, client relationships, teamwork, innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry contribution.

Daniel will receive a career-enhancing opportunity to attend a week long course at Lloyds of London with 25 brokers from around the globe studying emerging risks in areas such as robotics, cyber and unmanned aerial vehicles along with more traditional risk areas. This will put him at the forefront of emerging risks in the current and future environment. He will also undertake other focused learning activities with key underwriters and brokers in the London markets.

Awards often recognise the individual when there is a whole host of people who have contributed to the success and this is a great opportunity for Daniel, Safeguard and our clients.

Daniel received the Award at a cocktail event attended by a host of industry dignitaries at the new Lloyds premises in Sydney. The evening started with Sheila Baker speaking about the finalists before announcing Daniel as the winner.

The Valerie Baker Memorial Award judges consisted of Chris Mackinnon, General Representative Lloyd’s Australia; Martin McAvenna, representing the AIMS Group, Jim Rudkin, Chairman of Steadfast Insurance Brokers and Steadfast Underwriting Agencies; and Sheila Baker, Managing Director of Gold Seal.