Amanda Blanc Wins Top Business Women Award for Insurance
Towergate Partnership today announces that its Broking CEO
Amanda Blanc has been named as one of London's top eight business
women having won the Insurance Services category for the
prestigious 2008 Women in the City Awards.
Amanda will now go on to compete for the overall 2008 Women of
Achievement Award which will include being interviewed by a member
of the main judging panel. The winner will be announced on 28
November at the 6th Annual Women in the City lunch held in
The annual Awards recognise excellence and celebrate the
achievement of senior and partner-level women working in
professional services who can demonstrate that they meet a range of
criteria that go above and beyond their professional and technical
Amanda made her mark early in her career in insurance – as the
youngest-ever and first female branch manager at Commercial Union.
A few years later she was leading AXA's northern regional team of
470 staff. At AXA, and later at Groupama, she established a
reputation for introducing successful change programmes and turning
around the performance of key areas of the operation.
In 2006, whilst three-months pregnant with her second child, she
was appointed Chief Executive of Towergate's UK Broking Division,
where she is now responsible for 3,000 people in 60 locations.
Since she took over her role, gross earnings at Towergate have
grown by 64% and she has introduced ground-breaking new programmes
for applying consistent standards and for revitalising customer
Amanda plays a very active role in ensuring that talented women
in insurance get the promotion and recognition they deserve and, as
the only female board member in one of the leading insurance groups
in UK insurance, she uses her high profile to put over this message
as strongly as possible.
Amanda said, "Winning this award is a real honour and great
recognition for women working in the insurance industry. I hope it
sends out a signal to all the women working in this largely
male-dominated world that good female managers can make a
difference to the culture and that we’re going to see more and more
women graduates joining us and rising to the top jobs".
Andy Homer, Group CEO of Towergate said, "I have worked with
Amanda in three different organisations and she is undoubtedly one
of the insurance industry’s brightest talents. We are immensely
proud of her award."
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