Congratulations to Nicola Golder who was voted ‘Young Broker Meteor of the Year’ at Insurance Insider’s inaugural awards ceremony held at the Royal Courts of Justice last night.

This honour is given to a person who at a young age has already made a significant contribution to the sector, demonstrating commitment, innovation and a solid contribution to the future development of the global (re) insurance sector.

The award judges were impressed with what Nicola has achieved at such an early stage of her insurance career and in making their choice, gave specific reference to the testimonials they received from both clients and underwriters, a selection of which read as follows:

Coast Capital had the good fortune of meeting and beginning our business relationship with Nicola whilst she was still early in her career. We are benefiting from Nicola’s meteoric personal and professional growth and her unbelievable work ethic, intelligence and quiet confidence.

As one of Canada’s largest personal lines binding authorities, it does not take to much imagination to see the challenges Nicola has in brokering not only our large personal lines program, but also our high value home and commercial binding authorities and open market placements. And yet she is brilliant, always looking to find the right balance and demonstrating the ability to adjust to continuously changing market conditions.

Our continued success in the Lloyd’s market is clearly linked to not just her professionalism, but also her perseverance, creativity, intelligence, communication skills, and integrity. Nicola has our complete trust and respect and we are sure she also has the trust and respect of the whole Lloyd’s market.”

Rick Parent, President, Coast Capital Insurance Services, Victoria Canada

Nicola is a consummate professional who has been an integral part of our broker team, helping grow and improve our insurance product line. Her charming way of being makes our work with BMS, in sometimes difficult times, always a pleasure.”

Trish Taylor – President & Founder of New Life Agency Inc, California USA

Nicola is always impeccably prepared when she comes in to broke to us. She considers the various angles and what our issues are likely to be and has formulated her arguments before presenting her risks. She will push hard to get what she wants for her clients, but has a good feel for when to back off and take what’s on offer. All in all it’s a pleasure doing business with her.”

Jonathan Powell, Senior Underwriter, Hiscox.

I have witnessed Nicola in many different business settings, whether it is serious renewal discussions, contentious debates or light-hearted client dinners and she has always demonstrated the ability to monitor a situation and adjust accordingly. Her natural ability to skilfully interact with clients of all ages and interests allows relationships to flourish and business to flow. Although this may be the obvious way to behave, it actually takes a professional to continually pull it off.

I have found Nicola well versed in the subject matter of the risk and always has clear expectations of what she wants to achieve whilst at the Box. Nicola also makes it apparent if she does not leave with all her objectives having been met. Nicola also has the ability to have prepared answers to my questions even before I have asked them. She most certainly understands the class and is always highly commercial in both client and underwriters’ interests. It’s a genuine pleasure to have her broke to me.”

Paul Blunden, Medical Underwriter, Kiln Group

We’re proud Nicola has been recognised for her exemplary work ethic, commitment and overall excellence – well done Nicola from everyone at BMS!