May 28, 2012 19:00 ET

Billericay Broker Wins 'Young Broker of the Year' for Anglia

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 28, 2012) - An account executive from the Billericay branch of Swinton Commercial, a leading business insurance broker, has been announced as the regional winner of BIBA's Young Broker of the Year Award.

Steve Coughlin, who joined Swinton Commercial two years ago, was named as the awards' regional winner for Anglia for 2012.

BIBA's Young Broker of the Year Award recognises young brokers for their performance and contribution to broking, and encourages commitment to the future and professionalism of the insurance industry.

Steve, 30, joined Swinton Commercial Insurance as an account handler in 2010, and soon stood out for his skill and dedication at the branch - something which led to his promotion to commercial account executive in August 2011.

Before joining Swinton, Steve worked as a commercial account handler at Leagold Miller, a commercial insurance broker in Barkingside, Ilford, for six months. He also worked for six months as a senior technician at online insurance provider, Alan Blunden & Co, a residential and commercial let insurance specialist.

Steve, who is originally from the Wirral, Merseyside, said of his achievement: "It's a great feeling to have this kind of recognition from BIBA, which is one of the most prestigious accolades a broker can hope for."

Steve was nominated for Young Broker of the Year by Sarah Gleeson, regional centre manager for Swinton Commercial's Billericay branch.

Steve added: "Working for Swinton Commercial has provided me with invaluable experience, helping me to hone my brokering skills, working alongside some of the most talented professionals in the industry. I am delighted to receive the award and would like to thank both Sarah and John for putting my name forward - and recognising my hard work."

John Langley, regional manager for the Midlands and Northern Ireland, said: "I'm absolutely delighted for Steve as regional winner for Anglia. He has shown tremendous professionalism and dedication as an up-and-coming young broker - and his award is very well deserved.

"Steve has proven himself to be a valuable member of the team here at Swinton Commercial - and we are extremely proud of his achievements as a broker and colleague."

Notes to Editors:

About Swinton Commercial:

As one of the UK's leading commercial insurance brokers, Swinton Commercial has the expertise and industry knowledge to provide you with highly competitive business insurance that's tailored to your needs.

With 34 branches across the UK, including 19 regional centres, Swinton Commercial has quickly established itself as the UK's local broker, offering a dedicated team of advisors with specialist industry knowledge in many sectors.

Your local Commercial Account Executive has an in-depth understanding of the insurance market in your area and will arrange a face-to-face appointment with you, taking the time to thoroughly understand your business and its specific requirements.

We cater for most types of business - from small start-ups to well-established organisations, comparing quotes from leading UK insurers to find you the right level of insurance, at the right price.

What's more, our award-winning offering has over 80,000 business customers - and we're growing fast.

Visit www.swintoncommercial.co.uk for more information or call 0800 954 3802.

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