NIBA Qld Gala Lunch
The much-anticipated NIBA Qld Gala Lunch took place in the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The winners of two Qld region broking awards were announced at the event.
The Gala Lunch also proved an opportunity to support a charitable cause. Money raised at the event will go towards supporting Dig In, a volunteer-run organisation that provides hot, nutritious and wholesome meals to some of the most vulnerable people experiencing meal insecurity in Brisbane. Every Saturday afternoon, Dig In's incredible team of volunteers cook and package up to 500 meals.
The QBE-sponsored 2023 Qld Broker of the Year award was awarded to Lisa Shanta from SB Protect Insurance and the Vero-sponsored 2023 Qld Young Broker of the Year award was won by Taylor Burstow from East West Insurance Brokers.
NIBA CEO Philip Kewin congratulated the Qld winners, adding that the awards had become an integral part of recognising and celebrating the talent that’s present in the broking profession: “We wish Lisa and Taylor all the best for the upcoming national awards in October, and would like to congratulate all the finalists for their commitment and dedication towards the profession.”
Elliot Hill, Managing Director – Business, QBE Australia Pacific said: “On behalf of QBE, I’d like to congratulate the winner of this year’s QLD Broker of the Year award, Lisa Shanta of SB Protect Insurance. This award recognises those who have made a significant impact to their customers and local communities, and we’re pleased to acknowledge Lisa's efforts in meeting and exceeding her customer’s needs.”
“Taylor truly stood out amidst this year's competitive field," said Peter Roberts, Vero's State Distribution Manager QLD. "He continues to demonstrate strong commitment to his clients, the broking industry and the broader community. We at Vero are thrilled to support exceptional brokers like him."
Lisa and Taylor will now go on to compete in the national awards. The national QBE-sponsored Broker of the Year award and Vero-sponsored Young Broker of the Year award will be chosen from five region winners and announced in October at the NIBA Convention.
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