Written by: Griffiths & Armour on: 15 May 2023
Griffiths & Armour Cyber Lead, George Gardner wins Liverpool CII Young Achiever Award
We are pleased to announce that George Gardner, Griffiths & Armour’s Cyber Lead, has been awarded the prestigious Young Achiever Award by the Liverpool Chartered Insurance Institute.
The award is presented to someone who has made positive contributions to the insurance profession in Liverpool, this can be through exam success or business acquisition.
George joined Griffiths & Armour under our Graduate Trainee Programme in October 2019 and commenced his CII studies in December 2019, achieving his Associateship of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) in less than a year.
Upon completing his ACII, George was identified by Griffiths & Armour as the ideal candidate to become our Cyber Lead due to his technical abilities and interest in this specialist area. Since commencing the role, George has made many positive contributions including the creation of an assessment document to engage with IT experts to improve their existing practices and presentation to the market. In addition, he is responsible for handling significant Corporate clients within the business.
George has also achieved a Certification in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and, testament to his commitment to the industry, on top of George’s work in the cyber market and his exam accreditations, he was nominated to work on the Chartered Insurance Institute New Generation Project. The result of their research and observations has concluded in a guide for SME Broker decisionmakers. They also aim to release a limited series podcast with industry contributors to act as an accessible tool for decisionmakers.
Simon Keenan, Griffiths & Armour Partner and Group Director, General Insurance said:
“Since joining Griffiths & Armour, George’s progress has been remarkable. What sets him apart in my view is his advancement in a number of aspects; he is a popular colleague who has developed a class leading specialism in Cyber, a very proficient adviser to his clients, but also he recognises the benefits of assisting the profession generally by way of his involvement with the CII nationally.”
Jack Steel, Insurance Institute of Liverpool President said of the award:
‘The young achiever award is presented to individuals who have made significant achievements or contributions in their careers to date, and the award seeks to shine a light on the up-and-coming future talents within the Insurance industry. The competition was tough this year however, George’s nomination stood out from the rest due to his commitment to his ACII studies and world of cyber insurance to name a few. I have no doubt George is destined for great things and the award could not have been awarded to a more deserving winner. Congratulations again, George.’