Provider Awards Entry Criteria

Employee Benefit Consultant of the Year

This is open to consultants and intermediaries in all areas of workplace savings and benefits.

  • What have your key achievements been during the 12 months to 31 January 2017? How have you helped clients during this period?
  • Key achievements could include the launch of products and/or initiatives, new communication strategies and support processes or simply providing exceptional service for your clients during the year, helping clients deliver their objectives and solving particular challenges they face.

Pension Consultant of the Year

This is open to pension consultants and intermediaries.

  • What have your key achievements been during the 12 months to 31 January 2017? How have you helped clients during this period?
  • Key achievements could include the launch of products and/or initiatives, new communication strategies and support processes or simply providing exceptional service for your clients during the year, helping clients deliver their objectives and solving particular challenges they face.

Group Risk Consultant of the Year

This is open to all consultants and intermediaries advising on group risk

  • What have your key achievements been during the 12 months to 31 January 2017? How have you helped clients during this period?
  • Key achievements could include the launch of products and/or initiatives, new communication strategies and support processes or simply providing exceptional service for your clients during the year, helping clients deliver their objectives and solving particular challenges they face.

Healthcare and Wellbeing Consultant of the Year

This is open to all healthcare and wellbeing consultants and intermediaries.

  • What have your key achievements been during the 12 months to 31 January 2017? How have you helped clients during this period?
  • Key achievements could include the launch of products and/or initiatives, new communication strategies and support processes or simply providing exceptional service for your clients during the year, helping clients deliver their objectives and solving particular challenges they face.

Benefits Innovation of the Year

This is open to providers in all areas of workplace savings and benefits.

  • What new innovations have you introduced/developed over the past year and how has it / will it help clients and fulfil their needs?
  • Innovations entered in this category could include new products, services, strategies or initiatives.
  • All innovations should have been launched/developed in the 12 months to 31 January 2017 or have been largely worked on in that period (innovations launched just after 31 January 2017 will be considered if the bulk of the development was done in the year being judged).

Benefit Communications Innovation of the Year

This category is open all providers, consultants and other intermediaries in the workplace savings and benefits arena.

  • What new communications innovation or service did you introduce over the last year has had a significant effect on your clients? How did it support employers and their employees?
  • Entries can be for either a one-off event or prolonged campaign related to any elements of workplace savings and benefits.
  • Did you help your clients increase staff benefits take-up with a new communications campaign? Have you improved staff engagement by introducing a new benefit? Or have you used a combination of benefits and communications to successfully promote and encourage staff loyalty and engagement?

Benefits Use of Technology for Benefits Award

This category is open all providers, consultants and other intermediaries in the workplace savings and benefits arena.

  • How have you harnessed technology to help clients during the 12 months to 31 January 2017?
  • Have you launched new technology platforms / solutions, used big data to deliver new insight to your clients or used your technology to help your clients better engage their staff?
  • Or have you used technology to solve client challenges?

Car Scheme Provider of the Year

This category is open to providers of all forms of car scheme benefits.

  • What have your key achievements been during the 12 months to 31 January 2017? How have you helped clients during this period?
  • Key achievements could include the launch of products and/or initiatives, new communication strategies and support processes or simply providing exceptional service for your clients during the year, helping clients deliver their objectives and solving particular challenges they face.

Flexible Benefits Provider of the Year

This category is open to all flexible benefit scheme providers.

  • What have your key achievements been during the 12 months to 31 January 2017? How have you helped clients during this period?
  • Key achievements could include the launch of products and/or initiatives, new communication strategies and support processes or simply providing exceptional service for your clients during the year, helping clients deliver their objectives and solving particular challenges they face.

Financial Education Provider of the Year

  • What have your key achievements been during the 12 months to 31 January 2017? How have you helped clients during this period?
  • Key achievements could include the launch of products and/or initiatives, new communication strategies and support processes or simply providing exceptional service for your clients during the year, helping clients deliver their objectives and solving particular challenges they face.

Group Risk Provider of the Year

This category is open to all group risk providers.

  • What have your key achievements been during the 12 months to 31 January 2017? How have you helped clients during this period?
  • Key achievements could include the launch of products and/or initiatives, new communication strategies and support processes or simply providing exceptional service for your clients during the year, helping clients deliver their objectives and solving particular challenges they face.

Health Cash Plan Provider of the Year

  • What have your key achievements been during the 12 months to 31 January 2017? How have you helped clients during this period?
  • Key achievements could include the launch of products and/or initiatives, new communication strategies and support processes or simply providing exceptional service for your clients during the year, helping clients deliver their objectives and solving particular challenges they face.

Healthcare and Wellbeing Provider of the Year

This category is open to all workplace health and wellbeing providers, including private medical insurers, cash plan providers and other health and wellbeing operators.

  • What have your key achievements been during the 12 months to 31 January 2017? How have you helped clients during this period?
  • Key achievements could include the launch of products and/or initiatives, new communication strategies and support processes or simply providing exceptional service for your clients during the year, helping clients deliver their objectives and solving particular challenges they face.

Pension Provider of the Year

This category is open to workplace pension providers of all types.

  • What have your key achievements been during the 12 months to 31 January 2017? How have you helped clients during this period?
  • Key achievements could include the launch of products and/or initiatives, new communication strategies and support processes or simply providing exceptional service for your clients during the year, helping clients deliver their objectives and solving particular challenges they face.

Voluntary Benefits Provider of the Year

This category is open to providers of all forms of voluntary benefits.

  • What have your key achievements been during the 12 months to 31 January 2017? How have you helped clients during this period?
  • Key achievements could include the launch of products and/or initiatives, new communication strategies and support processes or simply providing exceptional service for your clients during the year, helping clients deliver their objectives and solving particular challenges they face.

Wellbeing Initiative of the Year *** NEW FOR 2017 ***

This category is open all providers, consultants and other intermediaries in the workplace savings and benefits arena and aims to recognise the provider that has launched, or largely completed, an initiative to help employers improve wellbeing over the 12 months to 31 January 2017.

  • What new wellbeing initiative did you introduce over the last year and what effect has it had on your clients? How did it support employers and their employees?
  • What did you do and how did it improve wellbeing?
  • Can you evidence this entry with figures about how wellbeing improved?

Mental Health Initiative of the Year *** NEW FOR 2017 ***

This category is open all providers, consultants and other intermediaries in the workplace savings and benefits arena and aims to recognise the provider that has launched, or largely completed, an initiative to help employers improve their employees' mental health over the 12 months to 31 January 2017.

  • What new initiative did you introduce over the last year and how has it helped employers to reduce or better manage mental health issues among their employees?
  • What did you do and how did it improve mental health among your clients' workforces?
  • Can you evidence this entry with figures about how mental health improved?