NZbrokers member Runacres & Associates finalist in 2015 NZ Insurance Industry Awards

The Annual New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards will be announced on Thursday 5 November 2015 at the SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland. The event is a celebration to honour the achievements and professionalism of companies and individuals within the New Zealand insurance market during the preceding year.

NZbrokers is proud to have one of its members, Runacres & Associates Ltd, nominated in the Small/Medium Broker of the Year category. This award is for insurance broking businesses in New Zealand handling up to $50 million of premium and who have demonstrated strong performance and outstanding service for their customers.

In order to reach this stage, as a finalist in this category, Runacres has already demonstrated high levels of customer service, relationship management, innovation and communication supported by strong retention and growth records alongside sound financial management of the business.

We wish Runacres every success at the gala event on 5 November.

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NZbrokers Principals Day

On Thursday 3 September, NZbrokers held its first Principals Day, with over 90 Principals coming together at the Langham in Auckland under a united banner to bring the vision, values and brand to life.

The group was also joined by more than 40 insurer partners, to provide them with a better understanding of NZbrokers, as the third largest broking group in New Zealand.

Keith McIvor (Director NZbrokers and Managing Director NZbrokers Holdings, Austbrokers Head of Group Development) and Jim Harris (Managing Director, NZbrokers) welcomed attendees and provided an operational review and insight into what the next six months will look like.

Corporate Anthropologist Michael Henderson (a NZ local) helped the team define the NZbrokers culture, and Vanessa Lyons (Head of Marketing) took the group through the elements of the NZbrokers brand and toolkit for applying the brand. Nigel Speakman, Director of Impetus Business Development, initiated a value proposition workshop for the NZbrokers attendees. The Principals Day also included a panel with the NZbrokers insurer partners.

The next major event on the horizon is the NZbrokers conference bringing together the Partners and their teams in February.

Photos from the NZbrokers Principals Day


Principals Day Opening Act, Lyrica


Keith McIvor, Director NZbrokers, Austbrokers Head of Group Development


Jim Harris, Managing Director NZbrokers


Insurer panel


The excitement builds as the group comes together for the first time under the NZbrokers banner!