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Double triumph for Aviva

Aviva took two awards at this year’s Protection Review dinner for organisation of the year and personality of the year while Money Marketing’s Natalie Holt was named protection journalist of the year.

Aviva head of protection marketing Louise Colley won the personality of the year award for her work on Aviva’s recent TV ad campaign to encourage families to take out life cover.

The awards were held at the Landmark Hotel in London last week. Nine awards were presented drawn from shortlists based on an independent industry vote and judged by Protection Review chief executive Kevin Carr and co-chairmen Peter Le Beau and Andy Couchman.

Le Beau says: “Aviva has had a truly outstanding year. It is a company who is willing to put the money up and get things done rather than just talking about it. It has increased its market share and won exciting distribution partners while launching a number of new initiatives. Aviva was the stand-out company in the organisation of the year category.”



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