The work of one local institute member in Scotland has not gone unnoticed
As the CII remains focused on driving up professional standards in the insurance sector, recognising those individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to that endeavour is very important. The annual CII Awards provide an opportunity to applaud outstanding professionals, and that includes volunteers from across our 56 institutes, who all work tirelessly to provide a local engagement proposition for our members across the UK.
This year, Charlotte Watts from the Insurance Institute of Perth and Dundee received recognition with the Distinguished Award, which recognises an individual’s outstanding dedication and significant contribution to their own institute in areas such as training, development and professionalism.
Ms Watts has driven the creation and development of a number of ‘qualification fast-track’ courses for members across the region, securing support from the local institute, the national body and drumming up interest for the course as proof that the demand from members was there.
Being a local institute council member provides a strong networking platform to interact with other members and the wider profession; this opens up opportunities for developing competent skills and expertise
Through sheer strength of will and determination, Ms Watts created an opportunity for several members to re-engage with the CII and pursue further qualifications.
Ms Watts epitomises all the values and behaviours that make an exceptional local institute council member. She spotted an opportunity to use the resources that were available to the local institute to develop a proposition that was required by the local membership.
David Irvine, national membership and engagement manager, says: “Being a local institute council member provides a strong networking platform to interact with other members and the wider profession; this opens up opportunities for developing competent skills and expertise.
“Charlotte used all of this to ensure our members across Perth and Dundee can continue to develop their professional standing by gaining CII qualifications.”