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Valerie Baker Memorial Award is cancelled for 2020

The Valerie Baker Memorial Award for 2020 has been cancelled. The prestigious Award was due to open for entrants in May, supported by industry heavyweights Steadfast, AIMS and Gold Seal along with Lloyd’s.

The plan is for the 2021 edition of the Award to open for entrants in twelve months’ time.

Sheila Baker, Chair of the judging panel and Managing Director Gold Seal said, “We are conscious that previous winners and finalists have received a considerable boost to their business opportunities through the Valerie Baker Award. Now is potentially the most important time for these to be created but similarly the level of disruption to intermediaries and their clients means entering could be an additional distraction.

She added, “At the end of the day, an award that includes a trip to London is simply not practical in the current environment. I expect next year’s applications to include impressive stories of how people have responded to this unprecedented situation.”

More details of the Valerie Baker Award can be found at https://www.goldseal.com.au/valerie-baker-award/