McCarron Coates shortlisted for two awards at National Insurance Awards

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The team behind the Wish You Could Hear campaign has been nominated for two insurance industry awards

The insurance broker which spearheaded the Wish You Could Hear campaign and led by directors Ian McCarron and Paul Coates has been announced as a finalist for Commercial Lines Broker of the Year and Commercial Lines Specialist Broker of the Year, in recognition of its work in the field of fleet transport insurance and specifically coach insurance.

The two award nominations have been achieved on the basis of the commitment that McCarron Coates has shown to its clients during UK lockdowns, throughout which many of its coach operator clients have been unable to operate. Seeing the lack of Government support for coach operators, McCarron Coates launched the Wish You Could Hear campaign, creating a retro-style postcard with a cleverly worded message to highlight the crisis affecting the sector and to draw upon memories of past coach holidays enjoyed by many.

Director Ian McCarron said: “The past 12 months have been challenging, with many of our clients being in a sector that could not operate at all and which had no support. We felt it our duty to repay their loyalty to us, by creating a campaign that would highlight their plight.”

Paul Coates added: “We are delighted to have our deep level of support for our clients recognised by the National Insurance Awards, which adds to the gratitude we have received from the coach sector for what we did to assist it in its hour of need. It would be fantastic to scoop one or both of the awards and bring it back to a team that worked so hard to not just keep our brokerage running but to also reach out and support coach operators who really needed help and someone on their side.”

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner at The Waldorf Hilton, London, on 14 July.