The UNITAS Achievement Award 2012 has been awarded to Yvonne Miller of Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers to recognise her career development within the Renewable Energy team.
Yvonne’s aim was to not only be an expert in the insurances for renewable energy projects, but to be knowledgeable in all aspects of the renewable energy sector including financial, technical and legal. Yvonne has committed herself to being 100% focused on the renewable energy sector and has assisted in both the growth of the Bruce Stevenson Renewable Energy account but also their reputation in the sector in helping the UK and Scottish governments achieve their 2020 low carbon targets.
As part of the team, Yvonne engaged in regular and detailed training and development. With the assistance of Bruce Stevenson internal technical consultant, Yvonne has attended training courses on the complexities of Renewable Energy projects (Windfarms, Hydro Electric plants, Solar PV, Biomass and Anaerobic Digestion plants, waver and tidal devices). This has included theory, site visits, industry seminars and conferences.
On the financial and legal aspects of the job, Yvonne has engaged with specialist lawyers and bankers to understand the processes and risks, ensuring that the Insurance programme meets these onerous requirements. Training has been facilitated to ensure that this has been done to a high level of competency.
On a personal level, over the past 3 years, Yvonne has successfully passed her Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, gaining The W P Campbell Award from the British Insurance Brokers Association Scotland in 2011 and is now progressing towards her Fellowship qualification.
Derek Skinner, Director at Bruce Stevenson commented “Everyone within Bruce Stevenson is delighted with Yvonne’s recognition. We were aware of a significant number of applications this year and we are delighted to celebrate Yvonne’s fantastic achievement.”