Women in Insurance Awards 2020 | Enable Life

Businesswoman Named a Finalist in Women in Insurance Awards

Sam Hallett, Founding Director and Business Protection Specialist of Enable Life has made it through to the finals in the Insurance Broker of the Year category in a national financial services award.

“I am beyond delighted to have received an email from the awards organisers saying that I’d made the finals in the Insurance Broker of the Year  category in the 2020 women in Insurance Awards, I am very proud with this achievement.  These awards are particularly significant in the financial services community and I’m honoured to have made the finals.”

“I think a big part of why our nomination made the finals is because of the work I’ve been doing this year with accountants.  Working closely with accountants feels natural to me and this year we’ve been speaking to them through a targeted marketing campaign using, primarily, LinkedIn.  Accountants have trusted relationships with their clients and only want to refer to businesses and business people who they know will best be placed to assist them.  I know from experience that my accountancy background gives me a significant advantage over other insurance specialists because I’ve got a deep understanding of taxation rules and where businesses can use these to their advantage to gain tax efficiencies.  Referrals from accountants are great for me because their clients can see the value in protecting their business making for a more attentive audience when I visit or speak to them.  Being a conduit for my clients between their Business Protection needs and accounting of their Insurance works very well too as most give me permission to talk to their accountant.  This ensures that their Insurance policies are accounted for in the most tax efficient way and their accountant can make any adjustments to accommodate this in advance.”

Sam established Enable Life, a specialist insurance broker, in April 2019 after recovering from a suspected chronic illness which lead to her to resigning from her previous corporate role and live off her savings as she had no insurance protection in place to assist her.  Adds Sam, “Health and wellbeing, including financial wellbeing, is now an absolute passion of mine.  My story is far from unusual and with my company I want to help our clients avoid the mistakes I made and protect themselves, their businesses, employees and families.”

The awards organisers said, “The entries were rigorously assessed by a panel of 31 eminent judges to come up with the finalist lists – something that was no easy feat considering the exceptional quality of the entrants’ submissions from   organisations and individuals were nominated across 22 categories and we received a total of 468 completed entry forms, A huge congratulations to all the finalists!”

Sam will find out if she’ll be crowned Insurance Broker of the Year on Tuesday 10th November.

Editors Notes:

Enable Life was founded out of the very personal experience of our Founding Director and Business Protection Specialist, Sam Hallett.

Sam, like many, thought she was indestructible and her body would just keep going no matter what.  In November 2013 Sam started to feel consistent tiredness, memory loss and was living on sheer willpower.  In January 2014 her doctor said these words to her, “We think you may have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”.

Sam made the decision to resign from her job in the corporate world to focus on her health.  The only option she had was to live on her savings (most people don’t have savings to fall back on).  Sam had a little income from a residual part-time business, her savings were going down each month and the projection was getting shorter and shorter as to when her money would run out.

Health and Wellbeing is now a passion of Sam’s with Financial Wellbeing very much at the forefront.  Being an ex-accountant this is where Sam found a natural transition into Life & Health Protection.

Sam’s story is not unusual.  We all know people who have been chronically or critically ill but now you know of a company and a woman who can help you avoid the same mistake she made.

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You can find out more about Sam and Enable Life here: https://enablelife.co.uk

You can contact Sam via email: sam.hallett@enablelife.co.uk

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