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Joe Catris celebrates recognition as a young achiever

Marsh Commercial Cardiff colleague celebrates recognition as a young achiever

The Insurance Institute of Cardiff Young Achiever Award is a prestigious award given to those who have gone above and beyond in their roles in insurance or financial services in the Cardiff region. And we’re delighted that Joe Catris, Account Executive in our Marsh Commercial Cardiff office, has been given the recognition he deserves as a runner up.

Celebrating extraordinary achievements

The judges were not only impressed with Joe’s success in his role at Marsh Commercial, but the extraordinary accomplishments he has achieved, including:

  • President of Novus (the Insurance Institute of Cardiff’s young professionals networking group)
  • South Wales’ Young Broker Ambassador for BIBA
  • Acceptance on Allianz’s Scholarship Academy
  • Mentoring other young professionals in the industry and helping to attract new talent to the industry
  • Fundraising and charity work, such as running a half-marathon, white collar boxing and a team challenge to complete the equivalent distance of the Welsh coast for Cancer Research Wales, and other local charities

Phil Huggins, Vice President says “Our entire team in Cardiff and across the West and Wales are so proud of Joe. He epitomises everything we stand for at Marsh Commercial; going further and doing more to help his colleagues, clients and their communities, and being truly ‘For the People’. Congratulations Joe on your well-deserved accolade!

Joe Catris, Account Executive says, “I want to say a huge thank you to my colleagues and the management at Marsh Commercial. Without the total support of the business, I wouldn’t have the opportunity to enter into awards like this. Since I joined the Cardiff branch they have fully backed me to take part in my community and professional projects. The skills you can learn are endless and it’s so rewarding to help others. I’d encourage anyone else with similar aspirations to just say yes to everything, as many opportunities will arise from this.”

Here’s what the judges had to say about Joe:

"It is testament to Joe’s hard work and wonderful personality, that someone so young should be such a recognisable and successful face in the South Wales insurance industry. It wasn’t just Joe’s personal success that saw him make the final of this award. As well as excelling in his new business role, Joe has also proven to be a fantastic leader and mentor to other young professionals in the industry. Supporting them with their learning and helping them network and integrate into the Cardiff business world. Joe is the President of Novus (the Insurance Institute of Cardiff's young professionals networking group) as well as being South Wales’ Young Broker Ambassador for BIBA. He has also been accepted onto the highly prized Allianz Scholarship Academy and is studying towards his CII Diploma. Joe also touched the hearts of the judges with stories of his tireless fundraising efforts and charity work. Definitely one to watch for the future! We wish Joe the best of luck and thank him for all his selfless endeavours."