Valerie Baker Memorial Award Winner – Julie Pernecker

Julie Pernecker of All Parks Insurance in NSW has won the Valerie Baker Memorial Award.

Wyong-based All Parks specialises in the niche caravan and holiday parks sector.

Award judges say they were impressed with Ms Pernecker’s success in developing the business, raising awareness of insurance and promoting goodwill among clients.

The Valerie Baker award recognises professional excellence in broking and underwriting. Ms Pernecker was announced as winner at the Steadfast Convention in April this year.

She will take up the prize of a trip to the London market in July, where she will attend an intensive five-day course in broker management at the Chartered Insurance Institute, meet senior Lloyd’s executives and spend time at the market.

Gold Seal MD Sheila Baker says visiting the heart of the London market will provide a host of experiences to benefit All Parks Insurance.

The award honours Ms Baker’s late sister Valerie, who founded Gold Seal. Other finalists were Emily Winwood of Dual Asia-Pacific and Fintan Magee of Network Insurance Group.


All Parks Insurance wins Industry “Award of Excellence”

9 August 2013

All Parks Insurance was presented with a prestigious Award of Excellence at the 2013 Caravanning and Camping and Manufactured Housing Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner, on 1st August at The Star, Sydney. All parks Insurance was awarded Best Industry Service Provider. Lyndel Gray, Chief Executive Officer of the Caravan, Camping and Touring Industry and Manufactured Housing Industry Association of NSW (CCIA), said the awards are an acknowledgement of the high standard and excellent quality products and services within our industry in NSW.

“There were 21 winners amongst the 69 finalists and 4 businesses achieved commendation awards. This is a great demonstration of the strength of the industry and the quality of its operators.”

“Judges commented on All Parks Insurance’s high standard of service to cover the specialised needs of the caravan park proprietor. Judges were also impressed with their goal to become the market leader in this specialised field and provide to park operators the information and tools necessary to minimise loss exposure and therefore keep premiums as low as possible”.

More than 240 industry members from across NSW assembled at The Star where the Awards of Excellence served as the grand finale of a two day conference (31 July-1 August).

Ms Gray said that the “Starry Starry Night” themed Awards of Excellence event would not have been possible without the support of our platinum sponsors, NSW Trade and Investment Crown Lands, Gold Sponsors; The Australian Turf Club and Destination NSW and Silver Sponsors; K-MAC Powerheads and What’s Up Downunder.”

“I congratulate all of this year’s winners who have set excellent standards for our sector and for the tourism industry in NSW,” Ms Gray said.