Newry Businessman shortlisted for Worldwide Award

January 8, 2013

Michael Blaney, Managing Director, Autoline Insurance Group has been shortlisted for a prestigious Vistage Member Leadership Award.

Michael has been in the insurance and financial services industry since 1985 when he joined the brokerage that has since evolved into Autoline Insurance Group, and is the only CEO from Northern Ireland to be shortlisted for the award.

Vistage International is an organisation for business leaders with more than 16,000 members in 15 countries. The winners will be announced at ‘Think BIG: Vistage 2013 International Member & Chair Conference’ which takes place in Dallas, Texas from 23rd to 26th January.

Speaking about his nomination, Mr Blaney said,

“I’m honoured to be nominated in the Innovation category for the development of the first Telematics Roadsafe Reward App which has the potential to revolutionise how drivers are rated for vehicle insurance purposes.

“In reality a dynamic and focused team within Autoline led by Sales Director Caroline Currie are responsible for the development and any recognition belongs entirely to them. It’s very satisfying however for a Newry headquartered business to be recognised on the worldwide business stage.”