Amrit Sidhu receives Commercial Insurance Broker of the Year award from IBABC

Amrit Sidhu receiving the Commercial Insurance Broker of the Year award from IBABC.

AMRIT Sidhu, Account Executive and Director of Operations at Vancouver’s S&S Insurance, was honoured at the Insurance Brokers Association of BC’s Centennial Gala in Vancouver recently where he received the Commercial Insurance Broker of the Year award.

“It was a proud moment for me,” said his father, well-known community figure and President and owner of S&S Insurance, Daljit Singh Sidhu.

Indeed, it was also a proud moment for the South Asian community.

Amrit’s citation read: “Amrit Sidhu’s strategy has revolved around hiring key people, and differentiating S&S Insurance Services by catering to niche markets. He has developed several trade-specific insurance solutions, including coverage especially tailored to the needs of general contractors and demolition and excavation contractors. Sidhu’s five-year plan includes adding a managing general agency division, and expanding their online quoting system.

Amrit Sidhu with dad Daljit Singh Sidhu.

“Sidhu also manages the day-to-day operations of brokerage, setting high customer-service standards and leading by example. Sidhu has his CAIB [Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker] designation and is completing his CIP [Chartered Insurance Professional] designation. A CRM [Canadian Risk Management] designation is his next goal.  Sidhu has served on several industry committees and task forces. He personally organizes the S&S Insurance booth at the Main Street Vaisakhi Festival where, this year, they provided more than 5,000 free meals.”

Daljit Sidhu’s family members are all involved in the insurance business. His other son, Jameet Sidhu, works for an insurance company as a commercial operator, while his wife, Rajinder, works in his company’s accounting department. His brother, Jagjit Sidhu, is a broker.

S&S Insurance has two offices, one in Vancouver on Main Street and 50th Avenue, and the other in Surrey inside the Real Canadian Superstore at 12oth Street and 82nd Avenue.