Phoenix Awards

Recognising The Tenacity
Of Our Valued Clients

We recognise the efforts of all those who defy the odds
and help business remain open after a loss.

Research conducted by found of LMI Group, Dr Allan Manning shows that 50% of businesses fail within 2 years of a major insured event.

LMI Group’s Phoenix Award recognises those businesses that had the management skill and tenacity, coupled with adequate insurance, to not only revive and survive, but truly thrive following such a loss/disruption. As Richard Nixon said in a speech in 1973, “The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.”

The support and assistance provided by the broker during this time, can be easily overlooked given the enormity of the tasks facing the business. For this reason, The Phoenix Club recognises these dedicated professionals. The broker stands beside their client through the good times and the bad, as a trusted adviser.

We congratulate the worthy recipients of the LMI Group’s Phoenix Award.

Award Recipients


Redfox Corporation

Damage: Cyclone
Date: 28th March 2017



Damage: Fire
Date: 22 June 2021


Gippsland Power Equipment

Damage: Fire
Date: 1 June 2021

Gippsland Power Equipment

Damage: Fire
Date: 25 March 2021

Select Harvests

Damage: Fire
Date: 8 Jan 2021


MJS Floorcoverings

Damage: Fire
Date: 14 April 2019


Surf & Sands Holiday Park

Damage: Tornado
Date: 20th August 2018
Broker: Sweeney Townsend Insurance Brokers

Yum Catering

Damage: Fire
Date: 3 March 2018 
Broker: BJS Insurance Brokers


GSB Chemicals

Damage: Fire
Date: 21 January 2015 and 23 January 2017
Broker: Boutique Risk & Sound Insurance Services

The Original Frango Bella Vista Charcoal Chicken

Damage: Fire
Date: 27 March 2017
Broker: Protectors Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd


Collins Auto Electrical

Damage: Fire
Date: 24 November 2016 
Broker: Ruys & Co

Whale Watch Kaikoura Limited

Damage: Earthquake
Date: 14 November 2016 
Broker: Abbott Insurance Brokers

Abitza Cafe

Damage: Storm
Date: 29 December 2016
Broker: Morphou Insurance Group

Cash Converters (Mandurah)

Damage: Fire
Date: 21 September 2016
Broker: Equity Insurance Brokers, Adelaide

Salamanca Fresh Huonville

Damage: Flood
Date: 15 July 2016
Broker:Pace Insurance Brokers

Dragonfly Restaurant

Damage: Earthquake
Date: November 2016 
Broker: Meridian Insurance Brokers

Tyre Crumb Australia

Damage: Fire
Date: 16 October 2013 and 11 January 2016
Broker: Pace Insurance Brokers



Damage: Fire
Date: 24 December 2015

The Nest 45

Damage: Storm
Date: 21 April 2015
Broker:James Wilson Insurance Solutions Pty Ltd

Peter Unger Catering Services

Damage: Fire 
Date: 4 February 2015 
Broker: Scott Winton Insurance Brokers

Eco Stock Supplies Limited

Damage: Fire
Date: 22 October 2015 
Broker: Albany Insurance Services Limited


Bowlands Willington Limited

Damage: Earthquake
Date: 14 November 2014 
Broker: New Zealand Financial Brokers


Damage: Fire 
Date: 24 August 2014 
Broker: Scott Winton Insurance Brokers


Damage: Fire
Date: 17 July 2014 
Broker: Frank Risk Management & Insurance

Te Ohu Kai Moana Trust

Damage: Earthquake
Date: 14 November 2014 
Broker: Meridian General Insurance Brokers

Bolwell Corporation Pty Ltd

Damage: Fire
Date: 23 April 2014
Broker: M&R Insurance Brokers

Feingold Flower Growers

Damage: Fire
Date: 24 August 2014 
Broker: Fitzpatrick Insurance Brokers


French’s Laundry & Dry Cleaner

Damage: Fire
Date: 9 July 2012 
Broker: Rob La Brasse, Pollard Insurance Brokers


St Georges Hospital

Damage: Earthquake
Date: 22 February 2011

Whisky Galore

Damage: Earthquake
Date: 22 February 2011

Stray Dog

Damage: Earthquake
Date: 22 February 2011


The Christchurch Club

Damage: Earthquake
Date: 4 September 2010, 26 December 2010, 22 February 2011 & 13 June 2011

Art & Soul


Damage: Fire
Date: 17 December 2008 
Broker: Stephen Shephard, Bass Insurance Brokers

Johnson Asahi Pty Ltd

Damage: Fire
Date: 21 July 2008

Defab Weavers Pty Ltd

Damage: Fire
Date: 3 April 2008 
Broker: Martin Owen, Philip, Newby & Owen Pty Ltd

Radioladmin Services Pty Ltd (Mackay Radiology)

Damage: Cyclone
Date: 15 February 2008 
Broker: Keith Williams, Queensland & Pacific Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd


Designwyse Australia Pty Ltd

Damage: Fire
Date: 23 July 2007 
Broker: Kate Beever, LBA Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd

G&J Machining

Damage: Fire
Date: 8 June 2007 
Broker: Tom Powell, Westcourt General Insurance Brokers

Jenny & Ken Walther


Damage: Fire
Date: 1 December 2006 
Broker: Melinda Edwards, Eastern Equity Insurance

Unigreen Food Pty Ltd

Damage: Fire
Date:26 May 2006
Broker: Insurance Advisernet Haymarket

Select-O-Pedic Bedding Pty Ltd

Damage: Fire
Date:18 April 2006


Kimberley Gardens

Damage: Fire
Date:30 July 2005 
Broker: Peter Shukosky, Scott Winton Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd


Bellinzona Grange

Damage: Fire
Date:15 November 2003 
Broker: Don McLardy, McLardy McShane Insurance Brokers

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