Recent Accomplishments

Ours is a culture of doing the right thing, and that extends to our colleagues.

BKS-Partners is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SC.

Insurance Journal Best Agencies to Work For

BKS-Partners was named overall winner in the Insurance Journal’s Best Agencies to Work For. BKS was selected based on employee feedback in regards to benefit programs, agency history, available resources, personal job satisfaction and happiness in the work place. We are excited to be recognized nationally with Insurance Journal.

Tampa Bay Business Journal Healthiest Employer

The Healthiest Employer Awards program recognizes organizations that are committed to creating a healthy work environment by collecting data across six key areas of workplace wellness. BKS-Partners has been a finalist for the past four years. We were named the 2014 #1 Healthiest Employer in the bigger category thanks to our workplace wellness program (Vitality™) and an unwavering commitment to employee health and safety by our Director of Wellness Engineering.

Gulfshore Business Best of Business

The annual Best of Business readers’ choice poll highlights some of the best businesses in the Southwest Florida region. For the second year in a row, BKS-Partners was named winner of the Insurance Brokerage category. Last year Gulfshore Business received over 4,300 unique responses. We are honored to have been selected as a Best of Business winner this year!

WELCOA Top 50 Health Promotion Professionals

BKS-Partners Director of Wellness Engineering, Patricia Fuller, PhD, was named one of the Top 50 Health Promotion Professionals in the nation, a list of professionals that are leading the health and wellness industry with best practices, new ideas, and innovative thoughts.

Inc. 500|5000

With a consistent industry-leading growth rate, BKS-Partners has been named one of the fastest growing private companies in America in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and again in 2017.

2015 Healthiest Workplaces

The Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America awards employers who include vital corporate wellness policies and practices into their workplace. An online assessment measures six categories of wellness programming: leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analysis. BKS is appreciative to be recognized as one of 2015 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America.

PAM Awards 2017

BKS-Partners is honored to be nominated and selected as a finalist in the 2017 Private Asset Management (PAM) Awards. We were one of only seven firms to be named to the shortlist in the Best High-Net-Worth Insurance Broker category in 2015, and are honored to have made the list again in 2016 and 2017. The PAM Awards, hosted by Private Asset Management Magazine, recognized and rewards those who have successfully serviced high-net-worth individuals in an increasingly complex economic environment. Now in their 6th year, the Awards are a much sought-after industry accolade.

Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace

The Tampa Bay Times ranks the top 100 places to work in the Tampa Bay area based on superior leadership, solid pay and benefits, and a genuine sense of direction. BKS-Partners has been honored with the designation for the sixth year in a row. In 2013, we were ranked the #1 Top Workplace in the small category for creating a culture focused on people.

Elite Women in Insurance, 2016

Insurance Business America (IBA) features women each year that are making their mark on the insurance industry. IBA collects nominations, while also reaching out to brokerages, agencies, insurers and others to create the list. BKS-Partners’ founding partners, Laura Sherman and Elizabeth Krystyn, were selected as some of the IBA Elite Women in Insurance in 2016. We are excited to have Laura and Elizabeth represent our firm as one of the best and brightest in the industry.

IIABA Best Practices Agency

BKS-Partners joins the ranks of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States as a “Best Practices Agency.” BKS-Partners is one of only four Florida independent insurance agencies selected for this honor out of the over 2,000 agencies throughout the state

Business Insurance Best Places to Work

BKS-Partners ranked #2 on Business Insurance Magazine’s 2017 Best Place to Work in Insurance. We are proud to stand out among our peers for a culture that is powered-by-people and centered on employee engagement.

Tampa Bay Business Journal Fast 50

BKS-Partners and its affiliated companies, were named the #49  fastest growing company in Tampa under their holding company, Baldwin Risk Partners (BRP). BRP has shown a revenue increase of over 120% since 2011, a feat that can be attributed to a sustainable and genuine corporate culture, a commitment to innovation and a one-of-a-kind, specialized approach.

Florida Trend Best Companies to Work For

Created by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group, the program conducts an independent employee survey to measure employee satisfaction and companies’ best practices. For the third year, the colleagues of BKS-Partners have cited benefits, communication with leadership, and innovative recognition practices as reasons why the firm should be recognized among its peers. BKs-Partners ranked #5 on the best mid-sized companies list in 2016.

Tampa Bay Business Journal Best Places to Work

BKS-Partners has landed a spot as a Best Places to Work finalist in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. This award measures employee engagement, loyalty, and retention. The designation is based solely on an employee survey conducted by Quantum Workplace, measuring items such as team effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, manager effectiveness, compensation, and benefits.

Great Place to Work Certified, 2016

Each year, Great Places to Work and Fortune partner to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. This year, BKS-Partners was “Great Place to Work Certified”, making us eligible for all of the “Great Place to Work” lists released by Fortune Magazine. In 2015, BKs-Partners ranked sixth in insurance in the nation. We are honored to receive national recognition for providing an environment colleagues enjoy and appreciate. We love working here.

Society for Human Resource Management Preferred Provider

BKS-Partners is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

The Center for Generational Kinetics and Great Places Company Top Workplace for Millennials

The Center for Generational Kinetics partnered with the Great Places Company to analyze over 3,000 U.S. organizations to determine their eligibility as a top workplace for millennials. More than 500,000 employees were asked to evaluate and rate the practices of their employers and we’re proud to have been selected as one of the Top 75 Places to Work for Millennials in the country. We love working with young, energetic professionals who are committed to success.