Independent broker Ashbourne Insurance, with its head office in Hoddesdon, has been announced as a double finalist in the biz4Biz Awards 2018 after a successful presentation to judges.
The second-generation family business, which has been in operation for 37 years, was nominated for awards in the Best Family Business and Best Legal and Financial Services Provider categories. The independent awards celebrate the best of Hertfordshire’s businesses and people, highlighting examples of those who are the best at what they do. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday March 2nd at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, hosted by TV personality Eamonn Holmes OBE.
Managing Director Peter Smits, who prides himself on running a thriving local business which not only keeps up with modern trends but keeps its foundation in traditional family values with a focus on people, said: “We are proud to be an independent, family-run business in the heart of Hertfordshire. While we have won many national awards, it always means an awful lot to us to be pleasing the people closest to us. Ashbourne puts people at the heart of everything we do; our people are known in the county, we are out in the business community meeting and nurturing contacts always.
“With many years of experience and success behind us, we believe we are an example of excellence in our field and we are delighted the judges agreed and have shortlisted us in these awards.
“We look forward to attending the gala dinner and hopefully bringing more accolades home to Hoddesdon.”
Offering support for Ashbourne’s nomination, Susan Anderson, Events & Membership Director of The Family Business Place Ltd (the organisers of the National Family Business Awards) commented, “It’s our view that the success of a family business lies in longevity- and not just in terms of business, but in the transparency and propagation of their values. As Ashbourne Insurance has developed and grown as a business, it’s been so heartening to see that Ashbourne’s family values still remain firmly at the heart of what they do.
“The ethos of compassion that Ashbourne has created is reflected in every member of the team, every shining review, every philanthropic endeavour- the customer is, and always has been the central priority from start to finish.”
The biz4biz awards evening will start with a sparkling drinks reception, with entertainment including a live modern jazz band, close-up magician, roulette and blackjack casino tables and a dancefloor.
There will also be a silent auction and tombola-style donation envelope draw in support of chosen charity the Willow Foundation.
Ashbourne is no stranger to winning awards, having already scooped titles at: the British Chambers of Commerce Awards, Inspiring Herts Business Awards, FSB Hertfordshire Business Awards, the National Family Business Awards and the National Red Ribbon Family Business Awards in recent years.
Award-winning, family run Ashbourne Insurance offers a wide range of business and personal insurance along with a claims advisory service. It is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
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