This year’s Inspiring Herts “Family Business of the Year Award” was presented by Peter Smits, Managing Director of Ashbourne Insurance to MCP Property Services of Hertford. The awards were presented at a Gala Dinner at St Albans Abbey, St Albans on Thurs June 7th in front of an audience of approximately 320 award finalists, judges and distinguished guests.
Independent insurance broker and Chamber Patron, Ashbourne decided to sponsor the award after winning several business award titles over past years, but in particular because they won at the National Family Business Awards in 2017 held at Wembley Stadium. The 37+ year old family-run business has first-hand experience about the positive impact of winning awards and decided to become a sponsor to encourage Hertfordshire family businesses to get involved to raise the profile of their companies and celebrate accomplishments that might otherwise go unnoticed.
Photo captions– Far Left: Matt Clarke MD of MCP Property Services accepting his award on stage at St Albans Abbey from Peter Smits Managing Director of Ashbourne Insurance and to the right Masters of Ceremonies Steve Folland. Centre photo: Representatives of MCP Property services with their trophy.
Alongside MCP Property Services, fellow ‘Family Business of the Year 2018’ finalists included: The Muscle Help Foundation, M.K. Ginder & Sons, Silver Fox Limited, Conamar Building Services Ltd and HTC Group.
Peter Smits commented, “This particular award is close to our hearts and Ashbourne were delighted to sponsor the Inspiring Herts Business Awards 2018 with the NEW category of Family Business of the Year Award. As a National Family Business Award Winner, we congratulate the winner and all the finalists as we know all too well about all the challenges and rewards of running a family business. We applaud all family businesses in Hertfordshire and throughout the UK, their contributions are invaluable to our economy. Only 20% of family run businesses succeed moving into the second generation so our applause is even greater for those into the second and third generation. Thank you to the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce for delivering an outstanding event and celebrating the achievements of family businesses in the county.”
Award-winning, family run Ashbourne Insurance are based in Hoddesdon and offer 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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