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Hoddesdon based Ashbourne Insurance are Platinum Sponsors of the SME Herts Business Awards 2019

Following on from winning the ‘Best Customer Service 2018 Award’ at the SME Herts Business Awards this year, family-run Ashbourne Insurance is a proud Platinum Sponsor of the SME Herts 2019 including category sponsor of the “Service Excellence” category. Fellow sponsors include Ambition Broxbourne/Broxbourne Council, Barclays Bank and Regus, to name a few.

The 2019 awards were launched on Tues 27th November 2018 at the venue for the gala awards dinner, Hunton Park Hotel, King’s Langley, Hertfordshire. The deadline to submit applications is Thurs 7th March 2019, Ashbourne will participate in the judging process week commencing 18th March and winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thurs 20th June 2019.  There are 20 categories and three public vote categories to choose from. The winner of each category will qualify for the SME National Business Awards to be held at Wembley Stadium later in 2019.

Ashbourne has won many business awards at a local, regional and national level; and want to encourage other Herts based businesses to enter the business awards particularly representing small and medium enterprises by visiting and applying before the deadline, a mere 88 days to go!.

Peter Smits (left) Managing Director of Ashbourne Insurance with Damian Cummins Awards Director, Events & PR

Sponsors of SME Herts 2019 Business Awards at the Launch


At the launch Peter Smits, Managing Director of Ashbourne Insurance shared his experience about entering business awards with the attendees and why it proves to be a valuable process.

He said, “Entering business awards makes you review your business and invariably helps you recognise things that are good to promote and those that need improvement. It helps you better understand your team and the invaluable service they provide and how they add value. It is a process that helps you objectively look at your business as so often we are too busy working in the business not on it. Winning and being a finalist creates a differential for you against your competitors. It’s a mechanism to promote yourself that can help develop your business strategy for growth and development. Win, lose or draw the awards presentation evening itself is an excellent networking opportunity and offers a wide variety of inspiring stories to give you perspective about the business landscape around you. We have used the award presentation events as a team-building opportunity and a reward for a job well done. If you get to the finals, you have quite honestly made a significant difference to helping raise the profile of your business and if you WIN that really is a seal of approval that helps you stand out from the crowd. I challenge all SME businesses in Herts to go through the process, try and enjoy it and learn about your business. I look forward to seeing you at the awards on Thurs 20th June 2019 and hearing your story!”

The winner of the Service Excellence category will have the customer at its heart and will deploy and manage resources to most effectively meet the needs of its customers.

Award entries, for all categories, must be submitted by Thursday March 7, 2018.

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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