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Hoddesdon based Ashbourne Insurance proud sponsor of the Inspiring Herts Business Awards 2020

Hoddesdon based Ashbourne Insurance proud sponsor of the Inspiring Herts Business Awards 2020, ‘Family Business of the Year’

Announcing free marketing opportunity for all Hertfordshire businesses to raise the profile of their business, corporation, charity, family-run business and start-up by entering the Herts Chamber Business awards. The 2020 Inspiring Herts Business Awards, also known as the ‘Oscars of Hertfordshire’, are OPEN for businesses of all sizes across the county, industries and length of service to enter.

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Award entries, for all 20 categories, must be submitted by Friday March 6th at 3pm, 2020.


As a family business, Ashbourne Insurance is no stranger to winning awards and for the third year running are sponsoring the ‘Family Business of the Year’ category. They do this to inspire other family-run businesses to pursue the opportunity of becoming finalists and winning. Previous winners include Dobsons Home and MCP Property Services.

Hoddesdon based Ashbourne Insurance proud sponsor of the Inspiring Herts Business Awards 2020

Peter Smits, Managing Director said: “These awards are one of the most prestigious that Ashbourne have been associated with and as a judge I very much look forward to learning more about the fine work that fellow family-run businesses are contributing to our economy and community. Whether the business is first, second or third generation family-run, as is Ashbourne, this is the category for telling your family story. “

This award recognises a Family Business who uses its unique core values to aid growth, demonstrate best practice, overcome challenges and provide business excellence. This Category is open to an independent family owned business (A family member must own a majority share of the business) which has two or more employees from the same family working within it (in any position). To enter this award the Family business must have been trading for 18 months irrespective of size or sector.

The judges will be looking for:

  • How the Family Business encompasses its core family values
  • The challenges the business has faced and overcome
  • The Family business’s greatest achievements over the last 12 months
  • The businesses plan and objectives over the next three years
  • How the Family business makes itself stand out from the crowd

Shortlisted finalists in the Family Business of the Year category will automatically be entered into the British Chambers of Commerce 2020 awards as a double benefit.

Multi award-winning, third generation, 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) and has been serving the local community for over 39 years.

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