Herts Chamber congratulates Patrons, Ashbourne Insurance on their well-deserved win at the FSB Hertfordshire Business Awards as 'Broxbourne Business of the Year' on June 12th.

The judges were united in their praise for the Cheshunt and Hoddesdon-based company Ashbourne Insurance, an award-winning family-run, independent broker.

“Very sound, well established, family owned firm demonstrating great resilience and ambition to succeed.  A real focus on providing the local community with excellent service. A real champion for the Borough of Broxbourne." 

The judges included representatives from organisations such as: Pitney Bowes, the FSB, Hertfordshire LEP, University of Herts, Austin’s Funeral Homes, Local Councils, Herts & Essex Newspapers and others.

Peter Smits, Managing Director said;

“We have been privileged to win numerous business awards over the past several years but it must be said that to win the FSB Broxbourne Business of the Year award is one of our proudest achievements.  The award is a reflection of the ongoing outstanding advisory work that our team provide to thousands of residents and businesses of the borough each and every day.  And we dedicate this award to our customers!” 

Ashbourne's second award went to Paul Richardson, Retail Sales Manager who faced worthy competitors in the Employee of the Year category. Paul was entered for the award after he won Ashbourne's own 'Ashbourne Awards' in 2013. He triumphed as FSB Herts 'Employee of the Year 2014' in the judge's opinion;

“Paul is a passionate and enthusiastic individual, who appears to have kept his sense of fun. He is obviously a dynamic and enthusiastic member of the Ashbourne team, who produces exceptional results. Paul clearly leads by example.”

Sarah Smits, Finance Director further commented, “We are very proud of all our staff at Ashbourne and it was impossible to decide which team member to put forward as our Employee of the Year. We held an internal awards competition that allowed everyone to get involved”