West Yorkshire-based insurance intermediary Caravan Guard Ltd beat off stiff competition from some of the UK's largest insurance brokers to win the Investment In People Award at the 2013 UK Broker Awards.
The caravan, motorhome and holiday home insurance specialist pipped giants such as Hastings Direct to the post – as it was recognised for several successful staff training and team building initiatives.
Caravan Guard, based in Halifax, was also able to demonstrate how its initiatives had resulted in improved staff work-life balance, customer satisfaction and business growth.
One such initiative is Caravan Guard’s support of all staff to undertake insurance qualifications. Thirty-nine employees have been granted time to study for Chartered Insurance Institute qualifications during working hours with professional tuition and examination fees also paid for by the company.
In addition, all managers have been offered funding for high level leadership training - with 63% of managers having completed or working towards to an ILM 5 Award Certificates in Leadership & Management.
Caravan Guard head of relations Neil Menzies, who picked up the award at the event at The Brewery in London, said: “We aim to make Caravan Guard a fantastic place to work and winning an award which says we're the UK's number one insurance broker for investment in people shows we're on the right track.”
The company is ready to step up its investment in people again as it looks to recruit 11 new insurance advisers ready for 2014.