A CLECKHEATON company has won an award for staff training.
Bluefin Insurance Services in Cleckheaton took the Training Initiative of the Year category at the Insurance Times Awards 2011 in London’s Battersea Park.
The company which has offices at West 26 Business Park and at 40 other locations across the UK, triumphed over some of the biggest names in insurance to scoop the award which recognises investment in personal learning and development.
Bluefin human resources director Andy Parsons (above, right) is pictured receiving the award from event host Vernon Kay.
Bluefin employs 1,600 people nationwide and operates a wide range of training programmes, including apprenticeships and leadership skills. It also supports study towards professional qualifications for its workforce.
The company recently achieved Chartered Broker status under the auspices of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
The annual awards programme celebrates exceptional achievement in insurance across 23 categories. The ceremony attended by 1,400 guests.
Mr Parsons said: “Customers choose their insurance broker on the quality of service they provide, so it’s important that we have professional, knowledgeable and helpful staff if we are to thrive in a competitive environment.
“We find that our investment in training pays dividends in growing our business, motivating and retaining employees and keeping our customers satisfied.”