Bluefin scoops national insurance award

Bluefin Insurance Services has won the Training Initiative of the Year category at the Insurance Times Awards 2011 in London's Battersea Park.

The company which has offices in more than forty locations, triumphed over some of the biggest names in insurance to scoop the award which recognises investment in personal learning and development.

Bluefin employs 1600 people nationwide and operates a wide range of training programmes including apprenticeships and leadership skills as well as supporting study towards professional qualifications for its workforce. It 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 was hosted by television personality Vernon Kay and was attended by 1,400 guests.

Andy Parsons, Bluefin HR Director, said:

"Customers choose their insurance broker on the quality of service they provide so it's important that we have professional, knowledgeable, 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."