Caravan Guard rewarded for investing in staff

Caravan Guard Director Louise Menzies and Head of Relations Neil Menzies accept the award from celebrity Stephen K. Amos and Rob Kay, chief executive officer of sponsors ULR Additions
Caravan Guard Director Louise Menzies and Head of Relations Neil Menzies accept the award from celebrity Stephen K. Amos and Rob Kay, chief executive officer of sponsors ULR Additions
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A Halifax firm’s commitment to its staff has been recognised with a national award.

Caravan Guard Ltd, of New Road, beat off stiff competition from other insurance brokers to win the Investment In People category 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 was also able to demonstrate how its initiatives had resulted in improved staff work and 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 per cent of managers having completed or working towards to an ILM 5 Award Certificates in Leadership and Management.

Caravan Guard’s Head of Relations Neil Menzies said: “We aim to make Caravan Guard a fantastic place to work and as the UK’s number one insurance broker for investment in people we are on the right track. We’ve invested time and money on professional development as we know that having happy well trained staff remains crucial to customer service and our continued growth.”

The company will be recruiting 11 new insurance advisers for 2014.

Details at www.caravanguard.co.uk/recruitment.