Hastings Direct named Personal Lines Broker of the year

Hat trick of wins for one of East Sussex's largest employers

7th December 2011

Bexhill based insurance broker Hastings Direct was last night named Personal Lines Broker of the Year at the prestigious Insurance Times industry awards in London.

This win is the latest in a hat trick of awards for the company which has also recently won for its anti-fraud handling skills (2011 Insurance Fraud Awards — Combating Fraud Broking Initiative of the Year) and for its staff magazine (2011 CIPR Pride Award — Gold Winner for Best Internal Magazine).

Hastings Direct is one of the UK's fastest growing retailers of insurance products — a customer takes out a policy with the Bexhill based company every 41 seconds. The company has performed and grown spectacularly in 2011 and now employs nearly 1,200 staff.

Edward Fitzmaurice, CEO, Hastings Direct: "I am incredibly proud of all our staff's efforts and hard work in helping to get us this recognition and I am even more excited by the potential we still have to achieve. I firmly believe that if we keep doing what we are doing, we will not just be regarded as one of the best in the UK but one of the best companies in Europe."

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