A Hampshire based company has won two prestigious awards at the British Insurance Awards 2015Wiser Academy, which helps brokers train their staff, won the Outsourced Partner of the Year Award. And Be Wiser insurance won the Investing in the Profession award. Both are based in Andover.

These prestigious awards were launched to raise standards across the industry by showcasing top class performance and innovation. With 26 categories recognising the best in British insurance, the British Insurance Awards remains one of the ‘must attend’ events in the insurance calendar.

This is the first time Be Wiser has won a British Insurance Award and apprentice Thomas Lawton (20) was there to witness them winning not just one but two. “I was on the edge of my seat as they announced the first award we had been shortlisted for. And when they said Be Wiser I was so excited.”

“I went to collect the award with Crescens George, Be Wiser Director of Learning and Development, in front of a huge audience who were applauding our success. It was amazing. And then we won the second award and that just made my night. It was such a fantastic experience.”

Reflecting on their success Crescens George said,” We are extremely delighted to win both these national awards and its down to the hard work of the training department. It’s certainly a team effort.”

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