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Higos Named Somerset Business of the YearWednesday 4th November 2009

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Higos Insurance Services has been named as the Somerset Business of the Year 2009.

A judge from the Somerset Chamber of Commerce visited Higos in September and, as a result, Higos was short listed in the 'Business of the Year' category for larger businesses with over 50 employees.

At last week's awards ceremony, held at the Junction 24 conference hall near Bridgwater, Higos was announced as the winner. The judges cited Higos’ investment in people strategy, rapid growth and plans for future development and our strong community links amongst the key reasons for our success.

Ian Gosden (Managing Director), Julian Unthank (HR Director) and Claire Blaymires (Facilities Director) took to the stage to receive the award and prizes, with Ian Gosden interviewed by Ian Burrage from Heart FM's ‘Ian and Laura Breakfast show’.

After receiving the award Ian Gosden said: "We are delighted to receive this award, it is recognition of a lot of hard work by many people. To be judged the best large business in Somerset is a fantastic achievement, and something all our staff should be proud of. 2009 is the toughest year yet for Higos, and I am certain we will encounter even tougher conditions in 2010.

He added: "The judges were particularly impressed with our people strategy, but we won't be standing still, as we will be rolling out a new Performance Management process from January."

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