Voted by The Judging Panel Sponsored by NIG.

ASA Insurance Services

We are extremely delighted and proud to have been highly commended for Insurance Times Broker Innovation of the Year 2004 award.

"We've always provided our business partners and customers with policies, service and schemes that exceed their needs, way beyond the competition," said ASA's chief executive Simon Clayton.

"Our entry focused on applying the ASA Positive Principle (point of sale integrated trading, insurers vehicles easily). The practical applications of this principle, such as DriveAway and tailored free insurance have proved to be extremely successful. This is highlighted by the fact that some of the UK's leading motor manufacturers and dealers trust us with their customers' insurance."

Kevin Spencer, chief executive of parent group Markerstudy added: "The success at ASA has been built not only on innovation, but also on having an open management style and a team of motivated individuals with a 'we can do' attitude. This gives me great confidence going into 2005 and beyond."

Moorhouse Group

We are delighted to have been highly commended for the Broker/Intermediary Innovation of the Year award.

The company recognises this as being proof of its considerable achievement in developing and maintaining excellence in customer service standards, IT systems, new marketing and client relationship division, staff training and development, strategic planning and operational processes.

Being the fastest growing insurance broker in Wales and one of the fastest in the UK provides tremendous opportunities for the group as well as challenges.

The company's dynamic management team continues to be persistent in their plans to consolidate the company position in the market.

Moorhouse Group has been notified through the Scope Of Permissions letter issued by the Financial Services Authority confirming that the group has now received authorisation.

Moorhouse Group wishes to thank the panel of judges for this prestigious award.


As the world's leading risk and insurance services firm, Marsh has unrivalled experience in arranging insurance for large sporting events.

The company was involved in tailoring cover for the Games at Salt Lake, Nagano, Sydney and Atlanta. The August 2004 Olympics in Athens posed a particular challenge as they were being held against a backdrop of global terrorism. Both stakeholders and insurers were concerned that the 2004 Games would be a prime terrorism target, thus requiring cancellation and abandonment protection for their revenues and costs.

Marsh arranged several insurances for the 2004 Games, which passed without incident and were heralded as a great sporting success.

We are delighted to have been highly commended for this award.