Darryl Gartley, chief executive of DASA, and Chris Edwards, the firm’s managing director, share why the business should win the Claims Partner of the Year category at 2022’s Insurance Times Awards

Explain briefly your entry in the Claims Partner of the Year category and what makes your firm stand out from the crowd.

Darryl Gartley

Darryl Gartley

We work with our business partners to stay ahead of the curve on prominent issues that lie at the heart of our ethos here at DASA, hence why we chose to enter this category. We wanted to use this as an opportunity to highlight our journey to net zero carbon dioxide emissions.

We are an early adopter in this area, which we are immensely proud of, and this sets us apart from our competition - safeguarding our future not just for present generations, but those to come.

As a family-owned business, this topic lies very close to our hearts.

We have invested heavily in technology, vehicles and machinery to push us ever closer to achieving our goal day by day.

We want to stress that this is a journey which continues - we have ambitious milestones to meet in the years to come.

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards

What would winning this award mean to you and your firm?

Winning this prestigious award would be a great way to recognise the hard work our teams have put into this area of the business and provide a boost as we continue this journey.

The DASA mantra is that underground services don’t have to cost the earth - this is something we intend to grow and take forward as we continue to innovate.