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BHIB At The Leicester Mercury Business Awards

As an independent business trading from a Leicestershire base, BHIB is immensely proud of its roots in the local business community.

BHIB was recently invited to be category sponsors for the Not For Profit Award at the Leicester Mercury

Business Awards 2018, and of course we jumped at the chance! Not only are Not For Profit and charitable organisations key players in the Leicester and Leicestershire community, they are also sectors close to our hearts, with many clients and connections operating in these areas.

Chris Hutchins, Senior Account Executive at BHIB comments: –

“We were delighted to be able to support this fantastic category. Not for profit organisations and charities form part of the true backbone of our local communities, providing vital support and guidance and support to all members of society when they need it most, often through no fault of their own.

Our category was extremely close to call, therefore to add true insight and knowledge to our judging panel, we were delighted to be joined by Kevan Liles of Voluntary Action Leicestershire.

All 3 of the Leicester based finalists gave outstanding accounts of themselves, and we would like to recognise Soft Touch Arts, Leicestershire Cares, and Charity Link for their fantastic efforts.

In the end though, it was the presentation of Charity Link, and in particular Sue McEniff that was the most compelling and they were declared as worth winners on the night.

Charity link provides assistance to people in times of crisis or hardship – people who are not instantly identifiable as people in need and are often hidden even though they could be living next door to you or I. People can get off-track often through losing their jobs or homes, leading to issues that can spiral out of control. Once out of control there is often no way back and the cost to society and strain on public resources is very high – Charity Link are on hand to provide a helping hand to people in Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northampton.”

We would also like to give special mention to one of our clients, Mo Bro’s Grooming Co, who were recognised as Retail Business Of The Year – Well done guys!

The awards, superbly hosted by Champions UK Plc, were held at the Maher Centre in Leicester, with a fantastic turnout of around 750 guests with over 80 local companies being represented. On the night many fantastic companies and individuals from the Leicester and Leicestershire business community were recognised. You can view full details of the winners at this wonderful event, by visiting the Leicester Mercury Website.

BHIB is proud to support businesses in many sectors across Leicester and Leicestershire. To learn more you can contact email us, or call on 0330 024 06 06. We’d love to hear from you!

Ashwin Mistry OBE Chairman

Ashwin has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry, having started his broking career with GRE at the age of 17.

As well as driving the development of BHIB, Ashwin handles a book of clients, and was also instrumental in establishing Brokerbility over 10 years ago.

He is a prominent member of the local business community and has been involved in a number of local initiatives.

Ashwin is Married to Mina, and they have two children.