BRISTOL, England, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Brightside Group plc is celebrating after being named as PwC's 2011 West of England Business of the Year at a prestigious gala dinner.
The award has been organised by PwC for the past 22 years to recognise the outstanding success of companies in the West Country - both in the UK and internationally.
Brightside Group, which is headquartered in Bristol, is one of the fastest growing insurance broking and financial services business in the UK. 85 per cent of the company's headcount is based in the region and all call centres are UK-based.
The judges of the award cited a number of reasons for Brightside Group being named as business of the year, most notably: the substantial continual growth of the company over the past ten years; the breadth and depth of its management team; and the fun and unique atmosphere amongst employees which was evident to the judges during a tour of a call-centre.
John Gannon, commercial director at Brightside Group, says, "This award is a tremendous honour for Brightside Group, and great testament to the dedication and hard work of all our staff.
"The decision to enter the PwC business awards was not made lightly; we recognised the award as a prestigious accolade in the region and a great platform to demonstrate the significant growth and success of our company over the past ten years.
"The recognition of Brightside Group through this award cements our position as one of the region's most successful and innovative businesses. We are deeply rooted in the West Country having created over 1,000 jobs in the region, and we continue to create further opportunities.
"We were also thrilled to be recognised amongst the incredibly strong line-up of finalists for the award: Flybe, Bristol Airport, Avon Rubber, Pittards and Smiths News. To win the award against such high calibre companies is a true privilege."
About Brightside Group plc
Brightside Group plc is one of the fastest growing insurance broking and financial services businesses in the UK.
We specialise in delivering market-leading insurance solutions to individuals and businesses.
Our insurance activities are complemented by our financial services businesses. The diverse portfolio of products we manage provide innovative collection and repayment solutions that guarantee an excellent customer experience and maximise efficiencies throughout our business.
For further information please visit: http://www.brightsidegroup.co.uk
SOURCE Brightside Group plc