The Aspray team is delighted to report that one of our directors, Andrea Loasby, has just been shortlisted for three awards in the Women in Insurance Awards 2020.
Andrea, who joined Aspray in 2013, and became a director in 2014, is shortlisted in the categories of Claims Professional of the Year, Marketer of the Year and Unsung Hero, in awards that generated 700 nominations in total. Being amongst the shortlist is a huge achievement.
Andrea is particularly delighted to be shortlisted in these awards, as they recognise the contribution women make to the insurance sector and the achievements of women operating in all parts of the industry. They provide recognition for women who go above and beyond and for those who inspire and initiate change. This is very much the ethos of women working within the Aspray HQ team, with Andrea being a mentor to many.
She is now hoping that the recognition can be used to inspire other women to follow careers with Aspray, which offers a very valuable service to property owners who need assistance with their property damage insurance claim. The feedback that clients provide, having used Aspray’s loss assessing and property reinstatement services to get themselves back on their feet following property damage, whether that is caused by water, fire, weather incidents, malicious actions, vehicles, or something else, make the career hugely rewarding.
Andrea says: “Having three nominations in the Women in Insurance Awards 2020, is really important to me, because I am always keen to inspire more women to follow careers in loss assessing, whether they join us at head office or out in the field.
I am also hoping that these awards will help us spread the word about the consumer’s right to appoint their own loss assessor, when they have a property damage insurance claim, whether they are claiming on their home buildings’ insurance policy or a commercial policy that covers business premises. Too few know about what we do and we could be assisting many more property owners.
The awards may also help us to distinguish our service from that of claims chasers, who often earn sizeable fees and commissions that they deduct from their customers’ payouts. That is not what we do here at Aspray and we need to tell more people that they can have our service at no charge, if we are able to instruct our own vetted contractors to handle the repairs.”
Andrea’s nomination will now go before judges in another round of judging in the Women in Insurance Awards. If she progresses past that, she will be amongst the possible winners waiting to hear the final results on November 10, at an event at the Royal Lancaster, London, if the awards ceremony is able to go ahead.