Maureen Paterson Wins Kwik Fit Financial Services GBP10k Employee Award

By Kwik Fit Insurance, PRNE
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

GLASGOW, March 17, 2010 - UK insurance intermediary Kwik Fit Financial Services has handed Maureen
a GBP10,000 prize after she was named its Employee of the Year at an
awards ceremony held earlier this month.

The Uddingston based employer held its annual awards event at
Prestonfield House Hotel in Edinburgh, with over 250 guests in attendance.

Top Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges, star of BBC's Live at the Apollo and
Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, hosted the Oscar-style evening with
further entertainment provided by Britain's Got Talent finalists, Signature,
famous for their Michael Jackson cover routine.

The awards recognise top performers from all areas of the business who
helped contribute to the success of the company in 2009.

As well as picking up GBP1000 for winning the service department award,
Maureen was selected as the company's overall Employee of the Year, earning
her an amazing GBP10,000 prize and the congratulations of the insurance
intermediary's 1000 plus staff.

Maureen, who has worked with Kwik Fit Insurance for ten years, said: "I
couldn't believe it when my name was read out for the departmental Employee
of the Year award - to win the overall award for the whole company is just

"Winning this award is a fantastic honour. It has been a lot of hard work
but it's always enjoyable and I'm proud to help contribute to our continued

"Working at Kwik Fit Insurance has really helped me develop a career,
with great rewards and benefits, so to be named Employee of the Year really
tops it off."

Managing director of Kwik Fit Financial Services, Brendan Devine,
presented Maureen with her award. He said: "Maureen has had a great year and
it was a real pleasure to present her with the Employee of the Year award.
She has a great rapport with her colleagues, and works really hard to ensure
our customers receive quality service, so she's a deserved winner."

As well as announcing the Employee of the Year Award, Brendan handed out
awards to 37 other employees for their contribution in 2009.

He added: "The Employee of the Year awards evening is an opportunity to
thank staff for their hard work and commitment to Kwik Fit Financial

"My congratulations extend to all our worthy winners on Saturday night.
Without their dedication and hard work we wouldn't be able to deliver the
high service standards and competitively-priced products our customers have
come to expect, nor achieve the consistent growth we have seen over the last
several years."

Kwik Fit Financial Services has been running the annual awards event for
five years, reinforcing its commitment to recognise the top performers across
the entire company.

Note To Editors

Kwik Fit Insurance Services was launched in 1995 and has grown to become
one of the UK's leading motor insurance distributors, as well as a major
presence in home, car insurance ( and other
insurance markets.

The company's award-winning call centre in Uddingston, Lanarkshire, now
employs almost 1000 people, and was named top insurer (17th overall) in the
Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2009.

Since its launch in 1995, Kwik Fit Insurance Services has grown and
developed into one of Scotland's most dynamic contact centres.

Kwik Fit Insurance Services is part of the Kwik Fit Group owned by
private equity firm PAI Partners.

The philosophy of the business is to provide the best possible service to
customers. For more information visit

Contacts: Gordon Ross, Tel +44(0)1698-786369

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