NFU Mutual in Ashford officially opened its new expanded office at the Invicta Business Centre, Monument Way, Ashford with an evening of celebration on 31 January 2019, inviting local guests to celebrate the new opening with a drinks reception.
Jason Raven, head of corporate insurance at NFU Mutual marked the special occasion by cutting the ribbon, welcoming guests to Ashford to view the new office premises and meet the NFU Mutual team.
Jason Raven was joined by Ashford, Tenterden & Whitfield Agents, Doug Jackson, Darren Smith and Phil Cornish, as well as representatives from NFU Mutual head office including Nicholas Pierson, head of agency Network and Paul Chell, regional sales manager, who have been involved in the complete design, fit-out and refurbishment of the new office.
Speaking at the event, Phil Cornish, insurance agent at NFU Mutual Ashford, Tenterden and Whitfield said: “We are delighted to open our newly refurbished and significantly larger office in Ashford that will better serve our expanding team together with our dynamic younger generation of Agents, Doug, George and Darren; providing our business with a springboard to take it on to another stage and deliver the best possible service to our customers.”
He continued: “However, one thing is key with any energetic and progressive business plan, in that we must not forget the people and clients that got the business to where it is now. So, I am really delighted that I am still very much a part of the business, team and partnership which is driving the Agency forward.”
Doug Jackson, senior partner (commercial and farming) and NFU group secretary at NFU Mutual Ashford, Tenterden & Whitfield added: “We’re so delighted to officially open our new office and we’re already feeling very at home here. The larger, modern space is a talking point for the town and provides a dedicated conference room, private meeting space and large open plan reception area - we will be able to host more events, seminars and workshops for our clients and NFU members. Please do drop in and meet my team, we look forward to showing our guests the new improved space.”