A WORCESTER chartered insurance brokers is celebrating 10 years in the city.

Hazelton Mountford, based in Bank Street, will mark the occasion with a special event at its offices later in the year.

The company, which was launched by Gordon Hazelton and Jake Mountford, has seen growth since it first opened in 2008. The company now employs 30 employees across its three companies within the group.

Gordon Hazelton, the firm's managing director, said :”We are delighted to have reached such a milestone and look forward to a celebratory year ahead.

"When we launched our company in 2008, the financial services sector was being squeezed by the credit crunch and the country was in economic recession. We are therefore extremely proud of the solid customer base we have built up and the positive work culture we have developed within our organisation. We have also created 30 jobs for local people which is great news for the local economy.”

“Our 10 year anniversary is testimony to our industry expertise, excellent customer focus and solutions-based approach. We would like to thank all our clients and the dedication of our staff in helping us to reach such an important landmark."