There could be only one venue for the Markerstudy Group Tenth Anniversary staff party, and keeping true to their strapline ‘Putting Fun into Insurance’, Thorpe Park was chosen to host this triumphant party of the decade. It was an evening that promised entertainment, thrills and surprises, and delivered in spades! Following private access to Saw, Stealth and Nemesis, the Awards Ceremony commenced with 14 staff receiving recognition for their outstanding contribution to Markerstudy. Among recipients were Wendy Hilder (Underwriting Manager), Steve Cross (Claims Manager), Neil Hayden (Agency Executive) and Chris Staples (Product Manager) as well as Deborah Siegmund, PA to Kevin Spencer, Group CEO. Everyone was keen who learn who would win the brand new Fiat 500, and they didn’t have long to wait. After a musical interlude, filled by Gareth Gates (of Pop Idol fame), staff gathered for the announcement of Employee of the Decade! It was the car key presented to Neil Hayden that unlocked the Markerstudy motor, and to the delight of the 500+ party-goers he was crowned Employee of the Decade. As a well known, respected and loved member of Markerstudy, Neil was truly overwhelmed. As the party drew to a close, Kevin Spencer commented on his pride at the achievement of the Markerstudy Group employees who had been honoured during the evening’s prize-giving ceremony: "Tonight has been about having fun, welcoming new employees from Auto Windscreens and Tonbridge Coachworks into the fold, and celebrating the amazing talent we are fortunate to have”. - Ends - The Markerstudy Group includes the insurance arm of the business: Markerstudy Insurance Company Limited and Zenith Insurance plc (acquired in January 2010) plus supporting companies Markerstudy Limited and Zenith Insurance Management UK Limited, providing distribution, claims and administrative support. In addition, there is a retail division including six customer facing brands, and Wessex Finance, a sub-prime lending and premium finance facility. Auto Windscreens joined Markerstudy Group in February 2011, swiftly followed by Tonbridge Coachworks in June 2011. For further information, contact: Lizzie Smith-Foreman Head of Group Marketing and Communications Markerstudy Group Tel: 0844 854 8714 Email: