Shropshire firm says 'cheers' to 40 years

A Shropshire family-owned insurance firm has celebrated its Ruby anniversary by holding a party hosted at one of its oldest clients’ premises.

Beaumont Lawrence, based in Shrewsbury, wanted to thank its customers and staff for their support over the past 40 years with a wine tasting evening at Tanners Wines.

Tanners has been with the independent commercial broker for more than 25 years and so it was fitting that they helped the company celebrate in style.

Ben Lawrence, managing director, said the firm, based at Sweetlake Court, Mercian Close, couldn’t let the anniversary of its 40th year pass without marking the occasion.

“Shrewsbury is a fantastic place to do business and I am very proud to work in a local family business,” he said.

“It gives me great pleasure that we have such prominent and established Shropshire businesses as our clients, many of which have been with us for many, many years.”

Ben’s father Barry Lawrence, who was soon joined by his colleague Tony Beaumont, started Beaumont Lawrence in Shrewsbury in 1973.

The aim of the firm has always been to focus on giving advice and really getting to know a client’s needs.

Mr Lawrence said: “As a local broker, run by people who live in the area, our work servicing local clients is extremely important to us and we enjoy working with people in our own economy.

“Our company has now grown to deal with all sizes of businesses, large and small and we also deal with large cases outside of Shropshire.”

Mr Lawrence said Beaumont Lawrence prides itself on being a family business and thanked all its staff and directors for their work.

He said: “As a local family business, I take great pleasure from the fact our business feels like an extended family. I think it a great testament to the solid foundations of the company that I have known many of them since I was a little boy.

“We really want to thank all our clients for their support and look forward to another 40 years.”

Robert Boutflower, Private Sales Director at Tanners Wines, said the party was a great way to celebrate 40 years in business.

“Tanners have been associated with Beaumont Lawrence for many years and we were delighted to welcome them together with their guests to a wine tasting in our historic cellars in Shrewsbury,” he said.

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