Budget Direct wins Best Value Product

July 2010

Budget Direct’s Comprehensive Car Insurance was presented with the 2010 Australian Business Award for Best Value Product. This award recognises a product or service that delivers a genuine cost saving and offers a real point of difference with competitor products.

This is the third time Budget Direct has received this prestigious award reinforcing our commitment to ‘Cut the cost not the cover’.

CEO for Budget Direct Michael Weston said this award highlights our ability to offer true customer savings without compromising on product features and they recognise achievements at the highest level. We are extremely proud to be the recipient for what truly is a team effort.

The Australian Business Awards is a national program honouring organisations that demonstrate the core values of business excellence, product excellence, sustainability and commercial success in their respective industries through an established series of business and product award categories.

Program Director of the Australian Business Awards, Tara Johnston commended the achievements of all winners saying the standard of entries for 2010 has underpinned the strength of the Australian economy and provides a welcome opportunity for organisations committed to business and product excellence to receive the recognition they deserve.

“In addition to highlighting the outstanding achievements of the winning organisations in the private and public sector, we are pleased that these Awards continue to promote key values in the workplace, including corporate responsibility, enterprise, innovative business practices, community contribution, product and service excellence across all industries,” Tara said.

“While celebrating our 10th year of operation in Australia, our success in 2010 has been phenomenal. This year we have been named Insurer of the Year by Money magazine, Queensland Call Centre of the Year by peak industry body ATA, and now Best Value Product by the Australian Business Awards.

“Each award illustrates different aspects of our business and together they highlight our overall success,” Mr Weston said.

About Budget Direct

Budget Direct is part of the Budget Insurance group of companies operating internationally. In Australia, Budget Direct issues over 6,000 affordable car insurance policies to Australian drivers each week.

Car Insurance - Cut the cost not the cover

For further information or interviews please contact Jonathan Kerr, Director, Marketing & Digital, Budget Direct (Auto & General) at 07 3377 8801 or mediaenquiries@budgetdirect.com.au

Budget Direct was established as an insurance provider in Australia in 2000.  It is part of the international BHL Group of companies headquartered in the British Isles. The group provides more than 6.8 million policies to insurance customers and administers $2 billion in premiums annually. Budget Direct offers Motor, Home & Contents, Health, Life and Travel Insurance as well as Roadside Assistance.