2018 Winners' Release - Oxon
6 July 2018
Press release – For immediate release
Jelf and A-Plan announce winners in the 2018 Local Business Charity Awards (Oxfordshire)
Jelf and A-Plan, sponsors of the 2018 Local Business Charity Awards (Oxfordshire), have announced this year’s winners. The awards, which recognise the support given by Oxfordshire businesses to the county’s local charities, revealed the winners at a finals event held at the Hill End Centre, Eynesham.
The theme for the evening was ‘The Best of Oxfordshire’, serving food and drink grown, bred and produced in the county. Local charity Trax, set up to support young people in Oxfordshire, provided the catering and Tap Social, a charity who train current offenders to brew craft beer, served their ‘criminally good’ beers. The event was attended by all finalists and invited guests, including Brian Buchan DL, Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire.
Winners of the Jelf Award – for charities who have an annual turnover of more than £200,000 a year
Name of company:
The Oxford Mail
The Oxford Hospitals Charity
Winners of the A-Plan Award – for charities who have an annual turnover of less than £200,000
Name of company:
FAI Farms (Benchmark Holdings)
Winner of the Individual Award
Name of Individual and the company they work for:
Aaron Gee, Midcounties Co-Operative
Winners of the Jelf and A-Plan awards will each win £1,000 that will be donated to the charity who nominated them. The winner of the individual award will win a weekend away to the value of £300.
In a joint statement from Jeremy Wilson, Managing Director South East, Jelf and Carl Shuker, CEO, A-Plan Holdings said,
‘We would like to heartily congratulate all the finalists and winners in tonight’s awards. As judges, sponsors and ultimately local employers, it was a privilege to read the outstanding efforts being made by these businesses; we hope our awards will encourage more companies to get involved with their local charities because, as tonight demonstrates, their support really can make a huge difference. We would also like to thank our judges for taking on the not inconsiderable task of selecting our winners. The awards may be over for this year but we would encourage Oxfordshire businesses and charities to sign up to ‘Support A Local Charity’ https://www.localbusinesscharityawards.co.uk/support-a-local-charity-oxfordshire.html
and we look forward to seeing them in the finals next year.’
The judges for the 2017 awards were:
- Tim Stevenson OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire
- Robert Courts, MP for Witney
- John Carter, Editor, Oxford Mail
- Jerrmy Wilson, Managing Director South East, Jelf (Sponsor)
- Carl Shuker, CEO, A-Plan Holdings (Sponsor)
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ENDS JULY 2018
About the Local Business Charity Awards (Oxfordshire)
· The awards were inaugurated in Gloucestershire in September 2014
· The awards recognise the contribution made by local Oxfordshire businesses and their staff to local Oxfordshire charities
· The awards are sponsored by Jelf and A-Plan
· All media enquiries for the awards should be addressed to:
o Louise Bruce, Big Red Box PR firstname.lastname@example.org 0787 602 6432.
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Jelf is an award winning consultancy that supports businesses and individuals with expert advice on matters relating to insurance, risk management and employee benefits. Its purpose is simple: to help business and individuals across the UK thrive.
Founded in 1989, Jelf became part of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), a global leader in risk, strategy and people, in December 2015. In January 2017, Jelf was brought together with Bluefin to create one of the UK’s leading insurance brokers for mid-size and SME companies.
With almost 3,000 colleagues serving over 250,000 clients, Jelf has an extensive network of regional offices; enabling its advisers to provide an expert, personal service from over 75 locations across the UK.
For more information about Jelf please visit: www.jelf.com
Established in 1963, A-Plan, the high street insurance broker, now has over 85 branches across the UK. The company provides a complete range of competitive insurance products to consumers and small businesses – from household, car, van, travel, pet, classic car and health insurance to shop, office, tradesman and fleet cover.
A-Plan prides itself on the personal level of service it offers to the communities in which it operates, arranging insurance to meet the exact needs of its clients. As such, A-Plan deals with clients at a personal level every step of the way.
For more information about A-Plan please visit: www.aplan.co.uk
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