2019 Finalist's Release, Local Business Charity Awards (Glos)
15 August 2019
Press release - for immediate release
Finalists announced in 2019 Local Business Charity Awards (Gloucestershire), supported by insurance specialists Jelf and Ageas Insurance
Organisers have announced the names of the finalists in the 2019 Local Business Charity Awards (Gloucestershire).
The awards, launched in 2014 to recognise the support given by businesses to local Gloucestershire charities, are supported by insurance specialists Jelf and Ageas Insurance.
The finalists in the Jelf Award are:
- Cheltenham Borough Council nominated by LINC
- Coventry Building Society nominated by National Star
- Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service nominated by Cheltenham & Gloucester Hospitals Charity
- Hooray Recruitment nominated by Cheltenham Animal Shelter
The finalists in the Ageas Award are:
- Creed Foodservice nominated by Wiggly Worm
- Disability Care & Mobility nominated by Goals Beyond Grass
- Kingscott Dix Cheltenham nominated by Together in Matson
- Z’s Salon nominated by Heart Heroes
The finalists in the Individual Award are:
- Jason Mather from 101 Battalion REME, Army Reserve Centre, nominated by Gloucester Rugby Community Charity
- Kevin Mannion from Gloucester Rugby Club, nominated by Gloucester City Mission
- Ross Nicholl from Generation Events (Glos), nominated by Heart Heroes
- Jerry Marsden from MBE Installations, nominated by Sunflowers Suicide Support
Commenting on the finalists Nichola Thomson, Chief Operating Officer for Jelf said,
‘A huge thanks to each and every charity that made a nomination and our praise and admiration goes to all the businesses that were put forward. The work you do behind the scenes is truly inspirational and we thank you for your altruism and kindness. My colleagues and I from Jelf in Gloucestershire would like to congratulate all the finalists but all nominees should be very proud because you really do make a difference to a great many people in the communities you serve.’
Cathy Taylor, Head of Commercial Underwriting and Operations at Ageas Insurance concurred,
‘This year six new charities have participated in the awards, nominating the businesses they are working with. While it’s a challenge to judge entries from such a diverse range of charities it was really inspiring to read the testimonies of how support from businesses is making a very real difference to our community. The Ageas team and I look forward to seeing you all at the finals and hope you’re as excited as we are about the announcement of our winners.’
The judges for the 2019 Local Business Charity Awards (Gloucestershire) were:
- Edward Gillespie, Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire
- Alex Chalk, MP for Cheltenham
- Nichola Thomson, Chief Operating Officer, Jelf
- Rachael Sugden, Senior Editor Gloucestershire Live
- Cathy Taylor, Head of Commercial Underwriting and Operations, Ageas Insurance
Finalists will be invited, along with the charity that nominated them, to the award finals on Thursday 19 September 2019 at the Tithe Barn in Bishops Cleeve.
The charities who nominated the winners of the Jelf and Ageas awards will each receive a donation of £1,000. The winner of the Individual award will win a weekend away to the value of £300.
Guests will dine on food ‘Grown, Sewn, Harvested and Reared’ in Gloucestershire, to highlight the very best foods in the county.
Charities and businesses can continue to list themselves for free on the ‘Support A Local Charity’ page of the awards website. Here, charities list their ‘wants’ and businesses list what they can offer a charity in the way of help or donated services. Successful ‘matches’ reach the Gloucestershire Hall of Charitable Fame. https://www.localbusinesscharityawards.co.uk/support-a-local-charity-in-gloucestershire.html
ENDS AUGUST 2019
About the Local Business Charity Awards (Gloucestershire)
- The awards were founded in Gloucestershire in September 2014
- The awards recognise the contribution made by local Gloucestershire businesses and their staff to local Gloucestershire charities
- For further information, to see full terms and conditions and to enter the awards please visit www.localbusinesscharityawards.co.uk/Gloucestershire
- The Gloucestershire awards are sponsored by Jelf and Ageas Insurance
- All media enquiries for the awards should be addressed to:
- Louise Bruce, firstname.lastname@example.org
- 00 44 787 602 6432
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Jelf are experts in insurance, risk management and employee benefits. Their purpose is simple: to help businesses 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 2,900 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 70 offices in 67 locations across the UK.
For more information about Jelf please visit: www.jelf.com
Ageas is one of the largest general insurers in the United Kingdom, providing insurance to around five million customers. It offers car and home, travel and small business insurance through brokers, affinity partners and its own brands.
Customers are able to buy Ageas branded car and home insurance direct from ageas.co.uk.
Ageas UK holds a majority share in Tesco Underwriting, providing home and motor insurance to Tesco Bank customers.
Ageas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ageas Group, which is listed on the Belgium stock exchange.
For more information about Ageas please visit: www.ageas.co.uk