2019 Finalist's Release (Oxfordshire)
Embargoed until Friday 26 July 2019
23 July 2019
Finalists announced in the 2019 Local Business Charity Awards (Oxfordshire)
The finalists have been announced in the Local Business Charity Awards (Oxfordshire), sponsored by insurance brokers A-Plan and Jelf and with media partner the Oxford Mail.
To enter, charities had to nominate an Oxfordshire business or individual, who had done an outstanding job supporting them. If their nominated business wins, the charity will receive a donation of £1,000. The winner of the Individual award will receive a weekend break to the value of £300.
The finalists in the Jelf Award at the 2019 Local Business Charity Awards (Oxon), in alphabetical order are:
- Lucy Group Ltd for Oxfordshire Youth
- Oxford Castle & Prison for Helen & Douglas House
- STL Communications for Special Effect
- Knox & Eames nominated by Clear Sky Charity
- Midcounties Co-operative nominated by Banburyshire Citizen Project
- Pillow Wad nominated by Springfield Sanctuary
- Brendon Cross, STL Communications nominated by Special Effect
- John Lubbock OBE, The Orchestra of St John, nominated by the Clear Sky Charity
- Keeley Dennyschene of the Hilton Garden Inn, Abingdon, nominated by Helen & Douglas House
Commenting on the finalists Carl Shuker, CEO of A-Plan Holdings said,
‘This is our second year of sponsoring the awards in Oxfordshire, and now also in Berkshire and they continue to inspire and delight. The nominations we received this year told stories of altruistic companies and individuals, working tirelessly behind the scenes, without praise or payment, simply for the good of others. As a company that encourages our own staff to get involved with local charities, we applaud their generosity and thank them for their efforts. Oxfordshire would be a poorer place without them. As ever, choosing finalists isn’t easy but choose we must; we thank every single one of you for your nominations and look forward to meeting the finalists at Thomley in a few weeks’ time.’
The finals will be held on Thursday 29 August 2019 at Thomley, Menmarsh Road, Worminghall, HP18 9JZ. The event will be catered for by the charity’s own catering team, using food ‘Grown, Sown, Harvested and Reared’ in Oxfordshire, to reflect the finest tastes and flavours in the county.
Although nominations for the awards are now closed, charities and businesses may continue to list themselves on the free ‘Support A Local Charity’ page, which aims to match up businesses and charities in a skills and need swap. https://www.localbusinesscharityawards.co.uk/support-a-local-charity-oxfordshire.html
ENDS JULY 2019
About the Local Business Charity Awards (Oxfordshire)
- The awards were founded 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:
- Louise Bruce firstname.lastname@example.org 0044787 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
Established in 1963, A-Plan, the high street insurance broker, now has over 90 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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