Adelaide Insurance Services receives another accolade for corporate social responsibility!
Adelaide Insurance Services received recognition from Business In the Community for achieving CORE, the standard for responsible business at a Gala Awards Dinner on 5 June, Waterfront Hall, Belfast. Sam Geddis, Director (2nd from right) and Marketing Manager Nichola Pearce were delighted to receive this accolade on behalf of Adelaide Insurance Services – a UK based insurance broker for personal lines insurance products for niche markets. Stephen Howard, Chief Executive BITC UK (Left) and Roy Adair, Chair BITC NI (Right) presented the award.
CORE has enabled Adelaide Insurance to map their entire corporate responsibility activity and benchmark it against other organisations, all verified by an external assessor. This has helped Adelaide gain insights into the company’s Corporate Responsibility performance, plan and take action on an ongoing basis.
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The Prince’s Trust and six of Northern Ireland’s leading companies celebrated the mammoth achievement of collectively raising an impressive £70,660.50 for the charity through its Million Makers Challenge. All the funds raised will help turn around the lives of disadvantaged young people in Northern Ireland.
With the offer of seed funding from The Prince’s Trust, the seven finalists pitted their commercial and creative skills against each other to run the most profitable mini enterprise over the past six months.
Adelaide Insurance, Abbey Bond Lovis, Asidua Software Consultancy, Junior Chamber International, ShredBank, Ulster Bank and a team from The Prince’s Trust programme staff undertook a wide range of activities including organising boxing matches, pub quizzes, abseils and tea parties to maximise the funds donated to the charity.
Adelaide Insurance scooped the top prize raising an astonishing £17,699.80 through White Collar Boxing, a pub quiz, Christmas Jumper day and many more activities.
Sam Geddis, Director of Adelaide Insurance said,
“We brought together a team from our middle management to compete in the Million Maker’s Challenge. It was the perfect opportunity for the whole team to develop their skills and realise their potential in a simulated commercial environment. We had some pleasant surprises along the way with a few “dark horses” coming to the fore demonstrating newly acquired leadership and delegation skills. I am delighted with the outcome, for both The Prince’s Trust and our team members, 75% of whom secured promotions in their jobs over the course of the competition.”
Ian Jeffers, Director of The Prince’s Trust in Northern Ireland said,
“This year’s Million Makers teams have shown an extraordinary amount of creativity and tenacity to raise £70,000 in just six months. This challenge requires lots of enthusiasm and sheer determination which these companies have clearly demonstrated.
“Million Makers is one of many successful joint initiatives we have with the private sector. The importance of this joined-up working cannot be underestimated both in terms of the funds raised to support local disadvantaged young people but also by raising awareness of the many issues that our young people face in daily life.”
If you think your company has what it takes to be a Million Maker, then why not sign up for next year? Contact Arlene Creighton for more information at email@example.com or Tel: 028 9089 5000
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Charity bike ride on Saturday morning at 8am. The ride will go cross country to Glenarm where refreshments will be available. They will then return using the coast road along the route the Giro will take back to the Club.
Cost of this event will be £35 including access to 2 nights of entertainment and free camping.
We will have many activities including:
- A Charity Family Bike Ride starting from Larne town at 11am out to Larne Rugby Club
- Glynn Village fete
- Mini Rugby
- Old Time Dancing
- Tug of War
- Kid’s Disco
- DJ during the day
- Outdoor Catering
- Car Boot Sale (12pm-4pm)
- Stalls and Tombolas
- The TA Vehicle Demonstration
- Rock and Blues music (night-time)
- Free Camping Available with Bike Locks and shower facilities.
Car parking is available (£5) but limited spaces. Local bus and train transportation services are available.
Pitch side viewing of the World Famous Giro d’Italia racing event!
19.00 – 21.00 Shotgun
21.30 – 11.00 3Play
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20.00 – 21.15 Pigs’n Pearls
21.30 – 11.00 Mighty Mojos
11.30 – 1.30am Rough Diamonds
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Adelaide Insurance shortlisted as Responsible Company of the Year
Business in the Community’s “Responsible Company of the Year Award” is the UK’s longest running and most respected awards, championing responsible business. These Awards are designed for business, by business. Rigorously assessed by business peers from all sectors, the Awards encourage and celebrate the responsible business movement across the UK.
Adelaide Insurance Services has been shortlisted for the Northern Ireland Responsible Company of the Year award.
Jeremy Fitch, Invest NI (centre) presents Sam Geddis from Adelaide Insurance Services with a shortlisted finalist’s certificate for the NI Responsible Company of the Year award. Also pictured are (L-R) judge Ken McKervey, Electric Ireland; Lee-Ann Calwell, Adelaide Insurance Services and James Greer from Ulster Business.