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It has been another busy year as the office raised funds for designated charity the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) raising money specifically for children’s medical and recuperation treatments.
A total of £2,000 was raised from initiatives including a weekly dress down Friday, bake sales and organised events. Insurers also kindly donated luxury gifts towards last year’s summer raffle including a case of wine, iPod and Top Gear racing experience.
A cheque was presented to Justine Davy, Head of Fundraising at the QEHB charity by Richard Doubleday, Executive Director for Perkins Slade, along with members of the office Social Committee. The money raised will go towards funding treatments for sick and vulnerable children as well as providing support and bereavement counselling to families.
The Social Committee commented:
“We are very pleased by the amount of money we’ve raised to help fund children’s hospital treatments and provide the facilities to ensure their time in hospital is as comfortable as possible. We would also like to thank all members of staff who have each contributed towards supporting this worthy cause”.
Justine Davy also commented:
“I want to thank the staff at Perkins Slade, Birmingham for their fundraising during 2015/16 and for the fabulous cheque of £2,000 which they presented to the Charity. QEHB Charity rely on the support of businesses and the community to support the work that we, as a charity do, in supporting the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with cutting edge equipment and ground- breaking research both of which, in turn, benefit patients at QEHB who come to the hospital not only from the Midlands but beyond.
We hope that all the staff at Perkins Slade enjoyed fundraising for QEHB Charity – especially the cake sales which are always a personal favourite of mine!”
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Perkins Slade have been busy fundraising over the past twelve months for designated charity Acorns Children’s Hospice and are pleased to announce that a total of £2,100 has been raised.
Fundraising activities have included events and a number of office based initiatives, such as themed dress down days, bake sales and sweepstakes. A special mention goes to Richard Doubleday, Managing Director of Sport & Recreation, who also raised significant funds for the charity by participating in the Hiscox Yorkshire Cycling Challenge last July, in the first part of the Tour de France 2014 route.
A cheque was presented to Charlotte Anson from Acorns charity by Nick Tamblyn, Perkins Slade CEO and staff members who have each generously contributed towards the cause.
The money raised will enable Acorns to continue to provide essential specialist nursing care for vulnerable children and young people living with life limiting illnesses, whilst offering support groups and bereavement counselling to the families who are also affected.
Nick Tamblyn commented, “Acorns was chosen by Perkins Slade staff as our charity for the year because of its strong local roots and the vital role it plays in caring for young people that are not expected to reach adulthood, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I am delighted by the work that has been done by our charity committee to raise such a significant sum, whilst making sure we had some fun along the way”.
In the last year the charity has supported over 760 children and more than 980 families. Acorns aims to double this figure and expand its services to help a further 2000 families in the next few years and it is through continuous fundraising the charity is closer to reaching this goal.
Charlotte Anson from Acorns added, “We are extremely grateful to everyone at Perkins Slade who has participated in the fundraising for the charity. Any additional funds raised goes towards organising extra services such as a hydro therapy pool and planned days out, providing enjoyable and memorable experiences for these children and their families”.
In addition, Perkins Slade have also been supported by a number of insurers including Hiscox, Aspen, XL Insurance, AIG and Zurich, who have given generously by kindly donating gifts to support the cause further.Back to top
Perkins Slade marked the end of Movember by holding an awards ceremony to recognise the hair growing efforts of those who took part.
The Mo Bro’s were each supported by colleagues and family and raising further sponsorship through office based initiatives including a dress down day and a sweep stake. This extra fundraising helped to exceed the original £500 target, bringing the final total to just over £700.
The winner of the best Mo was awarded to Ian Elkington (pictured far right) after securing the highest number of votes. He received a beer tankard and a male grooming voucher, kindly donated by The Gentleman Barbers. The wooden spoon was awarded to the underdog of the competition, Dale Evans (3rd in on the right).
We would again like to personally thank The Gentleman Barbers for their voucher contribution.
Thank you also to Hiscox for their generous donation of £100, and to everyone else who has supported the guys.
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Perkins Slade appoints Dan Wilkinson, to support delivery of the company’s business development strategy.
The new appointment follows a number of changes to the senior management team designed to support delivery of strategic goals and drive new business.
Commenting on Dan’s appointment, Chief Executive Nick Tamblyn said, “We are delighted that Dan has chosen to be involved with Perkins Slade. His energy, drive and development experience will help Perkins Slade achieve its ambitious growth targets. Dan will work closely with the senior executive team to build upon the success we have already achieved in recent years. ”
Dan added “I am delighted to be working with Perkins Slade as the leading independent broker in the Midlands. I am keen to utilise my experience to help the Company achieve its goals.”
Both parties added that there was a mutual interest in seeing this consulting appointment develop into a longer term relationship.
For more information, please contact Rachael Sherrey on 07971 408434 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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As we finally start to see the weather improve, after what has been the UK’s wettest winter on record, our thoughts are with the thousands of people whose lives have been affected by the devastating floods and storms that battered parts of the country over the last three months.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has predicted that the flood damage is likely to result in £446 million being paid in insurance claims to customers whose homes, businesses, and vehicles were flooded – the equivalent of £6.7 million a day.
Taking into account the expected cost of storm damage claims over the same period, the ABI have said insurers will be paying an estimated £1.1 billion to help their customers recover from the effects of the bad weather. Between 23 December 2013 and 28 February this year:
- Insurers received 17,500 flood claims: 9,000 from homeowners, 5,400 for flooded vehicles, and 3,100 from businesses.
- Of the £446 million, an estimated £276 million is expected to be paid to flooded homeowners; £149 million to business owners, and £22 million to vehicle owners.
- Flooded customers have already received emergency payments of £27 million.
- Insurers have arranged temporary alternative accommodation for over 2,100 flooded households at a projected cost of £24 million, and are doing everything possible to get people back into their homes as soon as it is safe to do so.
- Loss adjusters have made over 6,500 visits to flooded properties to assess the damage, organise emergency payments, and get drying out and repairs started as quickly as possible.
- In addition to flood claims, Insurers received 421,500 storm claims; 361,600 from homeowners, 15,200 for storm-damaged vehicles and 44,700 from businesses.
For more information about any of the issues raised above, please speak to your usual Perkins Slade representative, alternatively email email@example.com or call 0121 698 8170Back to top
Did you know that one in five workers take time off due to stress?
In order to avoid going through the painful process of a stress claim, employers must take precautionary steps to avoid a claim being brought in the first place, and to provide a strong defence if a claim is brought.
A study for Business Environment found that:
- More than 25% of UK workers feel stressed at work all or most of the time
- One in five say they have been forced to take time off due to stress.
A BUPA study of 6,000 UK employees confirms the issue:
- A fifth of middle managers have felt stressed for more than a year
- 40% of them had experienced depression as a result of stress
- Managers are too stressed themselves to help their team members.
With recent research identifying the impact stress has on the UK’s workforce, it is more important than ever to be aware of and manage risks in the workplace. Psychosocial risks relate to the negative psychological, physical and social outcomes that arise from unfavourable management in the workplace, as well as a poor social context at work, including:
- Excessively demanding work and/or not enough time to complete tasks
- Conflicting demands and lack of clarity over the worker’s role
- A mismatch between the demands of the job and the worker’s competency — under-using a worker’s skills can be a source of stress just as much as overstretching them
- A lack of involvement in making decisions that affect the worker and a lack of influence over the way the job is done
- Lone working, especially when dealing with members of the public and clients, and/or being subject to violence from a third party, which may take the form of verbal aggression, unwanted sexual attention or the threat of or actual physical violence.
If an employer turns a blind eye to stress in the workplace, they could find themselves subject to an employment tribunal; the business could also be subject to an Improvement Notice from the HSE if the owner fails to undertake a suitable and sufficient risk assessment for work related stress.
For more information regarding any of the issues above, please contact your usual Perkins Slade representative, alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 698 8000Back to top
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