Partners& raises £11,000 for Working Options in Education

 Partners& has raised more than £11,000 for its nominated charity, Working Options in Education, through two fantastic initiatives – an all company Charity Challenge in the month of May and its annual golf day.

Partners& is committed to diversity and inclusion – a key part of which is providing access for young people from all backgrounds to learn about the insurance sector and consider it as a viable career option. Talent is distributed evenly across the population, but opportunities are not, which is why Partners& supports Working Options in Education, an employability and life skills charity that helps young people to aim high and fulfil their potential.


The Partners& Charity Challenge

In the first Partners& charity challenge, 107 colleagues signed up to get together, get fit and have fun by running, walking or cycling 100 miles in the month of May. By the end of the challenge on 31 May, colleagues used the YuLife app to clock up over 2,331 miles, the equivalent of walking Land’s End to John O’Groats 2.6 times. The generous support of family, friends, clients and ecosystem partners helped to raise £6,460.


The Partners & Annual Golf Day

In June, Partners& and its ecosystem partner, Integrity365, co-hosted clients and ecosystem partners at its annual golf day at Bowood Golf Course in Calne, Wiltshire. Guests donated generously and bid on auction prizes to raise a further £4,600 for Partners & nominated charity Working Options in Education.

The money raised will be used to directly fund Working Options’ work, which includes delivering online masterclasses to broaden young people’s knowledge of careers, skill-building workshops, hosting Industry Insight sessions in schools and developing online content aimed at creating millions of lightbulb moments that will empower young people to flourish.

Phil Barton, Partners& CEO, said:

“Our partnership with Working Options in Education brings together two critically important perspectives: The first of which, diversity, belonging and inclusion, is at the core of Partners&, whilst the second, the war for talent, is an industry wide issue of huge significance.

“We’re thrilled with our relationship we have with Work Options and how engaged our colleagues are with the work it does. We look forward to deepening our partnership in the future as we confront these challenges together.”


Claire McMaster, Working Options in Education CEO, said:

“Partners& is a shining example of how charities want to work with companies. Their commitment to diversity and inclusion runs through the whole organisation and we feel fully supported by every Partners& colleague we engage with. The company’s fundraising is providing crucial financial support for our work supporting young people to achieve their potential. We feel extra special that so many staff have contributed to our work in this way. A big thank you from our team and young people!”


About Partners&

Partners& is a Chartered insurance broker providing specialist insurance, employee benefits, risk management and claims advice to businesses and private clients. As a next generation insurance advisory business, Partners& combines the best traditions of broking, such as technical advice and client service, with modern thinking and intelligent use of technology, to enhance the client experience and create a dynamic workplace for its talented team.

Accolades include the Best Diversity & Inclusion Programme and Best UK Start Up at the 2021 UK Broker Awards and the Diversity and Inclusion category at the Broker Innovation Awards 2022.  It has also been awarded its second gold Investor in Customers award demonstrating its commitment to delivering an exceptional client experience.

Most recently, Partners& was shortlisted for two British Insurance Awards: Commercial Lines Broker of the Year and Insurance Broker of the Year, and three UK Broker Awards: Commercial Lines Broker of the Year, Schemes Broker of the Year and Best Training Programme.

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About Working Options in Education

Working Options is an employability and life skills charity helping young people to aim high and fulfil their potential.

Talent is distributed evenly across the population, but unfortunately opportunities are not. Working Options provides crucial information and inspiration to young people from all backgrounds to help them see that career success is in their own hands.

The charity delivers online and in-person sessions through business volunteers to broaden young people’s knowledge of careers, develop their skills and to give them an insight into industries they could work in. They also deliver engaging online content which creates millions of lightbulb moments, empowering young people to achieve their potential.

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