Therefore, Markel takes great
pride in having presence from all business areas representing us at the awards.
The team revel in the opportunity to attend this event each year with Markel
wanting to express their commitment to this sector and the inspiring individuals
This year’s judges praised all nominee’s
instrumental role in solving gaps in the industry by implementing lifesaving
and people-first solutions, while maintaining the highest levels of dedication.
The past year’s financial and
political climate has had a significant effect on the care industry. Despite these
challenges, we were astonished by the commitment all nominees still
demonstrated even in such uncertain times. This level of dedication is the
foundation of these awards. Whether it be working to investing in staff, diversifying
funding, strengthening boards or working with a new partner, the organisations
nominated have made significant contributions.
After hearing the winners share
their stories with Angela Rippon and our team interacting with guests during
the afternoon, it was very clear that the sector's capacity to find innovative
methods to support and improve the lives of others all while facing increasing
pressure and scarcity of finances was evidence of the highest levels of
dedication to the sector.
It was also a pleasure to sponsor
the Making a Difference Award, with our partners Towergate sponsoring the End
of Life Care Award, Azets sponsoring the Leadership Award and IPSE sponsoring
the Development and Innovation Award.
A further highlight from the day
was Neil Galjaard, Markel UK’s divisional managing director, introducing a
video that we filmed for The Prospects trust, one of last year’s winners,
during a Markel volunteer day. The Trust is a meaningful work, skills and training
provider for people with additional needs, leaning disabilities or autism,
providing work opportunities on their 18-acre organic care farm in
Cambridgeshire and their refill greengrocery café in the heart of Ely.
It was a real privilege for
Markel and our broker partners to attend the awards and be in the company of so
many selfless individuals and we look forward to continuing our dedication to
the sector in 2023 and beyond.
Markel is widely recognised as a
key supporter to the care sector through the provision of specialist insurance,
legal, tax and consultancy capability. One such capability we provide to the
sector is our specialist care consultancy, Markel Care Practitioners, who are
there to help across a range of issues such as risk management, inspection
preparation and continuity planning. You can view the full list of winners here.
To register your interest or to put an individual or
organisation forward for the 2024 awards, click here.