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Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards

The Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards bring light to the positive effects of the efforts of small, non-profit providers.

Author: Markel UK

In her first year hosting, British TV star and ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society, Sally Lindley joined nominees at the Grand Hotel in Birmingham on Friday 15th March. The awards aim to bring light to the efforts of small, non-profit providers who may not always get the opportunity to be recognised for the positive effects they have made on people's lives.

Last year Markel launched our new people-first brand. A commitment to exceptional service is not a concept or buzzword, it’s a value that is powered by people.

It is that very same people-powered ethos that means we are continually humbled by the dedication of those in the industry despite what continues to be an unpredictable and challenging landscape.

This year’s awards marked a particularly special milestone, as we marked their 10-year anniversary and it was a real privilege to once again be headline sponsor of this remarkable ceremony. Back in 2024, Care Management Matters and the National Care Forum came together to work on the concept, giving national recognition to the care workforce in a different way.

Since then, the awards have gone from strength to strength and along the way we have witnessed extraordinary examples of hard work, dedication and commitment from individuals and organisations across the third sector.

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 behind it.

Some of the winners highlights include:

  • Winner of the Compassion Award, Phil the Gardener, who won Compassion his work at Nightingale House nursery where he teaches all living and working at Nightingale House to respect and enjoy the natural world. In one moving moment Sally read him a poem that had been written for him by one of the nursery children.
  • Winners of the Creative Arts Award, Domestic Dusters Collaboration, showcasing their Domestic Dusters Collaboration campaign which uses embroidered cloths to champion the domestic rights of women, giving them a voice.
  • Community Integrated Care, winners of The Dame Esther Rantzen Campaigning for Change Award, shedding the light on their Unfair to Care Campaign that continues to raise the profile of the social care workforce and fights for increased reward and recognition for our social care workforce, as well as the transformation of our social care sector.

It was a real privilege to be in the company of so many selfless individuals and we look forward to continuing our dedication to the sector in 2024 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.

Learn more and register your interest to be a part of the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards 2025 here.