Ecclesiastical among top five charitable UK firms

The insurance firm even finished higher in the rankings than some global giants

Ecclesiastical among top five charitable UK firms

Non-Profits & Charities

By Louie Bacani

Ecclesiastical Insurance Group is the fourth biggest corporate giver to charity in the UK, according to the recently published 11th edition of ‘”The Guide to UK Company Giving.”
The specialist insurer was the most charitable insurer and finished higher in the rankings than global giants such as HSBC, Marks and Spencer Group and Goldman Sachs International.
“I’m thrilled that we’ve made the top five in ‘The UK Guide to Company Giving’, particularly when you consider there are 5.5m businesses in the UK, but it is even more pleasing to know that we are making a real difference to the lives of people in need,” said Ecclesiastical Group CEO Mark Hews.

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Ecclesiastical marked a major milestone in June 2016 when it hit its target of donating £50 million to good causes in three years.
The total amount given to good causes has since risen to more than £67 million and has helped over 3,000 organisations, according to Hews. He said the company is now aiming to donate £100 million to charity by 2020.
“Our charitable ownership drives our ethos and values as a trusted, specialist insurer,” Hews said.
“Of course it’s not just about giving money. We have a wealth of specialist knowledge and expertise that we share with not-for-profit organisations as well as practical skills.”

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