Coleman employees hosted their annual Charity Golf Day. In the last 12 years these golf days have raised in excess of £55,000 for local charities. This year’s event took place at Remedy Oak Golf Club, raising funds for Dorset based charity Mosaic which provides a pathway of support for bereaved children.
Mosaic is celebrating its 10th anniversary and in that time has supported in excess of 1,000 children and their families from all over Dorset. Employing 9 part- time staff, the charity also has a host of willing volunteers who get involved in different parts of the charity. Mosaic provides individual support for children and young people, family group support, activity days, social events, training for professionals and agencies working with children and young people and a residential weekend programme.
Coleman Director Peter Moody advised, “We are thrilled to announce that our charity golf day has raised in excess of £5,000. It’s been another successful day at Remedy Oak and they’ve been fantastic hosts. Despite the slightly inclement weather we welcomed 22 teams to take part, enjoyed some excellent quality golf, raised a significant sum in a great atmosphere of good competitive golf and nice fellowship.”
Mosaic Events and Fundraising Manager Karen Hay enthused, “We are absolutely delighted to be the nominated charity of the year for Coleman Insurance Brokers. One of the director’s family received support from ourselves and so he found us through personal experience. The money raised today will fund an entire residential weekend programme for up to 25 children- that’s so fantastic!”
Coleman Insurance Brokers have teamed up with an impressive team of final year students from Bournemouth University to take part in the global Google Online Marketing Challenge, a challenge that coincides with the launch of Coleman’s new marine web site.
The fourth- year students invited their competition partner to the launch of the Challenge which took place at the University, a launch event which had been set up and inspired by Senior Digital Marketing Lecturer, Philip Alford.
The Google Online Marketing Challenge is an annual competition, promoted by Google which provides a unique opportunity for students to experience and create online marketing campaigns using Google AdWords. The success of the competition has seen over 110,000 students and lecturers from almost 100 countries participating over the last 9 years.
Students are given a $250 AdWords advertising budget, provided by Google and are tasked with developing and running an online advertising campaign for a business or non-profit organization over a three- week period. The team that develops and communicates the most successful campaigns win some spectacular prizes, including trips to the Google offices in America.
The Challenge is open to student teams of three to six members, from undergraduate or graduate courses. Last year saw one of Bournemouth University’s teams becoming the only UK team to reach the regional semi-finals, a significant achievement for the University.
Teaming up with Coleman Insurance Brokers is an enthusiastic team of 5 students, bringing together a diverse mix of skills and experience: Elliot Duffy, studying Hospitality, Dexter Murray, Hospitality & Sports Management, Katherine Coxeter-Perkins, Sports Management, Tamsin Wade, Retail Management and Emily Witherden, Retail Management.
Coleman will be tasking the team to promote their newly launched marine web site.
Commenting on behalf of the team, Dexter and Elliot enthused, “We were attracted to digital marketing because of our third-year work placements and definitely want to pursue this further in our future careers. TheGoogle Online Marketing Challenge is providing a fantastic platform for us to be able to show-case our digital marketing skills. It’s good having real money to spend and being able to help a business by offering practical advice and enabling them to make more money. We feel very motivated to do well for Coleman and are learning a lot about the marine insurance sector!”
Philip advised, “It has been excellent to engage with several local businesses from different industries. We are providing our students with some great opportunities to try out their learning in the work place with real, live examples. Bournemouth University prides itself on offering such engaged scholarship and student centred learning.”
Coleman Insurance Brokers have been listed for another consecutive year within the prestigious UK Top 100 Independent Brokers by Insurance Age magazine.
Steven Risk, CEO of Coleman Insurance Brokers commented, “There are in the region of 3,500 Insurance Brokers in the country and it is a truly superb achievement to continue to be ranked in the UK Top 100 Independent Brokers. We are all incredibly proud of this recognition. Our culture of ensuring the very best in client servicing, alongside our heritage and commitment to what we do, has allowed us growth in our core sectors of commercial and marine insurance as well as chosen niche areas.”
Established in 1928, with roots going back to 1903, Coleman is one of the UK’s longest established, truly independent insurance brokers.