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40 winners of QBE ‘Charity of Choice’ initiative announced

By Sandra Villanueva
Senior Media Relations Manager

QBE has today announced the winners of its first ever ‘Charity of Choice’ award which saw 40 charities nominated by UK brokers each receive a £2,500 donation.

The ‘Charity of Choice’ award, a new initiative by QBE’s charitable arm, the QBE Foundation, saw a total of £100,000 go to broker-nominated charities across the UK. Qualifying charities were randomly selected to receive a donation.

Grant Clemence, Chair of the QBE Foundation in Europe, said: “QBE has a proud history of supporting good causes that benefit the communities in which we live and work. With the help of brokers across the UK regions, QBE’s ‘Charity of Choice’ awards are helping make a difference to people across the UK. We’re absolutely delighted with the response from brokers for a wide range of great causes.”

The QBE Foundation has donated over £8m to charities since its launch in 2011, through a combination of initiatives such as matching employee fundraising efforts and payroll giving donations to providing grants to charities and encouraging employee volunteering.

The cash awards were open to all UK FCA-recognised brokers, who submit their nominations by 20 October.


For further information contact:
Sandra Villanueva, Senior Media Relations Manager, QBE +44(0)20 7105 5284

About QBE

QBE European Operations is part of QBE Insurance Group, one of the world’s leading international insurers and reinsurers and Standard & Poor’s A+ rated. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, QBE’s gross written premium for the year ended 31 December 2018, was US$13.7 billion.

As a business insurance specialist, QBE European Operations offers a range of insurance products from the standard suite of property, casualty and motor to the specialist financial lines, marine and energy. All are tailored to the individual needs of our small, medium and large client base.

We understand the crucial role that effective risk management plays in all organisations and work hard to understand our clients’ businesses so that we offer insurance solutions that meet their needs – from complex programmes to simpler e-trading solutions – and support them in minimising their risk exposures. Our expert risk management and rehabilitation practitioners focus on helping clients improve their risk management so that they may benefit from a reduction in claims frequency and costs.

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Sandra Villanueva

Sandra Villanueva

Head of Media Relations & Content, QBE International