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Every Little Bit Extra Helps | Industry Leaders to Support Foodbanks

Every Little Bit Extra Helps | Industry Leaders to Support Foodbanks

Industry leaders join forces to support foodbanks this Christmas!

  • Carpenters Group, S&G Response, Innovation Group, Morelli Group and Onyx PDA support The Trussell Trust.
  • Every little ‘bit extra’ helps – the campaign to support foodbanks.
  • Friday 17th December to be ‘donation day’ for industry foodbank contributions.

A group of five companies working in various divisions within the insurance industry are joining forces this Christmas to raise awareness and provide support for local foodbanks across the UK. 

The group consists of industry leaders from across the sector, Donna Scully from leading providers of insurance and legal services Carpenters Group, Kate Goodwin from the global insuretech business Innovation Group, Ruth Moring-Beale from independent distributor company Morelli Group, Dan Chesney from the industry leading marketing agency Onyx PDA and Andy Whatmough from automotive solutions providers S&G Response.

Donna Scully said “In the run up to Christmas we know demand for food will escalate and people face the impossible decision of whether to heat or eat.  A decision nobody should have to make. We hope, as a group, we can make a difference and if you want to get involved, please contact us. The more who help, the more we can help”.

In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty, this includes 4.5 million children. The group want to ensure that foodbanks are stocked full this Christmas ready to support local communities and families in need.

Kate Goodwin said “This is an initiative forged through friendships made via our wonderful industry, but one that recognises that we speak from a fortunate position in comparison to so many other people within our local communities.

We would LOVE for others in the industry to join us to help support the thousands of people that will need the help of a foodbank over the next weeks and months. A couple of bags of food, to a full blown collection of goods – every single donation will help someone, somewhere. In turn, we can support efforts by collecting and delivering goods, a service kindly offered by the Morelli Group”.

Supporting The Trussell Trust, the name of their campaign is Every Little ‘Bit Extra’ Helps, and they are asking for businesses and individuals from across the insurance sector to come together in the build-up for their ‘donations day’ on Friday 17th December and deliver their contributions to their local foodbanks.

Dan Chesney, Managing Director of OnyxPDA said “We’re so thrilled to be involved with this wonderful campaign. When life is so busy, particularly at Christmas it’s really easy to get lost in it all and forget what matters most, helping those in our communities. That’s why we want to not only raise awareness of the amazing work The Trussell Trust do, but also support the foodbanks that provide for so many within our communities not only during the winter, but all year-round.”

Those getting involved can share photos of donations to one of the group members or on social media with the hashtag #ELBEH.


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About Carpenters Group

About Carpenters Group

Carpenters Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of insurance and legal services, delivering 24-7/365 menu-based solution of fully outsourced claims services to the industry. Carpenters’ range of services has been developed over time by working collaboratively with all sectors of the insurance industry to produce a diverse range of products and services that are designed and delivered with a customer focussed and ethical approach to claims handling at its core.

Their Insurance Division provides market leading, in-house 24/7 white labelled First Notification of Loss (FNOL) unit. The FNOL service is complemented by a fully outsourced claims handling service.

Their Legal Division has built up a reputation for an ethical approach to personal injury litigation ensuring that the individual receives the best possible advice and customer service.



About Innovation Group

Innovation Group are providers of in-house claims handling, E2E claims management for both motor and property and have been managing critical incidents in the car and home on behalf of some of the world's leading insurers, brokers and MGAs for over 20 years.  IG brings together a world-class supplier network, outstanding people and sophisticated technology platforms to provide three principal advantages to our clients and their customers, these being an outstanding customer experience, enhanced by digital connectivity at every stage, reduced costs for our clients and their customers, through lower indemnity exposure and greater operating efficiency and a real depth of data insight, to inform future strategy and improve underwriting performance. 



About Morelli Group

2022 will be the 65th anniversary for Morelli Group, who are today the largest independent automotive distributor in the U.K. operating from a network of strategically located branches to provide national coverage to the UK mainland.

Originally operating from North London, the Group has established itself as the biggest UK supplier of Glasurit, R-M, Spies Hecker, Cromax, Standox, PPG and DeBeer paint brands and are 3M’s largest independent distributor in the automotive market.

The Morelli Group is family owned and prides itself on providing the highest standards of distributor services and have recently achieved carbon neutrality in accordance with PAS2060.



About OnyxPDA

Born in September 2020, OnyxPDA have quickly become the marketing agency of choice within the claims and insurance industry. OnyxPDA offer extensive services encompassing marketing, PR and design either on an individual project basis or on a monthly retained agreement.

Their three pillars ensure they truly understand their customers; Proposition – who are you? Definition – what do you do? Articulation – how do you communicate?

As a friendly and personable marketing agency, OnyxPDA pride themselves on transparency, honesty and objectives, always venturing above and beyond expectations whilst guaranteeing the delivery of a peerless level of service.



About S&G Response

For over a decade S&G Response have been helping customers to get back on the road as quickly as possible following an accident. As an established and trusted provider of end-to-end motor claims solutions they pride themselves on the delivery of a nationwide repair capability and innovative product suite. The 120 strong market-leading team is operating remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic with no impact to service quality, processing over 120,000 claims a year for all vehicle types for clients across the broker, insurer, commercial fleet, intermediary and vehicle manufacturing sectors.

They have created an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment; their Board and Management team are studiously focused on delivering growth in the long-term by continually investing in their people, culture and infrastructure in the short-term. They have an established clear purpose and vision to strategically deliver growth ambitions in the next 3 years.



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