What does your organisation do?
We’re a business-to-business insurance broker and the only UK Top 100 insurance broker headquartered in the Tees Valley. It’s also our 30th anniversary this year.
Why do you support the Foundation?
Because we’re passionate about promoting the Tees Valley. The area comes in for a lot of criticism and I think it’s up to businesses and people who achieve success in the area to positively promote it.
Which of our fundraising events has been your personal favourite?
The CEO Sleepout is something I’ve done and enjoyed, if that’s the right word, but I would say the Annual Dinner is the highlight. It brings together many of the people we deal with in business. I’d also like to mention the Annual Golf Day at Rockliffe Hall because the Erimus team won that this year, which was definitely a highlight for us!
Which organisation are you most proud or pleased that we’ve supported?
One of my personal favourites in Tees Valley Wheelchair Basketball Club. Because of the practical difficulties of being confined to a wheelchair, the opportunity to partake in sporting activity is quite limited. The very nature of the equipment needed makes it an expensive hobby so I think the Foundation’s support for the club is very worthwhile.
Can tell us something your fellow Foundation supporters might not know about you personally?
I’ve always loved cricket, and when I was younger I was part of an English touring team that visited India, Zimbabwe and South Africa. I spent a holiday in the company of Michael Vaughan, the former England cricket captain, back in the early 1990s.