Cornmarket in the Community
Our policy of social responsibility
We take social responsibility very seriously. We believe it’s our duty to give something back to the communities we serve.
That’s why we get involved in projects that we care about and that we think benefit you, us and those engaged in them. We’re heavily involved in road safety initiatives, which have the triple benefit of reducing your insurance premium, reducing the number of insurance claims and reducing the number of deaths on our roads.
We launched the Roadwise safety driving test for young drivers aged 17 to 24 in 2003. The courses are now run by the IAM, who awarded us the Dominic Fox Award for our major contribution to road safety in 2004.
Young drivers are normally entitled to discounted car insurance with Cornmarket once they’ve completed the Roadwise test.
We work with the Police Service of Northern Ireland to promote the BikeSafe programme. The scheme, which we’ve been involved with since 1997, provides a critical appraisal of motorcyclists’ riding skills through a short, free assessment.
Bikers who successfully complete the course are often entitled to further discounts on their insurance.
We’re always keen to support our partners’ initiatives and to help any scheme that helps to achieve a safer driving public. That’s why we sponsor all staff with relevant licences to complete the IAM car or motorbike test.
Since 2010, we’ve also run the Cornmarket Advanced Motorcyclists Group, one of more than 200 volunteer IAM groups across the UK.
Given our close links with the education sector, we sponsor Global Schoolroom. This initiative works with teachers to improve teaching standards in impoverished communities.
Business in the Community (BITC)
We’re three-time winners of the coveted BITC National Big Tick award in recognition of our “motorcycling and young driver road safety initiative programmes”.
BITC encourages companies to develop good practice towards their staff, their communities and the planet. As BITC members, we’re proud to subscribe to its vision to mobilise business as a force for good in society.
We also work with other charitable organisations to support them whenever possible. This includes raffling a motorbike to raise £53,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care, and raising £18,000 by participating in the Prince’s Trust Million Makers.