Action Cancer, Fundraising Cornmarket Insurance

Aaron Magee and Lauren McFarland were among six of the Cornmarket Insurance Services staff who gave up their time on Sunday 6 September to collect donations at the shopping complex in Boucher Crescent, Belfast for Action Cancer. This is just another of many other initiatives staff are volunteering for to help raise a targeted amount of £10 000.

Lauren commented that

“The public were so generous and we managed to raise over £240 on the day, a great result for just 2 hours of fund raising!”.

Cornmarket Insurance Services specialists in teacher, IAM Surety, motorcycle, Truck and Bus driver insurance providers
Cornmarket Insurance Services specialists in teacher, IAM Surety, motorcycle, Truck and Bus driver insurance providers

Cornmarket Insurance Services star performers

The announcement of the winners of the annual ACE Awards turned out to be a jolly affair at our regular staff morning meeting today.

The winners are staff, nominated by colleagues.

Excellence in Customer Service Award went to IAM Surety team member Adie Laird, whose an ACE at taking care of IAM member customers’ insurance needs. (Left)

Unsung Hero Award went to the gentle giant,  Eunan McGowan from our Motorcycle Insurance Team.

The Teamwork Award went to Lauren McFarland in our IAM Surety team.

 

 

 

Donation to MacMillian Cancer Support from Cornmarket Insurance Services

MacMillan Cancer Support volunteer Margaret Young (second from right) was delighted to accept a donation on behalf of the charity from Cornmarket Insurance Services. “We had a bit of fun raising the money as we got our MD to endure several buckets of ice being poured over him by various members of staff” said Kirsty Rice and colleagues Eris Walsh (left) and Ryan Todd heartily agreed!

Cornmarket Insurance Services

The 18th September 2014 marked a new era for Adelaide Insurance Services who after 20 years adopted their parent company name and became Cornmarket Insurance Services.

Over 100 guests turned out to celebrate their new identity at the newly refurbished and expanded UK office in Boucher Road, Belfast.

While the company has taken on the Cornmarket name, it will maintain the Adelaide brand for its motorbike insurance scheme which is available across the UK and Ireland.  For more details please click here.

18 Sept Adelaide Insurance Services becomes Cornmarket Insurance Services

Left, Roddy Murphy Group MD Cornmarket Group Financial Services, John Quinlan MD Aviva’s Gen. Ins business Ireland, right Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services

Cornmarket Insurance Services  Official Opening 18 September, UK Belfast office - Copy

Cornmarket Insurance Services Official Opening 18 September, UK Belfast office

Jacquie Reid UTU Deputy General Secretary with Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services

Jacquie Reid UTU Deputy General Secretary with Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services

 

L to R Jonny McAllister RSA, Libby Morgan RSA, Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services  & Tracy Alexander AXA Insurance - Copy

L to R Jonny McAllister RSA, Libby Morgan RSA, Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services & Tracy Alexander AXA Insurance

L to R Lewis Murray GM Cornmarket Insurance Services, Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services, Dave Taylor Ageas Schemes Development Mnger, Personal Lines & Jamie McLoughlin Ageas Snr Motor Schemes Underwriter

L to R Lewis Murray GM Cornmarket Insurance Services, Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services, Dave Taylor Ageas Schemes Development Mnger, Personal Lines & Jamie McLoughlin Ageas Snr Motor Schemes Underwriter

L to R Micheal Carroll Finance Director Cornmarket Group, Loret O'Brien, Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services , Kevin Brook CDL & Michael O'Brien - Copy

L to R Micheal Carroll Finance Director Cornmarket Group, Loret O’Brien, Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services , Kevin Brook CDL & Michael O’Brien former Chairman Cornmarket Group

L to R Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services, Roddy Murphy Group MD Cornmarket Group Financial Services - Copy

L to R Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services, Roddy Murphy Group MD, Cornmarket Group Financial Services with Jackie Fullerton MBE

Left David Harney Chief Executive Irish Life Corporate Business, Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services & MP Ian Paisley Jnr

Left David Harney Chief Executive Irish Life Corporate Business, Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services & MP Ian Paisley Jnr

L to R Shelley Black, Gloria Geddis, Rebecca Laidlaw, Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services - Copy

L to R Shelley Black, Gloria Geddis, Rebecca Laidlaw, Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services

Left Paul Dilley UK Speciality Exec Canopius Managing Agents & Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services - Copy

Left Paul Dilley UK Speciality Exec Canopius Managing Agents & Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services

Left Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services & Marco Magliocco GM Mapfre

Left Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services & Marco Magliocco GM Mapfre

Left Theresa Graham President NI NASUWT, Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services & Margaret Henry Manager Bank of Ireland

Left Theresa Graham President NI NASUWT, Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services & Margaret Henry Manager Bank of Ireland

Left Tim Rolfe CEO, UK Specialty,  Canopius Managing Agents Limited & Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services

Left Tim Rolfe CEO, UK Specialty, Canopius Managing Agents Limited & Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services

Left to right Michael McClean RSA, Lewis Murray GM Cornmarket Insurance Services, Jackie Fullerton MBE, Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services and Simon Best CEO, IAM

Left to right Michael McClean RSA, Lewis Murray GM Cornmarket Insurance Services, Jackie Fullerton MBE, Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services and Simon Best CEO, IAM

Left, Lee Evans MD Plantec, Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services  & Gary King, Plantec

Left, Lee Evans MD Plantec, Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services & Gary King, Plantec

Left, Trevor Baird & right Dr Elaine Hardy from Right to Ride with Sam Geddis , MD Cornmarket Insurance Services

Left, Trevor Baird & right Dr Elaine Hardy from Right to Ride with Sam Geddis , MD Cornmarket Insurance Services

Origin Partners Left Jerry Staple and Jonny Kelly with Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services

Origin Partners Jerry Staple (left) and Jonny Kelly (centre) with Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services

Paula and Tonya from Leonard Cheshire with Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services

Paula and Tonya from Leonard Cheshire with Sam Geddis MD Cornmarket Insurance Services

Quay Vipers MCC with Sam Geddis, MD Cornmarket Insurance Services

Quay Vipers MCC with Sam Geddis, MD Cornmarket Insurance Services

The Adelaide Advanced Motorcyclists group

The Adelaide Advanced Motorcyclists group

The Quay Viper Motorcycle Club with Cornmarket Insurance Services MD, Sam Geddis (2nd from left))

The Quay Viper Motorcycle Club with Cornmarket Insurance Services MD, Sam Geddis (2nd from left)

 

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Adelaide Insurance rebrands and expands to accommodate an additional 50 staff in the next 3 years.

Adelaide Insurance Services has recently completed a comprehensive refurbishment and expansion of their Boucher Road premises and is rebranding as Cornmarket Insurance Services.

The Belfast-based broker, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cornmarket Group Financial Services, will begin operating under its new name on 18 September 2014.

Sam Geddis, Cornmarket Insurance Services

Sam Geddis, MD Cornmarket Insurance Services

Sam Geddis, managing director at the firm, explained that the changes have come about because of the accelerating growth the company continues to experience in the UK and Irish markets.

“We have had double digit growth rates for a number of years and the trend will continue as we use the combined strengths of our parent company in both name and resources,” he said.

“We are replicating our business model which has a proven success record with many organisations throughout the UK and Ireland. By focusing on the larger UK niche markets, we are confident that we will be successful; therefore we have invested heavily in our infrastructure and will create up to 50 jobs in the next 3 years – this will take the current workforce up to more than 120. Given that we employed only 23 people in 2007, we take great pride in the fact that we managed to grow our business throughout the recession years”, he added.

Adelaide has been recognised as the leading UK insurance provider for “value for money” in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the Auto Express magazine which surveys over 50,000 readers, and in the same period was awarded the prestigious Business in the Community Big Tick Award and the Aer Lingus Medium Company of the Year Award.

While the company will take on the Cornmarket name, it will maintain the Adelaide brand for its motorcycle scheme which is available across the UK and Ireland.  As far as all their other customer schemes are concerned their mantra will be, “same people, same service and same value for money.”

Please view the new Cornmarket Insurance Services logo here.

For further information, please contact: Nichola Pearce, Marketing Manager, Cornmarket Insurance Services, nichola.pearce@adelaideinsurance.com

 

MacMillan Cancer support
Cornmarket Insurance Services fund raiser for McMillan Cancer Nurses

MD of Cornmarket Insurance Services goes beyond the call of duty for a good cause!

The latest staff brainwave at Cornmarket Insurance Services raised £250 for Macmillan Cancer Nurses within a matter of minutes! After convincing the boss to endure an ice bucket challenge – staff were most enthusiastic about making their donations…..

On Friday morning 5th September the company gathered in the office car park and all agreed that their donations were well earned when

MD of Cornmarket Insurance Services Sam Geddis endured several buckets of ice being poured over him by various members of staff.

The few rays of sunshine on the day helped to thaw Sam’s frozen limbs but overall consensus was that Sam took it like a man!

Article published by www.bbc.co.uk 16 July 2014

Far from helping consumers to choose insurance policies, price comparison sites may be confusing them further, according to the regulator.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says some sites are failing consumers’ expectations, while a number are breaking the rules.

The FCA said consumers were not being given the right information to help them make decisions.

Comparison sites relayed that they were offering helpful information to users.

Of 14 sites reviewed, many were accused of being “unclear” by the FCA, and some were failing regulatory standards.

The FCA said comparison sites tend to focus too much on price, without telling consumers about other policy details – such as the excess they might have to pay in the event of a claim.

It said that some consumers mistakenly believed that the price comparison website had provided them with quotes on the best policy for their individual needs and had assessed the suitability of the policy for them.

For the full article, please click here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28323228

Headphone-Hottie-Call-CentreAt Adelaide Insurance Services we enjoy talking to our customers and pride ourselves on providing cover and benefits that makes sense to them.

To give us a try, please contact us for quote or register for a quote here and we’ll then get back to you with a competitive quote just before your insurance is due.

 

Adelaide Insurance receives recognition for Corporate responsibility

Adelaide Insurance Services received recognition from Business In the Community for achieving CORE, the standard for responsible business at a Gala Awards Dinner on 5 June, Waterfront Hall, Belfast.  Sam Geddis, Director (2nd from right) and Marketing Manager Nichola Pearce were delighted to receive this accolade on behalf of Adelaide Insurance Services – a UK based insurance broker for personal lines insurance products for niche markets. Stephen Howard, Chief Executive BITC UK (Left) and Roy Adair, Chair BITC NI (Right) presented the award.

CORE has enabled Adelaide Insurance to map their entire corporate responsibility activity and benchmark it against other organisations, all verified by an external assessor. This has helped Adelaide gain insights into the company’s Corporate Responsibility performance, plan and take action on an ongoing basis.

To find out more about Adelaide Insurance Services, please click here

Adelaide scoops top prize in Prince’s Trust fundraiser

The Prince’s Trust and six of Northern Ireland’s leading companies celebrated the mammoth achievement of collectively raising an impressive £70,660.50 for the charity through its Million Makers Challenge. All the funds raised will help turn around the lives of disadvantaged young people in Northern Ireland.

With the offer of seed funding from The Prince’s Trust, the seven finalists pitted their commercial and creative skills against each other to run the most profitable mini enterprise over the past six months.

Adelaide Insurance, Abbey Bond Lovis, Asidua Software Consultancy, Junior Chamber International, ShredBank, Ulster Bank and a team from The Prince’s Trust programme staff undertook a wide range of activities including organising boxing matches, pub quizzes, abseils and tea parties to maximise the funds donated to the charity.

Adelaide Insurance scooped the top prize raising an astonishing £17,699.80 through White Collar Boxing, a pub quiz, Christmas Jumper day and many more activities.

Sam Geddis, Director of Adelaide Insurance said,

“We brought together a team from our middle management to compete in the Million Maker’s Challenge. It was the perfect opportunity for the whole team to develop their skills and realise their potential in a simulated commercial environment. We had some pleasant surprises along the way with a few “dark horses” coming to the fore demonstrating newly acquired leadership and delegation skills. I am delighted with the outcome, for both The Prince’s Trust and our team members, 75% of whom secured promotions in their jobs over the course of the competition.”

Ian Jeffers, Director of The Prince’s Trust in Northern Ireland said,

“This year’s Million Makers teams have shown an extraordinary amount of creativity and tenacity to raise £70,000 in just six months. This challenge requires lots of enthusiasm and sheer determination which these companies have clearly demonstrated.

“Million Makers is one of many successful joint initiatives we have with the private sector. The importance of this joined-up working cannot be underestimated both in terms of the funds raised to support local disadvantaged young people but also by raising awareness of the many issues that our young people face in daily life.”

If you think your company has what it takes to be a Million Maker, then why not sign up for next year? Contact Arlene Creighton for more information at arlene.creighton@princes-trust.org.uk or Tel: 028 9089 5000

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