Third Sector Awards 2015: Sponsor's welcome

By Simon Fell, managing director of Markel (UK)

Simon Fell
Simon Fell

Markel is proud to sponsor the Third Sector Awards for the eighth consecutive year. The awards support and recognise those organisations and individuals who make such a huge difference to so many wonderful causes.

The evening showcased a diversity of talent, with examples of hard work, dedication and commitment from teams and volunteers right across the third sector. This year's awards finalists, once again, highlight the spirit of all involved. These awards give us a chance to acknowledge some exceptional projects, excellent teams of people and extraordinary individuals.

As a specialist insurer for the sector, we are aware of the wide variety of work that third sector clients perform. The past 12 months have seen intense pressure on the balance sheets of most UK charities, culminating in some high-profile casualties. Juggling reserves, funding and service-user outputs remains an enormous challenge for the executive and trustees alike. We continue to provide support and expertise to help organisations reduce and manage risk. Our aim is to provide trust and understanding throughout these challenging times.

On behalf of everyone at Markel, I congratulate all the winners and nominees; we hope everyone who attended the awards had a very pleasant evening.

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