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Insurance broker, and title partner of Premiership Rugby, Gallagher, has launched a UK-wide initiative - ‘Tackling Tomorrow. Together’ – bringing to life stories of six UK businesses and a charity that have shown resilience, tenacity and pioneering spirit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To highlight the diversity of challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic, leading UK environmental and compliance consultancy, Ensafe – headquartered in Daventry, Northamptonshire – has been selected to participate in the programme in recognition of their efforts and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ensafe, an independent environmental and compliance service provider with over 25 years’ experience, has been paired with Gallagher Premiership clubs Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers as part of the 'Tackling Tomorrow. Together' initiative. Ensafe has successfully continued to operate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to support both essential services clients and its multiple construction clients operating through the lockdowns.

With many of their team being placed on the government’s furlough scheme, Ensafe ensured its hard-working staff could weather the storm by topping salaries up to 100%. Although this resulted in a major short-term impact financially to the business, Ensafe has since managed to grow and expand its offering. To assist, Gallagher provided critical support and advice on risk management and insurance protection to ensure the business could continue to trade with the appropriate levels of insurance cover in place, as well as securing financial rebates from insurers during this difficult time.

Each organisation will be partnered with their local Gallagher Premiership Rugby club and given opportunities to promote their business within their local communities with the aim of getting in front of new audiences and potential customers. This includes in-stadia advertising such as big screen promotions and programme adverts, region-specific digital marketing and tickets to host a business networking event when spectators are allowed back into Premiership stadia. Each organisation will also receive a ‘meet and greet’ session for employees with their local Gallagher Premiership Rugby players. This will all be delivered through Gallagher’s position as title partner of Premiership Rugby. In addition to the rugby-related package, Gallagher will continue to offer specialist broking advice and support to each organisation.

Michael Rea, Chief Executive of Gallagher’s UK Retail Division, commented:

“As a local insurance broker, Gallagher is working around the clock with UK businesses – large and small – to help them navigate the challenges and evolving risks that have arisen from the tough trading conditions of the past 12 months.

Businesses have been left grappling with lockdowns, changes to their insurance requirements, and understanding new risk exposures, with many being forced to quickly adapt their offering or diversify their business model in response to the pandemic and lockdown restrictions.

It has been incredible to see the optimism and tenacity of some of these businesses and we wanted to take a moment to champion and recognise both the challenges and opportunities presented during an extraordinary period through our ‘Tackling Tomorrow. Together’ initiative.”

Six businesses and one charity will be partnered with Premiership Rugby clubs to promote their businesses over the next twelve months.

  • EcoHydra Technologies (Harlequins F.C. and London Irish)
  • Children's Hospice South West (Bath Rugby & Exeter Chiefs)
  • Made in the Midlands (Worcester Warriors and Wasps RFC)
  • Wynsors World of Shoes (Sale Sharks)
  • Ensafe  (Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers)
  • PECO (Bristol Bears & Gloucester Rugby)
  • Dunes (Newcastle Falcons)

Jon Clements, Group Board Director, Ensafe Consultants, said: “Ensafe Consultants are extremely pleased to be involved in this campaign, with our roots firmly planted in the Midlands business community. Rugby as a sport has greatly shaped our business identity and we are looking forward to a return to grounds full of passionate supporters in the very near future. We are also grateful for the help and support received thus-far from Gallagher, in providing us with invaluable and straightforward advice and support to ensure Ensafe can keep moving forwards during this difficult period.”

To mark the launch of the ‘Tackling Tomorrow. Together’ initiative, Gallagher ambassador and rugby legend Ugo Monye connected with Gallagher broker, Jennifer Clark, to discuss the impact of the global pandemic on local businesses and communities, and how Gallagher has been helping the UK business community to confront these unprecedented times by tackling them head on, together.

Ugo Moyne, Gallagher ambassador, adds: “COVID-19 has impacted all businesses in one way or another, with many struggling or having to switch how they trade to stay afloat in lockdown. It’s brilliant to see Gallagher using its platform as title partner of Premiership Rugby to shine a light on some of the amazing local businesses up and down the country and hopefully help their businesses grow through these direct links with their local Premiership rugby clubs.  I’m looking forward to meeting them once spectators return to stadiums and encourage everyone to celebrate the sentiment of this initiative and show your support to local businesses where you can!”

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