Meet our sponsors

Get to know the people who make the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards possible.

The support of our sponsors is integral to putting on the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards. Without them, the event simply would not be possible.

But their support goes further than that. It enables us to offer free tickets to our finalists, to host the judging day and ceremony in Central London, and to offer certificates to everyone who makes it to the final round (not to mention helping us put wine on the tables).

Find out about our supporters and their passion and ambitions in the voluntary social care sector here.

Thinking about sponsoring? Read about the benefits we offer in return for your kind support.

Markel is an SME-focused insurance provider with a strong focus on sector propositions, including the care and charity sector. With over 25 years’ experience providing insurance solutions to this sector, Markel understands the challenges faced by organisations operating within this space. As part of its ‘Expect More’ ethos, additional services offer further support to insureds through Markel’s specialist consultancy companies Janjer Group, Markel Tax and Markel Law.

Markel is immensely proud that the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards incorporate the Markel name. As a specialist insurer for the care and charity sector, this is a date in the calendar that Markel looks forward to every year.

Towergate Insurance are specialists in providing insurance and risk management solutions to the care and charity sectors and are proud to be supporting the End of Life and Community Engagement categories at the annual Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards.

As part of the Ardonagh Group, they regularly support local and national causes throughout the year and their registered charity, Ardonagh Community Trust (ACT) supports colleagues with their charitable efforts to help make their communities better, brighter and stronger.

Azets is an SME focused international accounting, tax, audit, advisory and business services group, with 160 offices across the UK and Europe, over 6,500 employees and 600 Partners. It is the UK’s largest regional accountancy and business advisor to SMEs and the 9th largest accountancy business in the UK. Across its network of offices, Azets supports c.120,000 clients across the UK and Europe. Clients include enterprises, SMEs, large scale business, public sector and private clients, across multiple sectors.

The Eden Alternative CIC (UK) is a ‘not for profit’ training provider for the Eden Alternative model of care. It has operated in the UK since 2005 and Eden itself has operated since 1992.
It’s an ‘Alternative’ because it drives forward the culture of care with its members, building care environments that are different from most people’s experience, understanding or perception. Its programme has many elements, many of which are common sense and often what people in the sector are already aspiring to. However, its detailed body of material focuses on developing a progressive vision, applies theory to practice and makes vision a reality.

The reason why people adopt the Eden Alternative is to enhance the wellbeing of residents, the essential workforce, and residents’ families.

Five on a bike is dedicated to creating stunning and emotive video content, to engage and inspire potential residents, their families, and teams working within homes. We are committed to helping our clients get the best out of video content for marketing, recruitment, and internal communications for care homes.

In our time working in care, we have found a real passion for the work we do, and as our journey continues we hope to spread the word about the wonderful world of care.