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Markerstudy raises money for charity

Known for putting ‘the fun in insurance’, Markerstudy Group has gone one step further, celebrating its rapid growth and achievements over the last 12 months with the first ever ‘Markerstudy Day’ on Friday 30th November, raising £3,623.73 for a number of charities.

Around 1,200 Markerstudy Group staff from Auto Windscreens to Zenith Insurance threw themselves into the spirit of the day, ‘auctioning’ themselves off to colleagues and submitting photos for an internal ‘studs and babes’ calendar in aid of the Rhys Daniels Trust and The Pickering Cancer Drop in Centre. Mechanics and engineers at TCW Vehicle Repair Group in Canterbury cleaned customer’s cars in fancy dress, while the Solihull branch braved plummeting temperatures in mankinis, in aid of Help for Heroes.

Group employees across the country, and as far afield as Gibraltar, arrived at offices decorated with balloons and banners dressed in their pyjamas, as superheroes, stage and screen icons and fictional characters. Staff pulled out all the stops, arranging cake sales and ‘cook-offs’, golf putting and table tennis tournaments, virtual cycle rides and quizzes, for good causes including Demelza, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Barnardo’s. Further excitement was generated by the ‘Massive Markerstudy Gift Giveaway’, with staff winning an item of jewellery or watch every 20 seconds, worth from £50 to over £13,000.

Lizzie Smith-Foreman, Head of Group Marketing and Communications, said: “We wanted to dedicate a day to celebrate our growth and success as a group, and this was the perfect way to thank all our staff for their hard work over the past year. In true Markerstudy style, everyone threw themselves into the day and putting the ‘fun’ into fundraising!”

Note to Editors:

The Markerstudy Group includes the insurance arm of the business: Markerstudy Insurance Company Limited and Zenith Insurance plc (acquired in January 2010) plus supporting companies Markerstudy Limited and Zenith Insurance Management UK Limited, providing distribution, claims and administrative support. The following brands operate within the Markerstudy Retail Division: The Insurance Factory, Insurance Factory.com, Insurance Shop, Insurance Factory Commercial, Mobilers and Caterer’s Club, all of which offer value and choice to a wide range of customers.

Wessex Finance, a sub-prime lending and premium finance facility is also an integral part of the Markerstudy Group.

In addition, The Markerstudy Group encompasses Auto Windscreens, which joined the Group in February 2011, and Tonbridge Coachworks Vehicle Repair Group, acquired in June 2011.

For further information, contact:

Lizzy Crofts

Group PR Executive, Markerstudy Group

E: lcrofts@markerstudy.com

T: 0844 854 8713

W: www.markerstudy.com