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Ecclesiastical wins CII Public Interest Awards 2014

The Chartered Insurance Institute has recognised Ecclesiastical’s  “Hands off our Church Roofs” campaign as the winner of the Best Campaign in the Public Interest: Marketing or Advertising. The award, recognises individuals, teams and organisations that have gone above and beyond to educate, inform and ultimately benefit buyers of personal and commercial insurance in the UK.

This campaign to protect the nation's church heritage from the scourge of metal theft has been a huge success with claims now down by over 60% and over 500 roof alarms being installed on churches across the country.  Although we must not be complacent, this is an astounding result. 

As well as a national PR and marketing campaign, we worked closely with the Church of England during the campaign and joined the All Party Parliamentary Group Combating Metal Theft as the only insurer to lobby for amendments to the 1964 Scrap Metal Dealer's Act and gave customers as much risk management advice on metal theft as possible. 

Our lobbying as part of the All Party Parliamentary Group helped achieve a change in legislation with the 1964 Scrap Metal Dealers Act being amended and becoming the 2013 Scrap Metal Dealers Act and entering into force in October 2013. The Act will make it more difficult to sell on stolen metal in England and Wales.

We would like to thank all those that have worked with us on this campaign.

Ecclesiastical Insurance Group plc (EIG) Reg No 1718196. Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc (EIO) Reg No 24869. Ecclesiastical Life Ltd (ELL) Reg No 243111. Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services Ltd (EFAS) Reg No 2046087. Ecclesiastical Underwriting Management Ltd (EUML) Reg No 2368571. E.I.O. Trustees Ltd Reg No 941199. EdenTree Investment Management Ltd (EIM) Reg No 2519319. All companies are registered in England at Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester GL1 1JZ. EIO and ELL are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 113848 (EIO) and 110318 (ELL). EFAS and EIM are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 126123 (EFAS) and 527473 (EIM). EUML is an appointed representative of EIO who is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 402228.