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Kingsbridge Cost of Living Support for Employees

With all the doom and gloom around cost-of-living crisis, I thought it would be great to have a little feel-good article around what Kingsbridge is doing to support their employees.

KINGSBRIDGE INSURANCE - Supporting their employees during cost-of-living crisis

UK based Kingsbridge Insurance is looking to ease some of the cost-of-living crisis for its employees by providing free breakfast and lunch each day, as well as a number of other supportive measures.

Paul Havenhand, CEO at Kingsbridge said, “We take the welfare of our employees very seriously, and staff morale is important to us. With the cost-of-living biting everywhere, we wanted to show them some extra support where we can. As well as the breakfast and lunch provisions, we have also introduced a number of other benefits such as extra holiday allowance from January 2023, rising from 22 to 25 days a year.”
Paul continued, “We recently launched Perkbox, which allows employees to find and use discounted goods and services. We add fifty points to their accounts each month, which they can spend on things that matter to them, they can also save their points for bigger savings. Perkbox also has a wellbeing hub, which employees can access to find materials and articles to help with their wellbeing. In addition, we have a number of Mental Health First Aiders on hand, so should anyone be having a bad day or just need to talk to someone in confidence about anything, that extra support is there for them.” 

We all know that exercise can play a key role in your physical and mental wellbeing, so at the Tewksbury based head office we pay for two sessions per week at the local gym. Any employees, whether based at the head office or just visiting can join in the classes. They can also access sessions like Yoga, Pilates, and other workouts through their Perkbox account. 

Employees are discouraged from eating at their desks, we have break out areas to ensure they take time away from their work. This includes a lounge with comfy chairs, take-a-book, leave-a-book library, and games such as table football, ping pong and an arcade machine. We also know dogs can have a de-stressing affect, so employees can also bring their dogs to work if they wish. 

Kingsbridge has been providing specialist insurance, consulting and financial services to the UK’s contractor and freelancer workforce for more than 20 years. We have industry leading expertise relating to the insurance, risk management and the IR35 needs of this key sector.                            
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Breakfast and Lunch Provisions: The range of breakfast items includes cereals, an assortment of breads, porridge, and fresh fruit. Lunch items range from salads, soups, jacket potatoes and sandwich fillers. This is in addition to the usual tea, coffee and a variety of chilled soft drinks and juices.                                                  

Paul Havenhand - CEO of Kingsbridge  
Paul has worked in and around insurance businesses for over 20 years from product development, operations, marketing thru to executing transformation programs. His role is to provide Kingsbridge with the right environment, strategic guidance, and resources necessary to deliver on the business objectives.

Previous roles have included Head of Insurance and Travel Money businesses at the Post Office, Marketing Director and Group Digital Director for Towergate and Head of Product Development at Caudwell Group. His thought leadership pushes the business to think differently and innovate with new products and services for our critical business communities.

About Kingsbridge Insurance 
Founded in 2001, Kingsbridge has become a leading provider of insurance, consulting and financial services to the UK’s contractor and freelancer workforce. Recognising the significant long-term shift in the global economy from permanent to flexible working, backed by NSM Insurance Group, Kingsbridge has built a unique collection of businesses and brands to tackle the specialist needs of this rapidly growing sector both in the UK and internationally. Brands include Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance and Kingsbridge Broker Insurance.

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