A brokerage business based in Calderdale has been shortlisted for the title Community Broker of the Year at the British Insurance Awards.

Chartered insurance broker Wilby Ltd has a proud history in the awards – having previously won on two occasions and being finalists on a further nine occasions.

An insurance magazine recently named Wilby as one of the top 10 most successful brokers in the 20-year history of the awards.

This time, Wilby has been nominated as Community Broker of the Year based on its commitment to furthering the cause of the local community.

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This year marks the firm’s 30th anniversary and as such it is celebrating through involvement in 30 charity events throughout the year.

Wilby has raised £2,500 so far – and with activity ramping up in the next few months they aim to raise more than £30,000.

The next stage in the fundraising involves managing director Richard Blackburn taking part in three events which will see him cycle and run a total of 326 miles!

Other events planned include the Yorkshire Three Peaks, the Leeds Half Marathon, the NSPCC Golf Day, Race for Life and more.

Richard said: “Since Wilby was formed in 1984 the company has always been committed to giving back to the local community and we’re delighted this has been recognised in this nomination.

“We felt the best way to celebrate our anniversary was to thank the community for the support they’ve given us in these 30 years and through the events we’re planning we hope to support some great causes.”

Wilby has named Overgate Hospice and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, both based at Elland, as the main recipients of this fundraising activity and are taking donations through the Virgin Money Giving website uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/wilbyltd

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