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Admiral attends the Celebrate Success Awards!

Last week we attended the National Finals of the annual Million Makers competition!

This year Admiral’s team was made up of ten grads, who started with us on graduate programmes in 2015 and 2016. They did a great job getting people across the business engaged with the competition, which saw Admiral staff members break a Guinness World Record, amongst other things.

In February, our team attended the Regional Finals in Cardiff and came first! This secured our place at the National Finals in London last week, where we are very pleased to announce we came 2nd nationwide!

The Admiral Million Makers team raised a whopping £155,592 across the six months the competition was held. This included money raised from our World Record breaking Hopathon, an art auction at our offices, a caricature auction at our international managers’ conference, “soak your manager” events, as well as our “Big Prize Draw”, in which one lucky staff member won a brand new car complete with free insurance!

The National Finals were held at the London Palladium and were hosted by HRH Prince Charles and presented by Ant and Dec. The inspirational “Celebrate Success” ceremony celebrated and awarded the exceptional young people who have turned their lives around with the help of the Prince’s Trust.

Following this amazing event, we went on to the Million Makers Finals, hosted by Deborah Meaden of Dragons Den. Admiral won an innovation award thanks to our Hopathon and came 2nd overall. The winning team was from Dell EMC, which raised £207,000.

To come 2nd nationwide and to compete against such huge global corporations was a great honour and a huge achievement for us and we would like to thank all our staff members for getting involved and supporting our team. All the money raised in Wales will stay in Wales and will be invested in young people to help them get a second chance in life.

You can watch the video of the Celebrate Success Awards below:

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