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GRiD welcomes Pearse Williams Limited as newest member

Press release 5 December 2017.

Pearse Williams has become the latest member to join the trade body for the group risk industry GRiD. With the aim of supporting its members and growing the market, GRiD provides Pearse Williams with the opportunity to influence group risk policymaking, gain privileged access to output from GRiD’s specialist working groups, including consultation responses, regulatory updates and employer research, as well as exclusive access to industry speakers and networking opportunities.

David Williams, managing director for Pearse Williams said: “The value of group risk benefits has long been felt by employers, employees and their families at the receiving end of both the financial support as well as the added-valued benefits that are frequently offered as part of such products. It is also great to see their value recognised more widely in the recently published Stevenson/Farmer ‘Thriving at Work’ review of mental health, and I’m very pleased to work with GRiD’s members to help build on this work and extend the reach of these valuable products.’

Lee Lovett, chairman of GRiD said: “It’s good to see the benefits of group risk products being endorsed by independent reviews and green papers; every member of GRiD sees first-hand the difference our products make to peoples’ lives, and can attest to their value. We’re very pleased to welcome our newest member, and look forward to both supporting them in their endeavours as well as welcoming their contribution.”

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For further information please contact:

Sharon Mason 
SMUK Marketing and PR 
Mob: 07747 611773
Land: 01252 843350

Katharine Moxham
Spokesperson for GRiD
Mob: 07887 512508


Notes for editors

About GRiD

Group Risk Development (GRiD) is the industry body for the group risk protection sector, promoting the value to UK businesses of providing financial protection for their staff, enhancing their wellbeing and improving employee engagement. Our membership includes insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries who have a collective wealth of experience built over years of operating in the group risk protection market. Under the chairmanship of Lee Lovett, CEO of Ellipse, GRiD aims to promote group risk through a collective voice to Government, policymakers, stakeholders and employers.

GRiD works with government departments and regulators involved in legislation and regulation affecting group risk benefits, and with other organisations involved in the benefits and financial protection arenas. GRiD also seeks to enhance the industry's standing by encouraging best practice and by participating in industry-wide initiatives such as the professional qualification in group risk managed jointly with the Chartered Insurance Institute.

GRiD’s media activity aims to generate a wider awareness and understanding of group risk products and their benefits for employers and employees.

GRiD's dedicated spokesperson, Katharine Moxham, provides expert media comment on a full range of group risk issues.

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Benefits of membership:



The opportunity to influence group risk policymaking.



GRiD is a respected voice in the protection sector – as such, membership enhances the status of member organisations.



Privileged access to output from the various working groups, including consultation responses, regulatory updates, employer research and pan industry claims data. GRiD members also gain exclusive access to industry speakers at member meetings.

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