Awards & Recognition

After 185 years our members continue to be at the heart of everything we do and no matter how much we grow, we’ll always be here for you. That is why it means so much to us to have received the following awards and recognition.

We are proud to announce the Foresters Friendly Society Over 50s Life Cover won the title of Best Over 50s Life Insurance Provider at the 24th YourMoney.com Personal Finance Awards 2022. At Foresters, we pride ourselves on always putting our Members at the heart of everything we do.  It is fantastic that our Over 50s Plan, which is the only 5-star rated plan of its kind by Fairer Finance, has again been recognised as offering true consumer value in the market place.

YourMoney.com Award for Best Junior Investment ISA

We are proud to announce the Foresters Friendly Society Junior ISA won the title of Best Junior Investment ISA Provider at the Inaugural YourMoney.com Investment Awards 2022. At Foresters, we pride ourselves on always putting our Members at the heart of everything we do.  It is fantastic that our Junior ISA has been recognised as doing just that through this award and the way it was judged, by the people who really matter, the customers.

Following our 2022 Best Companies rankings, we have maintained our One to Watch accreditation.  One to Watch is a special status awarded to organisations where workplace engagement shows promising signs for the future.



Building on our staff engagement from our first Best Companies survey in 2021, we are proud to have achieved outstanding rankings of :

  • 14th place in the national Financial Sector list
  • 50th place in the Regional – South East category
  • 43rd place at the national level category of Small Companies.

These achievements acknowledge the focus that we have put on employee engagement and our goal to be an employer of choice.

In September 2021, we were awarded the Most Innovative Financial Solutions Provider – Hampshire accolade at the Southern Enterprise Awards 2021.

Since July 2020, Foresters Over 50s Life Insurance, the 50+ Life Cover policy, has been rated 5 Stars by the Fairer Finance company, whose research is independent and their product ratings are designed to help consumers choose a good quality product.

We are proud to be recognised as an employer that cares about doing things right, that values our people and that understands the importance of a truly engaged workforce. As part of a nationally recognised and respected scheme, Best Companies have accredited us as ‘One to Watch’ following our first staff survey with them. 

One to Watch is a special status awarded to organisations where workplace engagement shows promising signs for the future.  We are also proud to be recognised for our Long Service where at least 40% of our staff have worked here for more than five years and that at least 40% of senior managers are women.

In a step to demonstrate the Society’s commitment to responsible investment, in September 2020 we became a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).  Foresters takes this responsible approach into our investments ensuring we act in a socially conscious way, not only towards our own members, but also towards the society at large, by ensuring a strict scrutiny on the companies in which we invest. Signing up to the PRI confirms Foresters belief in those principles.

In November 2020, Foresters was proud to be shortlisted for the ‘Insurance Company of the Year’ and the ‘Investment Strategy of the Year’ Insurance Asset Management awards 2020.

In November 2020, Foresters #smallsavers marketing campaign received a Gold award at the 2020 MarCom Awards which honour excellence in Marketing and Communication.  The campaign’s response was phenomenal and helped many families come together through lockdown to talk about the importance of saving for the future. 

In 2019 we were named Best Small Insurer at the Insurance Investment Exchange awards which recognises the work we do in delivering real value through their investment portfolios and minimising volatility in an increasingly complex environment. Embracing innovative strategies and internal talent has helped Foresters to be recognised for this award.

To ensure your safety we implement cyber security best practice measures across our IT infrastructure.

What our Members say

“The Foresters Support Fund grant has benefitted me greatly as hearing loss can be very isolating and hearing aids are expensive. I am very grateful for the grant received from Foresters, which has helped with the cost of my hearing aids.”

A satisfied member

The wonderful grant from Foresters Friendly Society has been a real help.

“I have been unable to earn any money as a Reflexologist since the beginning of the Coronavirus restrictions . As I don’t qualify for government support, I have had to rely on my limited savings to cover my monthly outgoings. The wonderful grant from Foresters Friendly Society represents nearly a month’s lost earnings and has been a real help.

I’ve been a member of your wonderful Society for many years, due in part to the generosity and support shown to members.”

Deborah, Hove