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.

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

In July 2020, Foresters Over 50s Life Insurance, the 50+ Life Cover policy, was 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 Support Fund grant gave me peace of mind during the Coronavirus pandemic”

“The Coronavirus pandemic has had a massive impact on my life, as I was unable to work. Unfortunately I was ineligible to apply for any government assistance or any other grants, and was worried about how I was going to manage during this difficult time.

The grant received from the Foresters Support Fund has given me complete peace of mind. I’ve been able to pay my bills and not miss future payments. This has also helped my mental health as I haven’t had to deal with the stresses of worrying about not being able to financially support myself.

This grant has really demonstrated to me and my family how much Foresters genuinely cares and supports its members, and why I believe people should consider choosing Foresters. Thank you.”

 

Kim, Yorkshire

“I’m currently studying for a PhD in Primary Science Education and although I receive a small bursary, which helps towards the cost of living expenses, I incur additional costs which I need to cover to support my research.

The financial assistance I’ve received from the Educational Award has meant that I can pay for the travel expenses required to enable me to visit participants I have been interviewing to collect data as part of my studies. I’ve also been able to purchase some valuable text books and I am extremely grateful to Foresters Friendly Society for their support.”

Clare, Bedfordshire

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