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The Future’s Bright For Leicestershire Charities Following Partnership Between VAL And BHIB


luntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) has announced that it is working with BHIB Charities Insurance – a sub-brand of BHIB Insurance Brokers – to offer wider support and assistance to thousands of local charities and community groups across Leicester and Leicestershire.

VAL has been helping voluntary and community groups, who provide a range of services for some of the hardest to reach and most marginalisted in society, to thrive for over fifty years. By engaging with the BHIB Charities Insurance team, it will be providing another element of support for thousands of charity groups of all sizes throughout the region.

BHIB will be offering advice across a wide range of topics as part of the partnership, including legal and HR guidance, risk management, health and safety policies, insurance insights, trustee protection support, and even social media and cyber best practice guidance.

On top of this, and unique to the VAL offering, the BHIB team will be providing free health checks on any charity insurance needs, making sure that they are receiving the correct advice while allowing them to both understand and identify any potential risk they may face.

Ajay Mistry, Partnerships Director at BHIB Insurance Brokers, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with VAL and tap in to their expertise within the voluntary sector as we grow and develop this partnership.

“In the time that we have been working alongside the team, we have been proud sponsors at the inaugural VAL Awards, as well as exhibiting at a number of VAL-hosted events. It’s been a great opportunity to learn and we’re very much looking forward to what the next phase of the project will bring.”

Kevin Allen-Khimani, Executive Manager – Public Sector Contracts and Projects at VAL, added: “Myself and the team at VAL are thrilled to have BHIB on board – they have an excellent reputation and we know we are in good hands. This partnership is set to be hugely beneficial for our sector and it’s great to know that we are further expanding what we can offer in terms of support.”

A dedicated website is set to launch in the coming weeks to provide additional information and enable charities and community groups to request a tailored quote from BHIB. In the meantime, anyone interested in finding out more information is encouraged to contact VAL or BHIB directly.

To find out more about VAL, please visit or call 0116 2575050

To find out more about BHIB, please visit or call 0330 013 0036

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