Prestige Insurance Holdings become members of the Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse

November 2021

Prestige Insurance Holdings is pleased to announce its membership of the Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA), a growing business network that raises awareness and provides resources for employers to play their part in tackling domestic abuse.

The Covid-19 crisis has led to a sharp rise in domestic abuse cases, making it more important than ever for employers to take action and support their staff. EIDA works with employers to enable implementation of effective internal policies on domestic abuse, as well as providing awareness and signposting to updated resources.

Prestige Insurance Holdings – a Group of insurance businesses delivering specialist products and services in Broking, Underwriting and Insurtech – has confirmed commitment on behalf of all businesses within the Group including AbbeyAutoline, Prestige Underwriting Services, Prestige Underwriting Services (Ireland), Covernet, Stroll, Customer Claims Assist Limited, Octane Underwriting Services and Reliable Vehicle Solutions.

The membership is championed and endorsed by Management throughout our Group of businesses.  Trevor Shaw, Group CEO commented:

“At Prestige Insurance Holdings we are committed to our customers and the communities we serve as evidenced in our company values. Of equal importance is our commitment to our people who are at the heart of everything we do.  We place huge importance on Respect and Integrity and the Health and Wellbeing of our people is of paramount importance.  At a Group-wide level we hope to reinforce the support available for any individual who feels they could be suffering from domestic abuse and to ensure everyone understands the different stages and triggers of abuse. Together with the help of EIDA we will spread awareness of the scourge that is domestic abuse and would encourage other responsible employers to also take the required steps to support their employees.

“As a Group of businesses, we are proud to join EIDA, particularly at a time when pandemic-related restrictions have seen a rise in domestic abuse globally. It is important as an employer that we make our employees aware of the signs of domestic abuse and how to seek relevant, effective help. This sort of wide-scale, societal impact requires proactive dedication from us as business leaders, and EIDA makes this process straightforward with their guidance and resources. We are proud to be making a positive social impact by joining EIDA’s network.”

Lorraine O’Brien, CEO of The Employer’s Initiative on Domestic Abuse, added:

“We are delighted to welcome Prestige Insurance Holdings to our network, particularly to expand our network deeper into the Insurance industry. The role of employers in tackling domestic abuse has become even more apparent during the pandemic and ongoing commitment from local employers provides not only support for their own workforce, but adds value to the wider sector aim of stopping domestic abuse in all its forms, once and for all.” 

Through awareness generation, building relationships and the sharing of best practices, Prestige Insurance Holdings and EIDA are hoping to support a systematic change to the way domestic abuse is handled.