Wilsons take part in inaugural charity Zip Wire Challenge! | Wilson Organisation


August 17, 2016

Wilsons take part in inaugural charity Zip Wire Challenge!

Wilsons take part in inaugural charity Zip Wire Challenge!

On Sunday 4 September Wilsons’ Marketing Manager Ped Briggs will be flying over Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on a zip wire to raise funds for the Trent Bridge Community Trust.

The Zip Wire Challenge starts above the William Clarke Stand with a landing point at the Fox Road End of the ground – a soft landing we hope!

The Trust’s latest charity event, sponsored by Nottingham Building Society, provides the opportunity to see the iconic Nottingham venue as never seen before, from 25 metres high, travelling 190 metres at speeds of up to 40mph.

“This event offers a unique and exciting opportunity to see Trent Bridge in a way that it’s never been witnessed before, whilst also raising money that will directly influence the lives of disadvantaged young people for the better,” said Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club’s Commercial Director Justin Tose. “Looking at the height and speed involved, those that take on the challenge will certainly earn their sponsorship, and they’ll also get the best possible view of our historic venue.”Wilsons are proud to be supporting Trent Bridge Community Trust and taking part in an event that will help make a positive change for disadvantaged young people throughout Nottinghamshire.

If you’d like to show your support, please visit Ped’s Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/PedZipYou can also donate using Vodafone’s JustTextGiving – simply text PEDZ55 £1 (or any other amount) to 70070

Over 100 years of innovation

  • 1914

    A successful launch! The Wilson Organisation was founded in Nottingham by Harold Wilson and became the first company in the East Midlands to offer a comprehensive insurance policy to the region’s fast-growing band of automobile drivers. Innovation from day one.

  • 1920s

    During the 1920’s, Wilsons developed its commercial insurance offering under the stewardship of Harold Wilson. Hopping forwards 80 years, Wilsons has developed a number of industry specialisms including a particular expertise in the food and drink sector. We created a unique insurance offering called “FoodProtect” and, through this service, have been able to deliver intelligence and cost-effective insurance programmes to a broad spread of leading food producers. The best thing since sliced bread? Maybe not, but we’re working on it.

  • 1949

    John Prow joined Harold Wilson in the business, marking the first generation of the Prow family’s involvement in The Wilson Organisation. Wilsons’ clients included leading Nottingham firm Boots The Chemist plus a number of operators in the burgeoning railway sector. With post-war regeneration beginning apace, the firm’s fledgling construction expertise quickly developed into one of our leading offerings and this continues through to the present day, with clients including national and regional builders, developers, contractors, sub-contractors and architects.

  • 1960s

    The 1960s were the start of a new era for The Wilson Organisation. Harold Wilson and John Prow died on the same day in 1963, Harold of illness and John in a car crash. This left John’s son, John J Prow, to run the growing business at the age of 27. Under his youthful direction, Wilsons benefited from a new energy and direction. John J Prow, who had joined in 1960 in a new business role, led the move into our current premises at Wilson House in 1964 and then launched the financial services division in the following year.

  • 1990s

    The late 1990s heralded the start of the third generation of the Prow family’s involvement in the business. Managing Director Charlotte Prow joined in 1998, to be followed by the firm’s Chief Executive, Annabel Prow, in 2002. Product and service innovation continued apace with the launch of a corporate finance specialism in 1997, which continues to deliver valuable cost-savings and insights to the region’s dealmakers.

  • 2000s

    Now century on from the launch of The Wilson Organisation in 1914, the company continues to encourage innovation and reward good ideas. Within the financial services team, 2008 marked the launch of “Flex”, a powerful employee benefit programme and the development of “WRAP”, an investment tool with a unique level of investor control and transparency. Meanwhile, our insurance advisers worked quickly to bring to market a specialist insurance policy for insolvency practitioners.

  • 2010s

    2010 saw the launch of the Midlands Family Business Awards by Wilsons, the UK’s only independent not-for-profit Awards for family businesses. Now in their fifth year, the Awards have raised almost £20,000 for charities supporting families and young people. In 2014 we are celebrating Wilsons’ centenary, a significant milestone in Wilsons’ history.

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