We’re proud to support POhWER! | Wilson Organisation


May 20, 2021

We’re proud to support POhWER!

We’re proud to support POhWER!

Mental Health Awareness Week may be over, but it’s essential that the focus on mental health continues – problems don’t just go away when the ads stop and the email footers change.

We have many ways we support our people at Wilsons, but what if you don’t work or have no Employee Assistance Programme and Wellbeing Policy to fall back on? We need to ensure this vital support is provided to the most isolated in our communities too.

2 in 5 people felt their mental health suffered during the COVID pandemic. As lockdown is easing, we will be supporting POhWER Nottingham to enable them to restart their highly successful, volunteer run, EmPOhWER Peer advocacy groups that are especially relevant to those with mental health issues. They great news is that you can help.

POhWER is a charity and membership organisation providing information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion. They empower people to have a voice, make choices, uphold their rights and make a positive difference to their lives and work, working with them to plan and deliver the services that matter to them.

Peer advocacy refers to support provided by advocates with a similar disability or experience and can be very beneficial in supporting people adversely affected by their mental health. It builds trust as the peer relationship is founded on equality. It also challenges the discrimination and stigma attached to mental illness. A peer advocate is a good role model and shows recovery can be a reality.

EmPOhWER groups are welcoming, empowering support groups for people with a shared experience and common understanding of mental health. The groups are confidential, free and non-judgemental.

Before the pandemic, POhWER held monthly groups in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and were about to start a women only group. These face to face groups will restart as soon as it’s safe and appropriate to do so.

We are proud to be supporting POhWER through a donation to facilitate these groups, in order to provide vital support to the most isolated in the community. If you would like to show your support too, they’d love you to get in touch!

If you are interested in supporting POhWER please email fundraising@pohwer.net

Tel: 0300 020 0093         

Web: www.pohwer.net

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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