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18.02.2020

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Allstate NI partner with Startacus for Women in tech and tech inclusion event

Northern Ireland's largest IT company Allstate NI have partnered with leading startup community and platform Startacus to help deliver a women in tech and tech inclusion focused event during Derry City and Strabane Enterprise Week 2020.

AllstateNI leaders and Startacus leaders.

Based in Belfast, Derry and Strabane, Allstate NI specialises in delivering technology and business services to its parent company, the Allstate Corporation. Currently employing around 2300 workers in NI and with plans to develop further, the NI company is a leading light in supporting women in tech and STEM related initiatives.

Based in Belfast, Derry and Strabane, Allstate NI specialises in delivering technology and business services to its parent company, the Allstate Corporation. Currently employing around 2300 workers in NI and with plans to develop further, the NI company is a leading light in supporting women in tech and STEM related initiatives.

Alastair Cameron, Startacus co-founder said:

"Allstate NI is a dynamic and inspirational organisation which has embraced diversity and inclusion within its company culture. We are thrilled to partner with them for this event and believe that their core values truly complement and align with our own ethos and the key objectives of Enterprise Week itself."

The one-day event will focus on the wider themes of diversity, technology inclusion and the future of education and the workplace, with the overall aim of inspiring, motivating and encouraging attendees through the pitch competition, discussions, key-note speakers, workshops and an evening social and networking event.

Further details on the overall event, keynote speakers, confirmed sponsors and the women-in-tech competition and prize package, will be announced shortly.

14.02.2020

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Allstate Northern Ireland staff volunteer 10,000 hours with local charities

Allstate Northern Ireland employees spent 10,403 hours volunteering with local charities in communities across Northern Ireland during 2019, demonstrating the company's commitment to making a difference for the community, people and environment which it operates in.

Allstate NI employees volunteers clearing a field.

Over 1,000 staff from its offices in Belfast, Derry/Londonderry and Strabane participated in several volunteering initiatives organised by Allstate's Force for Good NI committee.

Launched in 2017, Force for Good NI firmly embedded corporate social responsibility into the culture at Allstate Northern Ireland and has seen a 500% increase in the number of staff volunteering since 2018, and over 500 unique events organised in the last year.

This renewed focus on corporate social responsibility and the goodwill of staff has benefitted 238 local charities and organisations, including Business in the Community, New Horizons, Alzheimer's Society, YENI, Woodland Trust, Air Ambulance NI and Assisi Animal Sanctuary.

Additionally, Allstate Northern Ireland has pledged £30,306 to 23 projects in local communities through its 'Funding for Good' initiative and made substantial charitable donations throughout the year

Two key recipients include the Strabane Community Project Kitchen refurbishment and the Allstate Cyber Safety for Kids initiative.

Allstate Northern Ireland is the largest IT provider across Northern Ireland, with over 2,400 employees in Belfast, Derry/Londonderry and Strabane.

John Healy OBE, Managing Director and Vice President of Allstate Northern Ireland commented:

"Over the past 12 months, Allstate Northern Ireland staff have made a renewed effort to go above and beyond to support many local charities and organisations".

"We have fully embraced our fundamental responsibility to contribute to the local communities we are part of, demonstrating the values at the heart of Allstate Northern Ireland. We look forward to seeing this dedication and commitment grow in 2020".

Kieran Harding, Managing Director, Business in the Community commented:

"Allstate Northern Ireland has made a huge contribution to Business in the Community through its volunteering".

"The skills and expertise these staff have brought has made an incredible difference in the lives of the people we serve, including children who have had their literacy, numeracy and digital skills enhanced".

Infographic on ANI volunteered  hours.

Allstate NI Media Contacts
Contact the Communications Department on +44 (0) 28 9067 8000 or email ANIcommunications@allstate.com


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