Photo: Cabot Financial HR Administrator Chrissie Shute, Air Ambulance doctor Tom Evans, Cabot Financial Trace Team Leader, Dr Duncan Bootland, Cabot Financial Internal Communications Officer Nicole Booty and Paramedic Sloane Philips.
A West Malling firm has raised enough funds to help Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance save six lives.
Staff at Cabot Financial, which is part of Cabot Credit Management, held a number of fundraising events including a race night, auctions, raffles and football tournaments.
They chose the emergency service as their Charity of the Year following a presentation at their Kings Hill offices by Air Ambulance Head of Corporate Relations Cheryl Johnson.
In total, they raised a massive £15,011 which they presented to the pilot, doctor and paramedic during a visit to the helicopter base at Marden.
Each call-out of the helicopter costs about £2,500 so the fantastic sum raised will fund six potentially life-saving missions.
Bennedetta Peto, Group HR and L&D Director, Cabot Credit Management, said: “It was our employees’ choice to raise money for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance and we are proud of what they have achieved for such a worthy cause.
“Working with Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance has been really rewarding and because it is a local charity we had the opportunity to have a representative come into the office to let our employees know what the charity does.
“Having a presentation by someone who can speak passionately about the charity really helped the employees be motivated into raising money for the charity.”
Cabot Credit Management is a market leading acquirer and manager of consumer debt. Divided into four specialist businesses, Cabot Financial, Cabot Financial Ireland, Apex Credit Management and Apex Discovery Solutions, it covers debt purchase, contingency collections and customer tracing.
Cabot Credit Management has purchased assets of £8.4bn, manages over £1bn of assets on behalf of clients, collects over £20m per month on portfolios it owns and on behalf of clients, and has a 14-year unbroken track record of steady growth.
The Group employs approximately 700 people with offices in Kings Hill, Stratford-upon-Avon and Dublin. The company prides itself on its ethical values and high standards and has an impressive list of accolades including achieving Investors in People Gold award (accredited for 3 years) and attaining a place in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies To Work For - 2013.
In addition Cabot Financial and Apex Credit Management have been awarded a Quality Management ISO 9001:2008 standard.
The controlling shareholder of Cabot Credit Management is Encore Capital Group, a leading U.S. provider of debt management and recovery solutions, with the remaining equity being held by a fund advised by J.C. Flowers & Co and management.
Air Ambulance Head of Corporate Relations Cheryl Johnson said: “This has been such a positive partnership with the Cabot team and the amount they have raised is amazing.
“Employees really threw themselves into their fundraising and their commitment and enthusiasm really has paid off. We are extremely grateful for their fantastic support.”