Flood Re searches for Local Heroes!

Do you know a Local Hero worthy of national recognition?

We are on the search to recognise individuals or community groups who have shown leadership and resilience around their flood relief efforts.

Do you know someone or a group who has been a pillar of strength for flood action in your area? Have they really made a difference on the ground? Through some of the toughest times of flooding, have they helped you out? Perhaps your Local Hero rallied the troops in a time of need after being flooded, maybe they have been leading the way for better flood protection in your area or even offered you a home when yours was being repaired?

If this describes someone you know and you would like them to be celebrated for their fantastic support then put them forward for their chance to be crowned one of Flood Re’s Local Heroes and receive nationwide recognition. The winner will also be rewarded with £10,000 to benefit their local community.

Entries have now closed and the judging process of the nominations have begun. The shortlisted nominees will be notified shortly and will be invited to a national awards ceremony on 28th November in London.

Please see terms and conditions for more information.

Check out our blog section for entry hints and tips!

The Judges

Alastair Ross ABI, Assistant Director, Head of Public Policy (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)

Alastair is a member of the Public Affairs team responsible for the ABI’s engagement with the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, the Northern Ireland Assembly, and their respective administrations. He is a member of the Scottish Government’s Flood Resilient Homes advisory group and also works closely with governments and environment agencies in Wales and Northern Ireland. Alastair joined the ABI in March 2016 from Pinsent Masons LLP where he was Director of Public Policy for the law firm, advising clients on public affairs issues at Holyrood and Westminster. Prior to that Alastair was a Government Relations Executive at HBOS and also worked in PR and newspapers. He has a degree in History and Politics from the University of Aberdeen, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, and an alumnus of the US Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Programme.

Andy Bord Flood Re, Chief Executive Officer

Andy Bord is the Chief Executive Officer of Flood Re. He is an experienced business leader with insurance and telecommunications expertise. Having previously worked for Capita, Staysure, BGL Group and Vodafone UK, Mr Bord brings a significant amount of experience in high-profile, consumer facing businesses to the role.

Mary Dhonau OBE Chair of The Flood Protection Group Property Care Association and Chief Executive of the Know Your Flood Risk Campaign

Having suffered the appalling consequences of being flooded myself of many occasions, Mary has made it her mission in life to raise awareness of flood risk. She is well known as a passionate flood resilience campaigner.

James Reader Covea Insurance, Chief Executive

James was appointed Chief Executive in October 2012 and is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the business.

Prior to the formation of Covéa Insurance, James was Managing Director of Provident Insurance. Having joined Provident in October 2003 as Head of Finance, James was appointed Finance Director in January 2007, before being appointed Managing Director in October 2008 and leading the company through its acquisition by Covéa in 2011.

James has a degree in Engineering from Lancaster University and is a Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining Provident Insurance, he was with Ernst & Young for 11 years.

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