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Curtis Banks welcomes Elmer to launch internal design competition

Some of the Curtis Banks team, with Norman Lloyd, Jo Beattie and Elmer

Curtis Banks’ CSR team have created a buzz about all things Elmer around their office by welcoming a very special guest to launch an internal design competition aimed at engaging staff and their families with Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk for 2019.

The self-invested pension specialists located on Princes Street in the heart of Ipswich, introduced staff to Elmer by giving them the opportunity to have their photos taken with an Elmer the Patchwork Elephant sculpture in their office.

Elmer’s visit to Curtis Banks officially opened the pension provider’s internal design competition giving staff and their families the opportunity to get creative with their own designs for Elmer. Elmer design templates have been printed and positioned in breakout areas around the office for staff to take home to their families. The aim is to cover the walls of the office’s numerous breakout areas with the designs, with Elmer-related prizes awarded to the top 5 designs.

As well as encouraging and increasing staff engagement with Elmer via its internal design competition, the company has pledged to support any budding artists who wish to submit designs for consideration to the Parade’s official call for artists.

As a key sponsor of Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk in 2019, Curtis Banks is committed to engaging staff to maximise their involvement and fundraising efforts for St Elizabeth Hospice. The long-standing Ipswich-based firm has been a frequent supporter of the hospice over recent years and has already committed to supporting the hospice in 2019.

Jane Ridgley, Chief Operating Officer, Curtis Banks commented on the SIPP provider’s involvement in Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk 2019:

“Curtis Banks is delighted to be part of Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk. As Suffolk Life we supported St Elizabeth Hospice many times over the years, and the visual impact of Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk is a great way to provide support under our new name of Curtis Banks. St Elizabeth Hospice’s care and support has been invaluable to the families of some of our staff, and we’re determined to make our involvement a real success to help benefit such a worthwhile cause.”

Norman Lloyd, Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk Campaign Manager, added:

“It is great to work with a company like Curtis Banks who are so enthusiastic in their support. It will be really interesting to see what designs their staff and families come up with, hopefully some may be involved in our learning programme already and could put them to good use there!”

If you’ve been inspired to unleash your creativity, then don’t forget there’s just four weeks remaining to submit your designs – visit the Artists page for more information.


Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk - A Wild in Art event in support of St Elizabeth Hospice

Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk – A Wild in Art event in support of St Elizabeth Hospice