Lloyd's Community Programme -
Having been established for over 30 years, BMS is very much part of the London Market community. We get a great deal from that community and are always looking for ways to give something back
The Lloyd’s Community Programme (LCP) was established over 20 years ago. It offers businesses within the market the opportunity to participate in initiatives that will benefit the local community, particularly supporting the development of schools and the young people in the East London area, which is just on our doorstep.
The LCP has a special relationship with the Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership, helping to identify projects and ideas where a real difference can be made.
In 2007, after an inspiring LCP presentation to BMS staff, one of our long-serving members of staff, Jeff Martin, applied to become a Governor of Old Ford Primary School (OFPS), the largest primary school in Tower Hamlets.
In 2008, 9 BMS staff volunteered and were trained to become reading partners at the school. These volunteers now spend one lunchtime a week partnering with a Year 6 pupil who the school has identified would benefit from having one-to-one reading sessions.
As you will see in the Our People section and the video above, the staff of BMS have given their time, but gained a great deal more in return. The scheme has proved extremely popular, with new volunteers joining each year.
Please follow the link to a letter written by Kevin Jones, Assistant Head Teacher at Old Ford Primary School and Year 6 co-ordinator. He puts into context the work that our staff do and the real value and benefits that derive from this. Download Kevin's Story