A number of last season’s kits have been donated by Chelmsford City and Ascend, to KitAid.

KitAid is a national charity, in its 25th Anniversary Year, dedicated to finding a new home for unwanted kit & equipment in areas of the world where football is loved, but participation is hampered due to limited accessibility to football kits and equipment. KitAid works with projects supporting some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable communities in the world – projects supporting education, skills training and those seeking to prevent harm, and has sent more than a million kits to over 55 countries.

Nov 23

KitAid chelmsford city

We believe a better working world is one where economic growth is sustainable and inclusive. We work continuously to improve the quality of all our services, investing in our people and innovation. 

At Ascend, our purpose is Building a better working world.  We engage in personal development, work in the community and the insights and quality services we provide help build trust and confidence in the insurance sector.

Our goal is to develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our community.

Aug 23


Ascend Golf Day

Ascend held a charity golf day at Bunsay Downs Golf Course  with clients to raise money for MS-UK, Kids Inspire and Havens Hospice.

We had a great time playing golf and raising money for these amazing local causes help those in need of extra support.
This was also a great opportunity for local business directors to network with one and other as well as our team.
Awards one on the day went to:
  • Chelmsford City’s Phil Crowe with nearest to the pin
  • Longest drive went to Billy Everett
  • Lawrence’s team won the golf day  


The team raised £300

Date 27/10/2023

3 new starters join the Ascend Academy


Ascend Claims

On 04/08/2023 Ascend broking had 3 new apprentices join pursuing their career in insurance and working toward their CII qualification 

The Apprentices:

He is a keen sportsman who currently plays for Chelmsford City FC 1st team. Freddie has joined the finance department and is currently studying for his AAT qualification.


Reece joined Ascend and moved into a sales/ broking support role. He is a rugby player for local rugby team and also enjoys playing golf when he can find the time.


Ethan has joined Ascend’s Claims Department helping to drive our customer-first service. In his spare time, Ethan enjoys parkour and acrobatics.

Wear it Pink Day!

The 18th of October is Wear it Pink Day. This day was started by the Breast Cancer Now Charity to raise awareness for breast cancer. Everyone in the Ascend office came in wearing pink, and raised money by entering a prize draw that was ran by the staff. In total we raised £245 for Breast Cancer Now. 

Everyone came together in the office to do their part, weather it was just wearing an item of pink, buying wigs and pink decorations, or even baking pink cakes, everyone played a part to make the day the great success that it was. 

Raising awareness for breast cancer is of upmost importance. This is not only because it is once of the most common forms of cancer, but also because early detection of breast cancer can significantly improve survival rates.

Kids Inspire Quiz Night


We are delighted to announce that Kids Inspire (registered charity number 1129513) will once again be our Charity of the Year for 2023.

Ascend will be raising money in aid of Kids Inspire through various fundraising efforts, from taking part in physical challenges, adrenaline packed fundraisers, fundraising events and also attending events held by the charity themselves.

Kids Inspire, based locally to Ascend in Chelmsford, provide mental health and trauma recovery support for children, young people and their families through a range of therapeutic and community activities, promoting resilience, self-awareness, and relationship building to empower more positive life choices.

The founder of Kids Inspire, Sue Bell, identified the lack of support for children who are victims of distress, abuse and neglect as a key issue and proved that these children could have a positive intervention before they engaged in criminal or dangerous activities from the result of previous traumas.

Team Ascend