Rothbury Announces Regional Scholarship Winner

Published Date: 06th Oct 2017 | Category: News

Last night equestrian rider Samantha Felton was named Rothbury Life's Regional Scholarship winner 2017.

Samantha will receive $5,000 to help her pursue her dream of making New Zealand proud at the 2020 Olympic Games and 2022 World Equestrian Games.

Samantha says she will use the money to help fund her travels.

“There’s nothing more that I want in the world than to make our country proud at both the Olympic and World Equestrian Games and I’m very grateful to Rothbury for their support and for believing in me”, she said.

Samantha is 30th in the world eventing rankings and is a member of the New Zealand Future Potential Recognition Squad.

Rothbury Life has been giving out scholarships since 2007 and Samantha will be the insurance broker’s eleventh recipient. The Regional Scholarships are part of the wider AMP Scholarship Programme and offered by a number of Adviser Businesses in the AMP Financial Adviser Network.

Rothbury Life’s Chief Executive Officer Jon O’Connor says, “These scholarships are just one of the ways we give back to the communities we work in. The Rothbury team also supports a lot of great work being done by non-profit organisations across the country.”

“We’re very committed to the scholarship programme and so proud of all our winners and what they’ve achieved, and continue to achieve.”

For more information contact:

Danette Hunter
Marketing & Communications Partner
Rothbury Insurance Brokers
Ph: +64 9 580 8453

About Rothbury -

Established in 1950, Rothbury is today one of New Zealand’s leading insurance broking groups with 16 broking locations nationwide and 40,000 clients serviced by over 250 staff. Rothbury was the winner of the Large Broking Company of the Year at the New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and finalist in the IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Awards each year from 2013 to 2017.

Rothbury delivers commercial insurance solutions to small, medium and large enterprises and protects the assets of thousands of individuals. Rothbury prides itself on providing personalised service, smart solutions, quick action and commitment. The company’s ownership structure offers clients the security of a larger firm with the commitment of a local owner.

Through its partnership with Lifetime Group, Rothbury Life offers advice on loans, life insurance, investment and mortgage solutions. Along with broking services, Rothbury also owns a number of underwriting agencies including Classic Cover, Covi Insurance and Go Cover Car Insurance.

Rothbury is a member of The Steadfast Group, the largest general insurance broker network in Australia and New Zealand. Comprised of 340+ brokerages with 1,100+ offices, the group generated over A$6 billion in sales in FY2017.

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