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Crystal-clear day

On Friday 30 June 2000, we celebrated our first Crystal-clear day. This was a formal ceremony for Crystal Mark holders at Manchester United's stadium, Old Trafford. We presented special certificates to the following organisations for earning a landmark number of Crystal Marks.

Aon Adjudication Services Norweb collect their gold certificate Boots Pensions collect their award


Platinum certificate (100 Crystal Marks or more)

  • AXA Sun Life
  • NatWest Bank

Gold certificate (50 Crystal Marks or more)

  • Cornhill Life plc
  • National Power (formerly Midlands Electricity Board)
  • Norweb

Silver certificate (25 Crystal Marks or more)

  • Birmingham Specialist Community Health NHS Trust
  • Cambridge City Council
  • Consolidated and Financial Insurance Group
  • DAS Legal Expenses Insurance
  • Lawclub Legal Protection
  • London Borough of Redbridge
  • Newcastle City Council
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Pinnacle Insurance
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited
  • Scottish Power
  • Searle

We also presented special bronze certificates to organisations that had not yet earned 25 Crystal Marks, but have made a particularly notable effort towards plain English:

  • The Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority for their tireless crusade for plain English throughout the pensions world.
  • Boots Pensions for sheer determination in working towards crystal-clear documents.
  • Colonial Financial Services UK for their support in making Plain English Campaign's A to Z guide available to everybody.

Also at the ceremony, Aon Adjudication Services collected the Honesty Mark earned by their complaints pack.

Plain English Champions

To mark Crystal-clear day, we honoured the first seven entrants to our 'hall of fame' for personal contribution to the crusade for plain English.

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