IncomeMax

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IncomeMax
Founded2009; 13 years ago (2009)
FounderLee Healey
HeadquartersRomford, Great Britain
Key people
Lee Healey
Number of employees
11-50 employees
Websiteincomemax.org.uk

IncomeMax is a social enterprise and financial services company based in Romford, Great Britain. The company offers services related to financial advice, benefit entitlement checks, benefits, employment, debt, energy, water, and welfare. The company has had partnerships with large corporate brands and non-profit organisations.

History

IncomeMax was founded by Lee Healey in 2009.[1] Healey started a music events business and worked as a DJ at 18.[2] He worked for the Department of Welfare and Pensions (DWP) as a decision-maker at age 19 and worked in that position from 1993 to 1997.[3] Heeley worked as a benefits adviser for the Disablement Association of Barking & Dagenham (DABD) until 2001.[4] He worked as a benefits adviser trainer for a time before going back to the DABD.[5] His second stint with the charity ended in 2009 when he decided to start his own company.[6] He earned a certificate in Money Advice Practice from Staffordshire University.[7]

Healey founded IncomeMax to help people obtain funds and attain financial stability and resilience through financial advice.[8]

IncomeMax has made over 500,000 phone calls to vulnerable customers.[9] Currently, the company has helped more than 130,000 families and has generated over 30 million pounds in extra income for their customers.[10]

IncomeMax has garnered support and worked with organisations such as Nationwide Building Society, EDF Energy, SSE, Vanquis Bank, Southern Water, Agility Eco, and StepChange.[11] The company has also partnered with non-profit organisations like Money Advice Liaison Group and The British Gas Energy Trust.[12]

Services and Products

  • Financial Advice[8]
  • Welfare System Navigation[1]
  • Grants for Vulnerable Individuals and Families[11]
  • Benefits Overview[13]
  • Debt Advice[13]
  • Personal Independence Payment[1]
  • Employment and Support Allowance[1]

Awards and Recognition

  • Innovation and Technology Award - 2022 British Credit Awards[14]
  • 2021 Nesta Rapid Recovery Challenge[15]
  • Best Outsourcing & Partnership Initiative: Vulnerable Customer Solutions (2020 Credit Awards[15]
  • Vulnerable Customer Strategy of the Year: Debt Advice (2020 Credit Awards)[15]
  • Commended by the Parliamentary Review Finance Edition (2016 &2017)[2]
  • 2012 Social Enterprise Development Awards[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "How IncomeMax Is Addressing A Need in Generating New Income". portlandinquirer.com. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Spotlight: IncomeMax Founder and CEO Lee Healey's journey from DJing to building a multi-award winning social enterprise". arlingtonchronicle. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  3. "Q&A with IncomeMax CEO and Founder Lee Healey". losangelesinquirer.com. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  4. "Q&A with IncomeMax CEO and Founder Lee Healey". austininquirer.com. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  5. "Q&A with IncomeMax CEO and Founder Lee Healey". denverreporter.com. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  6. "Q&A with IncomeMax CEO and Founder Lee Healey". portlandinquirer.com. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  7. "Q&A with IncomeMax CEO and Founder Lee Healey". oaklandgazette.com. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "How IncomeMax is working with its customers in finding ways to increase their income". oaklandgazette.com. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  9. "IncomeMax: Review 2022". dallassentinel.com. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  10. "How IncomeMax provides independent personal money advice to help you take control finances". stlouisgazette.com. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Bower, Baden. "How IncomeMax provides independent personal money advice to help you take control finances". Digital Journal. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  12. "How IncomeMax is working with its customers in finding ways to increase their income". lasvegasinquirer.com. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "How IncomeMax Is Addressing A Need in Generating New Income". fresnoinquirer.com. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  14. "Meet IncomeMax, the social enterprise helping vulnerable people across the UK find new income". oaklandgazette.com. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Bower, Baden. "IncomeMax reaches more than 100,000 vulnerable individuals nationwide". Digital Journal. Retrieved 4 November 2022.