WHAT IS CLUB 100?
HISTORY OF THE AMPERSAND
The origin of the ampersand can be traced back to the Latin word ‘et’, meaning ‘and’. The E and the T that make up this word were occasionally written together to form a ligature (a character consisting of two or more joined letters). Writing the word this way saved the writer time, with one letter flowing seamlessly into the next – a form of cursive or joined-up writing.
It’s impossible to say precisely when the symbol was first written down, but an early example has been found as graffiti on a wall in Italy around 100 AD.
Our ampersand, the connection between INClusivity and COllaboration, is a symbol of how we as a Group welcome everyone, regardless of gender, ethnicity, and diverse views. Through this mutual connection, we collaborate and work together towards a shared vision and common goals.
We’ve taken inspiration from the origins of the ampersand to create one destination for all your company benefits.
Welcome to Club 100.