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Steve Wright
It Pays to be Insured
Posted on Tuesday 6th September, 2016 by Steve Wright

Russell Scanlan’s claims department is enjoying a great deal of success, acting on behalf of clients and securing pay-outs for a wide cross section of clients. In the last two years, nearly £8 million has been secured on behalf of clients. Claims manager, Steve Wright, has worked with many individuals…

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Simon Monahan
Ethical Hacking – A different approach to tackle the hackers
Posted on Tuesday 6th September, 2016 by Simon Monahan

Cyber-crime is constantly in the headlines and many businesses, especially SMEs, remain at risk from an attack. The average cost of an attack on a small business can be anything between £75,000 to £311,000.  Could one innovative solution be to get an expert to hack into your business’s systems?  …

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Bryan Banbury
Marine Cargo Insurance: It’s as easy as A,B,Sea
Posted on Tuesday 6th September, 2016 by Bryan Banbury

UK businesses sold over £150bn goods to countries outside the EU last year and over £130bn to the EU member states; and ninety-five per cent of British goods imported or exported come in and out of our ports.  These impressive figures not only show the importance of the UK…

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Sharron Torr
Changes to ​No Claims Discount Protection
Posted on Thursday 18th August, 2016 by Sharron Torr

New rules for selling No Claims Discount (NCD) Protection cover. The Competitions & Marketing Authority (CMA) Private Motor Insurance Order comes into force from August 1st 2016 and introduces new rules for selling No Claims Discount (NCD) Protection cover. A study carried out by the CMA highlighted that NCD Protection is one…

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Sharron Torr
Honesty is the Best Policy for Travel Insurance
Posted on Thursday 18th August, 2016 by Sharron Torr

Recent research carried out by comparison website MoneySuperMarket has found that one in ten (12 per cent) Brits with a pre-existing medical condition are running the risk of invalidating their travel insurance policy by not declaring it. The report found that nearly half (45 per cent) of those planning to travel have…

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Andrew Jenkins
Beware garden thieves eyeing up your valuables in the summer
Posted on Thursday 18th August, 2016 by Andrew Jenkins

As the school holidays get into full swing and the hotter weather becomes more prolonged, it’s an ideal time for opportunistic thieves to set their sights on valuable items in gardens. From family bikes and expensive lawn mowers to garden furniture and top of the range barbecues, the garden…

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Mike Dickinson
When it rains it pours!
Posted on Thursday 14th July, 2016 by Mike Dickinson

June was the wettest month on record since records began in 1910. Some places saw a third of a month’s worth of rain in just one hour! Flood damage to businesses in Cumbria over the past year is predicted to cost the local economy a staggering £500 million[1].This is just…

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Mike Dickinson
Further fallout from the fall of employment tribunal costs?
Posted on Thursday 14th July, 2016 by Mike Dickinson

In an ideal world, businesses don’t expect legal action to be taken against them by employees, customers or suppliers. For the more prudent, they manage this risk and ensure they have the processes and systems in place to make sure such action is minimised and unlikely. Be aware that,…

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Bryan Banbury
Brexit: Rising to the challenges ahead
Posted on Thursday 14th July, 2016 by Bryan Banbury

After months of speculation and campaigning, Britain has voted to leave the EU with 17.4 million in favour of leaving and 16.1 million in favour of staying in. Whether you were In or Out, the decision has now been made. For many, ending the uncertainty was very important. However, in the…

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Bryan Banbury
Take The Cyber-Crime Test
Posted on Thursday 9th June, 2016 by Bryan Banbury

We have been advising an increasing number of our clients on the critical issue of cyber crime in recent months. So I was particularly intrigued to read recently about a new test that companies in the East Midlands can take to check how cyber aware they are. EEF, the manufacturers’…

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