bonfire night

Preparing for Bonfire and Firework Events

And so the firework season begins… Fireworks are now used widely across many public, corporate and charity events throughout the season and well into the New Year. If you or your organisation are holding a public or private event where fireworks will be used, it is important to remind those involved of some simple precautions […]

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Make sure your charity is protected from Financial Fraud and Cyber Crime

Financial crime is becoming an ever more present risk with fraudsters sending out a high number of phishing emails to personal and business email addresses every day. These take many formats, perhaps a supposed supplier apparently changing their bank details or an email purporting to be from your CEO requesting an urgent payment. Telephone based […]

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Protecting your assets

Without entering in to a debate around the nature of the consumerism led, capitalist society that we live in, how much of our time do we dedicate to work and the accumulation of money to pay for our houses and everything that goes inside it. It strikes me that we spend the first six or […]

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Engineering Inspection – ‘A Common Mistake’

Not a week seems to go by when I don’t explain the difference between ‘servicing’ and ‘statutory inspection’ in relation to items of plant. There is often confusion within organisations as to whether they are having items inspected in accordance with Legislation or not. Many organisations believe that they are adhering to the Legislation when […]

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Cyber crime, don’t get caught out!

Cyber crime seems to be the phrase on the lips of many involved in IT and indeed many who aren’t. We have all seen the high profile cases in the press involving multi-national organisations and the attacks they are faced with. Cyber Crime has now overtaken physical theft as the most common criminal offence in […]

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Reducing the cost of whiplash claims

Don’t Be Driven to Distraction

75% of all collisions occur at speeds of less than 20 miles per hour, in city traffic, with many being associated with rear-end collisions.* A common cause of these crashes is driver distraction, which, in the age of mobile technology, is only getting more prevalent. A lot of these low-speed collisions are also associated with […]

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Organising an event? Ensure you have the correct cover in place.

With the summer now upon us, there will be many events and exhibitions taking place and, while it can often just be an afterthought, insurance cover is essential for organisers. Injury to participants in events or to members of the public can very easily run in to £10,000s. It is also important that organisers consider […]

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Ensure your property is kept safe when unoccupied

Properties can be unoccupied for many reasons including working away, during probate, elderly relatives moving into care, or with the holiday season fast approaching you may be lucky enough to be going on an extended break. Unoccupied properties carry greater risks, from burglary, vandalism and the resultant damage from burst pipes to name a few. […]

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Driving Licence check

Staff driving your business – by John Goodacre, Account Executive at D E Ford Insurance Brokers

Staff driving your business – are you aware if your employees are driving when banned? If you have employees who drive on behalf of your organisation, how often are you carrying out driving licence checks? The DVLA currently states it is up to you as an employer to check your employee’s driving licences with a […]

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John Goodacre, Commercial Account Executive at D E Ford Insurance Brokers

Is your organisation GDPR ready? by John Goodacre, Account Executive

I’m sure by now you’ve all heard something about GDPR and that it will be coming into effect next month on the 25th May. But what does this mean for your organisation and what should you be doing going forwards? Put quite simply, it could mean a change in the ways in which you collect, […]

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