Winter: A risk management guide for commercial clients
December 9, 2019

Winter: A risk management guide for commercial clients

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Working with Aviva we are please to enclose a guide to winter risk management –  you will find information on common risks, from extreme weather damaging buildings and causing dangerous driving conditions, to keeping your staff safe. Working with the Aviva Risk Management Solutions team please find enclosed the guide to winter risk management. In…

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Water damage: A risk management guide
December 5, 2019

Water damage: A risk management guide

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Water leaks can cause untold damage and disruption commercially – accounting for approximately a third of all claims by value. Working with the Aviva Risk Management Solutions team the enclosed guide to water damage has been prepared – which is especially apt over the winter season. In our guide you’ll find advice on how to…

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Ascend Movember challenge update
December 2, 2019

Ascend Movember challenge update

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Ascend Movember Challenge This November we are taking part in this year’s Movember challenge by launching an in-office Freddie Mercury tribute moustache-growing competition. May the best facial hair win! Looking towards 2020, we at Ascend Broking have lots up our sleeves as we continue to support the local community. Watch this space! Week one of… Read more
Insurance Times Awards Double Win
November 30, 2019

Insurance Times Awards Double Win

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Ascend crowned gold winner in Customer Champion of the Year 2019 and bronze in Independent Broker of the Year The Insurance Times awards are often referred to as the Oscars for the general insurance industry and this year the ceremony took place at the spectacular Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s West End on 22nd November…

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What are the risks of in-home deliveries?
November 29, 2019

What are the risks of in-home deliveries?

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While many customers might welcome the greater flexibility offered by in-home delivery services, there are also potential risk implications. For example: • Theft • Accidental damage to property • Malicious/criminal damage • Injury to a delivery driver (e.g. a trip or slip), which could lead to a personal injury claim   Theft could be a…

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Ascend Broking Olympic Abseiling for RDA
November 28, 2019

Ascend Broking Olympic Abseiling for RDA

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In September, two intrepid members of our team – Edwin Carter and Katherine Smithers – braved the elements to abseil down the side of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, London. Raising £500 for Little Belsteads. Katherine said it was ‘a hair-raising experience but an exhilarating one’ – not one she would like to ‘repeat too… Read more
Ascend stables open at Little Belsteads
November 28, 2019

Ascend stables open at Little Belsteads

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The opening of the Ascend stables at Little Belsteads RDA in Little Waltham, Chelmsford, Essex. Ascend Broking & Little Belsteads RDA attend the opening of the new stables. Belsteads RDA is a registered charity that was inspired to provide interaction and riding opportunities to children with disabilities all over Essex. Based at The Belsteads School,… Read more
Do you have HGV’s that go into London?
November 23, 2019

Do you have HGV’s that go into London?

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New rules regarding safety permits for vehicles over 12 tonne come into force in October 2020. London has the highest number of cyclist v HGV accidents in the country, nearly twice the national average. From October 2020 all vehicles (other than exemptions) over 12 tonne will need a safety permit to operate in London. Firstly,…

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Recent Essex Magazine Article November 2019
November 23, 2019

Recent Essex Magazine Article November 2019

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We recently featured in the Essex Magazine following the launch of our high net worth & wealth management service – Ascend Executive. Essex insurance broker Ascend Broking goes from strength to strength      

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Ascend Nuclear 7.5km Mud run
November 22, 2019

Ascend Nuclear 7.5km Mud run

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5 members of staff recently completed the Nuclear 7.5km obstacle course in Kelvedon Hatch in very wet and muddy conditions. Matt Price, Alex Patten, Katherine Smithers, Max Collins and Eddie Carter excelled themselves by completing the last Nuclear 7.5km run of the year in horrendous conditions over farmland in Ongar on 3rd November 2019. In… Read more