Tag Archives: construction


Architectural Security – Designing out crime
September 17, 2018

Architectural Security – Designing out crime

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If you have been considering a new home build or significant renovation of your property then it is likely that you will begin to seek the expert direction of architects, planners, builders and your insurance broker. In fact, many homeowners are reluctant to consider installing these security systems due to their unsightly nature. However, it…

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With over 100 years combined experience, Ascend’s team are the specialists you need!
September 12, 2018

With over 100 years combined experience, Ascend’s team are the specialists you need!

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Policy Wording – Boring? Yes. But important. Of all insurances, those for Contractors are generally the most complex and most in need of specialist knowledge in their arrangement. I am willing to bet: Your Contractors policy wording (Liability and Contractors All Risks) isn’t the best. Why? Because you have your insurer’s standard policy wording and…

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Ascend Charity Skydive Team Raise £1,600
May 23, 2018

Ascend Charity Skydive Team Raise £1,600

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On Saturday 19th May Max Collins & James Kemsley completed a 13,000ft Skydive on behalf of local Charity CHESS Homesless. The event took place at Beccles Airfield, Suffolk at UK Parachuting with the team raising over £1,600 from donations. Thank you. Still time to donate  Watch Skydive Trailer CHESS is a small charity which has…

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Plant Insurance – (the bit that dropped off)
April 3, 2018

Plant Insurance – (the bit that dropped off)

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It seems that most Contractors (and their brokers) are quite unaware that the cover they buy for Plant and Hired-in Plant is far from the best. Perhaps 99% of Contractors have their Plant and Hired-in Plant insured under a standard Contractors All Risks policy and if you are one of them just ask yourself, does…

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Business Description – A Cautionary Tale
February 12, 2018

Business Description – A Cautionary Tale

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Does your business description on your policy documentation fully describe all your business activities? We often discover inaccurate or incorrect descriptions which could make a policy void in the event of a claim, we explain more ….. A man is working on a building site somewhere in Essex. A trained operator, he is digging a hole…

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Construction mistakes – The use of subcontractors
February 4, 2018

Construction mistakes – The use of subcontractors

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Ian Lawley, Technical Director at Ascend Broking highlights some areas that need consideration when employing subcontractors and the potential exposure to your insurance arrangements. Many clients use subcontractors in the course of their business. This is quite normal of course and the client will expect to be insured for their use. But do they know…

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Engineering Inspection Insurance
January 11, 2018

Engineering Inspection Insurance

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Engineering inspection of plant and machinery is essential to ensure the safety of employees and the general public. It will also ensure your business meets the statutory requirements for workplaces in the UK. Evidence of compliance with health and safety law is very important if customers are to avoid interventions from the HSE. An engineering…

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New Year Resolution No. 1 – underinsurance and how it can leave your business seriously exposed
January 4, 2018

New Year Resolution No. 1 – underinsurance and how it can leave your business seriously exposed

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As part of our New Year resolution tips we tackle underinsurance. Many businesses find themselves underinsured at a time of loss and only receive a fraction of the true value of a claim. It is thought that up to 80% of the UK’s commercial properties are underinsured and 40% of businesses underinsure their business interruption…

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Ascend Monthly Newsletter December 2017
December 29, 2017

Ascend Monthly Newsletter December 2017

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In this month’s newsletter we cover: – Ascend 24/7 – Launch of telematics equipped cars – Preparing for winter – What you need to know about GDPR – Cyber insurance – Simon Horton joins Read The Full Newsletter Online Contact one of our consultants to find out more on any matter. 01245 449060 info@ascendbroking.co.uk

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Simon Horton joins Ascend to head up Transportation & Logistics
December 21, 2017

Simon Horton joins Ascend to head up Transportation & Logistics

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We are pleased to announce that Simon Horton has joined Ascend as Transportation & Logistics Director  to oversee our continued growth in the haulage, car transportation, freight and associated trades. Simon has over 20 years transportation broking experience having held a number of high profile market positions, most recently as deputy managing director at Arthur…

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