Tag Archives: construction


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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Covernotes Winter 2017 Newsletter
December 21, 2017

Covernotes Winter 2017 Newsletter

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Winter 2017 Newsletter Please download our winter 2017 newsletter Winter covernotes 2017 In this months Covernotes we cover:- Motor Vehicles: the new instruments of terror Weather-proof your business against the winter Social engineering, spear phishing, whaling…the latest trends in cyber-crime Are you GDPR ready? Recovering after a flood How would you handle a product recall? […]

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Self Insurance – A boost to your cash flow – but is it also risky?
June 5, 2017

Self Insurance – A boost to your cash flow – but is it also risky?

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For larger more complex clients self-insuring can be a very effective means to enhance cash flow or insure parts of their operations that are difficult or very expensive in the traditional insurance market, but is not without risk. One option for businesses with a strong balance sheet is to look at their own self retention […]

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Construction industry data is more valuable than you think
May 16, 2017

Construction industry data is more valuable than you think

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Think about your client base, the sensitive information that you hold on current, past and future projects. The leaking of market-sensitive information, intellectual property or other confidential information could have serious financial consequences which could cause your business  highly publicised and embarrassing public relations, or worse, these security breaches could cost your business lost clients, […]

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All you need to know about collateral warranties
May 12, 2017

All you need to know about collateral warranties

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When dealing with construction projects and contracts we often hear about Collateral Warranties. But what are these and what do they mean for your insurance programme? Collateral Warranties are used due to extend the responsabilities beyond contractual obligations towards third parties involved within a certain project. However, how can your business be certain that your […]

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