Author: Melissa Cox


May 12, 2022

BIBA Manchester

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Ascend attend the British Insurance Brokers’ Association The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) is the UK’s leading general insurance intermediary organisation representing the interests of insurance brokers, intermediaries and their customers. BIBA membership includes around 1800 regulated firms, employing more than 100,000 staff. General insurance brokers contribute 1% of GDP to the UK economy; they…

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May 3, 2022

What are your self-insurance options?

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What are your self-insurance options? Self-insurance is one way businesses can maintain some control over their own risks, while still being able to purchase protection at higher entry levels when needed, through an insurer – at rates much lower than those offered by traditional programmes.   What can self-insurance programmes cover? Almost any type of…

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May 1, 2022

D&O insurance explained

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D&O insurance explained D&O insurance policies offer liability cover for company managers to protect them from claims which may arise from the decisions and actions taken within the scope of their regular duties. 5 key insurance issues Increased corporate governance means more D&O exposures D&O insurance covers claims resulting from managerial decisions that have adverse…

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April 27, 2022

How to get redundancy right

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How to get redundancy right Last month P&O Ferries found themselves in deep water after dismissing 800 of their employees without notice via a video message. Redundancy is a tricky issue to navigate, here’s how to make it as painless as possible for both employer and employee: Is redundancy appropriate? To follow a fair redundancy…

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April 26, 2022

Ascend Broking Newsletter Spring 2022

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Ascend Broking Covernotes Spring 2022 Explaining issues that affect your insurance In this issue Business Interruption Construction Delays Martyn’s Law Flooding Is it covered? DOWNLOAD COVERNOTES Business success typically relies on a business carrying out its planned activities uninterrupted. It can, therefore, be beneficial to have insurance to cover lost income, should an unexpected event prevent…

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April 11, 2022

Ascend is shortlisted at The British Insurance Awards 2022

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Ascend is shortlisted at The British Insurance Awards 2022 for Commercial Broker SME/Mid-Corporate of the Year   About the British Insurance Awards The British Insurance Awards celebrate ingenuity and exceptional achievements in the UK insurance industry over the past 12-18 months. Their aim is to put the spotlight on companies that are embracing innovation and…

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April 4, 2022

Spring risk management bulletin

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In conjunction with Aviva we have prepared an interactive spring risk management guide on how you can take reasonable precautions to protect your business against the common risks encountered in the spring months. DOWNLOAD RISK MANAGEMENT GUIDE This edition focuses on: Simple risk assessment advice specifically for the season Assessing how equipped you are Understanding…

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April 1, 2022

Our Why…

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Our Why This year, we want to support another local charity that focuses on children and families in the local community. Having read what Kids Inspire are doing, we jumped at the chance to make them our charity of the year! Three of our team have decided to take up the challenge to cycle from… Read more
March 31, 2022

5 key areas you need to be aware of for spring

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5 key areas you need to be aware of for spring – An Aviva Risk Management Solutions guide: April showers The UK continues to experience unpredictable extremes of weather as climate change becomes more of a factor. Spring 2020 was the sunniest ever recorded, but we only have to look back to spring 2012, where…

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March 31, 2022

Two-fifths of London firms at risk of climate-fuelled flash floods

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Two-fifths of London firms at risk of climate-fuelled flash floods London is facing an increasingly urgent problem as climate change increases the risk of flash floods. The capital’s 42% at-risk commercial buildings are vulnerable to surface water flooding, which caused chaos last summer when torrential downpours hit London. Imagine a city where every commercial or…

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