What is a virtual fleet manager, and why do you need one?
January 20, 2022

What is a virtual fleet manager, and why do you need one?

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What is a virtual fleet manager, and why do you need one? A virtual fleet manager is an invaluable tool for business owners who rely on a large number of vehicles to conduct their operations. By using a virtual fleet manager, business owners can improve their efficiency and optimise their resources. In this blog post,…

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Brexit causing more distribution delays in 2022
January 19, 2022

Brexit causing more distribution delays in 2022

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Brexit causing more distribution delays in 2022   Some lorries bringing goods from the EU to the UK have been stuck at the border for four days. The disruption has been blamed on “terrible” new Brexit red. Truck drivers have reported queueing for up to eight hours trying to get through customs controls at the…

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Big issues facing the UK haulage industry in 2022
January 19, 2022

Big issues facing the UK haulage industry in 2022

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Big issues facing the UK haulage industry in 2022 Covid and Brexit will continue to affect the industry in 2022, but there are other questions in the UK haulage industry that will unravel as the year goes on.   Newly trained HGV drivers – will they be in it for the long haul? The UK’s…

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Chubb Insurance Company launch a new Risk Management Guide
January 17, 2022

Chubb Insurance Company launch a new Risk Management Guide

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Chubb Insurance Company launch a new Risk Management Guide, designed specifically and business involved in the technology sector.   The technology industry is fast moving and in today’s environment, technology companies are constantly exposed to a multitude of known and unforeseen risks. The aim of this guide is to highlight the challenges faced by you…

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Welcome, Steven Gillespie, to the Ascend team!
January 12, 2022

Welcome, Steven Gillespie, to the Ascend team!

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Welcome, Steven! We are delighted to announce the addition of Steven Gillespie to Ascend Broking as an Account Executive.   Steven joined Ascend in December 2021, having previously worked at Devitt Insurance for 8 years across multiple departments including Personal Lines, High Net Worth and Commercial. He has a keen interest in the Motor Trade…

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Bad weather – the need for a sound fleet policy
December 30, 2021

Bad weather – the need for a sound fleet policy

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Bad weather reinforces the need for sound fleet policy   Winter weather fleet policy Significant storms, like many we have witnessed in recent years, and bad wintry weather prevent many workers from being able to report for work, creating significant declines in revenue for the duration of the bad weather, or even for a longer…

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How to safely walk on ice
December 28, 2021

How to safely walk on ice

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Winter is coming…! And with it, undoubtedly, will be periods of snow and ice, not only providing jeopardy on our roads, but posing an issue when it comes to walking anywhere.   All it takes is for you to step incorrectly onto an icy patch and you can fall over. While the odd stumble may…

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Is your business ready for winter?
December 23, 2021

Is your business ready for winter?

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With temperatures dipping and heavy rain in the forecast, many businesses could find themselves unprepared when normal winter weather suddenly turns extreme.   A severe cold spell or abnormal levels of snowfall could cause significant interruption to your business’s operations, in addition to property damage and potential safety issues for staff, visitors and general members…

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Multifactor Authentication (MFA)
December 16, 2021

Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

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What is a Multifactor Authentication (MFA)? What is MFA? Multifactor Authentication (MFA) is the use of two or more authentication factors. MFA is successfully enabled when at least two of these categories of identification are required in order to successfully verify a user’s identity prior to granting access.   1. Something you know: A password…

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Sport and leisure
December 16, 2021

Sport and leisure

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Managing your exposures – the sport & leisure industry   Some risks are common to all in the property and casualty areas, such as exposures for fire, flood or slips & trips. In addition, Business Interruption is a big consideration for those with a reliance on a specific location – for example a hotel or leisure…

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