Category: Charity


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
Virtual Fleet Manager
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 asset for business owners who rely on a large number of vehicles to conduct their operations. By using a fleet manager, business owners can improve their efficiency and optimise their resources. In this blog post, we…

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Fleet Insurance Winter insurance driving guide
December 30, 2021

Bad weather – the need for a sound fleet insurance policy

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Bad weather reinforces the need for sound fleet insurance policy   Winter weather fleet insurance policy Significant storms, like many we have witnessed in recent years, and bad 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…

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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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December 16, 2021

Multi-Factor Authentication Special Edition 2021

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Multi-Factor Authentication Special Edition 2021 Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) requires the user to provide two or more methods to verify their identity in order to access a resource. Instead of just asking for a username and password, MFA requires one or more additional verification factors, which decreases the likelihood of a successful cyber-attack.   Solely having…

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Ascend Charity Insurance
October 26, 2021

Recognising and responding to abuse

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Recognising and responding to abuse It can be extremely difficult for children, young people and vulnerable adults to speak out about abuse. Often the fear of negative consequences from speaking to anyone outweighs the safety it could bring. Some may delay telling someone about abuse for a long time, while others never tell anyone, even…

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Volunteers
October 6, 2021

Are you covering your volunteers correctly?

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Are you covering your volunteers correctly? Volunteers are the life and blood of many charitable organisations, but are you looking after them as you should be – and could you be leaving your charity exposed by not doing so? Under the Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969, all employers are required by law to insure…

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September 16, 2021

Achieving profitable growth through long-term partnerships

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Achieving profitable growth through long-term partnerships Over the past three years, Regions MD, Lee Mooney and, Sales & Distribution Director, Alex Hardy, have overseen a relationship model which has provided a strong partnership for brokers and exceptional growth balanced on sustainable profit. This success has been based upon doing things differently, building long-term partnerships and…

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September 1, 2021

Ascend Executive Newsletter Summer 2021

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Ascend Executive Newsletter Summer 2021   As we reach the end of another unusual summer in the UK, the things we hold dear to us are perhaps even more important and protecting wealth and assets remains a priority both for you and for us. We know that a life less ordinary demands insurance of an entirely different calibre and, when…

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August 26, 2021

What effect is Covid having on the hard market?

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What effect is Covid having on the hard market? It is well established that the insurance market is in a period of hardening. Experts within the industry have been analysing the forces at play and the phrase ‘perfect storm’ has been used to signify what is a uniquely challenging set of pressures affecting the market.  …

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