Category: Charity


The Ascend Forest Project – planting 10,000 trees
May 11, 2021

The Ascend Forest Project – planting 10,000 trees

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The Ascend Forest Project – planting 10,000 trees Ascend are helping to restore some of the world’s most threatened forests by planting a tree for every policy and vehicle insured in 2021. Where environmental change is concerned, everybody in the world benefits from trees, as they assimilate carbon dioxide (CO2) that in any case adds to a… Read more
Putting your staff and volunteers first during lockdown
November 10, 2020

Putting your staff and volunteers first during lockdown

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How to keep in touch, communicate and put your employees and volunteers at the forefront during lockdown. As we come to the end of the first week of our national lockdown, it can be easy to focus on how your charity is doing, how many beneficiaries are being reached, how sales are going, how to…

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Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of size
November 4, 2020

Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of size

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Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of their size With all the challenges and changes that Covid-19 is bringing we saw a sudden and near-total shift to remote working (and now a more measured transition to blended working) many charities have had to re-examine their existing cyber security practices. In the past year 20% of charities have…

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Ascend Broking Olympic Abseiling for RDA
November 28, 2019

Ascend Broking Olympic Abseiling for RDA

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In September, two intrepid members of our team – Edwin Carter and Katherine Smithers – braved the elements to abseil down the side of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, London. Raising £500 for Little Belsteads. Katherine said it was ‘a hair-raising experience but an exhilarating one’ – not one she would like to ‘repeat too… Read more
Ascend stables open at Little Belsteads
November 28, 2019

Ascend stables open at Little Belsteads

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The opening of the Ascend stables at Little Belsteads RDA in Little Waltham, Chelmsford, Essex. Ascend Broking & Little Belsteads RDA attend the opening of the new stables. Belsteads RDA is a registered charity that was inspired to provide interaction and riding opportunities to children with disabilities all over Essex. Based at The Belsteads School,… Read more
Ascend Nuclear 7.5km Mud run
November 22, 2019

Ascend Nuclear 7.5km Mud run

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5 members of staff recently completed the Nuclear 7.5km obstacle course in Kelvedon Hatch in very wet and muddy conditions. Matt Price, Alex Patten, Katherine Smithers, Max Collins and Eddie Carter excelled themselves by completing the last Nuclear 7.5km run of the year in horrendous conditions over farmland in Ongar on 3rd November 2019. In… Read more
Ascend & the local community update
November 11, 2019

Ascend & the local community update

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As 2019 draws to a close, Ascend Broking reflects on its fundraising endeavours of the year and how we have supported the local community. Our current charity is the RDA facility, Little Belsteads Training and Livery. Peter Adams, Belsteads School, Eddie Carter & Katherine Smithers, Ascend Broking at the opening of the new Ascend Stables…

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Sky Dive for CHESS Homeless Charity
November 2, 2019

Sky Dive for CHESS Homeless Charity

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Max Collins & James Kemsley completed a 13,000ft Sky dive and raised an amazing £1600 for the Chess Charity. CLICK HERE TO DONATE TODAY Read more
The Broker Innovation of the Year Awards 2019 – Winner
September 5, 2019

The Broker Innovation of the Year Awards 2019 – Winner

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The Broker Innovation Awards – Start-up Broker of the Year 2019 WINNER We are delighted to have been crowned Start-up business of the year 2019 at The Broker Innovation Award 2019 held at Leonardo Royal Hotel, Tower Bridge in London. We also were finalists in another 3 categories including: • Commercial Broker of the Year…

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More than half of British firms ‘report cyber-attacks in 2019’
April 23, 2019

More than half of British firms ‘report cyber-attacks in 2019’

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The proportion of UK firms reporting a cyber-attack has jumped, despite most businesses admitting they are under-prepared for breaches, according to research from Hiscox. The insurer found 55% had faced an attack in 2019, up from 40% last year. But almost three quarters of firms were ranked as “novices” in terms of cyber readiness. Hiscox…

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