Category: Construction


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 optimize their resources. In this blog post,…

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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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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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Multi-Factor Authentication Special Edition 2021
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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Why travel insurance is more important than ever in 2021
December 14, 2021

Why travel insurance is more important than ever in 2021

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Why travel insurance is more important than ever as we reach the end of 2021 Travel insurance has never been so important as we continue to navigate Covid-19 in our overseas holidays and trips. It will cover you for unexpected situations both while away and in the run up to your holiday, from losing your luggage to covering…

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Ascend Risk – business continuity & risk management
December 9, 2021

Ascend Risk – business continuity & risk management

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We have launched a new unique combination of cloud-based management systems, onsite risk consultancy and engagement.   Ascend Risk management systems can be deployed across your business in minutes, delivering day-to-day functionality, visibility and accountability to your risk management process.     We can also provide onsite risk consultancy to help you develop your risk…

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Why should hauliers use Returnloads?
December 7, 2021

Why should hauliers use Returnloads?

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Why should hauliers use Returnloads? Is your business currently facing pressure to improve efficiency and increase profitability? This is the situation for many haulage companies today. From poor fleet management to the resources that are wasted on empty journeys, your current working practices could be costing your business unnecessarily. Returnloads is a platform designed to provide…

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