Category: Construction


The Insurance Impacts of 2019 Novel Coronavirus
February 26, 2020

The Insurance Impacts of 2019 Novel Coronavirus

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So how do you cater for such an event in your Business Continuity Planning? The outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China, has prompted questions of how insurance policies might respond to claims stemming from business losses attributed to this infection prompting this White Paper. The primary virus infection,…

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Ascend & Hiscox launch free Leakbot system
February 7, 2020

Ascend & Hiscox launch free Leakbot system

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In conjunction with Hiscox Insurance company we have launched a new incentive for all existing customers with a Hiscox home policy with Ascend. All existing policyholders can claim a free LeakBot (RRP £149) and start protecting your home against the damages caused by hidden water leaks today The average cost of claims for water damage…

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31st January 2020 – Is your business Brexit ready?
January 20, 2020

31st January 2020 – Is your business Brexit ready?

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It is not long now to prepare for Brexit with the 31st January 2020 on the horizon. Our guide has been written with support from The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Brexit impact on business: which industries will be affected? For many businesses, there won’t be much to do. Staying on top…

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Is cyber insurance right for my business?  
January 15, 2020

Is cyber insurance right for my business?  

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Have you considered cyber insurance for your business? Cyber insurance is finding its way onto the agendas of businesses everywhere, but it’s still a relatively misunderstood class of insurance. Because of this, many companies find themselves confused about how cyber insurance actually works and are skeptical about whether it makes sense for their business to…

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Windstorm protection – loss prevention guide
January 13, 2020

Windstorm protection – loss prevention guide

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High winds and heavy rain can cause damage to properties, and flying debris poses a risk to your buildings, vehicles and any people caught out in the storm. Building maintenance carried out by skilled, competent people is the best line of defence against extreme weather. It helps prevent the elements penetrating walls and roofs to cause further damage to stock…

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Winter: A risk management guide for commercial clients
December 9, 2019

Winter: A risk management guide for commercial clients

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Working with Aviva we are pleased to enclose a guide to winter risk management –  you will find information on common risks, from extreme weather damaging buildings and causing dangerous driving conditions, to keeping your staff safe. Working with the Aviva Risk Management Solutions team please find enclosed the guide to winter risk management. In…

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Water damage: A risk management guide
December 5, 2019

Water damage: A risk management guide

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Water leaks can cause untold damage and disruption commercially – accounting for approximately a third of all claims by value. Working with the Aviva Risk Management Solutions team the enclosed guide to water damage has been prepared – which is especially apt over the winter season. In our guide you’ll find advice on how to…

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Insurance Times Awards Double Win
November 30, 2019

Insurance Times Awards Double Win

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Ascend crowned gold winner in Customer Champion of the Year 2019 and bronze in Independent Broker of the Year The Insurance Times awards are often referred to as the Oscars for the general insurance industry and this year the ceremony took place at the spectacular Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s West End on 22nd November…

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What are the risks of in-home deliveries?
November 29, 2019

What are the risks of in-home deliveries?

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While many customers might welcome the greater flexibility offered by in-home delivery services, there are also potential risk implications. For example: • Theft • Accidental damage to property • Malicious/criminal damage • Injury to a delivery driver (e.g. a trip or slip), which could lead to a personal injury claim   Theft could be a…

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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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