Category: Construction


May 9, 2022

Ascend Free Security Survey – find out more

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Did you know? • 36% of all burglaries are crimes of opportunity, with burglars letting themselves in through unlocked doors or windows. • You are ten times more likely to be burgled if you don’t have basic security. Even something as simple as putting strong locks on your doors and windows will keep your house…

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May 9, 2022

Engineering contractors

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Engineering contractors Engineering plays a hugely important part of the UK economy, accounting for more than a quarter of the UK’s total GDP with nearly 50,000 contractors working in the sector. The vast majority of engineering contractors are experienced professionals and rarely make mistakes – but understanding the risks involved with each project is important…

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May 9, 2022

What to do after a break in

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What to do after a burglary If you’ve been through the unsettling experience of a burglary, you’re certainly not alone. According to security experts IFSEC Global, there is an attempted burglary every 45 seconds in the UK; every 76 seconds there’s a successful one. The idea an intruder has entered your house can come as…

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May 3, 2022

Motor Fleet – 8 tips to keep your insurance cost down

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Motor Fleet – 8 tips to keep your insurance cost down Our specialist transportation division is able to provide our clients with exclusive discounts often not available in the open market and our integrated IT system ensures you benefit from instant quotes and immediate cover. Motor fleet – Haulage Fleet Motor Fleet – Courier Fleet…

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May 3, 2022

What are your self-insurance options?

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What are your self-insurance options? Self-insurance is one way businesses can maintain some control over their own risks, while still being able to purchase protection at higher entry levels when needed, through an insurer – at rates much lower than those offered by traditional programmes.   What can self-insurance programmes cover? Almost any type of…

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April 27, 2022

How to get redundancy right

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How to get redundancy right Last month P&O Ferries found themselves in deep water after dismissing 800 of their employees without notice via a video message. Redundancy is a tricky issue to navigate, here’s how to make it as painless as possible for both employer and employee: Is redundancy appropriate? To follow a fair redundancy…

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April 26, 2022

Ascend Broking Newsletter Spring 2022

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Ascend Broking Covernotes Spring 2022 Explaining issues that affect your insurance In this issue Business Interruption Construction Delays Martyn’s Law Flooding Is it covered? DOWNLOAD COVERNOTES Business success typically relies on a business carrying out its planned activities uninterrupted. It can, therefore, be beneficial to have insurance to cover lost income, should an unexpected event prevent…

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March 31, 2022

5 key areas you need to be aware of for spring

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5 key areas you need to be aware of for spring – An Aviva Risk Management Solutions guide: April showers The UK continues to experience unpredictable extremes of weather as climate change becomes more of a factor. Spring 2020 was the sunniest ever recorded, but we only have to look back to spring 2012, where…

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March 31, 2022

Two-fifths of London firms at risk of climate-fuelled flash floods

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Two-fifths of London firms at risk of climate-fuelled flash floods London is facing an increasingly urgent problem as climate change increases the risk of flash floods. The capital’s 42% at-risk commercial buildings are vulnerable to surface water flooding, which caused chaos last summer when torrential downpours hit London. Imagine a city where every commercial or…

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March 24, 2022

Why cyber risk should be a priority for every boardroom

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Why cyber risk should be a priority for every boardroom Cyber security is a top priority for many organisations, but the task can seem daunting. It’s now possible to make your business more secure with minimal effort, thanks not only to modern technology and resources like analytics tools—but also by making certain employees aware they…

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