Category: Engineering


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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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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Ascend move open new office
April 1, 2019

Ascend move open new office

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We recently moved into our new office located within the heart of the Chelmsford Business Park in Chelmsford. Located at 21 Springfield Lyons Approach, Chelmsford Business Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 5LB the new office features meeting rooms, open trading floor and a meeting area. We look forward to welcoming you for a coffee at our…

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Architectural Security – Designing out crime
September 17, 2018

Architectural Security – Designing out crime

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If you have been considering a new home build or significant renovation of your property then it is likely that you will begin to seek the expert direction of architects, planners, builders and your insurance broker. In fact, many homeowners are reluctant to consider installing these security systems due to their unsightly nature. However, it…

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Engineering Inspection Insurance
January 11, 2018

Engineering Inspection Insurance

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Engineering inspection of plant and machinery is essential to ensure the safety of employees and the general public. It will also ensure your business meets the statutory requirements for workplaces in the UK. Evidence of compliance with health and safety law is very important if customers are to avoid interventions from the HSE. An engineering…

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Covernotes Winter 2017 Newsletter
December 21, 2017

Covernotes Winter 2017 Newsletter

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Winter 2017 Newsletter Please download our winter 2017 newsletter Winter covernotes 2017 In this months Covernotes we cover:- Motor Vehicles: the new instruments of terror Weather-proof your business against the winter Social engineering, spear phishing, whaling…the latest trends in cyber-crime Are you GDPR ready? Recovering after a flood How would you handle a product recall?…

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Ascend welcome Ian Lawley as Technical Director
November 10, 2017

Ascend welcome Ian Lawley as Technical Director

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We are pleased to announce that Ian Lawley has joined our growing team at Ascend as Technical Director. Ian is well known within the insurance industry having held a number of high profile positions within both independent and multinational brokers. Recently he has overseen the development of insurer rating engines and policy wordings in specific…

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Control of Major Accident Hazardous Regulations – How the HSE prioritise site vists
May 14, 2017

Control of Major Accident Hazardous Regulations – How the HSE prioritise site vists

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This infographic explains how the HSE site visits are prioritised. Below are steps to help you stay compliant with the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH) and keep you abreast of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)’s approach to enforcement. 1.The HSE collects information about your site Hazards Activity you undertake Your location.…

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All you need to know about collateral warranties
May 12, 2017

All you need to know about collateral warranties

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When dealing with construction projects and contracts we often hear about Collateral Warranties. But what are these and what do they mean for your insurance programme? Collateral Warranties are used due to extend the responsabilities beyond contractual obligations towards third parties involved within a certain project. However, how can your business be certain that your…

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Breakdown of cold storage facilities can have a major impact on profit
March 14, 2017

Breakdown of cold storage facilities can have a major impact on profit

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Many businesses use cold storage facilities to store goods including foods, flowers and pharmaceuticals. The smallest change in temperature in these facilities, for example due to a mechanical failure, can lead to a rapid deterioration of such stocks. Standard commercial insurance policies might not cover the value of stock lost in such scenarios, which is…

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