Category: Engineering


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 2, 2020

Managing cargo risk during the COVID-19 outbreak

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Keep on moving; managing cargo risk during the COVID-19 outbreak The impact of the COVID-19 virus and the measures put in place by governments and authorities to try to combat its spread are affecting all types of businesses across the whole world. In these times, the protection of health, safety and lives is paramount. While…

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April 22, 2020

Mothballed Construction Sites Part 1: Leaving the Site

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Mothballed construction sites Part 1: Leaving the site This current situation opens up a host of new risks arising from the cessation of work, the biggest being an unoccupied property which presents a range of issues that must be addressed quickly. In this article, Ensurance provide advice on some new risks and offer some simple best-practice advice and guidance…

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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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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 new office opens
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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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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inspection
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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Winter 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 broking
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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