Tag Archives: Local insurance broker


Coronavirus support for business guide
March 18, 2021

Coronavirus support for business guide

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Coronavirus support for business guide   Download our financial aid guide detailing the assistance that is available to you following the 2021 budget.   As the UK prepares for the proposed Government roadmap to ease the lockdown restrictions, we want to ensure that our valued clients have access to the most up-to-date information to make your…

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Why Professional Indemnity Insurance Is Essential
November 10, 2019

Why Professional Indemnity Insurance Is Essential

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What if you provide advice and consultancy and there’s a mistake in the advice you’ve given? What if you provide an expert service and there’s a mistake in designs, plans or calculations? What if you handle people’s information and you face claims that you accidentally disclosed data or infringed on a client’s legal rights? If…

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Ascend begin fundraising for The Belsteads RDA
July 23, 2019

Ascend begin fundraising for The Belsteads RDA

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Ascend are delighted to support The Belsteads RDA, a local charity based in Chelmsford providing disabled children in the local community the opportunity to learn to ride and interact with horses. The Belsteads School is situated within 11 acres of paddocks and links directly to a 150-acre nature reserve. The curriculum will take advantage of…

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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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Carillion. The bad-debt domino effect, and how to avoid it
December 17, 2018

Carillion. The bad-debt domino effect, and how to avoid it

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Another construction firm has gone bust, but this time it has attracted more attention than usual. Carillion’s suppliers are said to be owed a hefty £2 billion. This will have a knock-on effect for tens of thousands of businesses. The small firms that handled most of Carillion’s work will sadly be those most affected by…

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Professional Indemnity Insurance
April 19, 2018

Professional Indemnity Insurance

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Professional Indemnity (PI) is an essential insurance cover that will protect you against negligence claims from unhappy customers. If you are starting out in business or are an established business providing professional advice for a fee then chances are you will be obliged to take out some kind of business insurance as a condition of…

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Water damage – over 25% of all claims originated from this risk
February 18, 2018

Water damage – over 25% of all claims originated from this risk

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In 2016, escape of water contributed to over a quarter of all domestic property insurance claims, ranking above ‘weather’ and ‘fire and explosion’. Between January and September 2017, these claims totalled £483m – an increase on the previous year. However, it’s also an issue in the commercial space. The continuing rise in escape of water…

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Construction mistakes – The use of subcontractors
February 4, 2018

Construction mistakes – The use of subcontractors

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Ian Lawley, Technical Director at Ascend Broking highlights some areas that need consideration when employing subcontractors and the potential exposure to your insurance arrangements.   Many clients use subcontractors in the course of their business. This is quite normal of course and the client will expect to be insured for their use. But do they…

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Hauliers Liability – The importance of arranging the correct cover for your business
January 29, 2018

Hauliers Liability – The importance of arranging the correct cover for your business

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Hauliers Liability – The importance of arranging the correct cover for your business   Simon Horton, Transportation Director at Ascend Broking takes a look at a hauliers responsibility for customers goods whilst they are in your care, custody or control. Hauliers are liable for loss or damage to goods at Common Law unless you operate…

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Business Interruption – Indemnity Periods
January 19, 2018

Business Interruption – Indemnity Periods

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Business interruption provides cover for the loss of profit or loss of revenue following damage or disruption to business premises. This can also include the supply chain that prevents a business from trading normally or prevents trading altogether. Matt Price Broking Director at Ascend Broking Group explains why it is important to understand what an…

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