Tag Archives: motor fleet


Health and Safety in the motor vehicle repair industry
October 8, 2018

Health and Safety in the motor vehicle repair industry

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The motor vehicle repair industry employs 200,000 people in the UK. Most of these people work in small and medium sized businesses. Health and safety records are becoming worrying across the industry. During 2017, there has been a significant increase in the number of impact claims occurring for motor traders at their premises. These claims…

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Ascend 24/7 – Our revolutionary client app video
May 24, 2018

Ascend 24/7 – Our revolutionary client app video

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Access your policy documents 24/7 Changing the way you manage your insurance programme We like to do things a bit differently at Ascend and are delighted to advise of the launch of Ascend 24/7 an online client portal and app that allows all our customers to access our back office system. Whether you are looking to change…

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5 steps to an accident free Easter egg hunt
April 1, 2018

5 steps to an accident free Easter egg hunt

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Easter egg hunts can be a fantastic way to raise funds – the upfront costs are minimal, it is an enjoyable way of getting people involved in your cause and there are tasty prizes for everyone involved. It is a good opportunity for all members of the community, regardless of age, to come together and…

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How would losing your driving licence affect your life?
March 20, 2018

How would losing your driving licence affect your life?

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Losing your driving licence can have dramatic implications to your professional and personal life – that is why you should consider our Loss of Licence Defence insurance product that will pay for a specialist solicitor and legal fees when defending or challenging a motoring conviction. This policy is ideal for anyone that: ❖ Drives for…

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How to get the best price for your motor fleet
January 12, 2018

How to get the best price for your motor fleet

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How to get the best price for your motor fleet   Specialist insurance for the Transportation and Haulage sector needs a unique approach. It is important to engage a broker that has a specialism in your industry. They  must have the knowledge and expertise in your business sector and be able to provide you with full market access.…

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New Year Resolution No. 1 – underinsurance and how it can leave your business seriously exposed
January 4, 2018

New Year Resolution No. 1 – underinsurance and how it can leave your business seriously exposed

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As part of our New Year resolution tips we tackle underinsurance. Many businesses find themselves underinsured at a time of loss and only receive a fraction of the true value of a claim. It is thought that up to 80% of the UK’s commercial properties are underinsured and 40% of businesses underinsure their business interruption…

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Simon Horton joins Ascend to head up Transportation & Logistics
December 21, 2017

Simon Horton joins Ascend to head up Transportation & Logistics

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We are pleased to announce that Simon Horton has joined Ascend as Transportation & Logistics Director  to oversee our continued growth in the haulage, car transportation, freight and associated trades. Simon has over 20 years transportation broking experience having held a number of high profile market positions, most recently as deputy managing director at Arthur…

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Ascend launch fleet of telematic equipped vehicles
December 20, 2017

Ascend launch fleet of telematic equipped vehicles

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The first of our Ascend branded motor cars arrived a few weeks ago, you may have seen them around! These are equipped with state of the art telematics camera systems that we are happy to demonstrate to you or any fleet operator. These systems are not standard SD card systems but communicate directly to our chosen…

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Haulage Driver shortage – 50,000 new drivers needed in the industry
December 13, 2017

Haulage Driver shortage – 50,000 new drivers needed in the industry

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The RHA have advised that the industry has a shortfall of between 45,000 and 50,000 drivers and the situation is getting worse. Thousands of older drivers are leaving the industry and younger people can’t afford to get a truck licence. More than 85% of all goods bought in the UK are carried by a lorry…

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Ogden table update – how large claims are calculated
September 22, 2017

Ogden table update – how large claims are calculated

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The government has intimated that they will soften their stance on the announcement in March 2017 regarding how large personal injury claims are calculated. Back in March, large claim calculations had a provision built in that there would be no investment return on lump sum payments and infact the settlement would reduce by 0.75% each…

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