Category Archives: Insurance & Risk Management

Unpredictability – the new normal

Business resilience is the key issue firms are grappling with when faced with increasingly large & unpredictable business interruption & supply chain risks. How resilient is your business if the worst happens? Whether it’s a flood on the other side of the world, a fire at a supplier’s premises or a major cyber-attack, business interruption […]

It’s nothing to do with Brexit

There was a time when insurance premiums followed a well-trodden cycle. Premiums would decrease based on competition and then a ‘hard market’ would follow (broker speak for rapidly rising premiums: 20%, 50%, 100%, 200% – big numbers) as a result of insurance companies desperately trying to get more money into the pot. It’s a time […]

If we keep our ‘Sums Insured’ low it won’t cost us as much…

…WRONG!   This could end up costing you a lot more in the long run. There are a surprising number of businesses both large and small that are drastically under-insured. Some may genuinely believe that they have insured for the correct amount at the time whilst others may have intentionally left their sums insured low […]

Liability Insurance Conditions, which apply to you?

Most policies covering Public and Products Liabilities will have conditions applied. You may be aware of this but not necessarily understand what actions are required by you or how they will impact your business if not complied with. Here are some pointers of what to look out for when incepting, renewing or just reading your […]

Who supplies your suppliers?

In today’s world, many companies operate on the basis that their raw materials are purchased and processed on an as and when basis to reduce their overhead costs in having to hold large amounts of stock. They rely on other companies, outside of their control, to keep them supplied with the materials they need to […]

Directors & Officers: Navigating the landscape

My hot take: Company Director = Circus Performer. Not seriously of course, but it does involve a juggling act with various roles and responsibilities serving as flaming pins. There is a tightrope to walk. Fortunately, insurance can provide some measure of comfort and protection to anyone occupying this role, and indeed, I write on the […]

How do you protect your drivers?

The road to crime is increasing with cargo thefts almost doubling last year. 2017 saw cargo thefts of 1,500, which increased to over 2,700 in 2018 (reported by The National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service – NAVCIS). With an increase of cargo theft, there is concern over the welfare of our drivers and the risk of […]

Certainty in an uncertain world

So here we are; Spring 2019 and it seems that the only thing that is certain is uncertainty. The world feels unstable, although in truth it’s probably no more unstable than it has ever been, yet through the prisms of social media, 24 hour news and the never ending background noise that accompanies modern life, […]