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Commercial Insurance

Black Friday explained

Imported into the UK from our American cousins, Black Friday is a bargain-filled shopping bonanza which kicks off the annual pre-Christmas retail frenzy. For retailers it can be both a blessing and a curse, offering the chance to boost profits – but at what cost? What...

Artisan businesses are on the rise

The artisan revolution has arrived. The days of fawning over big brand names are long gone, with consumers drawn to products produced in small batches, made by hand or locally sourced. While the trend for artisanal values has evidenced itself in trades as varied as jewellers...

What kinds of business need commercial insurance?

Building a business is a bit like raising a child: you nurture it through the delicate early stages, then all of a sudden the company finds its feet and the risks start multiplying. Scaling up is hugely exciting, but as the pace of trade quickens,...

Who should be on your Incident Response Team?

Nobody hopes for a business catastrophe, but the best entrepreneurs will plan for one. Whether it’s flooding after a natural disaster which damages stock and premises, or a server outage which prevents online orders, “unforeseen circumstances” can wreak a wide scope of havoc on your business.   How long could your business...

A tale of two businesses

Mark and Sally both want to make a go of running a small business in their local town. Mark wants to open a local antique store, while Sally has her sights set on opening a small boutique on the bustling riverside.  Both budding entrepreneurs grew up...

5 hidden costs of launching your own start-up company

We are a nation of start-ups, it would seem, with the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures revealing the number of self-employed people in the UK reached 4.77 million by the end of 2016. Offering freedom from the restrictions of traditional employment and the...

Find out how the manufacturing industry could go green by 2050

Due to capex or ‘capital expenditure’ constraints and the rising costs of mainstream energy options, many companies will find it difficult to make major changes to their operations in time for the 2050 deadline. However, a recent report by Aggreko found that a decentralised energy...

Quirky tearooms in Yorkshire

Yorkshire loves tea. There are very few problems that can’t be soothed with a cup of tea and a biscuit. In fact, UK inhabitants are the third most prevalent tea drinkers in the world. We drink, on average, just over 4 pounds of tea per...

Attracting more customers to your shop, pub or café

We take a look at the ways SMEs can stand out from the crowd and encourage more footfall into their place of business with simple changes made to their premises and offering. Combine these with the power of social media to increase awareness of your brand...

What landlords should look out for in 2019

Landlords have already seen the effects of a reduction on the tax reliefs they can claim, and more big changes are planned to happen over 2019. Yet, with Brexit still in negotiations and the future of the country still in a state of flux, nothing...