Author Archive: Sam Eynon
Posted by Sam Eynon on September 28th 2018 in General News
On Sunday 23rd September, we took part in the annual Devon Air Ambulance Dragon Boat Race alongside 15 other local businesses. A huge thank you to our team of 16 rowers; 'The Pavey Paddlers' for taking part in the race last weekend and braving the rain in your waterproofs!
The sun eventually made an appearance in the afternoon, however, it may come as a surprise to you all that we didn't win! However, we are also delighted to have been asked to be main sponsors for the Dragon Boat Race and raised a total of £670 for our Charity...
Posted by Sam Eynon on July 24th 2018 in General News
We are delighted to announce that we have secured Devon Air Ambulance Trust a £2,500 donation from Ecclesiastical via their Closer to You – charity support programme.
The Closer to You programme gives Ecclesiastical’s Select insurance broker partners the chance to be part of its ambition to give £100million to good causes. As well as providing funding for charities close to brokers, employees from the specialist insurer are also teaming up with brokers for volunteering days and fundraising challenges.
Thank you to the team at Ecclesiastical for supporting our
Charity of the Year.
ABOUT OUR CHOSEN CHARITY
Devon Air Ambulance provide emergency...
Posted by Sam Eynon on July 9th 2018 in General News
Wow! What a fantastic 12 months we had working with FORCE. With the help of our colleagues across our 4 offices, we have fundraised a brilliant £9,009. This year we very much wanted to be as ‘hands on’ as possible, and with the support of our colleagues, we had volunteers at all of FORCE’S largest events including teams of participants, totalling a massive 200+ hours of time given over the course of the year.
We cannot thank FORCE enough for welcoming us into their team, you’d struggle to find a more compassionate group of people, and we’ve had such an enjoyable...
Posted by Sam Eynon on January 30th 2018 in Insurance
For business owners insurance is often seen as an expense which comes straight off the bottom line and can’t be passed on to customers. However it is also your safeguard in the event of an incident, offering protection for the businesses most valuable assets, your employees and your customers.
We all say ‘it won’t happen to me’, but what would you do if it did? After all, disasters don't just happen to other people. They could strike at any moment to even the most successful and vigilant of businesses. The chances of being hit by a flood or impacted by a...
Posted by Sam Eynon on June 26th 2017 in General News, Insurance
The weakest point in your online presence is usually your passwords. They are your protection against fraud and loss of confidential information. With the latest methods of password attacks able to attempt up to 350 billion guesses per second – it’s important you get yours right. We’ve put together a few basic tips on how you can reduce the risk to yourself and your business.
- Make your password as long as possible: Most online websites will require you to choose one with a minimum of 8 characters, however most recommendations are between 12 & 14. The more characters in your password...
Posted by Sam Eynon on May 18th 2017 in General News, Insurance
On Thursday 11th May in conjunction with Sampson Hall, we held a Business Breakfast seminar at Exeter Racecourse. Our goal was to educate and inform our guests on the practicalities of how you can safeguard yourself and your business before, during and after a potential cyber-attack or data breach.
The session required no technical background and was aimed at Business Owners, Board Members, those responsible for information security, HR Directors, Leaders and Managers of teams and those responsible for the companies insurance. We even had a guest presenter; Adam Atkins from Global Insurer Hiscox who discussed the importance of cover and the benefits of having access to a crisis management team.The seminar...
Posted by Sam Eynon on April 13th 2017 in General News
What a fantastic 12 months it's been working with Children’s Hospice South West. Through the hard work and dedication of our colleagues across 3 offices, we are delighted to have raised a grand total of £12,326.
From monthly office events to personal challenges, we have by far exceeded our expectations on what we believed we could achieve for our first ever Charity of the Year. Below you will find ‘our best bits’ from the last 12 months, working together with Children’s Hospice South West.
Jail & Bail – Friday 13th May 2016
On Friday 13th May, our Sales Director Christopher Dean was escorted...
Posted by Sam Eynon on March 16th 2017 in Insurance
When victims of life-changing injuries accept a lump sum compensation payment, the actual amount they receive is adjusted according to the interest they can expect to earn by investing it.
In addition, when finalising this amount, the Courts apply a Personal Injury Rate, also known as ‘Ogden’ or ‘Discount’ rate, designed to help calculate future losses for life (such as care costs) and future loss of earnings. The rate is applied using multipliers specific to each claimant taking into account their age and other factors such as their education, retirement age and life expectancy.
Last month the Lord Chancellor announced that commencing 20th...
Posted by Sam Eynon on February 8th 2017 in General News, Insurance
Did you know that the first computer virus ‘Elk Cloner’ was created as a practical joke? It was written in 1982 by a 15 year old student with the intention of displaying a short poem, when the computer re-booted every 50th time. In reality, this caused no real harm to the operating system but it soon paved the way for more sinister versions to follow in its footsteps.
Since then, millions of viruses, malware, trojans and spyware (to name a few) have appeared worldwide making the headlines. Even this week in the news; a denial of service...
Posted by Sam Eynon on February 2nd 2017 in Insurance
According to research by the Association of British Insurers nearly one in five claims made on buildings and contents insurance is for damage caused by escape of water, costing as much as £2m every day.
Understanding and assessing your exposure to water/fluid leak and damage is just as important as a fire risk assessment in terms of an organisation’s capacity to operate successfully and profitably. Reducing the risk of damage to your property will avoid uninsured costs; interruption to your business, supply chain and increased insurance costs etc.Protecting your property from water leaks
The damage and financial loss suffered from the effects...