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The Ins & Outs of Cyber Awareness - Part 2. Choosing a Secure Password

The Ins & Outs of Cyber Awareness - Part 2. Choosing a Secure Password

Posted by 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...
Cyber Awareness & GDPR Business Breakfast - 11th May 2017

Cyber Awareness & GDPR Business Breakfast - 11th May 2017

Posted by on May 18th 2017 in Featured, 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...
The Ins & Outs of Cyber Awareness for your Business - Part 1.

The Ins & Outs of Cyber Awareness for your Business - Part 1.

Posted by on February 8th 2017 in Featured, General News, Insurance

How it all began

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...

Escape of Water - Property Owners & Landlords Insurance

Escape of Water - Property Owners & Landlords Insurance

Posted by on February 2nd 2017 in Featured, General News, 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...

Press Release: Pavey Group announces key appointment of Commercial Account Manager

Posted by on January 31st 2017 in Featured, General News, Insurance

Pavey Group has appointed a leading local insurance expert to the role of Commercial Account Manager.

Steve Joint will work with commercial client accounts from across the South West at the Devon-based firm, helping them to ensure they have the best insurance and risk management arrangements in place for their business needs.

The father of four, who lives in Newton Abbot, said, “I am delighted to have joined Pavey Group who are acknowledged as a leading insurance and financial services brokerage in the South West. We have a great team of highly experienced individuals who are renowned for delivering market leading service...

News Release: Pavey Groups Donate Do Good Day a Huge Success

Posted by on November 1st 2016 in General News

Pavey Group’s ‘Donate & Do Good Day’ for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) was a resounding success.

The day was held in Exeter on Tuesday 25 October and the idea was, as many busy professionals don’t have time to take their unwanted items to charity shops, Pavey Group would visit the businesses to pick up the collections instead!

Whilst members of the team spent the morning collecting charity shop donations from businesses in the area, the rest of the team worked as volunteers at CHSW’s Sidwell Street shop in Exeter helping to sort through the collections and help out with general shop duties.

Cheryl Phillips,...

Rob Rees - The Independent Rambler

Posted by on July 14th 2016 in General News

 

UPDATE APRIL 2017

Just a very brief update to say that Rob has and continues to finish the remainder of his journey by picking up where he left off on the weekends (when he can!). He's determined to not be beaten. Further updates will follow on his progress.

Important Update: Monday 1st August


For those of you who have been following Rob's journey, you will be aware that he has been suffering with unforeseen back problems which has made the last few days extremely difficult. Unfortunately we received a message from Rob this morning notifying us that after 15 days and 210 miles he has...

Right to rent checks introduced for Landlords in England

Posted by on February 5th 2016 in General News, Insurance

From 1st February 2016, all private landlords in England will have to check new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property. Under the new rules, landlords who fail to check a potential tenant’s ‘Right to Rent’ will face penalties of up to £3,000 per tenant. The new law will mean that private landlords, including those who sub-let or take in lodgers, must check the right of prospective tenants to be in the country to avoid being hit with a penalty. Landlords should check identity documents for all new tenants and take copies. The...

Press Release: Pavey Group unveils expansion plans with Mole Valley Farmers

Posted by on January 19th 2016 in General News, Insurance

Leading South West Broker in agricultural and rural insurance opens new office in Holsworthy.

Pavey Group has announced a major expansion of its insurance service offered to customers of Mole Valley Farmer co-operative.

The company, which incorporates Mole Insurance Services and has offices in Torquay and Exeter, will establish a new specialist office at Mole Valley Farmers’ Holsworthy location, as part of their close and growing working relationship.

The team will focus on providing customers in and around the surrounding areas with a tailored insurance service, which offers competitive premiums, and a fully managed claims service.

Initially the branch will open with four members...

Pavey Group Awarded Chartered Status

Posted by on September 10th 2015 in General News, Insurance

Left to right Pavey Group’s Claire Frost, Compliance Manager, Graham Brown, Managing Director, Roger Nelson, Chartered Insurance Institute, Mark Fowles Exeter CII President.

I am delighted to announce that The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has awarded the prestigious ‘Chartered Insurance Brokers’ title to Pavey Group, the industry’s gold standard for insurance brokers and a real testament to all those here at Pavey Group . To receive recognition from the premier professional body in the insurance industry is incredibly gratifying and demonstrates our commitment to offer the highest levels of expertise and service to our clients. Achieving this title elevates us into...