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Gallagher invests in South West growth with acquisition of Devon-based commercial insurance broker Pavey Group
Posted by Graham Brown on December 7th 2018 in Featured, General News, Insurance
Press release: 07 December 2018
Insurance broker, risk management specialist and consulting firm Gallagher has announced the acquisition of leading South West broker Pavey Group Holdings (UK) Limited (trading as ‘Pavey Group’) that significantly strengthens its presence in Exeter and Torbay while extending its footprint across the South West. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Gallagher — which has existing South West operations in Exeter, Barnstaple, Bristol, Gloucester and Swindon — will welcome Pavey Group and its 83-strong team led by Managing Director Graham Brown and his existing director team into its UK-wide branch network, which serves customers from...
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 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 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 January 31st 2017 in 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...
Posted by Sam Eynon 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.