Putting your feet up has always and will always be a temptation but according to the latest figures too much could be doing more harm than good.
Sitting around is a key factor in piling on the pounds which has far more disastrous effects than simply adding another notch on the belt.READ MORE
Reputation is very much the unseen insurance policy for your business.
Get it right and it can open more doors for you, but get it wrong and it could spell disaster.
Building a great reputation is more than having a good head for business and making money. It’s about carefully piecing together what you are as a business, what you do, the benefits for people and occasionally, what you don’t do.READ MORE
Credit cards – the flexible friend. But criminals make millions of pounds out of UK businesses through credit card fraud each year.
Financial fraud losses across payment cards, remote banking and cheques totalled £755 million in 2015, an increase of 26 per cent compared to 2014.
That’s a big hit in the pocket for businesses who rely on money coming in.READ MORE
Everyone dreams of just not turning up for work on a Monday morning.
In July 2013, 10 people at a Merseyside recruitment firm did exactly that after scooping a share of the £28million Euro Millions jackpot.
The group had been paying in to a work syndicate when one night they scooped the big one and decided to just not turn up for work.READ MORE
Sales of drones in the UK are flying high, but the sky's the limit when it comes to insurance claims caused by the gadgets.
Christmas sales for the past two years have been dominated by the sales of drones which are enjoyed by the enthusiast as well as the commercial operator.
YouTube continues to be flooded by stunning aerial footage produced by the enthusiast. From the sublime countryside landscapes to the great public landmarks.READ MORE
Terrorism costs businesses in the UK more than £39billion a year.
And with seemingly more acts of terrorism on our doorstep, businesses are rightly looking at ways of defending themselves against attacks.
According to MI5 the current UK terrorism level is “severe” but these attacks can take many different forms.READ MORE
Fifty years ago when Captain Kirk spoke masterfully into his wrist communicator, we watched in awe as if that technology was a lifetime or two away.
Fast forward a few wobbly sets and spacebound missions and today experts predict that by 2018 over 250 million smart wearables will be in use, 14 times more than just three years ago.READ MORE
There are new faces at an award-winning Black Country insurance broker as it looks to further strengthen key areas of the business this year.
Wendy Ashley, director, brings more than 30 years experience to the team at Gravity Risk Services and has been head hunted to run the day-to-day business of the firm, based in Priory Road, Dudley. She has joined from Jardine Lloyd (JLT) where she was a branch director.READ MORE
American comedian and actor Jack Benny once said, “I don't want to tell you how much insurance I carry, but all I can say is: when I go, the company goes too”.
Now there was a man who had adequate cover, but can you and your business say the same?
Unlike Benny, insurance is no laughing matter. Not having adequate cover can leave you, businesses, and employers vulnerable on so many levels.READ MORE
As more and more business goes online, a cyber attack is just a click away.
When an attack happens it can hit your finances, your reputation and grind your business to a halt.
In 2014 a whopping 74 per cent of small businesses suffered some kind of attack which with an average cost spanning £75,000 to £311,000, according to a government survey. That was up £65,000 on the previous year.READ MORE
Fraudulent claims for whiplash are becoming a pain in the neck for drivers and insurance brokers across the country.
There has been a dramatic rise in the number of fraudulent claims for whiplash which leaves honest drivers out of pocket each year to the tune of around £90 extra on their premium.
It’s big business for the fraudsters who rake in millions of pounds a year from the con.READ MORE
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I have built a strong business relationship with Dale and his team at Gravity Risk Services. He is always willing to advise my clients on insurance matters, and I look forward to working with him for many years to come.
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