WeLoveMusicians attended the Go Cello Festival last week to join a national celebration of talented young cellists. Hosted by the London Cello Society at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in Greenwich, the festival welcomed cellists of all abilities to attend performances and classes.
Sponsoring the Teaching the Young Cellist Workshop, the WeLoveMusicians team spoke to cello teachers about their support of young musicians. They also discussed the importance of protecting their instrument and professional livelihood with musician’s insurance. Later in the evening, the team were entertained by budding cellists at a concert performance, while on Sunday, a celebrational buffet was enjoyed.
Speaking of the event, Carly Nineham, Scheme Manager of WeLoveMusicians, said "We’ve had a highly enjoyable time at the Go Cello Festival! It’s been great to speak to musicians who have a clear passion for their instrument and enthusiasm for teaching the young cellists of the future".
Shaun Lenton, WeLoveMusicians Director, added "At WeLoveMusicians, we pride ourselves on supporting musicians when they require our insurance cover. This is evident in our long heritage of helping classical musicians, including the renowned cellist Steven Isserlis and The Stradivari Trust. We share young musicians and their teachers’ passion for instruments which is why we were proud to sponsor the Go Cello! Teaching the Young Cellist workshop".
Published 24th April 2018
A new offering of TMO insurance products will now be available from Gibbs Denley Insurance Services (GDIS). TMOs, or Tenant Management Organisations, consist of appointed council and housing association tenants and leaseholders who are responsible for the maintenance of their collective living space under a legally binding agreement.
GDIS offers a selection of covers for TMOs including insurance in the event of an allegation of poor maintenance standards. This could involve issues with, for example, the appointment of sub-contractors, an accident that injures a member of the public or the theft of a computer containing confidential information.
Phil Smith, Business Executive at GDIS, part of the One Broker group, commented "We are excited to announce the launch of this offering for the TMO market where GDIS can tailor cover for clients. To be able to provide insurance protection to people who are trying to improve their living space and community life is a great thing to be part of".
To find out more about the TMO products available from GDIS, visit: gdis.co.uk/business_insurance/tenant_management_organisation_insurance.html
Published 20th April 2018
The One Broker group, has raised £1300 for the Papworth Trust, a leading disability charity based in East Anglia. The £1300 donation was collected by the One Broker’s group WeLoveTenants scheme, which gives £1 to the Papworth Trust for each Tenants Insurance policy that is purchased through its site.
The Papworth Trust works to provide people living with a disability choice, equality and independence. Last year, the Trust celebrated its centenary anniversary which saw the charity establish itself as an influential service provider to thousands of individuals across the region. Future plans for the Trust involve a housing development project that will be partially funded by the money the One Broker group donated.
Jo Revitt of the Papworth Trust, commented "We are extremely appreciative to receive this generous donation from the One Broker group. At the Papworth Trust we strive to improve the lives of individuals with disability across Cambridgeshire and the surrounding area- this donation will help us achieve that goal".
Shaun Lenton, Director of WeLoveTenants, added "The Papworth Trust carries out vital work that we are very proud to support, so it is with great delight I announce our donation of £1300. I look forwards to seeing how the Trust will use the money to develop its housing project over the following year".
Published 19th April 2018
One Indemnity is now offering Legal Indemnities as part of its range of products. Aimed at Conveyancing Solicitors, One Indemnity provides a comprehensive package of related covers for a discounted price for those requiring insurance cover to assist the smooth running of their client’s property purchase.
The most common policies insurers transact and package together include Absence of Easement, Covenants, Searches, Planning Permission, Building Regulations and Chancel Repair.
Speaking of the new products available, James Skilleter, Scheme Manager of One Indemnity, part of the One Broker group, said "Following on from the success of launching Rights to Light and Personal Guarantee insurance, I am very excited to announce the introduction of the Legal Indemnity products. Our covers are issued by familiar A rated insurers who have strong financial security and give the client confidence they are purchasing products from insurers who have been providing Legal Indemnity insurance for a long time".
To find out more about One Indemnity’s Legal Indemnities cover, visit: www.oneindemnity.co.uk/legal_indemnities
Published 11th April 2018
KTIB, a part of the One Broker group, is working with Equipsme to offer clients an exciting new health insurance plan. Equipsme aims to make health insurance affordable and accessible for UK companies and has teamed up with KTIB to introduce its new products to businesses interested in securing employee benefits for their staff.
Research carried out by Equipsme reveals that 76% of employees say that good employee benefits are one of the top reasons that they are likely to stay loyal to companies that they work for. Asked which benefits in particular they most favoured, the main answer (38%) was a healthcare policy/plan.
Equipsme Managing Director, Matthew Reed, says: "Employee benefits are clearly a top draw for loyal staff members and healthcare provision is a favourite, which is why we want to help UK businesses of all sizes provide affordable and accessible healthcare plans for their staff."
KTIB is one of a small, specially selected panel of insurance brokers across the country offering the Equipsme products to businesses.
John Knowlden, Director at KTIB, commented "It’s great to work with Equipsme to offer our clients superb health insurance policies which are accessible, affordable and flexible. We recognise that these are factors that our clients look for when securing health insurance and are excited to continue our work with Equipsme in the future".
Published 19th March 2018
One Broker has donated £2000 to local Blood Bike organisations, SERV Norfolk and SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. A cheque of £1000 was donated to each of the two organisations, presented by Robin Plaster, Managing Director of the One Broker group, and Rory McPhail, Director at NWBIB, the group’s Cambridge base.
Upon presenting the donation, Rory McPhail commented "At NWBIB, we have always taken our philanthropic responsibilities very seriously, therefore, we are delighted to be supporting Blood Bikes who are a local charity carrying out crucial work in the health care sector. We hope with our support the charity will continue to flourish for many years to come".
John Gibson, Day Operations Manager at SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, said "Our organisation provides a life saving service throughout Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, saving the NHS an estimated £300,000 and more in transport costs to date. We are incredibly appreciative of One Broker’s support and enjoy working with their enthusiastic staff".
Treasurer of SERV Norfolk, Keith Grisedale, added "It costs £3400 each month to run SERV Norfolk therefore any donations the charity receives is crucial for us to continue our work. One Broker has been a great help in promoting the role of SERV Norfolk and we are very grateful for this donation".
(Pictured top left to right: Rory McPhail, Michael Ferguson, Jeanette Pledger, John Gibson and John Millard. Pictured bottom left to right: Bill Farrow, Robin Plaster and Keith Griesedale )
Published 15th March 2018
Gibbs Denley Insurance Services (GDIS) attended OptimiseIT yesterday to hear from leaders in the tech industry and their take on cyber security. The Imperial War Museum in Duxford was rammed with industry leaders from the IT sector who listened to keynote speeches from a range of company representatives, including Dell, NetApp and Sophos.
Mark Ling and Phil Smith of GDIS, part of the One Broker Group, attended the event to listen to the viewpoints of those in the tech industry and speak to businesses interested in protecting their cyber infrastructure.
Speaking of the event, Phil Smith, New Business Executive, said "In this day and age, protecting against cyber hackers and loss of vital data is a real concern for almost all businesses. Cyber security breaches can result in a company losing thousands of pounds in profit which is why it is important to protect your business. Should an incident occur, cover can provide the reassurance that you have cyber experts at hand to help recover your business and thwart further attacks".
(Pictured left to right: Mark Ling and Phil Smith)
Published 12th March 2018
The Norfolk Accident Response Service, known as NARS, has unveiled a new car to carry out their life saving work. The charity, which provides emergency medical care to critically unwell patients in the community, has insured their new vehicle with KTIB Ambulance.
The Critical Care Unit is packed with specialist medical equipment, including a mechanical chest compression system and transport ventilator. The charity is run by volunteer Doctors and Paramedics who provide specialist emergency care to the sickest of patients in their homes and on the roadside.
Rob Rowley, Account Executive of KTIB Ambulance, part of the One Broker group, said "We are proud to provide insurance cover for NARS which does such amazing work locally in Norfolk".
For more on NARS and its new vehicle, take a look at the video on the right which was broadcasted on ITV Anglia News.
Published 7th March 2018
Two staff members at NWBIB, part of the One Broker group based in Cambridge, have had their hard work recognised and received well deserved promotions. Suzi Bennett will take on the position of Account Executive reflecting her ability to provide an excellent service to her clients, while Will Heading will become a Broking Executive rewarding his commitment to both the business and his growing book of clients. Both Suzi and Will are members of NWBIB’s commercial team and between them have over 30 years of experience working in the insurance industry.
Speaking of her promotion, Suzi commented "I’m thrilled to accept the position of Account Executive. In the 13 years I have worked at NWBIB, I have built strong relationships with the clients that we serve and look forwards to continuing to do so in the future".
On his new position, Will added "It’s great to know the work I have put into my current role as a Broking Technician has been acknowledged, so I am delighted to take on the new challenge of Broking Executive".
Director at NWBIB, Shaun Lenton, said "Suzi and Will are talented, hard working individuals who love the work that they do. Their promotions are hugely positive for NWBIB and are well deserved".
(Pictured left to right: Suzi Bennet, Shaun Lenton and Will Heading)
Published 7th March 2018
We all hear about cyber attacks on the news or online, but do we ever actually think that a data security breach will happen to us? Probably not. The reality is the majority of businesses could be at threat from an attack and may not even realise it. A malicious cyber attack can affect any business, from those in healthcare to transport, hospitality and manufacturing. It can result in cyber property infringements, impaired access, a loss to reputation as well as causing business interruption. In other words, it costs money.
However, there are ways to protect your business’ cyber interests, and ultimately, your profits. Our cyber insurance products cover:
To talk to us about how you can protect your business against the consequences of cyber crime, call 01603 760511 or visit www.onebroker.co.uk for a competitive quote today.
Published 5th March 2018
Due to the severe weather conditions in Norfolk, the KTIB Office in Norwich will be closing at 12:30 today. Our offices, NWBIB in Cambridge, PJW in Hertfordshire, and GDIS in Swavesey and Bury St. Edmunds, will remain open providing conditions remain safe.
For emergency contact with our Norwich Broking Team, call 01603 760511. To speak to a member of our Claims Team at KTIB if an emergency arises, call 07788 715597.
Published 28th February 2018
The WeLoveLettings team attended the 2018 Housing Fair at Anglia Ruskin University yesterday to speak to students interested in securing accommodation for their studies. Team members, Linsey and Rob were on hand to listen to student’s feedback on their renting experiences and point them in the direction of WeLoveLetting’s Tenants Insurance.
Protecting a deposit is a key concern to students who are looking to rent accommodation during their University time. In addition to covering contents and possessions, Tenants Insurance also guards against the risk of damaging Landlord’s fixtures and fittings due to accidental damage, helping secure deposits.
Speaking of the Housing Fair, Rob Mills, Business Development Executive at WeLoveLettings, said "Anglia Ruskin’s Housing Fair has been a great opportunity to speak to students and find out what they need from their insurance cover. Although many young people are clued up on how to protect themselves with insurance, it is still important to show how easy it is to sign up to a policy with our quote and buy system and the risks associated with not doing so".
To secure your Tenants Insurance, visit quote.welovetenants.co.uk today.
Published 21st February 2018
One Guarantee has expanded its online presence, joining two notable social media platforms. Updates on One Guarantee products and services will now be available on both Twitter and LinkedIn, allowing industry professionals to catch up on the latest news and developments in the Building Warranty market.
Henry Plaster, Broking Technician at One Guarantee, part of the One Broker Group, commented "We love engaging with anyone who would benefit from our content. This could be a developer actively looking to take out a Latent Defects policy with us or just someone interested in staying up to date with the latest industry news. Our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts mean it will now be easier than ever for people to get in touch with us and discover what One Guarantee can offer".
Published 8th February 2018
A major cyber attack on the UK is a matter of ‘when, not if’, the head of the National Cyber Security Centre was reported to have said last week. Data privacy is a topic which filled the 2017 headlines and is becoming more prevalent in the minds of business leaders worldwide.
Throughout the month, the One Broker group will be drawing attention to the threats associated with cyber attacks and discussing what can be done to protect those most at risk.
Whilst Cyber Insurance can’t prevent such attacks, it can support and protect your business if it experiences a data breach or is the subject of an attack by a malicious hacker that affects its computer systems. It provides comprehensive cover, simplicity, reputation protection and a trusted partner in the event of a claim.
To talk to us about how you can protect your business against the consequences of cyber crime, call 01603 760511 or visit www.ktib.co.uk for a competitive quote today.
Published 1st February 2018
The end of January saw Gibbs Denley Insurance Services (GDIS) join biologists, clinicians and entrepreneurs for the Festival of Genomics, hosted in London. The event brought together those with an interest in genomics and revolved around four key themes including drug development, data, genetic editing and genomics in the clinic.
Representatives from the GDIS attended lectures by leading experts in the field, and spoke with exhibitors that filled the ExCel London centre. The Festival was organised by Front Line Genomics, an organisation founded to improve patient lives by supporting the genomic science and technology community.
Phil Smith, New Business Executive at GDIS, part of the One Broker group, commented "Spending a day at the Festival of Genomics has been really interesting and insightful. As my own journey within the world of genomics continues, I find myself overwhelmed by the ongoing ambition, and drive within the field. In the UK, we are lucky enough to have a National Health System that sees the value in the efforts of genomics, and who are driving it forward to become a vital part of how we treat patients in the future."
(Photo courtesy of Frontline Genomics, organisers of the Festival of Genomics)
Published 1st February 2018