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Leisure and technology boom - 17/05/17
Burgeoning British sporting success; the ever increasing popularity of events like the London Marathon...
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Insurance Partnership with Flint - 17/05/17
Does your business provide products and/or services to high value individuals? If so, then becoming...
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Chubb Home Appraisal – A Case Study - 17/05/17
This short case study highlights the need for accurate buildings and contents appraisal as part...
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Flint Private Clients – Essex property Case Study - 17/05/17
Flint Private Clients recently received a referral from one of our clients regarding...
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Flint Welcomes New Insurers - 17/05/17
Flint Private Clients is happy to welcome two additional insurers to our high value insurance panel...
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Vintage Jewellery On The Up - 17/05/17
Period and designer jewellery has grown more in value than the housing market, according to new...
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Driving and mobile phone use - 05/04/17
Most people know that using a hand-held mobile phone while driving is illegal, however, as of 1 March 2017...
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Busted – common driving myths - 05/04/17
We think these common driving misconceptions are worth a recap, so thanks to the RAC for their info and advice...
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Fire Risk in Retail Units - 05/04/17
Tenanted retail units, commonly found in shopping centres and department stores...
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Fire safety in hospitality - 05/04/17
Fire safety is essential for any business, but hospitality businesses has the potential to be particularly at risk...
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Flint, Brokers of the Future - 05/04/17
Flint Insurance is committed to ethical decision making, which means treating customers, staff and business partners...
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Insurance in Action – Safety and Modern Methods of Construction - 05/04/17
Modern methods of construction (MMC) can offer a range of potential benefits – from cost savings to quicker...
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Ogden – treat the symptom, not the cause - 05/04/17
Pen Underwriting’s Nick Wright, argues that now is the time to address the root cause of commercial payouts...
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Protecting Height Workers - 05/04/17
Did you know that 144 workers died whilst working during 2015/16. Of these, 26% were killed as a result of...
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Independent Research from QuestGates - 05/04/17
QuestGates are independent chartered loss adjusters and claims specialists who work with...
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Understanding Smart Motorways - 05/04/17
With promises of reduced congestion and smoother traffic flows, motorways are getting smarter...
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Spring Budget implications - 05/04/17
Diesel drivers received a clear warning as the Government plans to explore changes in the way such...
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Thermographic Technology and Risk Prevention - 05/04/17
Did you know that faults in property electrical systems or machinery account for a significant number...
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Opening Intro... - 16/02/17
Welcome to the first Flint Private Client news briefing; over the coming year our aim...
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High Value Homes and Underinsurance - 16/02/17
Studies show that between 70% and 80% of the UK’s high net worth individuals are underinsured...
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Tenants Improvements – vital cover that is often overlooked - 16/02/17
As you can see from the fabulous apartment created by Matteo that an awful lot of time, energy...
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Bad Weather Driving – Be Prepared - 16/02/17
Britain’s unpredictable weather is at its most hazardous in winter, with more breakdowns reported...
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Flint Insurance & Samuel Estates – A new partnership - 16/02/17
Flint is delighted to announce that we have entered into a new business partnership with Samuel Estates...
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Property Finance for Overseas Investors - 16/02/17
The UK property market has seen a recent increase in the number of overseas...
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Portfolio Insurance – A cost effective and time saving solution - 16/02/17
“I was recently introduced to a very successful businessman who readily admitted his personal insurance affairs...
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Accurate Sums Insured For Listed Properties - 16/02/17
At Flint, as a professional insurance broker, it is our top priority to properly advise our clients...
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UK Car dealerships and Brexit - 16/12/16
Productivity levels are rising in the UK car industry. But with the Brexit vote creating uncertainties...
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Claims Count - Jim Tuhey - 16/12/16
Since our last newsletter, I, like everyone else, have been very busy with my day-to-day duties. The main difference ...
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Claims Count - Richard Naylor - 16/12/16
Richard Naylor is a busy man, since his appointment in September he has continued to widen his remit...
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UK Crowdfunding - 16/12/16
Seedrs, the UK equity crowd funding platform, has recently announced another hugely successful year amid...
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Insurer driving advice - 16/12/16
We regularly pass on insurer advice about how to avoid winter driving perils and the latest version from QBE is offering...
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General Data Protection Regulation warnings - 16/12/16
It seems that cybersecurity is going to be permanently high on the business agenda as companies receive warnings...
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Insurers fighting fraud - 16/12/16
Allianz has secured another Fundamental Dishonesty ruling, as the judge dismissed a bus driver‘s claim...
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A magnificent man in his flying machine - 16/12/16
It is hard to believe, but Flint's own events insurance supremo, John Price, turned 70 years young in September...
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Leak busters! - 16/12/16
Whether inside or out, at home or work, unwanted water is always a problem. And for once we're not talking about...
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Rolex watches up by 10% - 16/12/16
In early June The Financial Times warned that the uncertainty of Brexit was threatening the UK watch sector...
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Winter tyre alternative - 16/12/16
Snow Socks are an inexpensive alternative to winter tyres or traditional snow chains. This brief from QBE...
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The 2015 Insurance Act - 12/10/16
The 2015 Insurance Act came into force 12 August 2016 and applies to all contracts of insurance and variations...
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Aviva takes a hit at underinsurance - 12/10/16
We frequently discuss the perils of underinsurance in this newsletter, so it's good to see that insurers are looking...
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Banking ups and downs - 12/10/16
At the start of the year Barclays Bank announced their pledge help to 15,000 businesses export within the next...
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Car security under scrutiny - 12/10/16
Another week, another security breach. This time, it’s 'millions' of Volkswagen cars found to be vulnerable to unlocking via hacks...
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Enterprise Insurance goes bust - 12/10/16
In July the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission announced that Enterprise Insurance Company PLC (EIC) had run into ...
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Investing in high value homes - 12/10/16
Flint Insurance would like to introduce Mike Nightingale who has recently joined our Private Client division to further develop...
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Mobile phone and driving clamp down - 12/10/16
The Government is doubling the points and fines for drivers who use mobile phones behind the wheel...
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Justgiving the only option for deceased driver's family - 12/10/16
Early August saw national reports regarding the treatment of Mr Paul Stanyard, the deceased lorry driver, by his former...
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Good management matters - 12/10/16
Advisory service Acas say research shows it's the first tier of line management (front line managers, supervisors and team...
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The Claims Column - Commercial Claims - 12/10/16
Jim Tuhey, Flint's commercial claims guru gives us his take on what's happening in commercial insurance...
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The Claims Column - Motor Fleet Claims & Risk Management - 12/10/16
Richard is the Flint Motor Fleet Claims and Risk Management expert; he and his dedicated team handle claims to ensure...
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Time Poor - what are the risks? - 12/10/16
Insurance is, to say the least, not the sexiest of subjects; buying the house of your dreams, a super car or growing your...
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The claims column - 12/04/16
Richard is the Flint Motor Fleet Claims and Risk Management expert; he and his dedicated team handle claims to ensure...
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Well being in the workplace - 12/04/16
The CIPD is a not-for-profit organisation that champions better work and working lives; setting the...
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The wonderful world of footgolf! - 12/04/16
It's not often that you take up a new sport; do it for just six months and then not only get to...
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Sugar Baby Love - 12/04/16
At some time during the 1970's Flint's John Price gave up his nice, safe insurance company job...
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Keep on Running - 12/04/16
After having completed the London Marathon in 2013, Flint's Associate Director, Michelle Gould has...
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Regional Investment Fund for NW England, NE Wales and South Yorkshire - 12/04/16
The Foresight Group has reported the first close of the £60 million Foresight Regional Investment Fund...
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Insurer Led New Health & Safety Programme - 12/04/16
Incorporated Insurance Group Limited (IIGL) has created a new Health & Safety On-line Support Programme...
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Don't overlook fixed wiring electrical testing - 12/04/16
Just over three years ago the HSE reissued guidance on portable appliance testing...
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Precautions for cold weather driving - 12/04/16
We didn't really expect to be having to say this in spring – but it's still cold and...
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Forward thinking... - 12/04/16
2015 was a great year for Flint Insurance, we saw growth in all areas of business...
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Underinsurance – let's keep talking - 19/11/15
You could be excused for thinking we really are going on about this a bit too much....
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Meet the Team - Richard Naylor, Claims Manager - 19/11/15
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Richard Naylor and introduce our latest member to join the Flint 'family'....
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Cyber and Internal Crime – the changing face of corporate risk - 19/11/15
It's somewhat irrelevant that it was 'only' a 15 year old who recently carried out one of the UK's worst ever cyber attacks by hacking the Talktalk database and putting millions....
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IPT Increase - 19/11/15
Earlier this year the UK Government announced plans to increase the standard rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT)....
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Instagram For Business - 19/11/15
Instagram began five years ago with 25,000 users on its first day; now, thanks in part to its Facebook deal, it has 400 million people using the site every month, with 80 million...
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Alpe d'Huez is the pinnacle! - 19/11/15
It wasn't a difficult decision when local decorating supplier Kent Blaxhill approached us to sponsor them; as an organisation Flint...
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Driving when the clocks go back - 19/11/15
It's a fact that when the clocks go back and the nights draw in that vehicle accidents increase....
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Drone on!? - 19/11/15
Business Insider UK has predicted the value of the global non-military drone market will reach nearly £2 billion within...
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How are you connected? - 19/11/15
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these...
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Top 10 reasons for buying Directors’ & Officers’ insurance - 02/07/15
D&O is an important cover for senior company members. Here are just some of the common ...
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Summer driving – guidance for employers - 02/07/15
Insurer QBE has put together their tips for managing drivers in hot weather. Summer driving brings unique driving challenges: more vehicles on the road, more children ...
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Steve Baker Marketing Manager - 02/07/15
Steve Baker first came to Flint on a six month temporary contract. Thankfully he liked it so much that he returned ...
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Public liability insurance - 02/07/15
Covers the cost of claims made by members of the public for incidents that occur in connection with ...
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Charity 5-a-side for Isabel’s Sparkle - 02/07/15
Flint Insurance was once again delighted to enter our team of football superstars in the Pearson Whiffin annual 5-a-side ...
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Flint covers Outside Broadcasting Rig – new to UK market - 02/07/15
Having handled vehicle fleet insurance for over 30 years we at Flint like to think we are well versed ...
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FCA Claims Review – the Flint response - 02/07/15
This newsletter has, since its inception, looked to inform you, our commercial clients, about the importance of seeking ...
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FCA Review into SME Claims - 02/07/15
The Financial Conduct Authority recently conducted a thematic review, looking specifically into the handling of insurance claims for SMEs ...
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CEDIA Awards – Night at the Museum - 02/07/15
Flint is very much looking forward to visiting London’s amazing Natural History ...
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Workers Memorial Day - 07/05/15
Workers’ Memorial Day is held throughout the world on 28 April to commemorate workers...
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Product Update - Professional Indemnity Insurance - 07/05/15
Professional Indemnity (PI) is typically for anyone who gives advice, handles...
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Kirsty Savidge - 07/05/15
Having joined Flint in November of last year Kirsty Savidge could...
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Flint Claims Update - 07/05/15
As you know Flint places special emphasis on claims handling; utilising ...
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New Fleet Product ~ High risk trades & adverse claims - 07/05/15
We are delighted to announce the arrival of a new fleet facility especially...
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Kent 2020 Vision Live - 07/05/15
We are delighted to announce that Flint Insurance will be exhibiting at the forthcoming...
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Head in The Cloud? - 07/05/15
What do you know about The Cloud? We saw this piece from SME Insider...
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Driver Distractions – advice to employers - 07/05/15
Driver distraction is now thought to play a part in up to 30% of road collisions. QBE says that...
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Considering unrated insurers? - 07/05/15
Unless you were one of their unfortunate policyholders you might not know too...
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Product update - Marine Transit or Goods in Transit - 09/03/15
Goods in transit – put simply this covers your goods for loss or damage whilst...
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Managing Staff Absence - 09/03/15
It goes without saying that employee absence affects productivity...
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SMEs Bear Tax Burden - 09/03/15
The UK tax system is costing businesses up to £10bn in hidden costs a year...
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2015 the year for Driverless Cars - 09/03/15
Last year Business Secretary Vince Cable announced two major initiatives...
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Emma Bowdery - 09/03/15
Emma Bowdery and her team look after fleet clients once their policy has been placed...
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New Cyber & Data Protection from Hiscox - 09/03/15
Flint has been in discussions with specialist, global insurer Hiscox, who recently...
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Team Flint Running with Mo! - 09/03/15
Once again certain members of the Flint team are limbering up...
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Health & Safety Executive Charges Company MD - 09/03/15
It was recently reported that Watling Tyers and MD Andrew Wright...
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Sober Up! - 09/03/15
Sober up is a new, free, interactive e-learning resource designed...
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RBS Funding for SMEs - 09/03/15
Royal Bank of Scotland has recently joined other high street...
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Info Download - Christmas Checklist - 15/12/14
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Info Download - Winter Safety Checklist - 15/12/14
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Info Download - Storm Risk Management Checklist - 15/12/14
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Info Download - Flood Risk Checklist - 15/12/14
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Info Download - Employee Driving Checklist - 15/12/14
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Info Download - Damage to Buildings Checklist - 15/12/14
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Acas Advice on Shared Parental Leave - 09/12/14
The new law on Shared Parental Leave will be introduced on 1 December (subject to ...
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Sporting inspiration – The Simpson Cup - 09/12/14
Flint Director, Darren Taylor recently travelled to Washington to take part in the truly ...
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Enhanced Management Liability Cover - 09/12/14
Axa has significantly upgraded their management liability package product, stating that they ...
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Staying Safe and Connected - 09/12/14
Connected cars* are now commonplace; from Bluetooth hands-free systems to vehicles that ...
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Upwardly Mobile - 09/12/14
For any company establishing or re-evaluating their online presence it’s universally agreed that user ...
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D&O – 5 common misconceptions - 09/12/14
D&O cover is essential for companies of all sizes and important protection for firms from ...
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Doing our bit for Children in Need - 09/12/14
When we asked the team how we might raise money for Children in Need – we got a few suggestions ...
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Max Cantwell - Trainee Motor Fleet Broker - 09/12/14
Max Cantwell is a talented individual whose day job is fleet broking for Flint and when not ...
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New SME Communication Advice from Ofcom - 09/12/14
Ofcom has recently launched a new and dedicated on-line portal to help SMEs make ...
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Product Update - Commercial Crime - 09/12/14
Commercial Crime is an interesting one; it’s a product that’s freely available from many of the big insurers...
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How Safe Are You on Britain’s Roads? - 09/12/14
The Road Safety Foundation recently published some interesting and quite surprising data ...
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Early Conciliation Becomes Law - 30/06/14
Although it was introduced in the Regulatory Reform Act 2013, Early Conciliation prior to employment......
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Hidden risks highlight importance of storage racking inspections - 30/06/14
Our partner insurer, Zurich, is keen to highlight an increasing number......
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Given a Sporting Chance - 30/06/14
The Flint team joined much of the UK by taking part in BBC Sport......
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Get LinkedIn - it could be good for business - 30/06/14
We are grateful to some of our insurance industry contacts who have highlighted......
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Watching the Beautiful Game? - 30/06/14
It appears insurers are on the alert as counter fraud specialists......
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CEDIA Awards Ceremony. Friday 11 July 2014 - 30/06/14
Flint is very much looking forward to this year’s CEDIA award ceremony being......
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Underinsurance - 10 Points to Consider - 30/06/14
The issue of underinsurance is something that we’ve covered several times......
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Freight Forwarders and Hauliers - 30/06/14
Zurich – an insurer partner provides advice for importers and exporters......
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SME Options for Commercial Funding - 30/06/14
The trade body for UK finance brokers; the National Association......
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Meet the Team - John Thorne - Commercial Manager - 30/06/14
John Thorne burst into Flint as Commercial Manager at the start......
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Professional insurance broking - with the Flint Commercial Service Promise - 30/06/14
Whilst the tough economic climate has certainly put businesses......
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Hearing loss warning - 30/06/14
Hearing loss due to noise used to be about workplace noise......
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Meet the Team - Jim Tuhey - Claims and Risk Management Executive - 21/02/14
Jim Tuhey’s appointment last September represents a strategic development for Flint......
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Adverse Weather Claims - 21/02/14
Aviva has asked us to reassure our clients that their claims teams have already worked very hard......
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Getting into Pinterest? - 21/02/14
Have you considered Pinterest for your business? The mere mention of social media has the ability......
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Chelmsford tops the start ups - 21/02/14
The Real Business website reports that over 1000 new businesses were set up in the Essex county area last year, making Chelmsford a destination of......
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Who is best suited to telemetry car insurance? - 21/02/14
We recently introduced our commercial clients to a new telemetry fleet insurance product.......
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Beating the winter blues - 21/02/14
A survey of over 1,000 UK office workers, carried out by Opinium and Epson, has highlighted the ways in which the winter months impact UK office workers, with 60 per cent.......
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Business development = insurance review - 21/02/14
2014 opened with much talk of optimism from business leaders regarding growth and economic recovery for the UK. No business can afford to standstill and whilst for many.......
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Immediate and forthcoming changes to employment law - 21/02/14
As you may know changes to the current TUPE regime came into force on 31 January 2014, including the following:.......
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CEDIA Launches New Awards Website - 21/02/14
CEDIA is currently telling members about the launch of a brand new website featuring their annual awards. This year’s ceremony, due to be held Friday 11 July 2014 will be the ninth.......
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Control costs with energy consumption management - 21/02/14
The latest npower business energy index (nBEI), which surveyed 500 of the nation’s small and medium-sized enterprises, has shown that better energy management could deliver substantial.......
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Product Review - Environmental Goods and Services - 21/02/14
Typical business types include those involved in energy management systems, design and architecture, construction of sites and manufacturing of energy conservation materials.......
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Did you Know? - 23/12/13
Ken Wright, Head of Broker Development for Axa produces a regular feature called Did You Know?.....
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New Intellectual Property Proposals - 23/12/13
You may have noticed recent commentary about 3D printing, particularly headline-grabbing stories about.....
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Lloyds Market Continues to Innovate - 23/12/13
The darker side of celebrity comes under focus with a completely new programme backed.....
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Medium Sized Business – is this you? - 23/12/13
New CBI research shows that medium-sized businesses (MSBs) are the unsung heroes of the economy, having done.....
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Need a lift? - 23/12/13
It’s not difficult to see why some people have a phobia about using lifts, but Zurich.....
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It's a Cracker! - 23/12/13
We’ve been a bit low on the funny claims just lately, so we thought you might like to test your.....
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I walked across an empty land... - 23/12/13
Who knew that a 2004 song (or “forgotten indie ballad” as described by one journalist) by Keane.....
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Welcome Nicholas Bryant-Stevens - 23/12/13
Welcome to Nicholas Bryant-Stevens who is the newest recruit to Flint’s High Net Worth Team.....
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Seasonal advice from Acas - 23/12/13
As we all know preparation is key and Acas has provided some very timely guidance for employers.....
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Prince of Wales champions export drive of traditional manufacturers - 23/12/13
The Prince of Wales’ recent visit to Bedfordshire put the spotlight on traditional UK .....
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AXA Warn companies not properly aware of Corporate Manslaughter" - 01/11/13
Five years on from the introduction of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide.....
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Charity Case - 01/11/13
It’s certainly been a time for giving at Flint; various members of the team, including the company.....
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As safe as houses? - 01/11/13
Zurich warns that some of the materials used in modern construction come with insurance risks that many are not aware of......
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Electronic Manufacturing gets the Aviva Premier treatment - 01/11/13
The electronics industry is estimated at £23 billion a year and is reported to be the fifth largest industry in the world in terms of production.....
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Flint Get's Social - 01/11/13
Like other smaller sized companies we are still finding our way through the social media landscape and like many of you.....
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Industry Halleluiahl- 01/11/13
In this piece Zurich Insurance introduces the Manufacturing Advisory Service and talks about its benefits to UK......
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Meet the Team - Rachel Tuck - 01/11/13
You might think of Rachel Tuck as an ‘insurance endangered species’ – because she’s a real person.....
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Noise induced hearing loss – protect your staff - 01/11/13
Axa Insurance are keen to highlight the fact that they have had more claims for deafness than any other type of workplace.....
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Growing misuse of open certificates of insurance - 01/11/13
Having taken more than one million uninsured vehicles off the roads, open motor certificate abuse is coming.....
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Product Focus - Professional Indemnity- 01/11/13
Professional Indemnity (PI) is an incredibly important commercial insurance product......
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Don’t risk risk – it’s not worth it - 01/11/13
Under insurance is something that we discuss frequently within this newsletter because of the specific danger.....
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Telemetry Product for Commercial Vehicle Fleets - 01/11/13
At Flint we’re happiest when introducing new products to our clients and our latest is particularly exciting.....
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Fuel "Safe Driving Techneques" - 30/09/13
Companies running a fleet of vehicles could make significant savings.....
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Mock Employment Tribunal – proves popular as additional dates added - 30/09/13
Acas has developed a series of Mock Employment Tribunals because defending.....
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Motor Insurance Bureau Scam Warning – Insurance Claims - 30/09/13
The Motor Insurance Bureau is concerned that some people may....
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Focus on Art and Collectables Insurance - 30/09/13
Art and collectables is a diverse specialty that requires excellent service standards....
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Information for companies - Ministry of Justice Reforms to EL and PL Insurance - 30/09/13
As of 1 Aug the 2013 Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has introduced reforms designed to speed....
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Mounting tension between cyclists and drivers - 30/09/13
The Road Haulage Association is highlighting the issue of tension....
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Are you getting your real estate sums right? - 30/09/13
There are multiple variables that need to be considered to ensure that the sums....
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Biggest ever annual car insurance premium drop - 30/09/13
Car insurance premiums plummet – this is one of the highlighted points....
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Real Improvements to Real Estate - 30/09/13
We’re delighted to announce significant enhancements to Axa’s Real Estate insurance....
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‘To the Tower!’ for the CEDIA Awards 2013 - 30/09/13
David Taylor, Flint Director and Shelley Ainsworth, Operations Manager made....
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Looking into Risky Business - 30/09/13
Risky Business is a research report commissioned from Allianz to shed....
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CBI Advises Companies on Tax Planning and Transparency - 30/09/13
The CBI has published a statement of principles outlining how companies should conduct....
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Remember Commercial Legal Expences-23/07/12
Commercial Legal Expenses Insurance offers important protection for companies.....
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Funding and Lending Scheme Extension-23/07/12
The Bank and HM Treasury launched the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) on 13 July 2012....
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Green Planning in the British Isles-28/05/13
The Scottish Government have put forward a set of draft proposals to overhaul their planning system....
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Increased Risk of Cyber Attack-28/05/13
According to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) “More small businesses than ever....
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James Parrott - Commercial Account Handler-28/05/13
James is an ambitious young man, with 10 years insurance experience....
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Product Focus - Event Insurance-23/07/12
The incessant wet weather has led to the cancellation of a number of high profile events....
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Indian Telemarketing Scam-23/07/12
Look out for the Indian Telemarketing scam happening now...
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Protecting What You Value-16/07/12
Nobody wants to see their insurance premiums rise and ultimately insurance....
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Commercial Loans May Come Under Scrutiny-16/07/12
Victoria Boid, Associate and Head of Company Commercial Department, Fisher Meredith, Richmond has contacted us to alert our clients....
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Cyber Liability - The Risks-16/07/12
At Flint our primary aim is to ensure that you have the right cover for your needs and an important part of this is looking at potential or emerging risks.....
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Flint Insures Delta Sound-16/07/12
Delta Sound, dedicated audio production, took on major responsibilities for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.....
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How to deal with flooding to your home-16/07/12
This guide has been prepared by Zurich, just one of the insurers that we use to provide home insurance...
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The Insurance Solution to Judicial Review on Planning Permission-16/07/12
Judicial Review is the legal process by which members of the public may challenge the lawfulness of a decision made by a Public Authority....
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Legionnaires – risk management and insurance guidance-16/07/12
The recent Legionnaires disease outbreak has led insurers to offer advice...
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Paddy Power blows its own trumpet-16/07/12
You may be thankful that UEFA banned the hugely annoying vuvuzela from stadiums in Poland...
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VOSA Policy on curtains-16/07/12
Road Hauliers are advised to tell their drivers that VOSA....
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Product Focus - Management Protection-29/06/12
Management Protection is a new, combined insurance product that offers businesses....
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Why Broking is Best -29/06/12
It’s a long-standing grumble in the insurance community that brokers are poor at self-promotion....
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Dealing with mental health – support for employers-29/06/12
Mental health costs UK employers £26 billion every year including £8.4 billion in sickness absence and £15.1 billion in reduced productivity...
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Make sure your empty property is protected from squatters -29/06/12
Central London continues to be an attractive proposition to squatters...
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Important News for Fleet Managers -29/06/12
Flint is one of only two brokers to have been selected by Aviva to take part in a new pilot scheme...
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Another Funny Claim-29/06/12
An older gentleman on holiday in Florida decided to go for a dip...
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Business Interruption-29/06/12
The purpose of a Business Interruption policy...
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Home Owner - Going for Gold - 29/06/12
With millions of visitors searching for accommodation In 2014, London homeowners could be set to strike gold...
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Product Focus - Cyber Protection - 28/03/12
The digital age poses new risks to companies; Flint has access to specialist insurance products that protect...
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Shelley Ainsworth, Operations Manager- 21/03/12
Shelley’s age belies her long insurance career...
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Protect yourself against CAT theft- 24/03/12
We’ve already reported the on-going trend for metal theft and relating to this is the problem...
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Metal theft continues to be a national concern- 21/03/12
We are delighted to offer our support to Nafisha Mamdani, Accounts Assistant, who is running the 2012 London Marathon....
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Euro ‘rescue’ may cause uncertainty for UK insurance market - 27/03/12
The current economy creates an interesting environment for insurers. It is unusual for UK insurers to fail...
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Employee Fraud – is your business at risk?- 17/03/12
All businesses worry about the potential for employee fraud...
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EU orders UK to tighten asbestos laws - 18/03/12
The European Commission has requested that the UK amend its regulations on asbestos at work....
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A couple of very funny claims - 18/03/12
If you’re fond of slapstick – then read on:....
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Good old fashioned insurance broking – the original aggregators- 19/03/12
These days we would be hard pressed to find a UK adult who has not heard the go compare opera singer...
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Drive Safely Hints and Tips - 17/03/12
1.3 million people are killed in public road accidents every year.....
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26 miles and 385 yard dash from Flint Accounts Dept - 05/02/12
We are delighted to offer our support to Nafisha Mamdani, Accounts Assistant, who is running the 2012 London Marathon....
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QUALEC* Category for Company Cars will not exist from April - 30/01/12
From 6 April 2012 QUALEC will no longer exist as a company car category.....
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BSIF Requests Entries for 2012 Awards - 30/01/12
For Flint Insurance 2012 will mark the 7th year...
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SMEs – confidence is at an all time low - 30/01/12
Research by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed...
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2012 Olympics – freight operators – help is at hand - 24/01/12
We know from speaking with our clients that the forthcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games....
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MMC - Are you ready for it? - 24/01/12
Familiar with Modern Methods of Construction - otherwise known as MMC?....
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20/20 or 6/6 – get it checked - 16/01/12
Research commissioned by RSA late last year highlighted some rather worrying results about drivers and their eyesight....
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Geoff Hooke departs - 16/01/12
Personal message from David Taylor, Director:
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Tower Cranes -10/01/12
According to the HSE, in the nine years between 2001 and 2009 there were 61 accidents involving tower cranes....
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Flint Strengthens Connections with CEDIA - 09/01/12
As 2012 gets underway Flint Insurance is very much looking forward to strengthening its connection with CEDIA ....
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Group PA and Travel - 16/12/11
Group personal accident and travel is something every business should consider....
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Professional Indemnity -16/12/11
Professional indemnity cover – have you got it right?
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Find your Niche -16/12/11
We're always on the look out for exciting new products and work with many insurers.
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Discipline and grievance: which half are you in? -16/12/11
Discipline and grievances are part and parcel of staff management and whatever size or type of business you're in...
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Business health warning: check your sums insured -16/12/11
The summer riots provided a stark warning to businesses and politicians alike, albeit for different reasons.
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Winter tyres: is it time to get a grip? -16/12/11
We wouldn't send our child out in the rain without a coat on or a rugby player onto a muddy field without studded boots...
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South London Gets a Boost -16/12/11
"Help me make Croydon great again"......
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Proposed employment reforms -16/12/11
Proposed employment reforms: assist businesses or make workers insecure?
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Meet the Team: Tony Cracroft -16/12/11
Courage, precision, the ability to work as a team and quiet determination....
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Health & Safety Review to help businesses -16/12/11
Most 'ordinary' people would support the reform of health and safety regulation....
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The IT Crowd - 20/10/11
Did you know that Flint can cover your office computer/s in minutes?
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Building Regulations - 19/10/11
Greater emphasis on being green and energy conservation has signalled changes to Building Regulations relating to building construction....
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Soaring Motor Rates - 18/10/11
We've all seen newspaper column inches devoted to the rising cost of motor insurance, particularly for younger drivers. Indeed in some cases young people literally cannot afford to get on the road.
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Continuous Insurance Enforcement - 18/10/11
Flint is warning all owners or motor vehicles, i.e. cars, bikes and motor homes must be insured, even if they are not being driven. This legislation came into force 22 March 2011.
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NEBOSH - 17/10/11
Aviva has been newly accredited to offer the NEBOSH health and safety at work award. The three day course offers a basic understanding in health and safety.....
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Subsidence Myth - 17/10/11
If your house suffers from subsidence it will become uninsurable.....
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Everything's gone green! - 14/10/11
The Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services sector is a growing industry; forecast to increase in value by up to £45bn by 2015. It includes businesses such as wind and solar power generation, energy generation from waste....
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Some more Funny Claims - 12/10/11
And who said insurance was boring!!?? Here are just some recent, more amusing claims that we've heard about:
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Fighting insurance fraud – and why we should - 11/10/11
Legal & General is stepping up the fight against insurance fraud. Their campaign centres on the fact that the insurance industry is detecting over 2000 fraudulent claims each week...
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Fire Safety Regulation - are you compliant? - 10/10/11
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order signified an important change to fire safety legislation in England, Wales and Scotland with effect from the 1st October 2006...
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Trumped up? – A couple of funny claims - 09/10/11
Not quite 007: After coming across a number of inconsistencies in an Aston Martin theft claim, an insurance fraud investigator went into James Bond mode...
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Insurance myth - 09/10/11
We know that due to high premiums, some younger drivers think it’s ok to insure their car under a parent and then add themselves as a named driver...
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BSIF Open Day Helps Mesothelioma UK - 08/10/11
David Taylor, Flint Director and BSIF representative attended the annual BSIF networking day on 26 September, within the luxurious grounds of Heythrop Park, in Oxfordshire.
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Marine cargo - mitigating risk more important than ever - 08/10/11
For most of us piracy and smuggling is the stuff of bedtime stories; whilst today’s version might look a bit different, marine cargo theft is very much on the increase.
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Don’t ignore BCP - business continuity can impact on development and highlight weaknesses - 07/10/11
Research conducted by Aviva into SME’s and their business continuity planning (BCP) revealed some rather worrying results. Half of the businesses surveyed admitted...
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Commercial property insurance – get the best - 07/10/11
A new commercial property owners package has just come on to the market; created specifically to meet the needs of shops, small office blocks and warehouses. It is ideal for those with up to 10 properties in their portfolio, with a rebuilding sum of up to £2 million per location.
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Aviva celebrates customer loyalty - 06/10/11
One very loyal policyholder was rewarded with a year’s free cover for sticking with the same insurer for over 50 years...
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Product Focus, Commercial Legal Protection - 06/10/11
Not that long ago legal protection on Commercial insurance was considered ‘nice to have’, but in the current climate businesses really have to question whether they can do without it?
For a relatively low premium, sole traders, partnerships and companies can secure up to £100,000 of legal cover. What’s more the policy supplies a number of legal helplines covering tax, business...
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Meet the team - Dawn Charlesworth, Commercial Account Handler - 05/10/11
Dawn Charlesworth is a bit of a hidden gem within the commercial dept., with over 20 years first-class commercial insurance experience. Dawn’s career started at Eagle Star, which became Zurich and she went on to work for other big underwriting names, such as Gerling, Admiral and QBE. It was eventually...
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The Bribery Act – what you should know - 05/10/11
The Bribery Act came into force at the end of June and is designed to bring the UK in line with the rest of the world on anti-corruption legislation.
The Act makes it a criminal offence to give or receive a bribe or for failure to prevent bribery. Many organisations face little or no risk and the Act should not be used to stop corporate entertainment and the like. However the Ministry of Justice...
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Flint Motor Fleet Risk Solutions: helping you to develop your fleet safety plan - 16/09/11
Better fleet management will impact on your insurance premiums and make cost savings in other areas of the business. Read the Flint fleet safety programme to get help and advice on how companies can make driving for business safer and save money.
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Product Update – Renovation insurance - 14/09/11
The rising costs of moving, coupled with the unwillingness of banks to give out mortgages means that more people are renovating their property rather than buying a new one, therefore, before starting any renovation project you should be sure that you have the correct insurance cover in place.
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Meet the team – John Price, Account Executive - 12/09/11
The reason that Flint is a specialist insurance provider for the entertainment industry is down largely to John Price; our longest serving staff member, having just celebrated 19 marvellous years.
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Flint Insurance Warn That Apathy Is Costly With High Net Worth Home Insurance - 27/07/11
An apathetic approach to home insurance is causing nearly a quarter of all homeowners to pay significantly more than they should be paying on their home insurance. In light of recent studies that indicate that nearly 25% of British homeowners renew their home insurance automatically without considering to shop around for a cheaper policy, Flint Insurance warn that those with high value home insurance are the most at risk of paying high premiums for inadequate insurance.
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Flint Insurances goes Green with Fuel Efficient Cars Initiative for Motor Insurance Customers - 27/07/11
Zurich Private Clients, one of the insurers on the Flint Insurance Private Clients Panel, have launched a 'green' initiative as one of their new customer benefits. The green scheme will provide an enhanced fuel efficiency benefit to high net worth motor insurance customers. Flint Insurances goes Green with Fuel Efficient Cars Initiative for Motor Insurance Customers Zurich Private Clients, one of the insurers on the Flint Insurance Private Clients Panel, have launched a 'green' initiative as one of their new customer benefits. The green scheme will provide an enhanced fuel efficiency benefit to high net worth motor insurance customers.
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