Author - alice.bowerman

Who should be on your Incident Response Team?

Nobody hopes for a business catastrophe, but the best entrepreneurs will plan for one. Whether it’s flooding after a natural disaster which damages stock and premises, or a server outage which prevents online orders, “unforeseen circumstances” can wreak a wide scope of havoc on your business. How long could your business survive if your...

Sudden sanctions – Dealing with a liability claim

If you’re dealing with a legal dispute and don’t know who to turn to, there are ways of seeking legal advice which do not cost the earth. The most common commercial disputes range from non-payment of goods or services, misrepresentation or contracted goods being of lower quality than expected. Then...

Risk Management: the ins and outs

You might never have heard about risk management before. Or perhaps you’ve heard it in passing when we’ve spoken about your policy. You might even have had experience with how it works and how it can help. This article looks at the ins, the outs and everything in between.  ...

How to handle a breach of data in your organisation

It’s a good idea for businesses to introduce both an internal and external plan of action should a data breach occur within their business. This will mean that your team will be better prepared and will have an increased chance of getting things right the first time. Ultimately, this could...

Errors, omissions and the dangers of the spreadsheet

£38 billion worth of investment in the British private sector rests on the accuracy of the humble spreadsheet. Not only this, but it’s heavily relied upon for the day to day management of the UK economy, it’s used in the preparation of company accounts in the UK, which in total...

Directors and officers insurance: a business essential

Imagine you have the opportunity to invest £100,000 for your company, with a 70% chance of providing a 20% return within five years. Do you decide to go for it? Now consider whether your decision would be different if you could be held personally liable for making the wrong decision;...

Best employee benefits across the world

Whether you’re an SME or a corporate enterprise, it’s important you recognise that to retain your employees and attract the best talent, you need to promote the right culture. Whilst employee benefits aren’t usually the driving factor of why someone applies for a role, it can certainly be the difference...

5 small business legal clangers to avoid

Small mistakes can be opportunities to learn, but bigger errors that have legal consequences attached will often only be made once, as they’re enough to bring your business crashing down. We look at five such blunders and explain how these can be avoided:   Unguarded information Sensitive information such as...