Top ten causes of financial loss for businesses

According to Allianz Global Claims Review here are the top 10 causes of loss and emerging trends from over 11,000 business claims in 148 countries. 10. Machinery Breakdown Machinery failure has been identified as number 10 among the major causes of loss. The sectors especially hit by machinery breakdown are energy,...

Car vandalism up 37% – here’s how to protect your business fleet

According to police data, the number of reported car vandalism cases has risen by 10% over the past three years, with increases of as much as 37% in some parts of the UK. What’s that in figures? Over 210,000 vehicles suffered criminal damage in 2016, ranging from smashed windows to...

Confidence in small businesses hits highest level since 2015

New figures from the SME Confidence Tracker reveal a boost for small business owners as confidence in SMEs rebounds to levels last seen in 2015. The number of SMEs expecting sales to increase between April and June has risen by 13% in the first three months of the year, with...

3 questions answered around business insurance

Given that any money-making enterprise is a “business”, the variety of SMEs and services out there is practically limitless. So how do you narrow the risks down for insurance purposes? That’s the job of an insurance broker and provider, but in the meantime, we cover the basics to give you...

Survey reveals British adults top 20 fears!

Does the fear of not understanding new memes (photos with captions which frequently sweep the internet) contribute to FOMO? (fear of missing out). Are you terrified by the prospect of someone asking you who you voted for in the election, or would you rather this than discover you’ve had food...

Work zone awareness – site vehicle safety

Early April marked the beginning of Work Zone Awareness week, an initiative that holds a lot of weight given the number of preventable accidents that still occur despite our knowledge of construction site risks. The Health and Safety Executive reports that there are on average around seven deaths and 93 serious...

Apple’s $5bn glass office design causes employee injuries

Steve Jobs called it “a shot at the best office building in the world”. But it emerged this week that employees at Apple Park – Apple’s $5bn California HQ, a stunning glass building designed by Norman Foster – are reportedly accidentally walking into its all-glass walls and doors. At least...

10 bizarre festivals from around the world

Encouraging revellers to organize mass simultaneous pillow fights in cities around the world, annual International Pillow Fight Day takes place on 7th April 2018. Though feathers are flying in the name of good fun, massive pillow fights aren’t without their health and safety hazards. In 2015, 30 students were injured...

How likely is it that your job may be stolen by a computer?

The “Luddite Fallacy” refers to our insecurities around new processes and their superior, cheaply-run abilities which will lead to the redundancy of our own output. And with theories on how almost every area of industry can be improved upon thanks to data, automation, 3D printing and the like, there’s a...

April fools gone wrong…

We’re accustomed to greeting news, press releases and even friends with a hint of wariness on 1st April, in preparation for an onslaught of practical pranks, dishonest hoaxes and a generous dose of leg-pulling. But the popular tradition of trying to hoodwink each other on April Fool’s Day doesn’t always...

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