One world, and Global Tech Advocates is connecting it

I left Shanghai Pudong Airport last Thursday, leaving behind the energy and innovation of the Shanghai tech industry. A truly inspiring non-stop event over several days organised by the very impressive Russ Shaw & John Zei of the amazing #TechGlobalAdvocates. ( and with a big bit of help from the team at Seven Hills ( If truth be told, the quality of the attendees (I don’t include myself in that) was outstanding and we learned […]

Take a WWII perspective on Risk

Take a WWII perspective on Risk Looking at risk differently is a crucial part of business governance and protection. As business insurance brokers it is our job to help our clients first and foremost assess where the real risks are to their business. We set the Big 4 as top line areas that need protection whilst navigating the risk minefield: Balance Sheet Cash Flow Business Reputation Directors Personal Assets This is of course, easier to […]

Important Information Blog: Are you sure you want to be a Director?!

Important Information Blog: Are you sure you want to be a Director?! It’s a risk. You know that before you start the business or take on a director role. Often though the actual minefield of risk isn’t clear. This succinct blog below is one of the best to the point articles we have seen. Entrepreneurs who start their own business have many different priorities keeping them up at night. How to get investment, how to […]

The Guild

A proud day for the VRG team! We are really pleased to announce that one of our colleagues, John McLaren-Stewart has become a Freeman of the Guild of Entrepreneurs. The Guild of Entrepreneurs is a Guild of the City of London and an aspirant Livery Company. It is made up of men and women who have invested their own money and time in setting up and running successful businesses. Its aims are to: 1. Promote […]