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 […]

I am a Finance Director, not a Prophet!

I am a Finance Director, not a Prophet! Some say its the toughest job in business (although business development guys might disagree!) and it’s functions have expanded over the years. No longer straightforward bean counters, FD’s have become the central control function of a business..nothing happens without their involvement. From finance to strategy, from purchasing to fund raising, from board liaison to accounts presentation to investors, from M&A to corporate insurance protection there is an […]

Tech East Member Interview with Chris Marsh of Venture Risks Group

Tech East Member Interview with Chris Marsh of Venture Risks Group Can you tell us about Venture Risks and what the company does? Venture Risks is a corporate insurance broking and risk management firm based in East Anglia, but with a new Edinburgh office opening in the New Year. We work with clients from all sectors to help them understand their unique and very real business risks. These companies are typically pushing hard on a […]

D&O claims trends and dangerous undercurrents in the UK SME Market

D&O claims trends and dangerous undercurrents in the UK SME Market Directors are feeling the brunt of various D&O claims growth trends and a changing regulatory and legal environment. It is critical to understand where these increasing risk exposures are developing so that appropriate insurance and risk management strategies can be put in place to protect them. Listed below are 7 growing areas of concern: 1. Insolvency actions, a “double whammy” As the numbers of […]