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Can your business offer an apprenticeship today?

According to the House of Commons, in 2014/2015 there were 871,800 apprentices in the UK, up 14% compared to the previous year. With the cost of university tuition fees rising, and a saturated graduate jobs market, the once-common practice of hiring an apprentice is back...

All work and no pay: volunteering law

If your organisation or charity benefits from the assistance of volunteers, you’ll know how gratefully received their help can be. Giving up their time and effort to work for you, volunteers can gain experience and personal gratification – but without pay, they are not classed...

How to start a charity

Whether you’ve been fundraising for existing organisations or personal experience has motivated to start your own, setting up a charity can be overwhelming. But there’s plenty of guidance out there. Here are the first steps to take… Write down your mission In the UK, your charity must...

Taking your fundraising strategy to new levels

Fundraising has come a long way since door-to-door leafleting and school fetes. Currently, crowdfunding has the potential to raise thousands of pounds for a cause over a matter of days proving technology gives you huge potential to enhance your fundraising strategy. No matter the size...

A guide to caring for your church, all year round

Winter Winter has blown in and the appeal of sitting in your home with a mug of tea in front of a roaring fire is strong – but first, there’s work to do. Following the fallen leaves of autumn, begin the winter season by clearing all your...

Edwards Insurance Brokers Achieves Chartered Status

We are proud to announce that we have recently been awarded the highly prestigious ‘Chartered Insurance Brokers’ title by the Chartered Insurance Institute.  This is an exclusive title only awarded to firms who can meet rigorous criteria relating to professionalism and capability so to receive...

Edwards Insurance Brokers move to Meriden

Operation "Office Move" complete Friday 13th July marked a momentous day in Edwards Insurance Brokers’ history as we made the move from our office in Knowle to new premises in Meriden.  While not a huge distance away, our new Tudor fronted office is worlds away from...

URC General Assembly 2018

Edwards Insurance, brokers to the United Reformed Church, were once again delighted to support and be present at the recent General Assembly in Nottingham. It was lovely to meet so many existing clients and friends from Church House and various Synods, and to hear such positive...

3 hot weather problems for property owners

Property issues never take a holiday, and summer can throw up its own set of problems for property owners. Ice, flooding and condensation are the bane of property owners in cold, wet weather, and in their absence, summer can seem like a doddle in property maintenance....

An afternoon with Jimmy Mullen

David was delighted to catch up with Jimmy Mullen yesterday at Worcester Golf & Country Club where his management team is based. He was joined by Anthony and Graham Coombs who also sponsor Jimmy. We all wish Jimmy all the very best for the forthcoming...