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ACAT Annual Conference and AGM

David was pleased to attend and speak at the ACAT Annual Conference and AGM in London this weekend (14th October 2017). Held at the Royal National Hotel, the theme of the conference was ‘Managing Risk’ so David’s talk on “Insuring against risk” was a hot topic...

We had our cakes and ate them!

Here at Edwards Insurance Brokers we're proud to say that we managed to raise £65 for Macmillan Cancer Support. We had our Macmillan Coffee Morning slightly later than the official date but still had a tasty time eating cupcakes, lemon drizzle cake, cheesecake and banana loaf...

Refurbishment and Re-dedication of URC Church House

David and Sandy were honoured to be invited to the Opening Celebrations of the newly refurbished Church House on Saturday 30th September. The building has been home to the head office of the United Reformed Church since it was rebuilt in 1956 after being bombed and...

Preparing your church to open as a night shelter

Preparing to open your church as a Night Shelter

As the winter nights draw in, Night Shelters offer a practical way to help the local community. Church and community-based shelters welcomed nearly 2,000 people across England and Wales in 2015, to provide an evening meal, a safe bed and breakfast for homeless community members. Running between November and March,...

Church in the Cyber Age

In June, the Church of England revealed plans to digitise its collection plates. Initially launching to 40 churches as a pilot scheme, worshippers will be able to donate by contactless card. National stewardship officer John Preston explained that the move aims to accommodate younger generations and people who no longer...

Case Study: Boundary Walls

When it comes to church boundary walls, Edwards always receives lots of questions about what is and isn’t covered. Our claims manager Elaine explains everything you need to know. A boundary wall is any structure which separates your property from neighbouring properties, including high or low walls, fences and hedges. Customers often ask whether...

Working at Height

One of the biggest causes of serious injury and even death in the workplace is a fall from height.  This is why it’s important and also a requirement of your insurance policy, to comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005. ‘Working at Height’ is working...

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What is an ERN?

When arranging certain types of policies, insurers may ask you to provide your ERN. “But what is an ERN?” we hear you ask! Well, here at Edwards Insurance Brokers, we understand that insurance is full of confusing terms and acronyms.  That’s why we’re breaking this one down...

Receipt illustration for proof of purchase

What is Proof of Purchase?

Unfortunately there may come a time when you need to make a claim on your insurance policy – after all, that is what it is there for. Maybe your buildings have been damaged during a break-in, belongings or contents stolen or damaged by water due to...

Throwing Confetti at a Wedding

If your church or place of worship is regularly used for wedding ceremonies, you’ll know that the first thing people want to do when the couple leave the building, is shower them with confetti!  It’s an age old tradition but did you know that some...