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Uncovering the lost history of your listed building

If a building is considered to be of a special architectural or historic interest it may become listed, which means every effort will be put into place to preserve it. If you live in or rent such a building, you might just be curious about the...

How to check that your wireless router is secure from cybercriminals

Despite routers becoming increasingly easy to use and configure, most people don’t amend the settings of their router having set their Wi-Fi name and password. Yet without updating your router and security settings, you could be leaving your router open to cybercriminals and malware. Last year,...

Are increasing regulations halting the growth of your business?

Every business is affected by compliance and regulations, and meeting these can cause businesses to feel buried in paperwork, audits and restrictions. Whilst regulations are in place to protect some area of the industry and keep everything above board, many businesses have found they struggle...

Stuck for new ideas? Get inspired for your next church fundraiser

No matter the size of your church, you can always make a huge impact on your community. Raising money to improve your church, support local projects and contribute to larger charitable organisations can take a lot of work, although that’s not to say you can’t...

How to get potential volunteers over the hurdle

In a recent survey conducted by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, those who didn’t volunteer regularly were asked what the main barriers that stopped them from volunteering were. We consider some of these reasons and look at how your charity could help...

Who are the most likely volunteers in the UK?

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport recently conducted a survey to reveal the rates of volunteering in the UK and how they compared to previous years. The statistics revealed some interesting statistics about who’s volunteering, who isn’t and the motivations behind it all.   Levels...

Risk Management: the ins and outs

You might never have heard about risk management before. Or perhaps you’ve heard it in passing when we’ve spoken about your policy. You might even have had experience with how it works and how it can help. This article looks at the ins, the outs...

Do I really need terrorism insurance?

We know that no building is exempt in a terrorist attack and the businesses and property owners we help protect know this too. Recent history tells us that terrorist attacks can happen in many locations. When businesses and organisations suffer, they are often not the primary...

Snow & Ice: Stay safe in the cold weather

Whether you run a business or charity, are responsible for buildings such as churches or shops or just simply a homeowner, you’ll want to keep yourself and others around you safe in inclement weather. With snow forecast across most parts of the UK this week, we...

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Charity Insurance: What is it?

Insuring a charity can be a complex business, but as specialist charity insurance brokers, we’re here to make it simple. There are plenty of insurance covers that your charity or not-for-profit organisation should have, but there are also certain types of insurance that Charities are legally...