Welcome to the latest edition of Covered

We are living in a world of increasing uncertainty as we continue to face new challenges by way of cyber security, terrorism, and an ever-changing legislative backdrop.

This edition of Covered offers insight into the ‘dark’ world of cyber crime – what are the threats; how to mitigate attacks; and some light hearted advice from Bryan Garvie of The BIG Partnership on what PR factors to consider if a breach occurs.

In light of the recent shocking and deplorable terrorism attacks in Manchester and London – and the subsequent change to the UK threat level – we share some of the Government’s recommended tips and best practice for businesses and staff to adopt in and around the workplace.

Our insurance specialists and professional partners shed light on industry changes including the new EU General Data Protection Regulation, the Ogden Discount Rate changes and Early Plea Discounts for Health & Safety prosecutions.
Finally, we look at getting your ‘house’ in order – both from a personal and business perspective: Laura King from Gilson Gray outlines the importance of making a Will, Gary Nixon explains the advantages of Shareholder Protection for businesses, whilst our newly appointed Health & Safety Consultant, Gary Foggo, offers a practical approach to reviewing and updating your Health & Safety culture and paperwork.

As ever, we are here to support you, our valued customers and friends, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me or a member of the team if you have any queries or feedback.

Polly Staveley
Managing Director