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Risk Management Consultancy

As part of the PIB Group, Franklands now has access to a wider range of in-house expertise.  This month we showcase newly formed PIB Risk Management which brings together two existing businesses, Sigerson Associates and Ford Risk Management. You can read the full press release from the PIB Group website  

Food manufacturers can expect HSE Inspections

In early January, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced that it would continue its programme of proactive surprise inspections at food manufacturing firms.

£1 Million fine for retailer

In a case that explains the importance of keeping walkways and fire exits clear and that strong Health & Safety Risk Management needs to be embedded at board level, discount store chain Poundstretcher has been hit with fines and costs of over £1million for health and safety offences at three stores in Newbury, Newhaven and Swindon.

Credit Insurance policies ease the effect of the Carillion collapse

The domino effect of Carillion’s demise may affect tens of thousands of smaller companies, many of which will have been working for one of their sub-contractors

New Year, More Risk!

2018 heralds increasing Legislative and Regulatory Risks for your Directors.   While the principle that a company is a separate legal entity from its management remains a cornerstone of the English legal system, a proliferation of new legislation and regulation sees company Directors and Officers the subject of ever-expanding risk and personal liabilities.

Record busting charity year at Franklands

A flurry of festive fund raising activities in December brought the curtain down on our activity for the 2017 chosen charity, Me & Dee. Me & Dee is a Derby based charity which provides holidays for both adults and children with a life threatening and terminal condition and for physically and emotionally injured service men and women, to make special family memories when time is very short and precious. 

Franklands is valuable ingredient for award winning restaurant

Here at Franklands, we are always looking to form long-standing relationships with our clients and work in partnership with them as their businesses grow.   A perfect example of this is the award-winning Anoki restaurant, who we have worked with since 2004.

New Year Resolution - Avoid Underinsurance!

Underinsurance continues to be a widespread and persistent problem throughout the United Kingdom. An estimated 80 per cent of commercial properties are thought to be underinsured*. This occurs when a business has insufficient cover to meet its needs, whether that means its assets are valued and insured at less than their true value, the limit of indemnity is too low or the maximum Indemnity Period is too short.

Franklands Insurance owner named amongst Top 100 UK Insurance Brokers

PIB Group who acquired Franklands earlier this year has been  placed in the Insurance Times Top 100 Independent Insurance Brokers in the UK.

Employee Benefits & Business Protection

As part of the PIB Group we now have access to wider, in house, expertise.  This month we showcase PIB Employee Benefits, who deliver solutions across a wide range of consultancy services, advising you on appropriate benefits to help recruit, retain and engage talent for your business.

Deaths on the road increase

The Department for Transport (DfT) recently published the 2016 figures for road casualties in Great Britain. Against a background of a 2.2% increase in traffic over the period the figures show a 4% increase in road deaths from 1,730 in 2015 to 1,792 in 2016.

Derbyshire crash for cash gang ordered to pay back over £37,000

A gang of criminals who carried out a £500,000 “ crash for cash” scam across Derbyshire has been ordered to pay back more than £37,000.

Survey Exposes Cyber Risk and Lack of Insurance

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s annual Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017 has highlighted the year-on-year trend of increasing reliance on technology and consequent exposure to cyber related incidents.

The value of a Dash-cam

A survey of 2,134 motorists recently published by insurance company Aviva found that while 17% of UK drivers currently use dash-cams a further 30% were planning to use one in the near future.

Bringing workplace ladder safety up to date

Concerns have been raised that significant numbers of telescopic ladders on the UK market do not comply with the relevant standards. 


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