Author Archives: Amanda Sutcliffe

Sue Smith Takes On Ration Challenge For Charity

Sutcliffe & Co Insurance Brokers, Sue Smith will be supporting refugees from 19th – 25th June by taking on a Ration Challenge. In this week Sue will eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee living in a camp in Jordon by eating just a small amount of rice, flour, lentils, chickpeas, beans, fish and […]

How can I prevent cyber-attacks on remote employees?

The COVID-19 pandemic brought us many changes to everyday life and one of these was working from home. As many companies are adopting hybrid working or remote working as a permanent operational standard, we look at how this might affect your business, in particular cyber-security. Cyber-threats to monitor when working from home Hackers have been […]

How to reduce the risk of fire in your commercial property

As insurance brokers the Sutcliffe & Co Team see first hand the devastating effect fire can have on a property, not only impacting commercially with severe financial losses, there is also a real risk to human life too. Did you know that in the year ending June 2021 there were 529,101 incidents attended by Fire […]

How do I protect on-site contractors during building work and renovations?

As businesses adapt to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so too business owners need to tailor their workspace. With the longer days and fine weather, it’s one of the most popular times of the year to start renovations and building work. So how do you protect contractors working at your business premises? We all […]

Do I need insurance if I’m organising a Street Party?

With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations only a few weeks away, preparations for street parties are in full swing and with so many restrictions that have been in place over the last couple of years, these celebrations will be bigger and better than ever before. With the main day for street parties being organised for […]

Sutcliffe & Co Finalists In Chamber Awards

The Sutcliffe & Co Team were absolutely delighted to receive the news that they have been selected as a Finalist at this year’s Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Being shortlisted in the ‘Excellence in Professional Services’ category, sponsored by the Worcestershire County Council, Sutcliffe’s is one of Worcestershire’s leading insurance brokers and […]

White diesel theft is on the increase. Don’t be a victim

From 1st April 2022 ‘red’ diesel, used for ‘off-road’ applications, will only be permitted for agricultural use, rail transport and non-commercial heating. All other applications, such as site-based mobile plant and commercial heating, will be required to use ‘white’ diesel, which carries the full road tax value for use on regular national roads. The purpose […]

Cyber-security Fundamentals

Cyber-security breaches continue to be a problem for all types of organisations. According to a survey by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, four in 10 businesses and a quarter of charities reported experiencing cyber-attacks in the past 12 months. While organisations are always at risk from a cyber-attack, there may be a […]

Sutcliffe & Co and ISO QSL join forces to support businesses

With the cost of doing business rising, Sutcliffe & Co and ISO QSL have joined forces to assist businesses with a blend of Assurance and Insurance. ISO QSL are regarded as Assurance experts, providing ISO Certifications nationally and internationally. These certifications are seen as an excellent way of installing and measuring a continuous improvement programme […]

Sutcliffe & Co Wins £20,000 For Childhood Cancer Charity

Worcester based Sutcliffe & Co Insurance Brokers celebrate winning a £20,000 funding grant for the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust, through the national Aviva Broker Community Fund. The Aviva Broker Community Fund which runs every year is designed to help local projects that really matter to brokers across the country, with a cash injection to […]

Remember gap insurance for your new ‘22’ plate vehicle

Are you looking forward to the delivery of your new 22 registration plate vehicle? Having a new car is an exciting time, but it’s important to make sure you have the right insurance in place to make sure that if the worst was to happen you are fully covered. It’s never been easier to buy […]

Did you know that the Highway Code has been updated?

A major overhaul of the Highway Code has come into force from 29th January 2022, including new rules to better protect vulnerable groups. It’s essential that all road users become familiar with the new regulations, including organisations that employ drivers. Figures released by the Department for Transport show 4,290 pedestrians and 4,700 cyclists were killed […]

Be prepared in the event of a storm to protect your property and belongings

Being proactive and ready is a sensible approach to avoid having to deal with the aftermath of a storm. This is even more important if you live in a potential flood area or a location that has many trees surrounding your property, it is therefore practical to take a few steps to protect your home, […]

Complying With Scotland’s New Alarm Laws

Every home in Scotland will be required to install more robust protection against fires starting 1st February 2022. The new laws require homes to have interlinked heat and fire alarms. Officials hope the regulations will protect people from residential fires and help avoid future accidents and tragedies like the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire. Interlinked alarms […]

Online Sports Travel Insurance Including Covid-19 Cover

Our sister company Mann Broadbent has released a travel insurance policy that includes cover for Covid-19 should you fall ill whilst on holiday or if you have to cancel your trip because of Covid-19. They are offering 2 policy types: Standard holiday insurance Travel insurance for sporting and adventurous activities For a quick quote and […]

Cyber Essentials – a minimum baseline of cyber security for all businesses

In January 2022, the Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme received its biggest overhaul to date. The significant changes to the technical requirements in the scheme reflect the security challenges in today’s digital world. How does the Cyber Essentials scheme work?Cyber Essentials is an effective, baseline cyber security scheme centred around five technical controls that help protect organisations of all sizes from […]

Why you should protect your high value items with insurance this Valentine’s Day.

High-value items that you need to organise additional insurance for include jewellery, watches, pictures, paintings, books and antiques. Proposing on Valentine’s Day can be incredibly romantic, after all it is the most romantic day of the year. However, the ring you propose with often costs a lot of money. According to ( the purchaser […]

Reflecting on mental health in the workplace on ‘Blue Monday’

January is often a tough time for many people mentally and ‘Blue Monday’ further highlights when all those bills come in after Christmas and the longer nights make it a depressing time. We are lucky enough to have an excellent Mental Health First Aider, Sue Smith, in our office so we thought having an insight […]

De-icing Outdoor Walking Surfaces in Winter

Keeping outdoor walking surfaces—such as car parks and pavements—clear of ice in the winter is a crucial practice at many workplaces. Not only does ice removal offer aesthetic benefits, but it can also help keep you, your colleagues and the general public (eg customers or passers-by) protected from the risk of slips and trips. With […]

Winter road safety tips for transport operators and their drivers

Winter can pose a number of safety issues for drivers and transport operators with darker mornings and nights, ice, snow, wind, storm debris, flooding and fog to name just a few! Drivers need to be more vigilant during the winter and transport operators need to ensure that they have minimised risk as far as possible. […]