Author Archives: Amanda Sutcliffe

Sutcliffe Wins 5-Star Brokerage Award For Second Year Running

Worcester based Sutcliffe & Co Insurance Brokers Ltd celebrates winning another award, having been named the winner of the 2023 5-Star Brokerages Awards. For the second year running, Sutcliffe & Co have won this award, highlighting their consistent dedication to service excellence in the insurance industry. The Insurance Business UK Magazine IBUK 5-Star Brokerages Awards […]

World Famous Artist Phlegm Paints Sutcliffe Office

Sutcliffe & Co Insurance Brokers have unveiled a jaw-dropping piece of artwork at their Head Office in Foundry Street in Worcester City by the world famous and widely acclaimed artist Phlegm as part of this year’s Worcester Paint Festival. The London based artist Phlegm, known for his self-published comics and unique street art style, has […]

Why are motor insurance premiums at a record high?

Analysis by The Association of British Insurers (ABI), which looks at 28 million motor insurance policies, suggests that the average price paid for motor insurance in the second quarter of 2023 continued to increase.  The average premium paid for private comprehensive motor insurance was up 7% on the previous quarter at £511. The average price […]

How could Artificial Intelligence impact workplace safety?

Artificial Intelligence has been continually in the news as the latest technology to revolutionise the way we live and work, but is it to be feared or embraced? Either way it looks like it’s here to stay. This article provides more detail on AI technology, outlines how it affects workplace safety, and highlights the ways […]

Common causes of escape of water in property

In 2022 escape of water continued to be a significant issue for both residential and commercial buildings with a total of £987 million worth of claims made across the year, a 15% increase over 2021. As an issue, escape of water is significant both in terms of regularity and severity of claims, which means that […]

Can ‘Crash for Cash’ scams be avoided?

Not all collisions on our roads are an accident and as the financial pressures increase for many households and businesses, fraudulent insurance claims for crashes between vehicles is set to increase further. Crash for Cash are scams that can range from paper-base fabrications to physical collisions involving innocent road users, all with the aim of […]

Is your school protected over the summer holidays?

As another school year comes to an end and the six weeks summer holidays are on the horizon, the education sector are being warned of a potential rise in criminal activity over this vulnerable period when their premises is largely unoccupied. Due to the cost-of-living crisis and inflation, schools are being urged to ensure they […]

Supporting the Worcester Warriors Foundation

Sutcliffe & Co Insurance Brokers are proud supporters of the Worcester Warriors Foundation with a deep rooted history of the rugby charity and their community work in Worcestershire. It’s been troubling times at the Worcester Warriors Foundation to say the least! The financial pressures felt throughout professional rugby escalated during the COVID pandemic, with associated […]

Tips to help prevent theft of high value vehicles.

The theft of high value vehicles is on the increase, particularly those that are keyless and can be operated using a fob, so any extra levels of precautions are being encouraged so that the stressful situation and inconvenience of your vehicle being stolen is avoided. With the cost of living crisis increasing the financial pressures […]

Sutcliffe & Co rated as The Best Insurance Broker in Worcester

It’s another award win for Sutcliffe & Co who have been rated as The Best Insurance Broker in Worcester in the Quality Business Awards 2023. After considering ‘Satisfaction’, ‘Service’, ‘Reputation’ and ‘Quality’, Sutcliffe & Co Insurance Brokers achieved an overall quality score that exceeded 95%, making them top ranked in Worcester. UK businesses that have […]

Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on anxiety.

Mental Health Awareness Week which runs from 15th to 21st May will this year focus on the rising issue of anxiety. Organised by the Mental Health Foundation, this week we explore anxiety which can lead to more serious mental problems if left and get out of control. It’s not surprising that the levels of anxiety […]

Preparing and Updating Health and Safety Policies

Friday 28th April is ‘World Day for Safety and Health at Work’ which is an annual initiative put on by the United Nations (UN). This day emphasises the importance of employers around the world taking appropriate precautions to prevent accidents and diseases at work. To mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work, we […]

Sutcliffe & Co announced as a Finalist in the Chamber Awards 2023

Sutcliffe & Co Insurance Brokers have been selected as a finalist in this year’s Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Award as ‘Small Business of the Year’. Having won the category ‘Excellence in Professional Services’ in the 2022 Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, Sutcliffe & Co have continued to grow from […]

Ambassadors visit to rededicate the refurbished Gheluvelt Memorial

In a recent visit to Geluveld, Zonnebeke in Belgium, Duncan Sutcliffe took part in the unveiling and re-dedication of the Memorial to the actions of The Worcestershire Regiment in the First World War and the exploits of the 2nd Battalion at the Battle of Gheluvelt, 31st October 1914. On Friday 24th March, a group led […]

Are you prepared for the growing number of company insolvencies?

Due to current economic uncertainty for both households and businesses, there are growing fears that we could see a wave of company collapses in 2023. With increased costs, the rise of inflation and a depleted workforce, there is a pessimistic outlook for many businesses that is reflected in the highest rate of insolvencies since 2009. […]

What are the new fire safety regulations?

Do you know that new Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 came into effect on 23 January 2023 to implement the majority of recommendations made following the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report? This is an important change in fire safety regulations for multi-occupancy and high-rise buildings in England, where compliance is key. In these new […]

Sutcliffe’s announced as Top Insurance Employers Award Winner

Worcester based Sutcliffe & Co Insurance Brokers have announced they are a ‘Top Insurance Employers Award Winner’, reflecting their commitment to workplace wellbeing and drive for delivering service excellence. Insurance Business UK (IBUK) Magazine is one of the leading publications in the industry and invites organisations to participate in this award by completing an employer […]

How are strikes affecting insurance policies?

With strikes across all sectors hitting the headlines on a weekly basis, how is this affecting insurance? Sutcliffe & Co Insurance Brokers have seen many changes since the business was founded so are well placed to reflect on how current strikes are impacting insurance. Strikes by their nature are designed to create disruption and inevitably […]

Keeping safe online this Safer Internet Day 2023

Tuesday 7th February is Safer Internet Day and this year the theme is ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’. With a focus on the impact of the internet and online safety for children and young people, the day is to provide a platform for talking about how we use digital technology. […]

How to prevent manual handling injuries in the workplace

Did you know that musculoskeletal disorders account for around a third of work-related injuries? In 2021 it was estimated that 40,000 construction workers suffered from musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) which includes injuries, aches, pains and discomfort in joints, muscles and bones. With these stats in mind, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have been visiting construction […]