Willis Insurance and Risk Management

Lighthouse Communications client Willis Insurance and Risk Management is a family-owned insurance brokerage based in Belfast with offices in Hull and Reading.  Working with Lighthouse Communications Willis IRM connects with new and existing commercial and corporate clients providing strong thought leadership to a competitive industry. Lighthouse Communications provides public relations and corporate video support across is core insurance business and its wealth management, human resources (HR) and risk management arms.

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Janet Kerrigan, Willis Insurance and Risk Management

Tangled up in the ‘more important’ could mean trips and slips for your workforce

28th November 2018

By Janet Kerrigan, Service & Development Director at Willis Insurance and Risk Management Workplace health and safety is a burning issue, yet employers often fail to recognise its importance, and instead are distracted by those matters deemed to have an immediate impact on business operations. The Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) recently published…

Richard Willis, Managing Director, Willis Insurance and Risk Management

Don’t let your business go up in flames without petrol and oil operator insurance

31st October 2018

Petrol and oil distributors, filling stations and forecourt operators are unique in the way they operate, and the environment in which they operate is unlike any other retail premises. A forecourt’s sole purpose has evolved from simply re-fuelling a vehicle, and this is no longer their main source of profit. Many have become scheduled stops…

A TALE OF TWO ‘GROSS PROFIT’ DEFINITIONS AND HOW THEY COULD WIPE OUT YOUR PERCEIVED CLAIM COVER

A tale of two ‘gross profit’ definitions and how they could wipe out your perceived claim cover

2nd October 2018

By Richard Willis, Managing Director, Willis Insurance and Risk Management Gross profit. The profit a company makes after subtracting the costs of goods sold from total sales revenue. Correct…. When referring to the term in a financial context. However, in the insurance industry ‘gross profit’ includes additional expenditure such as wage roll. It is officially…

Richard Willis, Managing Director, Willis Insurance and Risk Management

Could your employees be at risk of Silicosis in later life?

8th August 2018

By Richard Willis, Willis Insurance and Risk Management Silicosis is a long-term work-related lung disease caused by the inhalation of crystalline silica. Through lack of understanding, the seriousness of this condition can be underestimated by firms working within an ‘at risk’ sector. However, as the long-term effects of this debilitating illness have come to light…

James Trimble, Willis Insurance and Risk Management

Willis Wealth Management: Key Person Insurance will safeguard your business against adversity

13th June 2018

James Trimble, Senior Financial Consultant, Willis Wealth Management, comments on the benefits of key person insurance to businesses. Every business has at least one key person in place that can be credited as being a major component of the company’s success. The inability for there to be business as usual after the loss of a…

Richard Willis, Managing Director, Willis Insurance and Risk Management

Employers’ Liability insurance: Increasing payouts mean employers need more than minimum protection 

16th May 2018

Richard Willis, Managing Director, Willis Insurance and Risk Management outlines  Employers’ Liability insurance. All companies are legally required to purchase Employers’ Liability insurance, and those that flout the obligation face heavy fines as a result, amounting to up to £2,500 for each day the firm goes without cover. Protection of around £10 million is normal…

Janet Kerrigan, Willis Employment Services, Willis Insurance and Risk Management

Willis Employment Services: Still time for the unprepared to turn focus to the GDPR

18th April 2018

By Janet Kerrigan, Service & Development Director at Willis Employment Services, a division of Willis Insurance and Risk Management With just over one month to go until the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – and with 99 articles to comply with – many employers still have much work to do to ensure…

Willis Insurance and Risk Management (Willis IRM) has joined with newly-launched provider Equipsme in a bid to ‘revolutionise health cover’ with a range of entry-level insurance plans tailored for small and medium firms. Employee Benefits Consultant Colin Willis, left, joined Equipsme Co-founder Gavin Shay to launch the service which enables companies to provide staff with cover including 24/7 access to a GP, physio sessions, diagnosis services, scans, hospital treatment and health checks. Willis IRM - which works with companies across all sectors and of all sizes providing traditional insurance services in addition to wealth management, HR and risk management services - is the exclusive Northern Ireland broker for Eqiupsme, which provides entry-level insurance plans starting from £7 per employee.

Willis Insurance and Risk Management partners with newly-launched provider to ‘revolutionise health cover’

26th March 2018

New health insurance provider Equipsme has launched in Northern Ireland with a pledge “to revolutionise health cover for SMEs” in partnership with Willis Insurance and Risk management. In a partnership with Belfast-based broker, Willis Insurance and Risk Management (Willis IRM), the firm is offering health insurance plans tailored specifically for small and medium firms that…

Richard Willis, Managing Director, Willis Insurance and Risk Management

Willis IRM: Why suppliers needn’t count the cost of company collapse

21st March 2018

By Richard Willis, Managing Director, Willis Insurance and Risk Management Thousands of businesses are still reeling from the collapse in January of Carillion, one of the UK’s largest and best-known construction firms. The failure of the company has had a devastating effect, not just on those it directly employed, but on an estimated 30,000 individual…