Posts Tagged ‘Willis Insurance and Risk Management’

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

Janet Kerrigan, Willis Insurance and Risk Management

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…

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

Richard Willis, Managing Director, Willis Insurance and Risk Management

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…

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

Richard Willis, Managing Director, Willis Insurance and Risk Management

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…

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

Richard Willis, Managing Director, Willis Insurance and Risk Management

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…

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

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.

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…

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

Richard Willis, Managing Director, Willis Insurance and Risk Management

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…

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Protecting property developments from risk of judicial review

Property development, judicial review

By Richard Willis, Managing Director, Willis Insurance and Risk Management Property developers have a myriad of considerations to make when planning projects of any scale, chief among which is ensuring they bring all stakeholders including local residents, along with them. Fail to do so and an unpopular planning application, even if passed, may never progress…

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