Prepare your business for the unpredictable with proper cover

Robust risk management practices can help to protect your business from a range of potential disasters, but it can be increasingly difficult to prepare for the worst in an unpredictable market. In the midst of political uncertainty regarding Brexit, rising adverse weather instances at the hands of climate change, a …

Green Cards: Driving abroad should there be a no-deal or ‘Hard’ Brexit

Whilst the political situation as to the outcome of Brexit continues to be uncertain there currently remains the possibility of a no-deal or ‘Hard’ Brexit on 12th April 2019. In such a scenario there would be the automatic annulment of many agreements and mutually compatible laws which were designed to …

ActivSheds Re-opening

The Pound Gates team were among the invitees at a ceremony at ActivSheds, a project run by the ActivLives charity. In 2018, Pound Gates donated £1,000 to the project in Maidenhall, Ipswich, which allows men who are lonely, isolated or looking to keep busy to get together and work on …

County’s top sporting prospects receive funding boost

Eight super talented young sportsmen and women from Suffolk have received a major funding boost thanks to the Ipswich business community. Phoebe Hayden (rowing), Oliver Juszt (hockey), Nathaniel Wilding (para powerlifting), basketball trio Susannah Rafu, Ella Pearson and Esther Little, and golfing duo Habebul Islam and Lily May Humphreys, all …

How commercial property landlords can limit their liabilities and stay successful

As the owner or manager of a property management firm, you are responsible for meeting your obligations to commercial tenants. By meeting those obligations, you help your tenants’ businesses thrive as well as keep yourself safe from charges of negligence and insurance claims. Furthermore, as general legislative trends see more …

Becketts join the sponsors investing in county’s sporting future

Beckett Investment Management Group has become the latest Suffolk business to throw its weight behind talented up and coming sportsmen and women from the county. The chartered financial planners have joined Pound Gates Chartered Insurance Brokers, Ensors Chartered Accountants, Ellisons Solicitors, Concertus and StrategiQ as sponsors of the hugely successful …

Managing Risks for Directors and Officers – D&O

Every decision that directors and officers (D&O) of a company make has the potential to be scrutinised by clients, employees, shareholders and peers. These stakeholders may pursue legal action if they believe a decision adversely affects their best interests. The stakes are high – directors and officers risk losing their …