Insurance brokers: why it’s all about making a difference

Pound Gates was delighted to be included in a recent article by Insurance Business which focuses on the contribution insurance brokers are making in their local communities. This is highlighted by a survey carried out by specialist insurer Ecclesiastical. It found that: 75% of the 250 brokers surveyed believe it’s important to …

£1,000 donated to ActivSheds

Representatives from Pound Gates, Sevatas and Contior visited the ActivLives charity today, following its donation of £1,000 to its ActivSheds project in Maidenhall, Ipswich. ActivLives support over 1,000 people a year, many of whom are often vulnerable, lonely or isolated due to disability, age, cultural barriers, mental health or poverty. …

Super talented Suffolk youngsters recognised by SportsAid

Seven super-talented young sportsmen and women from Suffolk have received a big boost following recognition from SportsAid, the national charity for sportspeople. Each was presented with a SportsAid grant by the charity at a special reception at Ipswich Town Football Club. The grants recognise their sporting achievements to date and …

The risks of holding data

They use our personal details, our buying behaviours, our purchasing history, our financial status to build a profile around us. Businesses hold, transfer and utilise vast amounts of personal data on a daily basis and to a large extent that is a positive shift, allowing us to interact quickly with …

Big changes – are you covered?

An upcoming regulatory and tax change leaves customers facing the prospect of rising insurance premiums in the coming 12 months. This combined with the challenging trading conditions faced by many businesses right now could see business owners tempted to reduce their overall insurance bill by reducing covers or not accurately …

Football legend helps Ipswich businesses raise vital funding for local sporting prospects

Peter Shilton, one of England’s greatest ever goalkeepers, was in Ipswich last Friday (23 February) to help raise vital funding for Suffolk’s future sporting stars. Shilton who was capped 125 times by England was guest of honour at the Ipswich Sporting Lunch Club at Wherstead Park. He commented: “It’s wonderful to …

Charity lauds Ipswich businesses

Seven Ipswich businesses have been praised by a national charity for the contribution they are making to sport in Suffolk. Pound Gates Chartered Insurance Brokers, Ensors Chartered Accountants, Handelsbanken, Ellisons Solicitors, Concertus, StrategiQ and Picasso HR have been singled out for praise by SportsAid, after another hugely successful fundraising lunch. …