Who’s watching you?

Are you aware of just how many governmental departments and independent agencies have powers to investigate and prosecute you or your business for breaking the law or breaching regulations – you might well be surprised! To name just a few, the Environment Agency has the power to investigate breaches of …

Gone phishing

Did you know it’s now possible to insure against the UK’s most common crime? Cyber-attack. Cyber-crime continues to make headlines on an almost daily basis in the UK. We frequently hear about national companies falling prey to high profile breaches of systems and data. This often results in widespread disruption …

The perfect storm

After a long period of stable insurance costs, the perfect storm is brewing that is likely to see your insurance premiums increase significantly. There are two big changes afoot in the industry, both created by regulatory bodies, the impact of which will be felt this year. What are the big …

Aftermath of WannaCry ransomware yet to be seen

WannaCry, a ransomware program that targets a vulnerability in outdated versions of Microsoft Windows, has spread across 150 countries and infected more than 230,000 computers since it was launched on 12 May. It disrupted many NHS hospitals in England and Scotland, infecting up to an estimated 70,000 devices including computers, …

Eddie the Eagle flies in to support Suffolk’s athletes

Sporting legend Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards flew in to Ipswich today (Friday 24 February) to help raise funding for Suffolk’s up and coming sportsmen and women. Edwards, who became the first competitor since 1929 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping, was guest of honour at the Ipswich Sporting Lunch …

Pound Gates crowned the region’s best overall employer

Our people are our most important asset and investing in their continued development is a significant business priority. On the 6 October, this was recognised at the Best Employers Eastern Region Awards where we were crowned the Best Overall Employers with under 50 employees. Since the Best Employers Eastern Region Awards …

Rio Paralympians and Olympic legend help raise money for the next generation

Suffolk’s three Rio 2016 Paralympic athletes joined former British, Commonwealth, European and World Champion athlete Derek Redmond to raise money to support the next generation of athletes from Suffolk. Just a few days after stepping off the plane from Rio, Zoe Newson, Ryan Crouch and Evie Edwards all attended the …