Staff Member's Charity Skydive
On 28th September (weather permitting) our Office Supervisor, Beckie, will be completing a charity skydive, jumping from a plane with an experienced instructor at up to 15,000 ft.
Global's Make Some Noise is a national charity that funds and empowers projects helping disadvantaged children, young people and their families.
Life is tough for a child or young person living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity. It can be very isolating for them and their family. Make Some Noise funds vital equipment and life-changing services to help children and young people through challenging times, including therapy, counselling, nursing and support groups.
Local Farmers Meeting with Jacob Rees-Mogg
North East Somerset MP Jacob Rees-Mogg (stood at the far right in the header) attended a meeting held with local farmers to highlight issues affecting farming including basic farm payments, neonicotinoids and Brexit talks.
Bristol Good Food Awards
We were delighted to sponsor the Bristol Good Food Awards jointly with NFU Mutual Thornbury to celebrate local food producers, cafes, restaurants in and around Bristol.
Bespoke Valuation Event
The branch ran a bespoke valuation event at Priston Mill, near Bath, on a glorious summer evening on Wednesday 8th June 2016. The event began with drinks & canapés in the beautiful gardens of the mill and was followed by presentations by Barrett, Corp & Harrington on the importance of buildings valuations and the perils of underinsurance. This was then followed by an amusing talk by John from Quastel Associates on a similar theme, where he advised that at least 80% of clients they see are underinsured, and many have no idea of the value of their items as they may have either inherited them or had them in the family for a number of years. The following five criteria can help determine if something is of considerable value - quality, rarity & age followed by style & taste.
We held a fun competition where Quastel Associates brought along a Picasso painting and we all had to guess the artist, the year and the value and the winner won a bottle of champagne.
We have had some very positive feedback from the event. A new prospect told us that he thoroughly enjoyed the evening and said that he was very much looking forward to working with us and would be bringing his high net worth home insurance to us at renewal. Another client emailed after the event to say, “a big thank you to you and your team for a very pleasant evening last Wednesday. I much enjoyed the whole event... there was such a good atmosphere. The friends I brought with me were most impressed with the lovely young girl who took the trouble to welcome us, introduce herself and then, instead of just saying where the lift was, offered to come back later and take my friend's elderly husband upstairs in the lift herself. It was much appreciated”.
After dinner, customers were able to have a tour of the mill.