APSCo 2018 ‘Aloha’ Hawaiian Charity Ball

APSCo Charity Ball

We’re delighted to be the headline sponsor of this year’s APSCo Charity Ball. For 2018 APSCo are heading north to Manchester, where the Ball will take place at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on 7th June. The event is designed to raise vital funds for St. Ann’s Hospice in the city.

The theme is an appropriate one for summer – ‘Aloha Hawaii’. Although the weather in Manchester might not quite match the weather in Honolulu, plenty of fun is sure to be had. Think flower garlands, grass skirts and palm trees. Elvis in ‘Blue Hawaii’. Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘Romeo + Juliet’. Surfing in Oahu.

Here at Kingsbridge, we’re very much looking forward to spending some time with our key partners in the north, and it’s great to see the good people at APSCo move away from London and bring a fantastic night out to a powerhouse city where a number of recruitment professionals do some excellent work.

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Feefo Gold Trusted Service

Feefo Kingsbridge 2018

Anyone who knows how we work at Kingsbridge – whether you’re a customer, a partner, or an employee – knows that we put customer service at the forefront of everything we do. We’ve been looking after contractors and freelancers for over a decade now, and from our first day we made sure to make sure that the customer is always number one.

It’s always been our goal to move beyond the purchase of insurance as an annual transaction and little more. We’re here to help with the smaller questions and pieces of advice, the queries that often go unanswered. Whether you’re making the move from permanent employment to contracting or have been working for yourself for many years, we’re here to help.

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The 2017 YunoJuno Freelancer Awards

Forget the Oscars, the BAFTAs, and the Grammys. Last night marked the annual high point in the awards calendar – the YunoJuno Sweet FAs (also known as the Freelancer Awards.) We’ve been friends with the good people at YJ for a little while now, but last night’s ceremony was the first time we properly got a chance to see the great work they do in person.

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The Kingsbridge Walk

Kingsbridge Walk 1

At what was an unearthly hour, huddled in Winchcombe Library car park an amazing turn-out of over 30 from the Tewkesbury office congregated in the persistent rain to start our 18-mile voyage of discovery over the Cotswolds.

Spurred on by the strong enthusiasm to tackle any challenge, in the usual Kingsbridge-way, and the outside possibility of seeing the start of England v. Argentina game, the team set off with blistering pace. The gloomy conditions were offset by the extremely enjoyable conversation, light-hearted banter and that Kingsbridge camaraderie.

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Leading recruitment agency Rullion has teamed up with Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance to deliver on client demands

Rullion Kingsbridge

UK-based recruiter Rullion announce their partnership with contractor insurance specialists, Kingsbridge, following an increase in client audits.

With insurance checks becoming a key factor in client audits and the contractor market under continual scrutiny, this new partnership is an essential step to help Rullion future-proof their compliance processes and satisfy their client’s contractual requirements.

Rullion’s Board Director, Phil Higgins states, “This is an important move for us in making sure we’re meeting our clients’ needs. We’re confident that Kingsbridge’s processes support our existing candidate base, offering a long-term solution in protecting our contractors, whilst improving the efficiency of the insurance checking process.”

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Bring your Dog to Work Day

Kingsbridge Puppy

The cartoonist Charles M. Schulz once said that “happiness is a warm puppy.” He wasn’t wrong. Multiple studies have proven that bringing a dog to work helps to significantly reduce stress. It can also increase employee satisfaction, improve morale, and promote an atmosphere of teamwork and communication. Most importantly, however, dogs are just really cute.

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Kingsbridge announces the appointment of James Twining as Group Chief Executive

Kingsbridge James Twining

Kingsbridge Group, the UK’s leading provider of specialist insurance services to contractors, freelancers and the recruitment and utilities industries, has appointed James Twining as its Group Chief Executive with immediate effect.

Most recently, James was Group Commercial Director of Jardine Lloyd Thompson plc (JLT), a role encompassing group strategy, M&A and marketing.  During his time there, James also acted as Chairman and Chief Executive of its former Thistle subsidiary.  James joined JLT in 2011 from McKinsey & Co. and was appointed to its main Board in 2012.

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Awards Season

Award Nominations

Although it might feel like it’s here already, it doesn’t officially become autumn until 22nd September. For us, it’s a time of year full of competition, ceremony and celebration. The vast majority of our industry awards take place between September and December, and we’ll be attending a few this time around.

Customers have always been the cornerstone of Kingsbridge, the strong foundation on which our business is built. Although we’re always delighted to pick up nominations for our business and the products we offer, it’s the nominations we receive for customer service that mean the most to us.

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