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.
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.
Leading recruitment agency Rullion has teamed up with Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance to deliver on client demands
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.”
On Wednesday 20th September we celebrated hitting double digits at the Victorian Bath House in London’s Bishopsgate. Originally built in 1895 as a traditional Turkish bathhouse designed to appeal to gentrified city folk, the building now makes the most of its unique surroundings as a party venue.
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.
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.
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.
Let’s face it – this isn’t the best time of the year. We’ve just had our last bank holiday for quite a while and it seems summer is well and truly over.
But all is not lost. Have you been thinking about purchasing insurance with Kingsbridge recently? If so we’ve got something that might help you make that decision.
For two days only, on Wednesday 30 August and Thursday 31 August, we’re offering one last post-bank holiday blowout.
Buy our standard cover we’ll still give you a £25 Amazon voucher. If you buy our standard policy, plus our legal expenses and cyber liability products, it gets even better. We’ll give you a £50 Amazon voucher as a thank you.
Qualifying for this promotion is easy. All you need to do is complete your purchase before 11.59pm on 31 August 2017.
Three quarters of UK SME’s have suffered security breaches in the last 12 months
Kingsbridge, the contractor insurance specialist, has launched its new Cyber Liability cover, which is designed to proactively help and protect contractors manage and deal with a cyber attack or data breach. It follows a dramatic increase in the number of cyber security attacks on businesses and follows recent research from the Association of British Insurers stating that three quarters of UK SME’s have suffered security breaches in the last 12 months.
Regular readers of the Kingsbridge blog will know that we’ve been making a few changes to our Tewkesbury HQ over the summer. Having outgrown our original office, we took the opportunity to take on the building next door too.
Whilst late spring and early summer was spent working amidst a mass of cables, we’ve been fine tuning from June onwards. Having a bit more space has allowed us to invest in a few nice perks. We thought we’d take you through a few.