5 significant milestones when you may need to review your business insurance

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As a business owner, there are many significant milestones to celebrate, from winning your first client to hitting a big revenue target. Some milestones mark the start of a new… Read more »

The UK music industry contributed £6.7 billion to the economy in 2022 but small venue owners continue to face challenges

The UK music industry contributed £6.7 billion to the economy in 2022 but small venue owners continue to face challenges

UK Music has released its annual report This Is Music 2023, highlighting the immense contribution that the music industry made to the UK economy in 2022. As the industry recovered… Read more »

Attract the top talent to your creative agency with these 5 employee benefits

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Employee benefits are a fantastic way to attract and retain high-quality staff for your creative agency. Indeed, as the jobs market becomes increasingly competitive, offering an accessible and comprehensive set… Read more »

How an insurance broker could protect your business from the effects of climate change

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Heatwaves, natural disasters, and soaring temperatures across the globe are all pointing to the fact that climate change is becoming a part of everyday life for many. For businesses across… Read more »

The top 4 risks every freelance photographer must protect themselves against

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Working as a freelance photographer can be an exciting and fulfilling career path. There is so much to think about, from the equipment you’ll need to the types of clients… Read more »

Revealed: how can employee happiness benefit your business?

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In the last week of September 2023, organisations around the world will mark International Week of Happiness at Work. The annual campaign encourages everyone to put happiness at the top… Read more »

5 key steps an insurance broker will take to protect your creative business

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There are so many benefits to working with an insurance broker to put the appropriate financial protection in place for your business. Having a dedicated professional looking after your insurance… Read more »

7 proven ways to improve your productivity at work

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When you’re growing your business and have a seemingly insurmountable to-do list, continually improving your productivity is a sure-fire way to achieve your goals more quickly.  But productivity isn’t simply… Read more »

5 simple but effective ways to reduce plastic waste in your business

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Next month, individuals and businesses across the globe will take part in Plastic Free July in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic waste they produce.  Plastic waste is… Read more »

4 important risks that could affect your overseas film shoot

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Filming in a stunning location abroad can be an exciting part of film production. Being able to travel means you can secure the perfect backdrop for your project, regardless of… Read more »

8 simple ways to develop a positive mindset for business success

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Running your own business can be an exciting and rewarding career path, but it doesn’t come without its challenges.  One of the biggest challenges that you might face is developing… Read more »

Top 5 risks that could affect your agency as it grows

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Business growth can be exciting and daunting in equal measure. As the owner of a digital agency, you will likely have lots of things to consider during this busy time,… Read more »

4 surprising ways to boost your creativity according to neuroscientists

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As a creative, you’ll know just how frustrating it can be when you’re struggling to have good ideas. Whether you’re trying to solve a problem, overcome a challenge, or simply… Read more »

6 important ways the spring Budget could affect you and your business

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In his recent spring Budget, chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced many changes that could be significant for you if you run your own business. While some of the changes have already… Read more »

Could the Bradford factor help your business to reduce staff sickness?

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Keeping track of your employees’ attendance is a vital part of operating an agency or other business. When your workers are frequently absent, this can have ramifications on your business’s… Read more »

4 crucial types of cover that a creative venue owner should consider

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Creative venues are a cornerstone of the performing arts industry. They provide a hub for people to come together, perform, and be inspired.  With theatre attendance exceeding pre-pandemic levels in… Read more »

9 inspiring co-working spaces in London for pioneering creatives

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If you’re looking for somewhere to feel inspired, meet fellow creatives, and grow your business, you can’t go wrong with these nine co-working spaces in London.

What could the energy support package cuts mean for your business?

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The Energy Bill Relief Scheme will soon be replaced by the Energy Bill Discount Scheme. Read about the new scheme and how the change could affect your business.

Revealed: the true cost of stolen equipment for creative businesses

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Having something stolen from you can be extremely distressing, but when your livelihood depends on the stolen items, it can be even worse. NME has reported the findings of a… Read more »

5 new year resolutions to help you grow your business in 2023

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The start of the year is the perfect time to review your goals and start to pursue targets that will have a positive impact on your life over the coming… Read more »

3 important contributions of design to the UK economy

Over the past few months, the UK economy has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. But despite this, there is still room for optimism, at least in… Read more »

3 practical ways to protect your business from the cost of living crisis in 2023

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The cost of living crisis is continuing to unfold, as households across the world feel the effects on their monthly bills. As a business owner, you have two sets of… Read more »

How Ireland’s universal basic income is helping the creative sector to recover

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Read about the universal basic income scheme that Ireland is trialling to support creative sector workers in the aftermath of the Covid pandemic

4 practical steps to creating a successful hybrid working model for your business

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Hybrid working is becoming more and more important to employees. Read four practical steps to creating a successful hybrid working model for your business

Why the weakened pound could be good news for the UK’s film and TV industry

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The pound has been on a bit of a rollercoaster over the past month. Despite rallying after a hitting low against the US dollar of $1.03 in September, it remains… Read more »

How to update your working environment for the next generation

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It’s always a bit shocking to realise that someone who seemed to be a toddler only yesterday is heading off to university or entering the world of work. But for… Read more »

5 great ways to encourage more creative thinking in your workplace

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Fostering a culture of innovation in your business can be tricky, so here are 5 great ways to encourage more creative thinking in your workplace

5 important lessons the London Marathon can teach you about building a business

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There can be a lot of things to think about when building a business, so find out 5 important lessons that the London Marathon can teach you

Why digital agencies can’t afford not to invest in their workers

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For many businesses in the UK, 2022 might be a rough year as the Bank of England (BoE) has predicted an incoming recession. Due to rising inflation, many households and… Read more »

3 important reasons why taking care of your team’s mental health benefits your business

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One of the biggest issues facing many households is the cost of living crisis, as the price of everything from food to fuel has risen sharply. At a time when… Read more »

As ransomware attacks surge, here’s why tech companies should protect themselves now

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In the past few years, the number of ransomware attacks has risen sharply. Find out why tech companies should protect themselves from this threat now

3 useful ways you can protect your agency as the UK approaches recession

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The cost of living crisis could push the UK into a recession in the near future. Find out 3 ways you can protect your agency from its effects

As the cost of financial protection rises, here’s how working with a broker can benefit you

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In the past few months, the cost of financial protection has surged. Read this article to find out why working with a broker is more important than ever

How remote working could affect your agency’s protection needs

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While remote working can have many benefits, it could affect your agency’s protection needs. Read on to find out why and how a broker can help you

4 useful types of protection that professional photographers should consider

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In December 2021, Nikon released their latest piece of must-have kit – the flagship Z9 camera. While a little late to the pro mirrorless party, it definitely made a scene… Read more »

Why having an ongoing relationship with your broker can really benefit you

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When was the last time you spoke to your broker? Like most people, it’s probably been a while – perhaps when you last needed to renew your business’s cover? It… Read more »

5 useful ways to spring clean your agency for the new financial year

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With the weather getting warmer and daffodils starting to emerge, spring has finally arrived. Traditionally, this has been a popular time of the year to do a bit of tidying… Read more »

3 important lessons that tech companies can learn from Netflix’s recent troubles

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For many years, Netflix has been a household name in the entertainment industry, offering a wide variety of films and TV shows for audiences across the world. However, despite their… Read more »

Why graduates could boost the UK’s post-pandemic film industry

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In recent months, the coronavirus pandemic has posed a significant problem for the UK’s film industry. Not only has it had to endure difficulties with filming due to social distancing… Read more »

Why keeping your agency motivated is like having a healthy cash flow

As any good agency owner knows, your employees are the most valuable asset you have. If you want your business to thrive, surrounding yourself with a team of reliable staff… Read more »

How Covid-19 has shown the value of working with a broker

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When it comes to protecting your business, working with a broker can really help. Here are four valuable ways that Covid-19 has shown this

3 useful tips for managing your agency in the year of the tiger

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2022 is the year of the tiger in the Chinese zodiac. Here are three useful tips it can teach you when it comes to managing your agency

3 ways that tech companies can overcome the digital skills shortage

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Recently, many tech companies have been struggling to hire new staff. If you’re affected by the digital skills shortage, here are 3 things you can do

The 5 biggest challenges facing startups and how you can overcome them

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When building a business, there can be a lot to think about. Here are the 5 biggest challenges facing startups and how you can overcome them

What 2022 may hold for the creative sector

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In recent months, the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant effect on the UK economy, with many businesses struggling to get by. Despite chancellor Rishi Sunak’s pledge of £1.59 billion… Read more »

How the “Great Resignation” could affect agencies and 3 practical ways to retain your talent pool

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Have you ever worked in a job that you didn’t enjoy, or for a grumbling boss who’s never happy, and wished you could just up and leave? While many people… Read more »

5 useful tips for integrating new agency workers when growing your company

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In recent months, the pandemic has had a significant impact on many businesses in the creative sector due to social distancing laws, a fall in consumer spending, and the national… Read more »

How intellectual property insurance can give peace of mind to small business owners

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If you’ve poured your heart and soul into a piece of work, you probably have a strong sense of pride in it. That’s why it can be especially devastating when… Read more »

How the creative sector could lead the post-pandemic economic recovery

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As you probably know, the creative sector has suffered greatly during the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdowns imposed by the government. The Creative UK Group have recently released a report,… Read more »

4 key steps that tech companies need to take when raising finance

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As you may know, raising finance can be a necessary part of growing any small business. However, this can be a tricky process and it can sometimes be difficult to… Read more »

5 important considerations that tech founders should think about

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When starting your own company, there can be a lot of things to think about and this is especially true for tech companies. The boom of such businesses in recent… Read more »

How the government is supporting the live events industry

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In recent months, the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent national lockdowns have had a significant impact on the UK economy. Despite the government’s measures to support workers and businesses, many companies… Read more »

3 useful ways to look after your employees’ mental health

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The pandemic has been a very emotionally difficult time for many people. According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), more than one-fifth of Brits experienced some form… Read more »

What is the new normal for the film industry?

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In recent months, the coronavirus pandemic has significantly affected our lives in a variety of ways. One of the biggest changes has been to the way in which we work,… Read more »

The importance of working with a broker in a “hardening” insurance market

If you’ve been keeping a close eye on financial news in recent months, you may have read that the insurance market is undergoing a period of “hardening”. This means that… Read more »

Everything you need to know about data security and staying safe from cybercrime

In recent months there have been several high-profile cyberattacks around the world, many of which have made headlines. The most notable was the attack on the Colonial oil pipeline in… Read more »

5 useful tips for agencies to meet the challenge of full-time working from home

In recent months, the pandemic and national lockdowns have caused a radical change to the way we live. One of the biggest changes has been the switch to working from… Read more »

5 key forms of cover that all agency owners should consider

When you’re organising the day-to-day operations of an agency, there can be a lot of things to think about. Ensuring that everything runs like a well-oiled machine can be very… Read more »

What the future may hold for digital agencies as we come out of lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has significantly impacted many businesses in recent months. One of the most obvious ways it has changed our working lives has been the shift towards remote working…. Read more »

4 important forms of protection that every film-maker should consider

Whether you’re a self-employed videographer or managing a large team, you may know that accidents can happen to even the most well-prepared film-maker. If you aren’t careful, these incidents can… Read more »

How to Insure Against Cyber Threats

Cyber threats present a serious danger to businesses all over the world. As organisations become ever more interconnected, and the use of digital tools and data rises, so too does… Read more »

A Guide to Protecting Your Hired Equipment

In many industries, hired equipment is vital. Whether you’re planning a film production or putting on a large-scale event, you’ll likely be considering hiring in equipment to get the job… Read more »

The Insurance Guide for Digital Marketing and Creative Agencies

Cutting edge creative ideas often come with an element of risk. When brands start to think outside of the box, they enter into a world of strategies and ideas that… Read more »

Film Insurance Guide: Understanding General Liability

General liability insurance is an important form of coverage for those working in the film industry. The policies are designed to protect producers and other creative professionals from being left… Read more »

Short-Term Film Production Insurance: How It Works

Production insurance is a crucial part of any great filming project. Providing complete peace of mind for the producer, this tailored insurance has been designed to cater to the diverse… Read more »

Equipment Hire Insurance: The Producers’ Guide

Whether you’re a freelancer producing a short film, or you are part of a huge team working on the next summer blockbuster, the chances are you’ll be using some hired… Read more »

How Facial Recognition Technology Can be Used in Underwriting

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Facial recognition is an emerging technology that holds much promise and a wide range of current and potential applications. It is also a burgeoning market that has been predicted by… Read more »

How Big Data and Predictive Analytics is Transforming the Insurance Industry

New technologies impact different sectors in ways that are specific to the industry, but the benefits of big data and predictive analytics are also finding new applications in various fields…. Read more »

All You Need to Know About Cyber Security Insurance

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Insurance has existed for almost as long as businesses have. Since its inception, the basic aim of insurance has remained the same – to protect against risk. However, the form… Read more »

Front-line Cyber Defence for Your Business

Cyber and data risks insurance is designed to support and protect your business if it experiences a data breach or malicious cyber hack. It can also help to limit the… Read more »

A Broker is for life, not just for Christmas

Get to know your broker!  You may only speak to your insurance broker once a year when it draws close to renewal time, but a good broker will be looking… Read more »

Our favourites from Event Tech Live 2019

Sometimes we let our brokers out of the office to go and mingle with the outside world!  This month Senior Account Exec, Kris and Hannah, our fantastic Account handler paid… Read more »

Why your business needs Cyber and Data Insurance

Almost everything we do these days is digital – shopping, working, banking, communicating, watching movies, filing tax returns, booking holidays – even keeping up to date with the kids’ homework!… Read more »

What Insurance does a Digital or Creative Agency need?

The work environment in any Digital or Creative Agency is finely balanced, and the last thing you need in this space is unnecessary stress. With billions of marketing messages being… Read more »

Jargon Free Guide to Film and TV Production Insurance

Jargon Free guide to production insurance

There are famously four stages of learning, the first stage being “not knowing what you don’t know” – and insurance can feel a bit like that. Sometimes with insurance, particularly specialised policies for shoots, it can be a case of not knowing what you need until it’s too late. In the highly competitive world of film & TV production there is a lot at stake – protect yourself, your equipment, your people and your reputation with Eggar Forrester Creative Production Insurance.

Why Professional Photographers Need Bespoke Insurance

Why Professional Photographers need bespoke photography insurance

Running a successful Photography business goes way beyond point and shoot. From fashion photographers cheering-up models on cold studio floors, to editorial shoots in the dying light of a long… Read more »

Bespoke Insurance for Creative Businesses

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From Mary Tyler Moore, to Mark Zuckerberg to the late German director Mike Nichols, it is well known that being creative, making a difference and proving successful can be a… Read more »

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