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Our Christmas opening hours 2020

Christmas is nearly here and as 2020 comes to an end we would like to take a moment to thank you for your valued support, throughout this challenging year. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and the best of luck for a prosperous 2021!

Here are our Christmas opening hours in case you need to contact us over the holiday period:

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Insurance professionals record Christmas charity single with Mark Morrison

 In support of local Leicester organisation Hope Against Cancer, we’re excited to announce the release of a Christmas charity single on 2 December 2020 – It’s Christmas (Santa’s On His Way).

Born out of an idea that account executive Tommy Reid, from Clear Group company BHIB Insurance Brokers, had with Tracey Hallam from Hope, the single will help raise much-needed money for this amazing charity.

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Insurers offer support for ‘long Covid’

The risk of what is termed ‘long Covid’ has been much reported recently - and insurers are reacting.

‘Long Covid’ is the term given to long term symptoms of Covid-19. While initial scientific studies into the disease suggested its duration was relatively short, more recent research suggests a small portion of people infected will suffer from symptoms over a much longer period.  

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Chloé Valorso wins the Cockpit Arts/CLEAR Award 2021

Every year we team up with Cockpit Arts, the UK’s only creative business incubator for craftspeople, to offer a special award for professional makers and artists. And each year we receive numerous engaging, exciting and innovative entries from across the UK. 

But there can only be one winner — and for 2021, we’re very pleased to announce that it’s Spirit Artist Jeweller, Chloé Valorso.

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Understanding Your Cyber Risk in the New Threat Landscape

We have all seen many changes in 2020. One of these being a transformation to the cyber security threat landscape. The year has brought out all kinds of cyber criminals — from opportunistic COVID-10 phishers to amateur student hackers taking down educational systems to prevent access to online classes. As the cyber security threat landscape continues to change, so must we.

This post will identify current and significant threats to help you to prepare for whatever changes come next.

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Announcing the winner of this quarter’s CLEAR employee award!

We’re excited to announce the winner of this quarter's Pauline Uludag Employee of the Year Award. Our award was set up in memory of Pauline Uludag who worked in the Claims department for us and sadly passed away unexpectedly in 2013. Pauline was known for her outstanding performance and was always positive and considerate to everyone she worked with.  The aim of the award is to recognise those who make a great contribution in any aspect of CLEAR’s business just as Pauline did.  

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CLEAR acquires Brokerbility Holdings, BHIB Insurance Brokers and Churchill Insurance Consultants in largest deal to date

We are delighted to announce our acquisition of Brokerbility Holdings Ltd comprising its broking, network and technology businesses. The deal sees Clear Group (CLEAR) acquire Brokerbility Holdings, the parent company of BHIB Insurance Brokers Ltd and Churchill Insurance Consultants Ltd; the Brokerbility Network, Brokertech and Brokerbility Information Gateway (BIG), the software solutions provider and IT platform, which distribute wholesale products across the Brokerbility network.

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Artist, maker and Cockpit Arts/CLEAR award winner Ula Saniawa reflects on her full-year progress

The annual Cockpit Arts/CLEAR Insurance Award supports professional designer-makers who have been in business for less than three years and have aspirations to develop their craft trade.

The winner of the award receives a match funded studio space at Cockpit arts worth £2,500* — plus a specialist insurance package tailored for their needs from us at CLEAR.

2019’s winner, ceramic artist Ula Saniawa, recently completed her full year at Cockpit Arts. In the interview below she reflects on the impact the award has had across her work and life:

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