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The Clear Group announces its acquisition of ProAktive

The Clear Group today announces the acquisition of chartered broker and risk management business ProAktive. ProAktive is the 34th broker acquisition made by CLEAR since it was established in 2001. The Clear Group now handles over £330M in premiums and employs over 600 people across 15 locations.

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Lilly Eris wins the Cockpit CLEAR Bursary 2022

Each year we have teamped up with Cockpit, the UK's only creative business incubator for craftspeople, whom we work with to offer a special award for professional makers and artists. For every year that we have been doing this, we have received many engaging, exciting and innovative entries from across the UK.

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The Clear Group appoints Phil Williams as Chief Operating Officer

The Clear Group today announces the appointment of Phil Williams as Chief Operating Officer, subject to regulatory approval. 

Williams, who joins the main Clear Group operating board, brings significant operational experience from a range of roles in high-growth businesses across broking, underwriting and reinsurance.  

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Sanctions against Russia and Belarus: what you may need to consider

In response to the devasting events in Ukraine, the West has imposed sanctions on Russian trade, banks and other entities, and many individuals with links to the Russian regime. Sanctions are penalties imposed by one country on another to stop it from acting aggressively or breaking international law. 

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Indexation and Inflation: Why the cost of your property insurance may be going up this year

A perfect storm of circumstances is buffeting The UK economy right now, fuelling inflation and hampering business output and recovery. 

The construction and property sectors, in particular, are struggling to cope with a shortage of building materials, coupled with a sharp increase in demand following the pandemic. On top of that, supply chain issues, a looming energy crisis, a skilled labour shortage, and Brexit are taking their toll on businesses. This slew of harsh commercial conditions, in turn, is affecting construction, repair and rebuild costs and insurance claims.

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The CLEAR Apprenticeship Programme 2022 - Interview with our HR Business Partner, Hayley Lether

Do you want the opportunity to gain a professional qualification whilst earning a salary and gaining hands-on experience?

If you’re looking for a fast-paced work environment where you’re recognised and rewarded for your hard work, innovation and can-do attitude, then come and join us on one of our apprenticeship programmes.

An apprenticeship at The CLEAR Group gives you the chance to be part of a growing company striving for the very best for both its clients and employees. It will equip you with the vital skills and experience to build a successful career in an exciting industry. In return, we are looking for apprentices who are ambitious, enthusiastic and keen to learn.

Visit our Apprenticeship Programmes page now to find out more and see our latest vacancies.

To provide more information about our Apprenticeship Programme, we interviewed our HR Business Partner Hayley Lether:

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How the current government work-from-home guidance may affect your property insurance and what you need to do now

If you arrange your insurance through us and your property or any of your regular business premises are unoccupied following the government’s recent guidance to work from home where possible, then you must inform your CLEAR account executive as soon as possible. Likewise, you must also let us know if you or your tenants have substantively changed the pattern of occupancy that you disclosed previously. 

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Our Christmas opening hours 2021

Christmas is nearly here, and as 2021 comes to an end, we would like to take a moment to thank you for your valued support through what has been another challenging year and to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy and a prosperous 2022!

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

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CLEAR’s chairman, Paul Druckman, is presented with IFAC’s Global Leadership Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Accountancy Profession

We are delighted to announce that the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has presented Paul Druckman, Chairman of the Clear Group, with its Global Leadership Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Accountancy Profession. The IFAC announced the award during its virtual council meeting, held on 10 and 11 November 2021.

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Webinar: ‘The Ransomware Playbook: A Survival Guide’ – register now

Alongside our strategic cyber partners, Risk Crew, we are running a free webinar on ransomware called: The Ransomware Playbook: A Survival Guide on Tuesday, 30 November at 2pm.

The webinar is a great opportunity for businesses to hear from industry experts on:

  • What is ransomware and how does it work?
  • The defence strategy: how can you prevent a ransomware attack?
  • What are the legal considerations following an attack?
  • How will a cyber-liability insurance product respond to a ransomware incident?

To register for this free event, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/771109913552825101

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Phishing emails – Tips to help protect your business

Phishing emails and attacks are one of the most common and susceptible forms of cyber-attacks, due in most part to our increased use of digital tools in day-to-day life.

As these attacks become more sophisticated, the risk of you or a member of your staff becoming a victim increases. To help prevent this, we have put together a list of quick and actionable tips below to help you better understand phishing attacks and know the best practices to help protect yourself and your business.

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Brokerbility Holdings Ltd (part of the Clear Group) is awarded Investors in People’s Gold Standard accreditation

Brokerbility Holdings Ltd ‘BHL’ (part of the Clear Group) has been awarded the Gold Standard by Investors in People (IIP), following a rigorous assessment process conducted by an IIP assessor in August. This is an inspirational achievement for everyone at BHL and the Clear Group and a testament to BHL’s drive, focus and commitment to ‘make work better’. It is also the hallmark of a conscientious employer and the product of an outstanding workplace, and we should all feel very proud of this well-deserved accolade.  

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