Is your business fire safe?

With the bushfire season just around the corner, the risk is only one of a host of different sources of fire. Arson is often the cause of fire and poor maintenance standards are another serious fire risk for businesses. For instance, damaged or old electrical cabling is all too often the cause of a fire, especially in older buildings.  Another …

Sally-Anne McIntosh, the Gladstone Bicycle Centre Story

When a caravan crashed into the front of the Gladstone Bicycle Centre in September 2020, the local Gladstone business, like all small businesses, needed to be open and operating as soon as possible. “The front of the shop was damaged by the caravan and it needed to be removed and the damaged fixed as soon as possible so our customers …

Cyber security in the time of Covid-19

COVID-19 has led to new cyber threats, with figures from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission showing Australians have lost $309,108 to phishing scams since the start of the pandemic in 2020. This year to date, the commission has received more than 10,000 scam reports. The explosion in online fraud has come about in part due to new vulnerabilities emerging as people …

Why are my insurance premiums rising, and how can an insurance broker help?

Whether it be business insurance, your home and contents, or car insurance, there is currently significant upward pressure on insurance premiums. In some cases, premium hikes are also accompanied by restrictions on coverage features. In the insurance industry, this is known as a ‘hardening insurance market’. A hardening insurance market can be attributed to several factors. Below, we seek to …