Brownhill Blog

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Medical Health – Is It Time to Go Private?

The National Health Service has historically been known as the best in the world for providing efficient healthcare and care provision. However with our growing and ageing population and with finite resources the NHS struggles to provide healthcare to meet demand, with ever increasing waiting lists. Unfortunately each day there are increasing stories in the […]

How Important Are Your Staff To The Running of Your Company?

Pressure has mounted on the National Health Service this winter, due to various outbreaks of flu and other viruses leading to the cancellations of operations and over-crowding on hospital wards. Whilst not a panacea for emergency care, private medical insurance has consequently started to look considerably more attractive. According to the Office for National Statistics, […]

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Season’s Greetings Charity Campaign

In this era of environmental and social responsibility, it is important that a company is not only responsible towards its staff and clientele but also recognises the role it plays within its local community and society at large. We are aware of our impact on the planet and do our little bit to help save […]


Valuing Your Rolex

Rolex have a relatively small range of watches but each range has a variety of different versions mostly changes in material and slight changes in size. For price comparison purposes I have chosen their most basic gentleman’s steel bracelet watch, one of their most popular sports watches and one of their 18 carat gold top […]

The deadline for spending your old £1 coins has passed – or has it?

With banks and Post Offices only accepting the old style coins as deposits from their own customers what can you do if you suddenly come across the odd one whilst hoovering down the back of the sofa or at the bottom of an old handbag? Well there is some good news, why not spend the […]

The Collapse of Monarch Airlines Leaves Thousands Stranded

Following the news that Monarch Airlines have gone into administration, the Government is advising all Monarch customers currently abroad to continue their holidays as planned. Additional flights are being organised to repatriate all passengers affected at no cost. You should visit the dedicated website or call the helpline number at least 48 hours before you […]

Number Plate Theft

Vehicle number plate theft is a national problem and has more than doubled in the last 5 years. This is due in part to an increase in speed cameras, a rise in petrol costs, toll and congestion zone charges. Both vehicle registration and proof of identity are required to obtain number plates. Without these, thieves […]

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Are You Underinsured?

As the saying goes “there is no place like home”. It provides shelter, accommodation and protection for your family and possessions. Furthermore, it is an extension of your personality and status. Every aspect of your life is reflected in your home. Each room filled with memories, necessities/essentials and precious possessions. Thus it is important that […]

Can You Ever Be Too Old to Drive?

Can You Ever Be Too Old to Drive?

Currently, there is no upper age limit for driving a car. All drivers have to renew their licence once they reach the age of 70 and every 3 years thereafter. Those approaching their 70th birthday will be sent a renewal form by the DVLA. When completing the form you have to confirm any medical conditions […]

London to Paris

Our Very Own Keith Penning is Cycling from London to Paris

We are proud to announce that our very own Keith Penning will be taking part in the London to Paris bike ride on 14th – 18th June 2017. 50 riders, all raising money as part of St Christopher’s 50th anniversary celebrations. (Make a donation)   Although Keith used to ride on a daily basis, he hasn’t […]