Tracy Weedon and Sonia El-Manaa discuss the history, philosophy and the future of Brownhill Insurance Group with Zena Miscony on Women’s Radio Station.
On Sunday 28th April 2019 a team of 6 Police Officers from The Met will be attempting to smash the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon in a 6 person costume! Dressed in matching Thunderbirds uniform, the group will be strapped together in the classic ‘Thunderbird 2’ rocket (pictured).Read more
Brownhill Insurance Group Ltd is delighted to advise that we have achieved the government’s Cyber Essentials accreditation. The scheme, run by the National Cyber Security Centre, helps businesses guard against cyber threats and demonstrates Brownhill’s ongoing commitment to data and cyber security.
The scheme ensures that you have compliant procedures in place for:
- Passwords and data access
- Patch Management
- Security of systems and security settings
- Mobile devices
- Malware and virus threats
In addition, as part of our accreditation, our systems have been scanned for vulnerabilities and passed.
Our Managing Director, Gillian Henderson commented “The Cyber Essentials accreditation sends a positive message to our clients, instilling confidence that we are taking great care with their personal data. Our compliance and IT teams have been working diligently over the past months to meet the strict Cyber Essentials requirements and we are extremely pleased to be amongst the first Insurance Brokers to achieve this award”
For further information on Cyber Essentials or if you are considering obtaining accreditation for your own business, please visit www.cyberessentials.ncsc.gov.uk.
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 news about the lack of resource in the NHS, such as:
• A lack of nursing staff
• Junior doctors and their working hours
• The closure of services, departments and even hospitals
• Cancellation of appointments and procedures due to Flu and Norvo virus
• An expected future shortage of GPs
Subsequently, we have found that many of our clients are turning to private medical insurance for more certainty around their healthcare should they become ill.
Private Medical insurance is designed to cover the cost of private treatment for short term curable injuries, long term illness and with some insurers even includes palliative care. It helps to get you back on your feet as soon as possible, through early diagnosis and prompt access to medical treatment.
So is Private Medical Insurance right for you?
• Peace of mind for you and your family
• Puts you in control with more choice
• Immediate access to private medical care
• Private rooms, not wards or even mixed wards
• Drugs or treatment that may not be available on NHS
• Rewards to stay fit and healthy
• The cost, it is after all in addition to our tax.
• Some chronic illnesses are not covered
• Existing conditions may not be covered
Brownhill Insurance Group is able to offer Private Medical Insurance for individuals or families. We can provide cover with various insurers who offer comprehensive “core” cover with flexible “additional cover” options.
Market Innovation – Vitality:
We all know that staying healthy is important. Vitality, who are one of our key partners, not only protect you when things go wrong but help you lead a healthier lifestyle by encouraging you to be more active, to eat well and develop healthy habits.
Vitality has established partnerships to offer policyholders rewards such as weekly cinema tickets, discounts gym memberships, slimming clubs, spa resorts, food & drink, sports clothing amongst others to help keep you on track and motivated!
If you already have coverage we can do an analysis for you to see if a better product is available and can also make comment in respect of your price. Savings can sometimes be made by switching to a new provider and we can guide you through the process.
Call us today on 0208 353 8966 to discuss how we can help you choose the right policy for your family.
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 odd coin in the following ways;
Pop in to Aldi, Iceland or Poundland
Aldi and Iceland will continue to accept the old £1 coins until 30th October and Poundland until the 31st.
Lidl’s trolleys can accept both old and new coins.
Give to charity
As part of the #poppypound campaign, The Royal British Legion poppy sellers will accept donations of the out of date coins up until Remembrance Sunday on the 12th November 2017.
Almost any charity will continue to accept them as donations.
With an estimated £500m coins still in circulation, The Federation of Small Businesses is advising its 170,000 members to continue to accept the coinage for a while longer.
There were 24 different £1 coin designs in circulation so before you get rid of those unloved coins, check that you haven’t got a rare one. Many can be worth more than their face value. Coins from the “Capital Cities of the UK” are selling on eBay for anywhere between £20 and £40 each.
The Official Public Opening of The Mansion at Beckenham Place Park is happening tomorrow, Saturday 29th April 2017.
For the first time in decades, this little known historic building will be open daily to the public.
Lying on the border of Beckenham and Lewisham, Beckenham Place Park is one of the borough’s finest nature reserves.
The former mansion, associated buildings and surrounding parkland has had a long and interesting history. It has been a boy’s school, sanatorium, prisoner of war camp and a golf course for 109 years. It has even been visited by Royalty.
For the next 22 months, RJK Properties will manage the estate. Providing a variety of art & craft and wellbeing classes, exhibitions and concerts. Their plan is to turn the Mansion into a dynamic and creative centre of the community.
So come along and join in the fun and help celebrate this momentous occasion.
9am-2pm: Weekly Food Market
9am-2pm: Vintage Market
11:15am-3:30 pm: Free taster sessions in yoga and Pilates for adults, kids and families
9am-5pm: Artist Open Studios
9am-5pm: Friends of Beckenham Place Park -Visitors Centre open
10am-4pm: Free arts, crafts and sewing workshops for the kids
10am-2pm: Children’s Woodland Walks
9pm onwards: ‘Togetherness’
Soul DJ evening and supper club
(visit www.peckhamsoul.co.uk to purchase tickets)
For further information:
With the phased introduction of polymer notes in 2016, we now we can look forward this year to the redesigned £1 coin!
According to the Royal Mint it is estimated that 1 in 30 coins currently in circulation are counterfeit and that the new design will be harder to reproduce.
Along with an undisclosed security feature, the new coins include:
• A distinctive 12 sided shape (Dodecagon)
• Grooved edges on alternate sides
• Micro lettering along the rim of the heads side
• Constructed of two different metals; an outer gold coloured ring of nickel- brass and a silver-coloured inner ring of nickel plated alloy.
• Holographic image changing from a £ symbol to the number 1 when viewed from different angles.
The new coins will be introduced in March 2017 and will be phased out during a 6 month period. The coins will remain legal tender until September 2017 coins so don’t forget to check those jars, draws and down the side of the sofa!
After this date if your bank, building society or post office won’t accept them, they can be exchanged in person at the Bank of England in London.