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Rebuild your business after bushfire

15 January 2020

Returning to something approaching normal can seem a monumental task in the aftermath of a disaster like a major fire, but statistics show the sooner you can resume trading the more likely your business will be to survive.

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Top business insurance insights, a year in review

20 December 2019

We take the opportunity to revisit the posts our blog visitors read the most from the last 12 months, outlining key points to be aware of across the market. Included: transport sector challenges, the background to the combustible cladding issue, how to get a competitive deal on insurance cover, and affirmative action on gender equality in the insurance industry.

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Does my business need product liability insurance?

19 December 2019

Quality standards in Australia are high – but accidents and oversights do happen. If your business produces, sells or transports consumer goods they can present potential hazards to members of the public. Here’s what you need to know about this risk and how you can protect your business.

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Tried and trusted: 40 years protecting fuel carriers and distributors

13 December 2019

For over 40 years Gallagher has been the proud insurance partner to the fuel industry. Managing risks for transporting fuel and other dangerous goods calls for an in-depth understanding of the practicalities involved; a comprehensive insurance solution with the scope to meet the needs of the sector, and a 24/7 emergency response when it’s required. That’s what we do for our clients at...

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Silicosis: What you need to know to protect your people and your business

11 December 2019

Silicosis has become a bigger work safety concern than asbestosis. We look at the types of materials that present a risk, who it affects, how Australian regulators and the insurance sector are responding to the emerging threat and what you need to know now.

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Surviving a fire: critical steps

06 December 2019

If you have to deal with a fire threatening your property preparedness is the key to survival. If the threat is imminent here are some of the critical points to follow, from surviving the fire itself to what you need to do to support an insurance claim for damage to your property or business premises. Always remember that property can be replaced but your life cannot. Fires are extremely...

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Gallagher Rising Stars: meet Emma Mekisic

02 December 2019

The Gallagher Chief Executive Rising Stars Program for 2019 is aimed at nurturing skills development and fast-tracking the careers of promising staff members through a combination of workshops and practical hands-on challenges to solve business problems.

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The ultimate guide to insurance for the construction industry (Free Ebook)

29 November 2019

Download our jargon free guide to the 'must have' insurances to migitate risk in the construction industry.

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Don’t let a computer failure bin grape harvest profits

27 November 2019

From venerable traditions Australia’s wine industry has embraced the productivity gains and cost savings achieved by technology. But what happens when a system fails?

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Navigating today's business insurance – Market Overview Report H2 2019

25 November 2019

Your source of current insurance market trends and analysis

The just-released Gallagher Market Overview Report delivers a big picture perspective covering structural changes within the insurance 

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Keeping truck drivers safe on the road and on the job

22 November 2019

We tend to think of them as indefatigable road warriors but in reality truck drivers are subject to greater health and safety risks than other occupations.

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Food outlet case study: business interruption insurance an essential ingredient

21 November 2019

Ask yourself, what would happen if you had to cease trading for an extended period of time? You would still have overheads and running costs to pay – except that without an income you couldn’t. And that, in a nutshell, is why you need business interruption insurance.

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Sarah Lyons, CEO Gallagher Australia, named in Insurance Business Global 100 2020

21 November 2019

We are proud and honoured to see our very own Gallagher Australia Broking CEO Sarah Lyons included in the inaugural Insurance Business Global 100 2020, which shines a spotlight on those in the insurance industry who are making a positive difference and helping drive change across the sector.

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Business insurance update: Gallagher Market Overview Report H2 2019

19 November 2019

Access the newly released Gallagher Market Overview Report with our experts’ analysis of the key trends in business insurance for the second half of the year.

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Why family businesses need D&O insurance

18 November 2019

All companies need good governance, and that includes family-run enterprises. These decision-makers who steer the direction of the organisation and strategise for profitability and growth also deserve protection.

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How would your restaurant or cafe stand up to a tax audit?

15 November 2019

Restaurateurs, how would your business fare in a tax audit? Cafes and restaurants operating on a cash only basis are the focus of an Australian Tax Office’s (ATO) clampdown on the illegal cash economy. 

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Construction insurers are playing it safe and insureds should too

13 November 2019

The effects of the past 12 months on the insurance market mean that a climate of caution is affecting the construction industry at all levels, warns Gallagher Head of Construction - Australia and Asia Roger Irvine.

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Emergency warning: Queensland and NSW bushfires

11 November 2019

After a horrifying weekend with 100 fires raging on Australia’s east coast in northern New South Wales and Queensland some of these blazes continue to burn out of control and the Bureau of Meteorology has issued high alerts and prepare to leave warnings.

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The business trends shaking up the food service sector

08 November 2019

‘Dark’ kitchens, aggregated dining apps, plant-based meat and the rise of the gastro pub – the food service industry in Australia is changing, but one trend is a constant: we like someone else doing the cooking.

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Gallagher Workplace Risk team wins iCare CASE award for 2nd year

08 November 2019

The Gallagher Workplace Risk team has won the 2019 iCare CASE award in the Excellence in Improving Employer Performance category for the second year running.

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