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Dynasty or dead end? How to ensure your family business won’t fall over if you do

13 September 2019 - 02:00PM

Family businesses make a valuable contribution to our national economy. About 70% of Australian businesses are family owned, employing roughly half of the workforce and generating wealth of approximately $4.3 trillion.

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Gallagher's Angela Vella on construction risk, for Insurance Business online

11 September 2019 - 01:31PM

Hear Gallagher's expert construction insurance broker Angela Vella speaking about the new range of risks construction companies need to be aware of in today's operating conditions.

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Gallagher Victoria team tramps 80kms for Jodi Lee Foundation

11 September 2019 - 10:00AM

Nine Gallagher stalwarts spent 2 solid days hiking the Goldfields Track and Hepburn Springs area in Daylesford outside of Melbourne and raised a $3000 contribution to the Jodi Lee Foundation for bowel cancer prevention.

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Extreme weather warning: Queensland and NSW bushfires emergency

10 September 2019 - 09:37AM

Bushfires are threatening extensive areas of New South Wales and Queensland, putting residents at high risk. Fires are also burning in Western Australia, the Northern Territory, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania.

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Risk management in craft brewing

09 September 2019 - 02:00PM

It’s not all bushy beards, tasting notes and bragging rights in the craft brewing space. The nature of the industry and how it operates commercially raises issues around safety in particular.

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Sarah Lyons announces Gallagher award for outstanding NT industry professionals

09 September 2019 - 10:01AM

Gallagher is contributing to the Northern Territory Insurance Conference with a newly created regional award that honours one of the company and the Territory’s legendary industry greats, Stewart Cox.

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7 reasons why a transport operator needs an insurance broker

06 September 2019 - 02:00PM

One of the most common questions about insurance is "Why do I need a broker? Why not cut out the middle man and deal with the insurers directly?” Here are seven reasons to make you rethink that being a smart idea.

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Bushfire season is here and set to last even longer in 2019‒20

06 September 2019 - 10:00AM

With tinderbox conditions prevailing across large areas of Australia, those in the affected areas should prepare for an early start to a prolonged bushfire season, authorities warn.

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Hybrid turf systems may offer solution to sports grounds’ year round availability

05 September 2019 - 02:00PM

Stitching synthetic grass into natural turf creates a hybrid that delivers considerably more playing hours than traditional grass fields: good news for Australian sporting organisations seeking a surface that stands up to wear and climatic conditions.

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Site considerations in construction projects

04 September 2019 - 02:00PM

From domestic builds through to big infrastructure jobs, the impacts of work conducted onsite call for planning and management.

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Human error the most preventable factor in data breaches

02 September 2019 - 02:00PM

One little typo in an email address. That’s all it took for the personal information of 317 people to be sent to an unknown recipient: dates of birth, passport numbers and medical test notes – a jackpot for any cyber criminal involved in credential or identity theft.

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The Australian transport industry and digital evolution

30 August 2019 - 02:00PM

Australia’s $48.9 billion+ pa transport and logistics industry’s truck traffic is projected to grow 50% from 2010 to 2030. This rapid growth can only be achieved practically by adopting new technologies.

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3 of the biggest disasters in construction history

28 August 2019 - 02:00PM

Construction is one of the oldest industries around (it dates back to around 9000 BC) and its history is rich with astonishing triumphs and, unfortunately, devastating disasters.

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AI the weapon of choice for criminals and targets in cyber security war

26 August 2019 - 02:00PM

Artificial intelligence is transforming how we do business but its ability to process and ‘learn’ from vast amounts of data per second has both sinister and hopeful implications for cyber security.

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Fuel carrier fine sends a regulator message about emergency response

23 August 2019 - 02:00PM

The recent fine imposed by the New South Wales Environmental Protection Authority (NSW EPA), the regulator for dangerous goods in NSW, on a large petroleum cartage company should be a wake-up call for the sector, advises guest blogger Gallagher Principal Broker Phil Hardaker.

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Gallagher Australia chief Sarah Lyons 2019 Dive In panellist

23 August 2019 - 10:32AM

Gallagher Chief Executive – Australia Sarah Lyons is proud to be selected as one of the panellists at the Australian opening of the 2019 Dive In Festival for promoting diversity and inclusion in the insurance industry.

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NDS providers benefit from briefing sessions and insurance advice

22 August 2019 - 02:00PM

During July and August National Disability Services providers took advantage of the organisation’s Essential Briefing meetings to help them better understand their risk profiles, with Gallagher presenting insurance advice at these well-attended sessions.

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Part 3: Is Australia's construction industry headed for a cladding crisis?

21 August 2019 - 02:00PM

Industry regulators are now reviewing construction standards frameworks with the aim of avoiding misunderstanding and misapplication of building codes relating to cladding. Stakeholders need to be abreast with these changes or run the risk of finding themselves in breach of these requirements.

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The secret of our success - families share what makes their business successful

19 August 2019 - 02:00PM

Two of Australia’s big four in transport and logistics – Linfox and Visy – are family enterprises. The transport industry is dominated by family run businesses, and if Linfox and Visy are anything to go by, the model is incredibly successful. We take a closer look at the reasons why family businesses work so well and what the challenges are.

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Gallagher Rising Stars: meet Chris Lawry

16 August 2019 - 02:00PM

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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