Gallagher News and Insights

People, skills, key assets in craft brewing

06 November 2019

A good brewer can make or break a craft brewery operation, which is why it’s important to protect your business and look after your human assets.

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Is the construction sector ready for extreme weather?

04 November 2019

Construction risk management is in the spotlight as climate conditions change and associated risks are on the rise, delivering potential wins and losses for the building industry.

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What makes the tourism industry vulnerable to damages claims?

01 November 2019

In current times that favour lean business models and effective delegation, many tourism operators rely on external help to perform various functions, from agents to drivers, guides, cleaners, wait staff and activities organisers, to name a but a few. But what happens if one of these people fails to do their job properly or commits a wrongful or unlawful act?

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We just want to be paid: protecting your construction business from insolvency risk

31 October 2019

Insolvencies are on the rise in Australia. Reports published by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) showed that the number of companies entering external administration increased by 7.3 per cent in the 2015/16 financial year, continuing a long term trend of rising insolvencies in Australia.

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Flexible insurance solution keeps historic pub open

28 October 2019

his historic family-run pub in Tasmania was facing enforced closure when the existing insurers declined to renew the policy. But Gallagher Tasmania’s Dan Quintin wasn’t prepared to see the local institution close its doors.

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Congratulations to the SA Sport Awards finalists!

28 October 2019

As a sponsor of SA Sport Gallagher is very happy to congratulate the finalists for the annual SA Sport Awards which honours outstanding performance by the states sports professionals in their different fields.

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Gallagher Rising Stars: meet Dominic Pearl

25 October 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 insurance implications of non-compliant cladding for the construction industry

23 October 2019

The issue of non-compliant cladding continues to cast a shadow over the construction industry globally - and has professional indemnity insurance implications for construction companies, architects and other related professionals.

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Australia’s leading young insurance talents’ outback adventure

21 October 2019

Sleeping under the stars in a swag on the red dirt, not showering for three days, pushing a 4WD out of a sand dune and cooking damper from scratch – Gallagher 2014 Warren Tickle Memorial Award winner Adele May’s Vero Red Centre Experience was a total immersion.

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The rise and rise of wellness tourism

18 October 2019

Mumcations, painmoons and personal transformation sagas: wellness tourism is rapidly overtaking traditional travel and manifesting in a variety of forms aimed at helping the traveller to be their best self.

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How do you protect the value of your winery?

16 October 2019

Heritage buildings, legacy formulas, prize-winning vintages. Vines that came to Australia under sail, roots wrapped in sacking, in some cases. It can take years to make a great wine. How do you protect the value of your winery?

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Road access for multi-trailer double combinations essential for freight task

15 October 2019

New A-doubles and B-triples with broader PBS road access ratings are leading the way to improving road freight capacity, but are we moving fast enough?

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Tips and tools for managing subcontractors

14 October 2019

Managing subcontractors effectively is crucial to productivity and profitability. Experience, organisation and effective communication are all important factors. Here we nail down some of the common issues and their solutions.

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Australian Rugby League World Cup 9s are coming!

11 October 2019

riday 18 October kicks off a star studded 2-day showcase of established and up and coming rugby league talent, the inaugural Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s at Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta, New South Wales.

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4 steps to ensuring your business is ready this bushfire season

10 October 2019

The spring of 2019 has ushered in a high risk bushfire season over most of Australia. If your business operates near bushland or trees your premises and staff are at risk from a bushfire outbreak. The time to prepare is right now and these are the critical steps to take to protect your staff, your premises and being ready for evauation if necessary.

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Are you covered for delay in start-up for construction projects?

09 October 2019

As hold-ups become an increasing concern for construction projects, delay in start-up insurance (DSU) provides an option for managing the risk, but the terms can be complex and tricky to negotiate. Here's how it works.

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Why shared family business culture matters

08 October 2019

The eve of the Great Depression doesn’t seem like the most auspicious time to start a business, but that’s what the Gallagher founder did, in a basement in Chicago in 1927.

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Compromised credentials behind most Australian cyber security breaches

07 October 2019

Your contact details are what are most at risk from a data breach, and personal information and systems access should be of primary concern to Australian businesses, according to the latest statistics.

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How to meet the hard to place transport insurance challenge

04 October 2019

In today’s toughening insurance market having a previous claim or claims in your history could disadvantage you considerably, especially if the costs were substantial.

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Are you bushfire ready? Our broker tips for managing your risk

03 October 2019

Home and business owners should be aware that prolonged dry conditions across Australia mean that large parts of the country are under threat. To protect your business assets do check your paperwork, ensure your figures for the value of your business are up to date, take preventative measures and have an evacuation plan.

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