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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
This 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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.