As many people in the insurance industry know, the situation in the Republic of Ireland is extremely difficult right now, as claims culture and high settlement awards by judges – for relatively minor injuries – slowly puts more sports clubs, leisure facilities, events and even pubs and clubs out of business. In the UK the situation is different, but the answer to the problem of ensuring that premiums for potentially risky activities are kept at affordable levels, is partnership, between insurers/brokers and the clients. Here’s some news on the work being done by Endsleigh;
A Gloucestershire leisure, sport and health and fitness charity has explained how a long-standing partnership with local insurers, Endsleigh Insurance Services, has helped them evolve and adapt as a charitable business.
Aspire Sports and Cultural Trust, who manage GL1 and Oxstalls Sports Park facilities, has worked with Endsleigh for over a decade, covering all of its business insurance, including public liability and business interruption. Aspire’s Chief Executive, Jacquie Douglas, believes that Endsleigh’s expertise in the leisure industry has helped the charity progress in recent years:
“For us, sector knowledge is incredibly important and the Endsleigh team is excellent at keeping up to speed with latest news in our industry. As Endsleigh are local, some staff are actually users of the facilities and so are very aware of our surroundings and service.
“Having national insurance expertise on our doorstep can be invaluable. Whenever we have a new activity idea, Endsleigh are on hand to travel to the facilities and undertake a thorough risk analysis and gather a real understanding of the risks and opportunities, as well as share their knowledge and expertise with our staff.”
Another key element for the successful partnership is the shared brand values, as Jacquie explains: “Endsleigh have been creative and, as a result, have helped us be creative with our service. As an organisation, they are very professional, open and we can trust them to deliver to our needs. As an insurance partner, we couldn’t ask for more.”
Endsleigh has been advising leisure organisations for more than 10 years, helping companies with significant savings in leisure trust claim costs. At Endsleigh, risk assessment advice and guidance are part of its extensive service, meaning leisure trusts have complete understanding of responsibilities and the risks faced. Other services include helping leisure and cultural trusts to understand the respective responsibilities of trusts and local authorities.