MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 20, 2012) - Swinton Commercial, one of the UK's leading business insurance brokers, is offering tips to business owners to give them 'peace of mind' while they take time away from the office for their summer break - and to make sure they have the correct cover for their business in their absence.
Statistics show that over 60% of business owners will holiday in August, coinciding with school holidays and client holidays which can make it a slow month for trading. However, many vendors are left fretting about the repercussions for their business should any emergencies occur while they are away.
Research has shown that managers who do manage to get away often spend much of their time checking in with work via calls or emails, and are unable to switch off from working life.
With this in mind, Swinton Commercial is offering tips to business owners to give them added reassurance while away from the office, to make sure that they have the correct business insurance to cover them for any emergencies, and have procedures in place to ensure smooth running of their business while on holiday.
- Check your insurance policy documents to make sure you have the correct cover for your business, should the worst happen in your absence e.g. fire, flooding, theft etc.
- Have an emergency plan in place so that staff members know emergency procedures, and who to contact. Provide them with contact details for your insurer, as well as for key suppliers, utility providers, and any other contacts required for day-to-day running of the business.
- Appoint one member of the team as the 'go to' person while you are away, to ensure any critical issues are brought to one person and dealt with swiftly.
- Contact key suppliers, utility providers and relevant clients ensuring that all procedures are in place for deliveries to take place, payments to continue, and provide them with contact details of the member of staff to consult in your absence.
Brian Greenfield, Chartered Insurance Broker at Swinton Commercial, said: "Although business owners should always strive to take some time away to switch off, it is vital that the correct procedures are in place to ensure smooth running of the business in the absence of management.
"Checking your business insurance policy can provide added reassurance that you are covered for all eventualities, while ensuring staff are properly briefed to deal with emergency situations means business owners can rest easy."
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About Swinton Commercial:
As one of the UK's leading commercial insurance brokers, Swinton Commercial has the expertise and industry knowledge to provide you with highly competitive business insurance that's tailored to your needs.
With 34 branches across the UK, including 19 regional centres, Swinton Commercial has quickly established itself as the UK's local broker, offering a dedicated team of advisors with specialist industry knowledge in many sectors.
Your local Commercial Account Executive has an in-depth understanding of the insurance market in your area and will arrange a face-to-face appointment with you, taking the time to thoroughly understand your business and its specific requirements.
We cater for most types of business - from small start-ups to well-established organisations, comparing quotes from leading UK insurers to find you the right level of insurance, at the right price.
What's more, our award-winning offering has over 80,000 business customers - and we're growing fast.
Visit www.swintoncommercial.co.uk for more information or call 0800 954 3802.