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Sep 2, 2020

Sam and Paul at Actus are celebrating this week. Not only has their workforce (their lovely wives) returned after six months at home with their children, but they have also taken on two new apprentices, launched a new arm of their business and expanded their office space by leasing the next door unit! It's been a busy few months!


In June, they decided to extend their workforce by looking into an apprenticeship and training up a school leaver to work alongside them. After receiving a huge number of quality applicants, the guys found themselves in a difficult position of having two very high calibre candidates with little to choose between them. In the end, they decided that both had a great deal to offer and offered them both a position. Rieves Boocock joins from ending his time with Doncaster Rovers Academy and Tom Croggon has just completed A Levels at Barnsley College.


Sam said of the process "we had many quality applicants through the process but are delighted to welcome Rieves and Tom to the team. We are sure they will fit in well with the Actus team ethic and will be assets to the company."


Both Rieves and Tom are set to embark on an apprenticeship with FWD Training providers, to work towards a Level 4 qualification in Insurance.


In addition to the team members growing, Sam and Paul decided the time was right to extend their business and premises too, and the temptation of the empty space next door was too much to overlook. In an agreement that sees Actus Insurance and the newly established Actus Health and Safety Ltd staying at their Fox Valley premises for four years, Paul said "we have been based at Fox Valley for just over a year now and it has been the ideal spot for us - being so close to the M1 allows us to serve our client base which spreads across our region and it's also a really nice place to welcome our clients who travel to us!"


Works have yet to be taken on the office expansion, but Sam and Paul are confident that the space will be ready within the next few weeks. Watch this space!

Jan 23, 2020

With a carbon neutral future ahead, more and more businesses are considering the purchase of electric vehicles. What some business owners don't realise is there can be some insurance implications surrounding electric vehicles. Our latest blog looks at this in more detail.

Dec 2, 2019
The recent floods hit the South Yorkshire area hard. But what can business owners and landlords do to find insurance to cover flood or reduce risks if this is impossible?
Oct 21, 2019

With so much to think about, there's no wonder owner-managers can face a whole world of horrors when starting out in business. Make sure you don't face the horror of a rejected claim by reading our blog and following our advice!

Aug 20, 2019
With a noticeable change to the types of crime affecting modern businesses, our latest blog article looks at the types of crime current businesses need to be aware of and the steps that should be taken by all business owners in the current market.
Aug 6, 2019
With so many external factors affecting business finance, protecting a business from bad debts seems to be a positive factor in an otherwise uncertain time. In our latest blog article, we explore whether insurance against bad debts is a worthwhile investment.
Nov 26, 2018

Many SME's I see don't currently buy Directors & Officers Liability insurance and don't really understand what it is or why they need it.  In this latest blog we attempt to explain more...

Nov 1, 2018

On the back of the updated Sentencing Guidelines for Health & Safety Offences (2016), the Sentencing Council has recently published new guidance on sentencing for manslaughter cases.  The new guideines will be retrospective, meaning they will apply to any gross negligence manslaughter cases that were not concluded before the 1st November deadline.


Oct 16, 2018

As the date that we leave the EU gets ever closer we are constantly being encouraged to be more outward looking as a country, which as an island nation we have always been.

There is now more support than ever for companies who would like to start their export journey, whether that is with market research, finance, business planning or understanding how to get paid.

Jul 10, 2018

This is a question we’re being asked more frequently than ever so we thought it could be a good idea to explore this area a little further.

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