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Five Tips To Stay Safe On The Road This Winter

Posted on: October 26, 2018
Categories: Client, Community, Erimus IB, General, Technical, Trends

By Emma Hughes, New Business Broker

As we say goodbye to our glorious summer it is time to start thinking about winter and how to keep yourself and loved ones safe on the roads. The clocks going back signals the start of dark evening commutes, increasing road accidents between the hours of 5pm and 8pm by 34%. With this in mind we have put together 5 top tips to ensure you are prepared for winter driving.


Lights Make sure that your headlights are free of dirt, switched on and in good working order – no matter the time of day. The darkness coupled with adverse weather conditions means visibility is reduced and the likelihood of an accident increases.

Speed Inclement weather and poor visibility means that you may have to react quickly to unforeseen situations, try to keep below the speed limit allowing for easier adaptation of speed. You should aim to maintain a moderate and steady speed.

Pedestrians Although your lights may be in tip-top shape be aware that others, particularly cyclists and pedestrians, may not be as well prepared. Darker clothing and no lights can make people difficult to spot so be vigilant.

Tyres Seasonal hazards such as slippery leaves, mud and ice can be treacherous so make sure that you have checked your tyres. If they are looking borderline then don’t risk it, get a new set and consider investing in specialist winter tyres.

Visibility The low winter sun and headlights can cause glare; avoid excessive glare by keeping your windscreen clean (inside & out) and making sure your wiper blades are in good working order. Also, make sure your windscreen wash is topped up regularly with anti-freeze solution.


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Team Erimus Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

Posted on: April 15, 2015
Categories: Community

By Matthew Doak, Marketing & IT Coordinator

Team Erimus will be taking part in a charity challenge on Saturday 20th June, as we climb Yorkshire’s magnificent three highest peaks: Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, in under 12 hours.

Paul Davison, Scott Pinnell, Ian Miller, Richard Bonas, Lewis Kaid and Matthew Doak are already in training for the 24 mile event, having completed their first 8 mile training walk in March (photo attached). This will be followed by a 10 mile walk in April, 12 mile walk in May and 14 mile walk in June prior to the main event.

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge is renowned for being one of Yorkshire’s toughest challenges and ‘Team Erimus’ are delighted to be taking part in this event, whilst raising funds for Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation.

Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation is a local charity raising funds to help local community groups.  Erimus are a founder Patron of the charity and we are committed to support the fantastic work of the charity who have already supported a number of projects, details of which can be found on the website

‘Team Erimus’ will be paying our own expenses for the event and all money raised will go directly to the charity.  If you are able to sponsor us, please click on our just giving page and all pledges are gratefully received.

Erimus Y3P Taining 1


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Big Teesside Charity Sleepout

Posted on: March 19, 2013
Categories: Community

By Shaun Hughes, Managing Director

I am pleased to say that I successfully completed the Sleep-out at the MFC Riverside Stadium on Saturday night. Whilst it only gives you a small insight into the plight of the homeless and the conditions of sleeping rough it does make you more appreciative of your own circumstances. I know I was mightily relieved we slept out on Saturday night, when the snow started falling on Sunday evening!

Can I say a very big thank you to all those who have donated so far, and hopefully we can make an impact in helping those less fortunate than us, turn around their current circumstances.

Finally if anyone would still like to donate, it will be very much appreciated, and this can be done by using the attached link to my just giving page.

My Just Giving Page: click Here

Many thanks for your support it has been very much appreciated

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Teesside Charity Sleep out Event

Posted on: March 8, 2013
Categories: Community

By Shaun Hughes, Managing Director

On Saturday 16th March 2013, I along with nearly 30 other brave souls who have accepted the challenge, are to sleep out in the latest event organized by the Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation.

Our purpose is to raise and allocate funds to assist other charities and community groups within Middlesbrough and the rest of Teesside. The aim of this event is to raise awareness of, and vital funds, to help tackle homelessness issues in our area.

One of the primary aims for this event is to help fundraise for projects like the establishment of a Middlesbrough Homeless Football Club to help boost the fitness, self-esteem and life goals of many of the people who live in local hostels.

Any assistance in donating by using the attached link will be very much appreciated.

My Just Giving Page:

Many Thanks In anticipation of your support.

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Erimus Support Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation

Posted on: August 21, 2012
Categories: Community

By Paul Davison, Commercial Director

As you may be aware, Erimus Insurance Brokers are Corporate Patrons of the Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation and are to continue our support for the charity, Erimus has put a team in the forthcoming Middlesbrough 10k Road Race which is on Sunday 2 September.

The Erimus team consists of Director Scott Pinnell, Sharon Whittingham, Catharina Doab, Jackie Booth, Nicola Colclough and Hannah Whittingham

Any help would be very much appreciated and if you are able to sponsor us, please visit our just giving page.  All donations can be made to our team page.

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Erimus Support Butterwick Hospice

Posted on: January 30, 2012
Categories: Community

By Shaun Hughes, Managing Director

Erimus Insurance Brokers are delighted to announce that they have agreed to support Butterwick Hospice by becoming a Corporate Supporter in 2012.  Erimus will be formally acknowledged as a Corporate Supporter at a business breakfast on 10th February, along with five other North East based companies.

The first Butterwick day hospice was opened by Mary Butterwick OBE in 1984.  Skilled nursing, supportive therapies and experienced counselling coupled with constant fundraising have grown the Hospice over the last three decades into a regional provider of excellent end of life care.

Today Butterwick Hospice cares for up to 200 patients and their loved ones every day and all services are provided completely free of charge.

The Hospice currently employs 250 staff and approximately 500 volunteers and total annual costs across three Hospices is £3,800,000 per year, with 50% of funding coming from donations and fundraising activities.

For further information on Butterwick Hospice, visit their website

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Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation

Posted on: December 29, 2011
Categories: Community

By Paul Davison, Commercial Director

Erimus Insurance Brokers are a proud Patron of The Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation.

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We Shall Be…Backing Boro

Posted on: December 28, 2011
Categories: Community

By Paul Davison, Commercial Director 

Teesside Insurance is celebrating after becoming the first business to take up Middlesbrough FC’s new player sponsorship initiative.

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We shall be…backing Boro!

Posted on: December 19, 2011
Categories: Community

By Scott Pinnell, Director

As we prepare to make the change to Erimus Insurance Brokers, I am delighted to confirm that we are already celebrating after becoming the first business to take up Middlesbrough FC’s new player sponsorship initiative.

We are sponsoring Boro star Rhys Williams for the remainder of the season as we prepare to kick-off life under our new name of Erimus Insurance Brokers. As we begin an exciting new chapter in our 25-year history, our backing of Aussie international Williams emphasises our outlook of seeking wider opportunities without forgetting our Teesside roots.

As lifelong Boro supporters, the directors are delighted to back the football club’s latest initiative. The company is a long-standing supporter of the club and, under the Erimus name, ‘we shall be’ into the future. Indeed, we share similar ambitions to the club. Just as Boro hope to go from strength-to-strength from January, we are confident of a bright future under our new name of Erimus Insurance Brokers.

Rhys Williams is a top quality player and it is our pleasure to be associated with a player Tony Mowbray has likened to a Rolls-Royce. It means that our company name and logo will appear alongside the player’s name and image in Redsquare, the club’s matchday programme and will we will also be acknowledged as his sponsors on the stadium PA system and giant scoreboards.

Rhys is an outstanding player and a personal favourite of mine, together with my fellow directors, Paul Davison and Shaun Hughes. As box-holders at the Riverside, we have enjoyed watching his progressing from rooky defender to a classy and versatile player who I imagine is always one of the first names on Tony Mowbray’s team-sheet.

Boro’s exciting player sponsorship initiative offers a fantastic way for businesses to actively support the team while also providing a unique local advertising platform to a captive audience. Any businesses that would like more details can call Middlesbrough FC on 0844 499 6789.

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TIC and Erimus Insurance Brokers are delighted to announce that Mercedes-Benz Retail Group trading as Corporate Sales have agreed access for all TIC and Erimus's customers to preferential rates and terms for the supply of new Mercedes-Benz cars. If you are in the market for a new car and particularly enjoy the prestige Mercedes-Benz brand we are confident that we will be able to introduce you to the best rates and terms available. You can access Mercedes-Benz Retail Group Corporate sales by clicking here. Alternatively, please call us on our main land line number and we will set the 'wheels in motion' towards obtaining your new Mercedes.

Please note: If your enquiry is made by email via the links on our websites or directly on the phone to Mercedes-Benz Retail Corporate Sales, to obtain our preferential terms you MUST state or mention in the comment box "referred by Erimus Insurance Brokers" or "referred by Teesside Insurance Consultants (TIC)".

Erimus Insurance Brokers is a trading name of Teesside Insurance Consultants Ltd. Registered in England No. 2043783. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority No. 307660.
Directors: P.J. Davison, S.D.E. Hughes, I. Miller ACII, S.S. Pinnell. Non Executive Director: G. Lumby MBE, FCIBS.
Company Secretary: C. L. Nolan.
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