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.
For further information see Insure The Box’s full study: https://www.insurethebox.com/beware-fright-night-as-the-clocks-go-back-this-weekend/Read article »
Posted on: November 2, 2012
Categories: Erimus IB
By Paul Davison, Commercial Director
Erimus IB has moved into new state-of-the-art premises, swapping our previous home on Middlesbrough’s Riverside Park for high-quality headquarters on Preston Farm Business Park in Stockton.
The new Erimus HQ comprises plush offices, boardroom, conference room and first class staff areas featuring kitchen, staff room, shower, changing facilities and a chill-out suite.
Other facilities include a passenger lift, comfort cooling, IT suite, hi-tech communication and media access, dedicated refreshment points and raised floors.
Our new building is designed to reflect our status as a premier insurance broker. The bespoke facilities are comparable with the very best of city centre offices and we have achieved our aim of creating the ideal working environment for our staff and clients.
Whilst our telephone details have not changed, our new address is:
Please do call in and see us!Read article »
Categories: Erimus IB
By Shaun Hughes, Managing Director
All at Erimus IB are delighted to welcome a new director in the shape of Ian Miller, one of the northern insurance industry’s most respected operators.
An associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Ian joins Erimus having spent the last decade developing and managing a portfolio of clients for Darlington-based BIB and having previously worked with BE Thompson & Co in Richmond.
Erimus is expanding by taking advantage of opportunities that arise through our unique proposition of being an independently-owned broker with global buying power.
Having won some major new clients, we are looking to recruit more staff, starting with a high quality director in Ian, who has a loyal following within the industry. He shares our values and can contribute to our ongoing growth and success.
Ian is very highly regarded in the market place. Just about every insurance broker in the north of England wanted him and he was right at the top of our list. At the age of 30, he is part of our succession strategy and is the right age to help us move forward with confidence.
Ian can be contacted on tel. 01642 309532 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgRead article »
Posted on: October 21, 2012
Categories: Erimus IB
By Matthew Doak, Marketing & IT Coordinator
On Friday 26th October we are moving to our new purpose built office on Preston Farm Business Park. Whilst our telephone details will not change, our new address will be:
Please click on contact details for map and directions
We look forward to seeing you at Sopwith Close.Read article »
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.