Life on the water can be great. Sports and boating in this environment are extremely popular, and although the actual equipment is crucial, transporting it from one place to another is also important. For this, a boat trailer is needed. These are designed to launch, retrieve, carry and sometimes store boats. Owning a boat trailer can sometimes be a significant financial investment, so making sure that you have appropriate insurance can be a top priority for lots of people. Selecting the correct trailer insurance isn’t the easiest task. People assume that that because most car insurance policies include cover for third party liability whilst towing a trailer, and boats are usually protected on their own policies, that a separate boat trailer insurance policy is a needless expenditure. This is not the case however, as these other policies may not cover a trailer against theft, fire or accidental damage. Boat trailer insurance gives the owner peace of mind against any potential claims. Protecting against hazards such as theft or damage from severe weather is a main concern for many boat users. Working out what cover is the most appropriate is down to many factors. These include the value of the trailer, how old it is, how often you use it and whether you have the financial resources to replace it. Things like this will be taken into account and looked at in detail. Boat trailer insurance often works hand in hand with insuring the actual boat. At Insurance Protector, we understand that you want to protect your assets and find the best and most suitable cover. Give a member of our team a call today and they will be able to help. All content provided in this blog is for informational purposes only. Insurance Protector makes no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of information on this blog or found by following any link within the article. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. These terms and conditions of use are subject to change at any time and without notice.
If you own a horse, then the chances are that at some point you might want to transport them somewhere. This is done using a horsebox or horse trailer, to ensure that the horse is safe during the journey. Loading your animal into the trailer can prove testing, especially if you have not done it before, so thinking about safety is important. Having the appropriate insurance cover in place offers you the peace of mind that you may need. Be aware that when driving with the trailer, your horse is coming along for the ride as well. You don’t want the journey to be too bumpy for obvious reasons and care should be taken when driving around corners. Slow and steady with no hasty decisions is advisable. Confidence is also key and practicing a drive with a horse trailer attached could assist when you come to make the actual journey with the animal. Horse trailer insurance is relevant for a selection of people. These include horse owners attending weekend events, those buying or selling horses, stable owners and horse trainers, owners who want to ride their horse in a new place, plus horse owners who want to take their horse abroad within Europe for holidays or events. Horse trailer insurance, although a niche product, has a large market due to the nature of the horse industry. There are so many events both in the UK and Europe, with many horse-riding schools and competitions continually opening. Horse riding is popular with different age groups, and so the market for the transportation trailers goes further than many people may assume. At Insurance Protector, we can discuss your options and look at the policies that will cover your horse trailer for risks. Give a member of our team a call today, or leave a message and someone will get back to you. To get an insurance quote for your horse trailer, please click here, or call us free on: 0800 035 3753 All content provided in this blog is for informational purposes only. Insurance Protector makes no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of information on this blog or found by following any link within the article. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. These terms and conditions of use are subject to change at any time and without notice.
It’s moving in day for the first business to relocate and benefit as part of a multi-million pound business and innovation zone. Earlier this year, Dudley Council, Black Country LEP and West Midlands Combined Authority were given the green light to launch DY5 - Dudley’s Business and Innovation Enterprise Zone. Insurance Protector Group (IPG) is celebrating being the first business to get the keys (as of April 1) to their new premises as DY5 is officially up and running. IPG is one of the country’s leading insurance brokers, specialising in catering and property owners insurance, it currently has a client base of more than 15,000 across the UK. The growing business employs 27 people but has ambitious plans to more than treble its workforce in the next five years and has chosen the Waterfront as the best location to expand. Bhabinder Kumar, head of retail at IPG, said: “At the end of last year, we were outgrowing our current premises and were considering an office relocation to give us the room we need to expand our growing business. “The DY5 announcement came at the perfect time for us and it gives us the opportunity to stay in the area and find an office space that is tailored to our needs. “We’re excited about being part of DY5 and the many economic benefits it brings and look forward to putting our expansion plans in place and being one of the many success stories that will come out of this initiative.” As a DY5 tenant, IPG will benefit from up to £55,000 business rate relief for five years. Its new office space in ‘Quay House’ is an open plan 8,000sqft office, which they have signed up to occupy for a minimum of five years. Alan Lunt, strategic director responsible for regeneration and economic development, said: “During the life span of the zone we expect it to create 7,000 new jobs and give a significant upturn in the borough’s economic growth of around £600million. “It will provide fantastic opportunities for businesses, big and small, to expand as they benefit from reduced business rates or tax breaks for purchasing machinery. “We’re delighted to welcome IPG as DY5’s first tenant. They are a great example of the businesses we hope to attract. They have a strong work ethos and are ambitious about their future plans for growth.” Tom Westley, Black Country LEP Board Member, said: “The Black Country LEP has worked extremely hard with all the partners to get to this point and it’s fantastic to see the first tenant move in under the new DY5 scheme. “As of April 1 the zone is officially up and running and open to new and expanding businesses. I’d urge businesses from the borough and beyond to get in touch with the DY5 team and discuss the many benefits available to them if they relocate here.”