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A joint venture with The Finance Hub

Acer Insurance are delighted to be an official affiliate of The Finance Hub in Tunbridge Wells, providing a complementary service to their core function and that of other their other affiliates. The affiliates come from diverse backgrounds and share different interests, but we all pull together for a common goal – helping people and businesses […]

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World Backup Day

World Backup Day helps to raise awareness of the need for data protection in a world increasingly dependent on technology for all aspects of our lives. Data backup is a traditional process of making copies of all data in order to store the essential confidential data and folders, separately from the source and off-site. For […]

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Managing a seasonal business

When you manage a business that has seasonal demand, your planning skills have to be on point. Income from peak periods can’t be sustained so careful budgeting has to take place to ensure it lasts through the year. You have cyclical demands for insurance. Showmen, for example, might be extraordinarily busy and working 7 days […]

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Spring repairs and renovations

Spring is naturally a time in which we feather our nest! The ‘Spring Clean’ put our focus on areas we want to renovate and improve. The change in season, brighter days and warmer weather makes it more practical (and makes us more inclined) to take on repair jobs. This year the onslaught of storms may […]

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Red weather warning – Storm Eunice 18th February

Eunice doesn’t sound scary but the forecast for her arrival is wild. The Met Office has issued a rare ‘Red’ Weather Warning as Storm Eunice is forecast to bring extremely strong winds and disruption to the UK tomorrow, Friday 18th February. The Red Weather Warning for wind covers southwest coastal areas of the UK, where the […]

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Flood risk in the UK – a guide for home buyers & home owners

The United Kingdom is an island with a long coastline and many rivers. It is therefore prone to flooding. The risk of flooding, and the intensity of floods, has increased in the last decade due to climate change which as we see ever more clearly, is causing extreme weather events. Urban development also contributes to […]

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Car trailer testing relegated to history

Tests are no longer required for car drivers wishing to tow a trailer. Further to our last News article, this was one of the actions designed to help ease the HGV driver shortage as it was estimated that ending trailer testing should allow examiners to conduct around 30,000 more HGV tests, a huge amount. In […]

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HGV drivers: changes on the road ahead

We were all very aware of the HGV driver shortage in 2021 and rumours reached Acer HQ of retired drivers being offered up to £60/hour to return to driving. We saw empty shelves in our supermarkets as the impact began to be felt and there are still delays in the supply chain. According to the […]

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Acer are supporting the Family Action Christmas Toy Appeal 2021

Acer are proud to be supporting the ‘Family Action Christmas Toy Appeal‘. Family Action’s campaign is intended to help make Christmas magical for all the children and families they support by providing gifts to children who may not otherwise get them. Last year Family Action distributed 13,000 presents to over 11,000 children. For some, it […]

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Don’t dive into winter without adequate flood cover

Warning – this may not make uplifting reading except in the sense that our first class team at Acer can help people dealing with flood risk by providing protection cover. Climate change is making itself very evident with unprecedented fires, storms and flooding across the globe. Despite our temperate climate which often protects us from […]

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