It’s our birthday!

7th July 2022

Acer Insurance is TWO years old this week! We are celebrating in the crazy, wild way that you would imagine an insurance team might. We had a cup of tea, said ‘gosh yes, can you believe it is 2 years?’ and got on with the job in hand. We were reflecting though on how lucky […]

A joint venture with The Finance Hub

19th June 2022

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 […]

World Backup Day

31st March 2022

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 […]

Managing a seasonal business

25th March 2022

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 […]

Liability Insurance for Showmen

7th March 2022

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Whatever your type of business, you need commercial liability insurance. What is it? In a nutshell liability insurance is designed to protect businesses against the risk of liabilities from lawsuits and claims made against them. Employers’ liability for example would cover the costs of someone getting injured at work who has sued the company and […]

Spring repairs and renovations

28th February 2022

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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 […]

Red weather warning – Storm Eunice 18th February

17th February 2022

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 […]

The Acer Guide for families on ‘Safer Internet Day’ UK

8th February 2022

  ‘Safer Internet Day’ is a useful tool to remind us of the dangers of digital technology and to promote safe use of the internet by all members of the family. As working from home has become the norm for many British workers, at least some of the time, we have had to become a […]

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

2nd February 2022

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 […]

Car trailer testing relegated to history

19th January 2022

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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 […]

HGV drivers: changes on the road ahead

19th January 2022

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 […]

Acer are supporting the Family Action Christmas Toy Appeal 2021

22nd November 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 […]

Don’t dive into winter without adequate flood cover

18th October 2021

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 […]

No crying in the kitchen at our parties with hire equipment cover

22nd September 2021

Acer Insurance are entering the party zone! We are now able to offer cover for a variety of items that are generally hired for weddings and parties. So whether it’s adult sumo suits or huge LOVE letters, a suite of hot tubs or a balloon arch that you hire out to fun-loving party-goers, Acer will […]

End of season planning

7th September 2021

As the summer draws to a close, the team at Acer Insurance want to thank all their clients in the Showmen community for making contact this year and taking out a variety of insurance policies to cover their equipment, vehicles, liability, chalets and more. It has been a pleasure to continue to work with this […]

Associate members of the Showman’s Guild

19th March 2021

Oliver Burt and John Lowe at Acer Insurance Services Ltd office in Westerham, Kent.  We are delighted to have recently been accepted as associate members of the Showman’s Guild, London & Home Counties Section. Both Oliver and John have worked closely with the showman community for many years.  We have been assisting with their insurance […]

Reach new heights in 2021 and beyond

23rd February 2021

We can finally prepare to put 2020 behind us and work hard to reach new heights in 2021 and beyond.  Following yesterday’s announcement, outside hospitality could be able to open as soon as the 12th April.  Obviously, planning and effort is required to overcome other hurdles, although I am feeling excited that funfairs and other […]

Keep your insurance close to home with showman chalet cover

17th February 2021

Protect what is important to you and keep your insurance close to home with showman chalet cover. Acer Insurance Services specialises in finding insurance cover for showmen.  This includes finding cover for your vehicles, equipment and liability and now if you want to keep your insurance close to home cover for the chalet in your […]

Put a smile on your face, with the right insurance protection

2nd February 2021

I hope that you are looking forward to bringing joy and happiness to kids and adults through your funfairs, circuses and shows. Whilst times are bleak for all showmen and many hospitality businesses due to the lockdown, this will pass.  The time will come when you can see the smiles, hear the laughter and create […]

Watch out Christoph is about

20th January 2021

Extreme weather is expected across the UK this week, with severe rainfall and snow melt leading to potential flooding. Flood warnings have been issued across the country. If you live in the affected areas, you may wish call the Floodline (0345 988 1188), which provides useful information regarding the exact flood locations and  should help […]

Let’s prepare to bounce back in 2021

29th December 2020

As we all look towards 2021 being more prosperous and fairgrounds re-opening, speculation continues regarding what the Government will do to best tackle rising coronavirus figures in the UK, here’s what you can do to prepare your business for the better times ahead.   Implement forward financial planning It’s essential that during these turbulent times, […]

No-deal Brexit means the return of the Green Card

16th December 2020

  Whilst uncertainty remains on whether the UK will leave the European Union (EU) without a free trade agreement in the coming weeks, there are some changes that you need to be aware of now, particularly if you are intending to drive into the EU after 31st December 2020. What a no-deal Brexit could mean […]

10 Christmas jobs that take longer than checking your insurance

15th December 2020

There is something about Christmas that makes most of us want to cram in as many tasks as humanly possible, so that we can guarantee ourselves and those around us a memorable Christmas. But such is life and all its unpredictability that your Christmas can become memorable for the wrong reasons; a broken boiler, stolen […]