Employers’ Liability Insurance Explained

5th December 2023

Two men talking

At Acer Insurance, we understand that much of the success of your business depends on the well-being of your employees. As an employer in the United Kingdom, it is a legal requirement to ensure you have Employers’ Liability Insurance in place and to have consideration for the safety and health of your workforce.  Today, we […]

How to Prepare Your Business for Severe Weather in the UK

2nd November 2023

Street during a rainy day

Severe weather conditions in the UK seem to be on the rise. As we write, storm Ciarán is battering southern England, hot on the heels of storms Babet and Agnes within the last four weeks. Typical conditions range from heavy rains and floods to high winds and even snowstorms, and all pose significant challenges for […]

Signs Your Property Might Be Underinsured

26th October 2023

Three Storey House

An underinsured property is almost as damaging as having no insurance. You may not find out you are underinsured until you try and make a claim and discover you’re not sufficiently covered and then it’s too late. There are several signs to watch out for that might indicate your property is underinsured:   Outdated Coverage […]

Petrol Station Insurance: Your Fire Safety Net

3rd October 2023

Petrol Station at night

Owning and operating a petrol station is not without its unique challenges and risks. Among the foremost concerns is the ever-present threat of fire, which can have devastating consequences. In this post, we will go over how petrol station insurance works and explore how it can be your vital safeguard against fire-related disasters.   The […]

A Guide To Making Successful Business Insurance Claims

22nd September 2023

Insurance Claim

Running a business is unpredictable and can be full of unexpected twists and turns. While we strive to manage every aspect with precision, unforeseen events can disrupt even the best-laid plans. This is where business insurance steps in, offering a safety net to protect your company against any uncertainties that may arise. Filing an insurance […]

World Funfair Month

21st September 2023

World Funfair Month

Acer Insurance are delighted to support ‘World Funfair Month’ founded by Future 4 Fairgrounds. Find out more about the global community of showmen, dedicated to making people smile. https://www.future4fairgrounds.com/who-we-are/ Author Oliver Burt Oliver Burt is a Director at Acer Insurance Services and founded the company in 2019, he specialises in company development and bespoke schemes […]

The Impact of Working from Home on your Home Insurance

24th August 2023

Man Working from home

In the last 5 years, we have witnessed a big change in the way we work. Remote work used to be quite rare but swiftly became the norm for many professionals globally. Instead of returning to the office space, many people have opted to have their office space set up at their homes. We will […]

3 Essential Commercial Insurance Policies for Small Businesses

13th July 2023

Waitress standing in front of café

Running a small business comes with its fair share of risks and uncertainties. From liability claims to property damage and workplace accidents, small businesses must be prepared to handle unexpected events. Commercial insurance plays a crucial role in protecting small businesses from financial losses and ensuring their continuity. In this blog post, we will discuss […]

Introduction to Petrol Station Insurance and Its Role

21st June 2023

Petrol Station with cars

  Petrol station insurance is specifically designed to address the risks and liabilities associated with operating a fuel retail business. It provides financial protection against a range of potential incidents, ensuring that your business remains secure and operational. Here’s why petrol station insurance is crucial for your fuel retail business: Property Protection: Petrol station insurance […]

Understanding Showman Insurance: Protecting Your Fun Fair Business

13th June 2023

Big Wheel

Running a fun fair business is rewarding that brings joy and entertainment to the communities you visit. However, it’s important to recognise the inherent risks involved in such a business and take necessary precautions to protect yourself and your equipment. Showman insurance is specifically designed to address the unique needs of Showmen, providing coverage against […]

Our Financial Affiliates

17th February 2023

5 people listening at the financial hub

Running a business is often reward and frequently challenging. It can sometimes be lonely, particularly since working from home became so much more the norm and emails outnumber phone calls. Having affiliates and a network that we trust is hugely valued by us. We couldn’t be prouder to work with the team at The Finance […]

Cyber Security Tips for #CyberSecMonth22

27th October 2022

If someone can access your email, they can use the "Forgotten my password" option to change your passwords. Now does 2 factor authentication sound like a bit of a pain? #cybersecmonth22

Cyber Security Month is rolling to a close and so we have taken time to check what the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre advise us about keeping secure online. Who better to give guidance? Firstly they urge us all to keep our email secure. What could a criminal access with visibility of all your emails? […]

World Fun Fair Month 2022

27th September 2022

Globe with different funfair rides, Writes "World Funfair Month #f4f September"

September is World Fun Fair Month and we want to know more about what it’s all about. World Fun Fair Month was started by Future 4 Fairgrounds in 2020 by ‘6 lady showmen’. Creating this special month is a great way to recognise how important fairs are to communities and to celebrate how wonderful the […]

It’s our birthday!

7th July 2022

Candle with a 2 celebrating the two years of Acer Insurance

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

Nine workers from 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 […]

World Backup Day

31st March 2022

Woman shocked with text saying "World backup day, do that back up now"

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

The show must go on... cropped

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

Put a smile on your face

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

showmen chalet insurance

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

Sea with windmills

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

Woman holding a tablet with a cyber attack warning. Text below saying "Stay one step ahead"

  ‘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

Flood on the street

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

trailer horse box

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

Acer Insurance Truck

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

Dice

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

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 […]

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

22nd September 2021

No crying in the kitchen at our parties

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

Big Wheel

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 holding their Showmen's Guild Membership Card

  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 […]

Reach new heights in 2021 and beyond

23rd February 2021

Helping you reach new heights slogan over a picture of a Ferris wheel picture taken from a low angle

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

Keep your insurance close to home

  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 […]

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

2nd February 2021

Put a smile on your face

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

Don't let lack of flood insurance put you in the dog house

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

A chair-o-plane fairground ride with a red tint with the words the show must go on...

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

Don't let lack of flood insurance put you in the dog house

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 for […]

10 Christmas jobs that take longer than checking your insurance

15th December 2020

Insurance protection all wrapped up

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 […]