Paul, Author at Horner Blakey

Current Business Insurance Checklist

As a business owner, you are exposed to a number of different challenges and risks. Businesses are similar but will vary so there are different risks that may threaten your business. As your business develops or expands, there may be new risks that appear. So it’s highly important that you have a comprehensive risk management … Read more

Using an Insurance Broker – A Complete Guide

In this article, you’ll discover the important role of insurance brokers, the advantages of working with one, and the factors you have to consider when choosing a broker. What Is an Insurance Broker? An insurance broker serves as an intermediary that helps an individual or business find an insurance policy that best matches their specific … Read more

Risk Management & Insurance Policies

For any business owner, it’s important to always be aware of and monitor threats to their organisation, whether in terms of financial, security, or legal aspects. Without sufficient risk management, a business of any size can potentially suffer from negative consequences. These include lost revenue, loss of trust from customers and stakeholders, lawsuits, increased employee … Read more

Property Investor Show

On Friday 6th October we attended the Property Investor Show   Despite the certainty of uncertain times ahead the show was packed with seasoned Property Investors and those looking to enter the property space.   It was great to re-connect with contacts, existing clients and discuss the assistance we can provide on the insurance front when it comes to the Property and Real Estate sector.   Raising standards across the Property sector is something close to our heart, it was a privilege to support and assist the team from the Property Investors … Read more

Complying & Protecting Against Cyber Risk

Some businesses and charities lack relevant coverage against cyber risk, especially as the number of cyber attacks continues to grow each year. Data breaches and compliance with GDPR are potential disasters waiting to happen for any business or charity that handles and processes the data of their users or clients.    It’s important to be … Read more

Horner Blakey are proud sponsors of the 2021 Property Investors Awards

Property Investors Awards 5

11th June 2021 Horner Blakey Insurance Brokers continue to be proud sponsors of the Property Investors Awards. With previous award winners gaining national recognition for their work and aligning themselves with excellence, amongst other things, they’ve been able to add credibility to their business and attract more funding for future property deals.  The Property Investors Awards … Read more

Wishing you a Merry Christmas from all at Horner Blakey

Thank you for your support during what has been a challenging year for everyone. Please note our opening hours below during the Christmas period: Christmas Eve 9am – 1pm Christmas Day Closed Monday 28 December Closed Tuesday 29 December 10am – 4pm Wednesday 30 December 10am – 4pm New Year’s Eve 9am – 1pm New … Read more

Government Guidance for Businesses: COVID-19 Tier Restrictions from 2 December


How make your business COVID-secure Below is the latest Government guidance to ensure your business is COVID-secure. The new local COVID-19 tiered restrictions commence from 2nd December. Please follow external Government links below for specific sector guidance: Close contact services Guidance for people who provide close contact services, including hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, tattooists, sports and … Read more

Are your suppliers cyber secure?


The size and frequency of cyber-attacks and data breaches have been increasing in recent years, costing UK businesses big money. Our insurer partner Zurich takes a look at why businesses must ensure that third-party suppliers are upholding cyber security best practices. Recent research shows that for mid-market businesses alone, the costs associated with these attacks … Read more

The winter months can bring with them additional property risks

Winter Leaves

During the Winter months, property owners and occupiers face a number of increased risks. Large escape of water losses are especially common, with wintry conditions and freezing temperatures leading to burst pipes, cracked water tanks and blocked drains. Even more common minor problems, such as boiler breakdowns, can result in significant disruption, costing valuable time … Read more