Hull Blog: 2018

Hull Set For More Great Things In 2019

Hull Set For More Great Things In 2019

2018 has been another great year for our great city. Rental property prices have continued to rise as Hull continues to be a property hot spot, and new investment has continued to flood attracted by the likes of Siemens’ £300m turbine production centre and the completion of the £80m redevelopment of the fruit market.

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What Insurance Do Scaffolders and Roofers Need?

What Insurance Do Scaffolders and Roofers Need?

As a scaffolder you’ll face many different type of risks from day to day, one day you could be building a scaffolding rig and the next you could be working on a vast stadium. Either way, you’ll be working up high with heavy and expensive equipment, meaning costly and dangerous accidents can happen. That’s where a comprehensive insurance policy can come in, helping to protect you against potential business-ending claims.

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Coversure Hull’s MD Sleeps Rough To Help Hull’s Homeless

Coversure Hull’s MD Sleeps Rough To Help Hull’s Homeless

I’ve been proud to call Hull my home for many years now. I love this and the regeneration it’s seen since being named as the UK City Of Culture has truly warmed my heart. The city’s prosperity has not been universally enjoyed though. Despite the property boom and Hull’s emergence as a housing hotspot the number of people sleeping rough in the city has reached an all-time high in 2018. According to local homeless charity HARP, the number of rough sleepers in Hull has quadrupled in just seven years. This leaves Hull having the second highest level of homelessness in Yorkshire - a situation described as a “catastrophe” by a national homelessness charity.

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What Insurance Does An Electrical Contractor Need?

What Insurance Does An Electrical Contractor Need?

Business is booming for electrical contractors, with demand for the services of security and alarm installers showing particularly strong growth. A reduction in the price of alarms – a system can be yours for just a few hundred pounds – and a rise in the number of home and business owners who want to protect themselves 24-7, has made this a booming sector. And it’s a sector that looks set to continue to grow.

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Coversure Hull Launch New Property Insurance Services

Coversure Hull Launch New Property Insurance Services

Coversure Hull - Hull’s leading independent insurance brokers - is delighted to announce the launch of a new property division. This new arm of the business has been created in response to a surge in demand from both landlords and private home owners and reflects the region’s ongoing property boom which has seen house prices rise by 26% in the last year.

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What Insurance Do Food Manufacturers Need?

What Insurance Do Food Manufacturers Need?

Hull has a long and proud history of food manufacturing. It’s proximity to the sea, it’s easy accessibility to the farms of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and, of the course, the Port make it the ideal place for such businesses. Little wonder then that food manufacturers are counted among Hull’s largest and most successful firms. Names like Croda, Andrew Marr International and William Jackson and Son are known throughout the world.

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Landlord Scheme

Landlord Scheme

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to help one of your clients save money on high quality landlord insurance cover and earn a generous commission for doing so? Well, that’s exactly what you can do with Coversure Hull’s Landlord Introducer Scheme. By recommending your clients get their landlord cover from us – protection that offers exceptional quality at the lowest price on the market, guaranteed* – you can help your rental property clients and create an extra revenue stream for your business.

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Coversure Hull’s Property Insurance Guide

Coversure Hull’s Property Insurance Guide

As we reported in our recent blog, Hull is experiencing something of a property boom. Demand for homes has risen by 26% in the last year, according to eMoov, driven by a surge in private investors and first-time landlords who have been attracted by the 6% increase in average rental returns in 2017 and average rents of £479 per calendar month – 5.4% higher than the UK’s average.

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Cyber Insurance For Small Businesses

Cyber Insurance For Small Businesses

There’s a new and increasingly potent threat facing UK businesses: the threat from cyber-attacks. According to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017, 46% of all UK firms were subjected to some form of attack in 2017 – a rise of nearly 100% on 2015’s figure. With the average cost of a breach weighing in at an eye-watering £1,380 for small firms and costs for larger ones often running into the tens of thousands, it’s an issue that’s increasingly hard to ignore.

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Insuring Hull’s Businesses

Insuring Hull’s Businesses

Hull and the wider Humber region is booming. A recent report by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) revealed that more than 4,000 jobs have been created as a result of its investment programmes.

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Insurance Brokers: Why They Matter

Insurance Brokers: Why They Matter

There’s been plenty of talk about retail closures over the last year or so, with many traditional businesses either going online-only, being taken over or simply going to the wall. The insurance broking sector has been particularly badly hit by this unwanted development and it has left Yorkshire’s communities the poorer for not having the range of independent insurance brokers it once did.

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Would A Clean Air Zone Choke Hull’s Economy?

Would A Clean Air Zone Choke Hull’s Economy?

London, Bristol, Oxford, Nottingham, Bath, Cardiff; what do these great British cities have in common? They all have plans for Clean Air Zones (CAZ), a portion of the city where the local authority has decided to either charge vehicles to enter it or, as with London’s zero emission zone, banning polluting vehicles altogether.

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Can Hull Build On Being UK City Of Culture?

Can Hull Build On Being UK City Of Culture?

Hull gloried in its year as the UK’s City Of Culture. It was a 12-month period that showed the world just how much the city has to offer. Even before the end of last year, however, questions were being asked about legacy. Would 2017 turn out to be a welcome, if short-lived, boost or would there turn out to be long-term benefits?

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What Brexit Means For Hauliers

What Brexit Means For Hauliers

In common with much of the north of England, trucking and haulage is a major industry throughout Yorkshire. As a whole the north is known as a ‘super region’ when it comes to freight as it accounts for around 1/3 the UK’s road, rail, distribution and port activity. The Port of Hull plays a key part in this, handling around 10,783,000 tonnes of goods annually according to Associate British Ports (ABP) data.

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What Brexit Means For Hull

What Brexit Means For Hull

With the UK government set to decide what Brexit looks like and what our future trading relationship with the EU is to be, Coversure Hull – Hull’s business insurance specialists – looks at what this could all mean for Hull. With 66% of the local population voting leave, Hull was one of the greatest advocates for leaving the EU. This in spite of its reliance on the Port Of Hull and 2014’s decision by German firm Siemens to base its wind turbine manufacturing plant in Hull. To many the decision to vote leave was a typically spirited response to a long-term problem, for others it was a decision to make matters worse. Who is right? Let’s look at the evidence.

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A Start-Up’s Guide To Business Insurance

A Start-Up’s Guide To Business Insurance

Business is booming in Yorkshire, with new businesses springing up all over the county in both the traditional sectors of manufacturing and tourism and new hi-tech industries. Exciting as starting a new business is, it’s also a time that’s fraught with difficulty and risk. To help you protect your fledging business this latest blog from Coversure Hull – East Yorkshire’s business insurance specialists – looks at the risks you need to insure yourself against and gives you some industry insider’s tips on saving money on high quality cover.

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Hull’s Rental Property Boom (And How To Capitalise On It)

Hull’s Rental Property Boom (And How To Capitalise On It)

Hull and the rest of East Humberside experienced a property boom in 2017 with demand for homes rising by 26% according to eMoov. Hull’s Year of Culture helped raise awareness of what a fantastic place Hull is and how much Humberside as a whole can offer property owners and property investors alike.

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