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GDPR is Here! Manufacturing Business Checklist

Time’s Up! GDPR has Arrived! On 25th May GDPR comes into effect, which doesn’t leave your business much time to comply – especially if you’ve procrastinated. In fact one year ago 70% of manufacturers had not yet started to prepare for GDPRs arrival, according to a survey conducted by YouGov. This lack of preparation can leave your organisation exposed to hefty fines of £17 million, or 4% of your annual global turnover, whichever is higher. Regardless of whether or not …

Avoid Millions in HSE Fines as IOSH Reveal 1 in 4 Exposed to Asbestos

Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that was commonly used in building materials for decades and is responsible for the deaths of 5,000 people each year. 66% of these people have worked in the construction industry, according to the HSE. What makes the mineral truly dangerous is that its effect can take years or event decades to become obvious, and by then the damage can be nearly irreversible. Unfortunately 23% of UK construction workers say they have been exposed to asbestos, …

Brexit: The Impact on Construction in Northern Ireland

The construction sector in Northern Ireland is in an exciting period of growth right now, but the looming threat of Brexit is causing some uncertainty and even anxiety for many business owners. Last year the construction industry experienced a seven year high, according to figures from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). However the precarious nature of negotiations surrounding the UK’s departure from the European Union has cast a cloud for some. Current Construction Market NISRA reports that …

GDPR & the Role of Cyber Insurance

How Does The GDPR Define Personal Data On 25th May the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into effect, which doesn’t leave your organisation much time to educate itself on all the forthcoming changes. The GDPR expands the rights of individuals when it comes to their personal data and places greater obligations on businesses that process that data. You may not realise it, but your organisation most likely handles some kind of personal data, whether it belongs to your …

Easter Opening Hours

Easter Opening Hours for Abbey Bond Lovis Offices in Armagh, Coleraine and Belfast. Friday 30 March – Normal Opening Monday 2 April – CLOSED Tuesday 3 April – CLOSED Wednesday 4 April – Open from 9am If you have any insurance queries during this time, please contact the ABL team and we will get back to you on our return. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Abbey Bond Lovis and to wish you a …

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