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Need Inheritance Tax or Retirement Planning Advice? Talk to our Chartered Financial Planner Tom Crowther


Need financial advice relating to Inheritance Tax or Retirement Planning?

Why not come along to our FREE walk-in clinic in Woodbridge and talk to our

Chartered Financial Planner Tom Crowther


When: 16th August

Time:  9.30am to 1.30pm.

Where: Woodbridge Library

 
No need to book an appointment, just call in and see us!

Woodbridge resident, Tom Crowther is a local Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society; the highest accolade available from the examining body. Tom specialises in Inheritance Tax (IHT) and retirement planning and is able to assist with protection and investments. Tom, who works for Woodward Markwell, can help you to put a plan in place to mitigate Inheritance tax to look to ensure your wealth is passed on to your chosen beneficiaries as efficiently and as simply as possible. Speaking of his role, he said ‘The advantage of using an Independent Financial Adviser such as myself, is that I can provide impartial, unrestricted advice to find the most suitable solution tailored to your needs, be it guiding you right through retirement, or being able to retire early.

 

Woodward Markwell have been established for over 35 years and pride themselves on delivering meaningful recommendations based on their client’s individual needs.

If you are unable to attend but would like to speak to Tom directly please call 01473 408425 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cyber Insurance

Protecting and supporting your business, clients and employees in the event of a cyber attack.

What is Cyber Insurance?

Cyber insurance is designed to support and protect your business in the event of a data breach or if your business is the subject of an attack by a malicious hacker that affects your systems. It provides you with comprehensive cover, reputation protection and full support in the event of a claim

Our team of experts will tailor a policy around your individual business requirements, we will work with you to get full understanding of your business and undertake a risk assessment. This will ensure you are fully protected, should the worst happen.

What cyber insurance actually does;

  • Cover against fines and penalties that a business will incur if they are assessed as non-compliant on data protection or privacy
  • Cover against the accidental loss of data, followed by legal action by customers
  • Cover against viruses that paralyse systems and cover for the income lost whilst they are being restored
  • Cover against hackers stealing data and demanding a ransom to not release it.

Cyber insurance is designed to cover your business against the ever-increasing threat of cyber crime. it not only protects your business but supports you to meet your commitments to your clients and employees if your systems are compromised, paralysed or attacked.

For help in understanding your risk call us today, we will check your current level of cover and do a risk assessment on your business and find the right cover for you and your business.

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Woodward Markwell are accredited by Cyber Essentials, which is a Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks. To view our certificate please click here

 

 

Golf Club Insurance

Golf Club Insurance - Are You Getting The Best Deal?

If you use an insurance broker for your Golf Insurance, you would the forgiven if you thought your insurance requirements get seen by many different specialist providers, to get you the best deal in the marketplace. It may surprise you to know that most golf insurance brokers only go to one!

Woodward Markwell do not do this, we have a panel of golf insurance providers and as you would expect we visit them all to obtain the very best policy for you and your members.

The right cover at the right price....

Does your club have the following insurance cover?

  • Clubhouse, Contents, Trophies and Cups, Outbuildings and Course Furniture
  • Irrigation systems
  • Road Traffic Act cover for motorised vehicles
  • Business Interruption cover with failure of Public Utilities
  • Public, Products and Employers Liability cover
  • Hole in One Cover
  • Non- Negligent Third Party Damage
  • Pollution to Own Land
  • Business Travel
  • Loss of Metered Water
  • Free Survey
  • Cancellation of Wedding, Wedding Gift and Wedding Guest Cover.

CALL US TODAY ON 01473 408408 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to e-mail us directly

Contact us today us try and we can see what the rest of the market is offering!

Supporting Staff Health & Wellbeing

SUPPORTING THE HEALTH & WELLBEING OF YOUR EMPLOYEES

Health and wellbeing is a topic of huge importance these days. Not just in the home environment but also the workplace.

So how can you better support your employees?

Employees who feel that their needs are not being met by their employer are showing that they are not afraid to look elsewhere for the support they need and in some circumstances, expect from an employer, particularly when it comes to their health and wellbeing and helping them to strike a better work life balance for themselves and their families. As an employer there are various products you can introduce to better support your staff including Group Life Assurance, which is much more than just life cover!

Group Life Assurance

Many group life assurance providers offer far more than just life cover. They will often include an Employee Assistance Programme at no additional cost to help support your employees in various ways.

Cover can include:

  • Access to virtual GP’s 24/7
  • Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP’s) can help people with their mental wellbeing, such as Counselling services for depression and anxiety 
  • Guidance on how to cope with aspects like sleep disturbances and fatigue,

Why should I support my employees? 

  • Two in five employees say they would stay in their current job if their employer showed greater care towards their mental wellbeing
  • This is one of the key findings from research, which also shows more than half (59%) of employees admit they will now start looking for a new job if their work values aren’t accommodated.
  • Over half (54%) are considering leaving their current role in the next 18 months.

While pay continues to be ranked most important (65%) factor for employees considering moving on, job security was cited by almost two in three (62%) employees and nearly two in five (39%) employees report they would remain with their current employer if their boss demonstrated more care for their mental wellbeing.

 

CALL US TODAY ON 01473 408422 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to e-mail us directly

Contact us today for a 'no-obligation' discussion on what is available to meet the needs of your employees and your business.

*Sources available on request