We are moving!
From Monday 22nd October, Pace Ward Ltd & Pace Ward Financial Solutions Ltd will be located at 6 Ridge House, Ridgehouse Drive, Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5SJ.
Please direct all correspondence to this address, all telephone numbers and email addresses will remain unchanged.
Big changes - Are you covered?
An upcoming regulatory and tax change leaves customers facing the prospect of rising insurance premiums in the coming twelve months. This combined with the challenging trading conditions faced by many businesses right now could see business owners tempted to reduce their overall insurance bill by reducing covers or not accurately assessing the risks they face. This is a worrying prospect which could leave many small and medium sized organisations dangerously under-insured.Read more
Keyless Entry vehicle theft - Top Tips
The theft of vehicles with Keyless Entry systems is becoming all the more common across the UK. Vehicles can be easily stolen by thieves exploiting So how can you protect your car from thieves?
Thatcham Research offer the following security tips for drivers with keyless entry systems:Read more
The risks of holding data
Over the last few years we have all become very used to businesses using new and innovative ways to collect and store information about us.
They use our personal details, our buying behaviours, our purchasing history, our financial status to build a profile around us.Read more
Car crime on the rise powered by technology
Police data reveals there has been a 30% increase in car thefts over the past three years, as thieves bypass modern vehicle security systems* This is a worrying trend at a time when the cost of motor insurance is already looking set to rise.Read more
Did you know it’s now possible to insure against the UK’s most common crime?.... Cyber-attack.
Cyber-crime continues to make headlines on an almost daily basis in the UK. We frequently hear about national companies falling prey to high profile breaches of systems and data. This often results in widespread disruption for their clients as well as financial and reputation loss for themselves.
How does this affect me?
Often the sheer scale of the figures being reported and the intangible nature of the loss make it hard to relate to as a small business owner. However cyber-crime is no longer a large company problem, it is estimated that over 74% of SME’s in the UK have fallen victim to a cyber breach. Whilst the stories hitting the headlines often involve sophisticated ransomware, the types of incidents that hit small business across the UK on a daily basis are often much simpler examples of cyber-crime. Many are caused by simple phishing scams rather than sophisticated cyber-crime. Cyber criminals aren’t just interested in targeting big business and in our increasingly connected world it’s no longer a case of ‘if’ a business will experience a loss, but ‘when’.