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Adroit sets the pace in Ballarat

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At Adroit, our commitment to making a difference in the local communities in which we operate is a core part of our organisation and values.

Recently, our Ballarat Branch was awarded the top prize in the Professional Service category at the Ballarat Business Excellence Awards. Being recognised by our community is certainly a great honour, second only to collaborating with groups like Run Australia.

“We endeavour to make a difference by consciously giving of ourselves, our time and our resources. Our endeavours in co-organising Run Ballarat helps to fund the redevelopment of the Children’s Ward of the local Public Hospital and in turn, provides an asset which brings security and surety for future generations.” – Damon Edwards – Managing Principal of Adroit Insurance Group, Ballarat

Being involved in the local community is truly a rewarding experience and we continually seek opportunities where possible to do so – such as continued involvement with Run Ballarat.

More than just a “fun run”, Run Ballarat has made a significant contribution to the Children’s Ward at Ballarat Base Hospital since 2012. Our continued involvement sees a five-year commitment to support the much-needed redevelopment of the Paediatric and Adolescent Unit. The redeveloped space will include extra beds, updated technology, and additional support services with a commitment from Run Ballarat to fund half of the project.

How can you get involved? With a range of fun runs for both adults and children, there’s something for everyone! If strapping on the sneakers yourself isn’t an appealing option, there are plenty of other ways to support the event on Sunday 22nd October. Get involved by heading to the Run Australia website to view other volunteer opportunities or to donate: http://runaustralia.com.au/location/ballarat/

With great anticipation, we look forward to 2018, when the new facility will open its doors.

We hope to see you there!

Secure the foundation of your construction business

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Whether you’re a builder, owner builder, renovator, tradesman or other building industry professional you know all too well that many factors can affect the way your business operates – local councils, neighbours, clients, the weather – the list goes on. “Hoping for the best, but planning for the worst” is the only way to survive in a competitive environment.

The nature of construction work often means that you, your business or employee’s are often exposed to a wide range of risks. Whether it’s accidental damage to someone’s property, flood or weather damage, theft, contractual penalties or in the worst case, risks of injury to you and your employees – there’s no real way to anticipate what could go wrong. There is a solution, however, to help manage these risks, and that’s by making sure you are adequately insured.

Even at a base level, as a registered building practitioner, you must have the appropriate insurance coverage for your registration category/class. The Building Practitioners Board (BPB) requires evidence you have an active comprehensive insurance policy before it will grant your application for registration or registration renewal.

At Adroit, we offer a range of specialist insurance options for those in the construction industry tailored to you as well as the individual needs of your particular business. Our specialised team of brokers will simplify and demystify the options available, and work with you to create the perfect blend of coverage based on your needs and budget.

Successful businesses are built on successful relationships, and that’s why we aim to always be approachable and responsive – as your business grows and evolves, we’re with you every step of the way. We know that builder’s businesses don’t always operate during regular business hours, so we are available around the clock.

Get in touch today!

Protecting your business against unique risks

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Do you think it would be simple to walk into someone else’s office, warehouse or factory and make that business run smoothly? If you had to swap with the business next door, suddenly, without making any of your own adjustments to layout – how successful do you think that would be?

If you think that would be a total disaster, you’re probably right. Every business is unique – each one has its own story, its own way of doing things, its own unique group of customers.

No two businesses are alike, even within the same industry. Across multiple differing industries these differences become even more apparent – a large business in the construction industry, for example, faces very different risks to a small hairdressing business or pet parlor at a local shopping centre. So why should they all share the same level of insurance cover? Every business has its own unique set of risks as part of its corresponding industry and individual needs.

One of the main advantages of selecting an industry-specific insurance policy over a more generalised product is that your insurance broker will provide advice on the things you might never have even considered. This involves a comprehensive understanding of your industry, developing personal relationships and delving to discover exactly what risks your business is exposed to, then protecting you from those risks with a comprehensive, bespoke insurance solution at the best possible price. Insurance experts are adept at recognising risks, and they have the experience of working with all kinds of businesses and seeing where others have gotten into trouble – what is an unexpected event for you is something they have probably seen before – and already have a plan in place to address.

Tailored insurance policies for businesses are available to a number of different industries including:

– Agriculture and Viticulture
– Construction
– Hospitality
– Entertainment
– Manufacturing
– Property
– Retail
– Trades
– Engineering
– Professional Services

Within your corresponding industry we will design an insurance solution that’s specifically tailored to you and your individual business needs, allowing you to rest easy knowing that your business is protected from any unexpected and unforeseen occurrences.

A friendly chat with one of our brokers is all it takes to get the ball rolling – make the call today and give yourself the gift of peace of mind with comprehensive cover specific to your needs.

 

Ansvar Community Education Grants

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At Adroit, we’re always happy to share things that benefit the community. This month, our valued insurer Ansvar Insurance has opened applications for their 2017 Community Education Program, offering grants up to $50,000 for programs supporting Australian youth which fall under two categories; empowerment and education or outreach programs. Since the program’s launch in 1994, Ansvar has contributed over $15 million to education and life skills programs that have benefited thousands of youths across Australia.

Ansvar is dedicated to providing support and protection to Community Services & Not-for-profit Organisations, have a long history of involvement in the Australian community and philanthropic giving. They provide support to community groups and organisations through a range of activities, including donation drives, sponsorships, strategic partnerships and provide all of their staff members with a community service leave day each year, to enable them to spend time volunteering with organisations and activities close to their hearts. Ansvar’s values align closely with our own, and we’re proud to work alongside them.

To apply for the Community Education Grants or for more information, visit their website.

Geelong Business Excellence Awards, 2017

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We would like to congratulate CEO of St John of God Geelong Hospital Stephen Roberts, the winner of our Business Leader of the Year Award.

We’d also like to offer congratulations to Supatramp and Austin Wines on their wins this year!

Originally published in the Geelong Indy

Adroit Insurance Group is passionate about serving the Geelong community.

After winning the Geelong Business Excellence Awards Business of the Year in 2016, Adroit is committed to sustaining its already impressive brand.

“Our organisation is big on being part of the community,” Adroit Insurance Group Geelong branch manager Darrell Fenton says.

“We’ve strived to build that over the last 15 years. We love being a part of the Geelong community.”

Adroit is a sponsor of this year’s excellence awards and Mr Fenton said it was a terrific opportunity for local businesses to be recognised for their hard work.

“It’s a great opportunity to be involved with all the other businesses in Geelong,” he says.

“We want to be a part of it. We were absolutely rapt to win it last year.”

Adroit is a perfect fit for Geelong.

“Geelong people certainly enjoy their city,” Mr Fenton says.

“The people of Geelong always try and help out local businesses. It makes it a nice, strong community.”

Service is Adroit’s motto.

“We are certainly a service based organisation,” Mr Fenton says.

“Adroit offers superior customer service through a dedicated account manager who provides the best insurance solution for each and every one of our valued clients. Our actual KPIs are measured by client contact and visitation rather than just dollars.”

While Geelong has taken its share of knocks in the business world, Mr Fenton said the city always recovers quickly.

“The city of Geelong is going well – it’s up and about at the moment,” he says.

“There’s a good feel for the city and we want to grow with it.”

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