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Record fundraiser anything but par for the cause

Last week we hosted our 16th Annual Charity Golf Day at 13th Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads, and we’re thrilled to announce we raised $105,376 for Bethany Community Support.

Not only did we raise a record amount, but the incredible efforts from the day saw total funds raised over the event’s 16-year history reach the amazing milestone figure of $1,000,000!

The inaugural Adroit Golf Day Capital grant in conjunction with the Geelong Community Foundation was originally set at $100,000 but the generosity of local businesses and organisations saw the final total reach an astonishing $105,376. The total funds raised will go to Bethany Community Support to develop a men’s centre.

The men’s centre will be the first of its kind in Victoria, providing a suite of services in the prevention of and response to family violence. The services will include behaviour change programs, counselling, fathering programs and mental health assessment and treatment – filling a gap in the community’s response to such issues.

Adroit Insurance Group Managing Director, Andrew Locke, was delighted with the result, thanking the businesses and organisations who donated in such a generous manner.

“For the Geelong community to have supported this event over the past 16 years, raising more than $1,000,000 to date, is a milestone achievement we can all be very proud of.”

Our thanks to all of our wonderful staff, sponsors and community partners who volunteered their time and resources helping us to reach this fantastic milestone!

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Adroit Annual Charity Golf Day 2017

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It’s been an exciting year for us at Adroit and we’re especially thrilled about next week’s 16th Annual Charity Golf Day!

Held at 13th Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads on 23rd November, the day promises to be an entertaining and enjoyable outing for everyone involved.

It’s always rewarding to be able to help our local community wherever we can. This year has been particularly gratifying, as along with our community partner the Geelong Community Foundation, who have supported us to distribute funds, we’re proud to give the inaugural Adroit Golf Day Capital Grant of $100,000 to Bethany Community Support.

This grant – funded by the proceeds of the Golf Day – is an important milestone in the evolution of our event.

As part of their family violence program, Bethany Community Support will use the grant to develop a men’s centre – the first of its kind in Victoria. This important project aims to help address the increase in domestic violence.

Providing a comprehensive response, the men’s centre will offer a suite of services that aim to both prevent and respond to family violence issues.

These services will include men’s behaviour change programs, counselling, fathering programs and mental health assessment and treatment, going a long way to filling a gaping hole in the community’s response to family violence.

Having identified a need to stop the destructive cycle of family violence, Bethany’s programs of education and inclusion, which address the underlying issues that lead to such negative behaviour, will no doubt save lives.

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Make a date to stay up-to-date

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It’s no surprise how quickly life can change – the only thing you can be sure of is that occasionally, the unexpected will happen. Whether it’s in your business or your personal life, there’s always something new just around the corner.

With this in mind, it’s important all your insurance needs are being met. Just like an outdated fashion trend, an insurance policy you purchased but have never reviewed is unlikely to still be a good fit. A “set and forget” approach is one that can lead to unpleasant surprises down the track, but thankfully can be easily prevented by regularly reviewing your level of coverage as your circumstances change.

Getting married, having children, a promotion at work, major purchases or downsizing – these are all major life events that mean your insurance needs will change accordingly.

Don’t forget your business insurance either – just as personal circumstances change, businesses change over time too. You might be offering different products or services, your team may grow or shrink, and new opportunities can see your business evolve in directions you never expected. That’s why it’s so important to keep your insurance policies current and relevant to your business activities.

Just like a regular check-up with your doctor is essential for your personal health, a periodic check-up with your insurance broker is absolutely necessary to ensure you have the best level of coverage for your circumstances.

Adroit’s personalised approach ensures you have everything you need (and nothing you don’t) giving you peace of mind that in the event of the unexpected, you’re fully covered.

You should always consult your qualified insurance broker for advice on the best policies available to suit your needs.

Regional Victorian Business Survey 2017

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Here at Adroit, we love where we live. We share in the pride our communities have for our amazing regional Victorian towns.

Celebrating and exploring our communities, it is with great satisfaction that I release the results of our second annual ‘Regional Victorian Business Survey’. The survey shows the mindset and attitude of a wide range of businesses across regional Victoria.

Regional Victoria is powering ahead, and the mood is positive!

It’s been a prosperous 12 months for local businesses and it is very satisfying to see a strong confidence that the year ahead will be even better. Most businesses that we surveyed think they’ll be increasing revenue next year.

Business confidence that should translate into further jobs growth. Around a quarter of businesses predict they will increase staff numbers. This is encouraging for our regional communities that sometimes struggle with growth in employment opportunities.

Within the broader good news, the survey identifies areas of concern and red-flags. Businesses are extremely wary of over-regulation, with many making a point of decrying the ‘nanny state’ culture that appears to be deepening in Victoria.

Market and economic conditions can be tough, and dealing with unnecessary red-tape on top of that can be a barrier to growth for many of our regional businesses. Almost half of the businesses we surveyed are unhappy with the State Government. They are looking for the Government to lift their game, with better investment in infrastructure, public transport and broader community support, areas that have been neglected by successive Governments.

Businesses are optimistic about the future but want to feel that Regional voices are being heard by those making long-range decisions that could impact their business. Especially at a time when competition for business and shifting consumer behaviours and global forces are making the waters even trickier to navigate.

We hope this survey becomes an important tool, not just for regional businesses, but also for the government and commentators in evaluating the future of regional Victorian communities and the vibrancy of their economic contribution.

Here are some highlights from the data; to learn more, download the complete survey here.

 

ADROIT PROCTOR INSURANCE & RISK

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Trickey & Proctor Insurance Agencies have long been established as the local insurer of choice in the West Gippsland area, and in a recent exciting development, the business has teamed with larger regional insurer – Adroit Insurance and Risk – to expand its services to trade under the new name, Adroit Proctor Insurance & Risk. The business will continue to operate out of its current offices in Drouin.

The collaborative venture will ensure existing customers benefit from having access to the most competitive and tailored insurance solutions on offer.

Jeff Proctor, the original owner of Trickey & Proctor, explains that it was time for growth. “We knew Adroit Insurance & Risk was the only fit for us and our clientele going forward. It was important we partnered with a leader in the insurance industry who placed customer service at the forefront of its core value system.”

Adroit Insurance & Risk, Managing Director, Andrew Locke, looks positively towards the future.

“The merge with Jeff and the team at Trickey & Proctor aligns with the Adroit model and ambition to partner with likeminded and quality people.”

“The partnership will be sure to bring additional scale advantage to the existing clientele of Trickey & Proctor as well as offer the community of Drouin a sustainable local insurance presence well into the future,” says Mr Locke.

The new partnership cements Adroit Proctor Insurance & Risk as the leading expert in the local insurance industry.

The dedicated team of trusted advisors are equipped with the best products available to ensure customers are fully protected from unexpected risks now and into the future.

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