18th December 2020
Why is Aston Lark keen to work with Pink in particular?
Aston Lark have experience working with a number businesses in the food and drink and hospitality sectors ranging from SMEs to large Corporate businesses and we understand the challenges they face at this time.
Aston Lark are an award winning independent insurance broker with four branches throughout Kent in Maidstone, West Malling, Dover and Broadstairs and we are keen to offer our support and expertise to the local business community.
Pink members are currently faced with many challenges: no physical events to meet customers and buyers, lost B2B trade, strict social distancing regulations, the end of the EU transition period – how important is good insurance in this volatile economic climate?
It is more important than ever to have insurance broker who fully understands your business, offers support with risk management and is proactive in negotiating with insurers on your behalf in the current hard market conditions.
Aston Lark have created a COVID-19 resource library https://www.astonlark.com/covid-19/coronavirus-response/ and business recovery toolkit https://www.astonlark.com/covid-19/roadtorecovery/ with useful guidance and checklists to help businesses at this time.
We have specialist advisors who can offer advice on business insurance, personal insurance, employee benefits and trade credit solutions.
We have branches in Ireland enabling us to place insurances throughout Europe irrespective of Brexit. We are also part of the Worldwide Insurance Network Group (WING) which gives us the capability of arranging insurance cover globally.
What positives have come out of the Covid crisis that you feel our members, with your support, can build on going forward?
The COVID pandemic has brought a greater sense of community and support for local business, with PinK setting up the #HelpKentBuyLocal campaign.
We have seen some amazing stories of innovative local businesses adapting to manufacture PPE and hand sanitiser following the outbreak of the COVID pandemic, local retailers developing their online sales and local restaurants launching take-away menus.
Aston Lark have been proactive in working with local businesses to offer advice and guidance and tailor their insurance programme to meet their requirements.