In recent years Appointed Representative Networks have grown to help support entrepreneurs and small businesses. This ‘ready made’ access to market provides help and support but they can have big set up costs and are not very tax efficient for a large percentage of people.
Add to that the restrictions placed on Appointed Representatives (AR) with some insurers refusing to deal with AR’s and the tightening of FCA rules on Principal firms, the future for AR’s might be bleak.
But there is an alternative
All of the benefits of being an AR and none of the restrictions are achievable as a self-employed consultant of a Directly Authorised firm. This way the consultant can own all or part of their own book of business, have more control over their business and enjoy benefits including tax advantages, no restrictions on their own insurer relations and broking activity, a tailored support service agreement, professional indemnity insurance paid by the principal firm, no ceiling to earnings, equity deals, start-up finance and much more.
At Gravity Risk Services, we provide Self Employed Consultants with a range of services including:
Account reconciliation I Client money controls I Agency agreements
Complaints management and reporting I Consumer credit licence provision
Training and competence management I IT support services
"These are strange and tough times for everyone and we are committed to helping to make sure our staff and clients stay safe and well. As the coronavirus continues to impact on businesses, ours is no different, but we’re working hard to make sure we are always there for you. The current pandemic creates far more questions than can be answered for businesses. How do we continue to provide the same level of service? How do we ensure our staff and clients are safe? How do we make sure we provide the very best service to our clients? and many more.
We are award winning experts in protecting businesses from all sorts of interruption – from staffing to the smooth supply of goods and services. It’s at times like these that you have people who can help, right at your fingertips.
All of our staff are now working remotely and are using innovative ways to meet, talk and discuss business with you. Direct phone numbers and emails are available on our website. You can also arrange face to face video calls with our staff – just give us a ring to discuss how including Whatsapp, Zoom and Microsoft.
We are carefully watching and responding to the latest national advice for businesses to make sure we comply with latest guidance and stay ahead of the game. That means we can continue to help you throughout this pandemic.
Your business risks may have changed due to the pandemic, so please contact us if you would like a mid-period review of your insurance arrangements to ensure your protection continues to meet your needs. As this all unfolds you can also keep up to date with the latest help and advice via our blogs section. If you find them helpful, please feel free to share them on social media.
In the meantime, keep well, keep safe and let us know if we can help."
Please contact your Account Executive or Account handler on their direct numbers as shown below:
Ritchie Jones – 07939322535
Kieran Wilson – 07939322656
Darren Winsper – 07506572398
Matt Slater – 07469351732
John Mulqueen – 07792929241
Alan Hood – 07810446298
Karen Welch – 0121 824 0896
Sophie McDonough – 0121 824 0907
Alice Maley – 0121 824 0891
Josh Richards – 0121 824 0901
Luke Love – 0121 824 0905
Helen Griffin – 0121 824 0890
Tamara Atkinson – 0121 824 0894
Dawn Collett - 07469351731
Dom Collett – 0121 824 0897
Adam Harris – 0121 824 0899
Dan Jeavons - 07947901157
David Howe – 07557515853
Helen Dunlop – 07903553111
Matt McCall – 07814534667
Richard Gibson - 07510695335
Kelly Lawrence – 07376124909
Richard Lawrence – 07376124909
Craig Acklam – 07895991614
Saiqa Ashraf – 07734236759
Geoff Bown – 07581246806
Please would Andy Davidson’s clients contact Darren Winsper.