Ecclesiastical Heritage Insights guide will help brokers talk through risks with heritage sector clients

07 February 2019

Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical has released a new guide to help brokers talk through the risks facing the heritage sector.

Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Insight guide provides best practice and guidance to help address the top concerns facing heritage organisations including asset protection, health and safety, business continuity, maintenance, funding, engaging the next generation, data protection and cyber-risks, and managing reputational risks.  
The guide is the latest in a series of sector insights from Ecclesiastical, combining independent research with specialist guidance from the insurer’s expert risk management team.  
Research undertaken by the insurer identified the impact of a major fire incident as the biggest concern for heritage organisations, with the cost of building maintenance and repairs and health and safety completing the top three. Other key concerns raised are reputational damage, security of assets and the impact of a major weather incident.
Ecclesiastical is encouraging brokers to speak to their heritage clients about how best to protect their organisations.
Faith Kitchen, heritage director for Ecclesiastical commented: “As the UK’s leading insurer of Grade I listed properties in the UK and with over 130 years’ experience, we believe our knowledge and insight into the management of issues that are impacting the sector can be of real value to heritage organisations.
“Brokers play an important role in helping clients understand the risks they are facing and in ensuring that the right cover is in place for their clients. We hope that the Ecclesiastical Heritage Insights guide will help the heritage sector think about these risks and aid conversations between brokers and their heritage clients when it comes to finding the right cover to protect their organisations.”
A copy of the Ecclesiastical Heritage Insight guide is available to download here.