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  • Meet the team - Arthur Denton 08 December, 2014

    “I have been aware of Cornish Mutual for many years, it is the South West’s own insurer and it has a very strong reputation, both in the industry and the region.Having spent years working in and around London, my wife and I decided to move to Cornwall just over eight years ago to put down some roots and start a family. I was still working in North...More

  • Considering swapping oil for biomass? Where do you start? 08 December, 2014

    "The reasons biomass is better value are two-fold. Firstly, the fuel (logs, wood chips or pellets) is cheaper than oil and also less prone to fluctuating costs. Secondly, under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), the Government gives you a fixed amount per kilo watt hour of energy produced through biomass over the next 20 years. Typically you’d be...More

  • CHICKS Training Day - Part 2 27 November, 2014

    "This autumn we welcomed our friends at local charity CHICKS back to our offices for a second day of training tailored around their organisational needs. Since their last visit they have implemented a new performance management system that, similar to our own, is based heavily on key behaviours. Like any cultural change they have had to overcome a...More

  • Fit for farming 17 November, 2014

    "The vital importance of ensuring farmers working in the field take care of both their bodies and minds is a priority for Cornish Mutual, and we are preparing to expand the support we offer the farming community in this respect. Cornish Mutual’s Operations Leader Philip Wilson has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, and...More

  • Recognising professional development 10 November, 2014

    "Here at Cornish Mutual we run a programme of internal training schemes to help team members progress in their careers. In addition to this, many people in the company join external courses to gain further qualifications in their field.  Melissa Ward, Cornish Mutual’s Marketing Manager, has spent the past two years doing just that, working towards...More

  • Are you 'tyre-safe'? 31 October, 2014

    “October is tyre safety month and you may be surprised to learn that in 2011 there were 1,200 road casualties in the U.K. resulting from accidents where illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres were a factor. It is always important to make sure you regularly check your tyres but with the winter weather approaching and road conditions becoming...More

  • Six DIY Halloween decorations for your home 27 October, 2014

    For many families Halloween is a lovely event that is full of lots of dressing up, parties and treats (and that’s just the adults!). To help you enjoy Halloween and make the most of your half term, we’ve put together some of our favourite, easy and fun DIY decorations that you can make at home with the kids. They’re easy, safe and will be sure to...More

  • Changes to Tax Discs - What you need to know 14 October, 2014

    "As of 1 October 2014, drivers no longer need to display a paper tax disc in their vehicles.The DVLA has decided to move car taxing to an entirely digital system, to make it easier for both motorists and police and other enforcement agencies.While the tax disc itself is being abolished, tax must still be paid on all vehicles where tax previously...More

  • What to do if you are involved in a car accident 03 October, 2014

    "Being involved in an accident whether it’s a small knock or something more serious can be a daunting and traumatic time. As a driver, it’s important that you stay calm and don’t panic. If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident you should remember to take the following steps:- • Get yourself to a safe area where you are not at...More

  • Driving safety tips for young drivers 03 October, 2014

    "Once new young drivers pass their test they set out on a life long journey, using and adapting the basic skills they have learnt during their training to face the never ending range of situations encountered on the road. Statistically, young drivers aged 17-24 are more likely to be involved in accidents than other age groups. The most common...More

  • Vehicle maintenance - top tips for young drivers 30 September, 2014

    Research carried out earlier this year by car retailer Evans Halshaw found that a huge 68 per cent of drivers aged between 18 and 24 admitted to typically putting off vital car maintenance. The drivers surveyed were clearly aware of the risks of not properly maintaining their vehicle, with 68 per cent of 18 to 24 year olds stating that putting off...More

  • Passengers & your duty of care 29 September, 2014
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    "The statistics for young drivers and road traffic accidents do not make good reading. Research on the subject includes the following stark findings: Road crashes are the biggest single killer of young people in the UK and worldwide One in five new drivers has a crash within six months of passing their test Young male drivers have much higher...More

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