A-Plan Blog

22 Feb

Spring clean – A time to cleanse

Spring time is often a catalyst for getting the house decluttered and spruced up for the year ahead. Here are some tips to help your spring clean: Be realistic: don’t try to tackle the whole house in a day. Make a list of the areas you want to concentrate on and the cleaning products you’ll

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20 Feb

Entries Open for A-Plan’s Local Business Charity Awards 2018

Entries are now open for the Oxfordshire Local Business Charity Awards, sponsored by A-Plan and the risk manager & insurance broker, Jelf. The awards, which have been held annually in neighbouring Gloucestershire since 2014, recognise the support given to local charities by Oxfordshire businesses. There are three awards to enter: The A-Plan Award  – entries

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cyber insurance
19 Feb

How to Prevent a Cyber ‘Meltdown’

Cyber security researchers recently announced the discovery of two major security flaws that could allow hackers to bypass regular security measures and obtain normally inaccessible data. They’re called Meltdown and Spectre, and they’re both caused by design flaws found in nearly all modern processors. Hackers can exploit these vulnerabilities to access all of the data

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A-Plan Marine boat security
16 Feb

How to Protect your Boat from Theft.

A-Plan Marine’s top tips for securing your boat from thieves: Theft of boats and equipment causes heartache and financial loss to thousands of marine enthusiasts every year, regardless of size or value. Common items stolen from boats tend to be those easily picked up and carried away by opportunists. Outboard motors and generators; marine communication

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Love your car A-Plan blog
14 Feb

Show your Car Some Love this Valentine’s.

7 ways to reignite that spark: Our cars are often the unloved, unappreciated heroes in our lives. They’re dependable, sturdy and selfless; dutifully ferrying us in safety, comfort and warmth to whichever destination we desire. Yet, it’s the one relationship in our lives which requires a little more love, after all, it slays distances without

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DVSA
12 Feb

Lorry, Coach and Bus Drivers Face DVSA Fines

Beginning on 5 March, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) traffic examiners will begin issuing on-the-spot fines to any lorry, bus or coach drivers for drivers’ hours offences committed in the last 28 days, such as exceeding daily driving limits or not taking enough breaks. Previously DVSA examiners could only fine drivers for offences committed

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van drivers
08 Feb

Van Drivers Shape Up!

Van drivers are not known for their healthiness and clean eating! However, things are changing. A recent study, commissioned by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle, has found that Britain’s van drivers are ditching their stereotypical lifestyle in favour of healthy eating and regular trips to the gym. According to the research, the average van driver now works

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winter survival car kit
06 Feb

Winter Car Kit Essentials

Bone-chilling temperatures, freezing arctic winds and up to 12 inches of snow will sweep across the UK this week. With yellow weather warnings in place for Northern Ireland, Scotland, northern England, Wales and north-west Midlands, driving conditions could be treacherous. Be prepared for the worst and ensure you carry a winter survival kit in your

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31 Jan

A-Plan Northampton Wins Mystery Shopper Award for Outstanding Customer Service.

A-Plan Northampton has been praised for their ‘outstanding customer service’ in the town’s inaugural Mystery Shopping Awards. Founded by Northampton’s Business Improvement District (BID), the accolades recognise excellence demonstrated by local businesses in a number of areas including service, sales, appearance and local knowledge. The team at A-Plan Northampton scored an outstanding 100% across the

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