We interview Nick Tremewan, Christchurch Broker about why Crombie Lockwood gets involved with the Chevrons - Christchurch Hospitality Awards.
Q. Why did Crombie Lockwood decide to support The Chevrons?
A. This is a great way to show our appreciation to all the inspirational food and beverage suppliers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make wining and dining in Christchurch so satisfying. Also, we have lots of hard working clients operating in this space and it is important to us to support them as they grow their businesses.
Q. How would you explain the role hospitality businesses have played in the rebuild of Christchurch?
A. The hospitality industry has played a leading role in not just the physical transformation of the City’s rebuild but more importantly given the hard-working people of the region places to go and have a good time, all while savouring the very best produce Canterbury has to offer.
Q. What’s happening in insurance markets that hospitality business owners and managers need to be aware of?
A. The implementation of the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 on 4th April this year increased the penalties for non-compliance under the Act and imposed a new due diligence obligation on Directors and Officers and a new duty to take “reasonably practicable steps.” However the changes do not directly alter how current insurance policies will respond to claims. Of course reducing accidents are just one way of reducing risk. In addition the rapidly advancing world of technology cybersecurity poses an enormous and immediate threat to all businesses and hospitality is certainly no exception.
Q. What’s new at Crombie Lockwood we should be aware of?
A. Tailored Hospitality Insurance Packages specially designed for businesses just like yours. Crombie Lockwood is partnering with another supporter of The Chevrons – Trents Wholesale to provide tailored insurance solutions underwritten by NZI. We have also recently launched CyberSAFE, a cyber insurance policy, designed to protect small to medium businesses from the costs associated with an attack.