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TEns ongoing sponsorship of Gambian Children

Here at TEn, alongside our variety of one-off charity events, we also provide ongoing sponsorship to under-privileged Gambian children, enabling them to get the education that every single child deserves and needs.

Our regular contributions go to Sponsor a Gambian Child, a charity set up locally to our Head Office in Princes Risborough. The charity’s aim is to help the underprivileged children of Brikama and the surrounding areas not only better themselves, but the lives of their families too, via the skills the children will gain.

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Why do you need to do CPD hours?

Introduced early in 2018, the relatively new directive means you, plus any other advisors you may employ, must complete a minimum of 15 hours learning time if you don’t have any Insurance qualifications.

If you do, it’s a minimum of 35, with at least 21 of those being structured.

Regulations aren’t stagnant, they are always evolving and changing, something you really need to keep up with. What’s more, new products continue to come into the market and learning about them is crucial. For instance, Cyber cover is a hot topic and has been for a while now.

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Breakin’ Up is Hard to Do

Originally published in Insurance Age 8/11/18

The immortal words of Neil Sedaka have, perhaps, never achieved the same level of fiscal poignancy as now they do, thanks to Brexit. A messy divorce might be similar I suppose.

So, what can we glean from this? That the lessons of a broken marriage on subsequent relationships should recommend the romantic equivalent of a Trade Deal, rather than returning anon to the path of an ever-closer union.

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Dawn Derbyshire Treks Mont Blanc

TEn Director Dawn has completed her epic 3day Trek of Mont Blanc and would like to extend her thanks to everyone who sponsored her. Dawn smashed her fundraising target, raising over £5,000.

Dawn trained hard for months to get herself both physically and mentally prepared for this massive challenge

The trek was a great experience, serving exceptional views, a tough challenge, and a great outcome with an incredible team. What’s more, Dawn received a trek award for being the ‘Most Determined’. Well done Dawn!

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Hidden Talent

In July 2018, TEn Director James Sharp was invited by Insurance Age to share his hidden talent with the industry.

“My ‘hidden talent’, now buried under a few extra kilograms, was Fencing. Not garden perimeters, nor the activity undertaken by purveyors of stolen goods, but with swords.

I was first drawn to Fencing by the relative warmth of my school’s gymnasium, by comparison with the playing fields outside. February 1963 saw my initiation to the game of Rugby, amid arctic winds, sleet and snow. Yet, it would be wrong to say it was climate alone that drove me so decisively indoors.

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