Our Office is Closed on Friday 21st June 2024

UPDATE: Our Office will be closed on Friday 21st June 2024 for Staff Training. We will reopen as normal on Monday 24th June 2024.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused...

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Eastbourne Pier to Hastings Pier Charity Walk

Join us for our annual John Whippy Foundation Charity Walk where we will walk from Eastbourne Pier to Hastings Pier....

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Wishing you a Happy Easter

Wishing you a very Happy Easter!...

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Six Reasons Your Business May Benefit From Management Liability Insurance

You know what they say: ‘it’s tough at the top’. As a manager, you’ll enjoy a great amount of power. But with this comes not only responsibility, but also potential liability.

Whatever industry you work in, if you’re a director or officer, you could be...

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How to prepare for Storm Nelson

How to prepare for the storm...

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Update: Our Office will be closed during Easter

Closed on 29th March and 1st April...

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What is the Average Clause in Insurance?

Usually hidden among the nitty-gritty of buildings insurance papers, the average clause is the insurer's way of guaranteeing that they only pay what they are required to pay, and not a penny more. ...

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BT Redcare Closure - What to do next?

BT Redcare, the leading alarm signaling service in the UK for fire and theft protection, will be closing down. It's expected that more than 100,000 users will need to upgrade their alarm systems to ensure continued operation before the closure on August...

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Why should you get Cyber Insurance?

5 Reasons why you should purchase Cyber Insurance...

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Our Visit To Lloyds of London

On the 15th February 2024, Christopher Whippy, Robert Whippy and Thomas Whippy were invited by Citynet Insurance Brokers Ltd for a tour of Lloyds of London and a meeting with their broking team.

During their visit, they were able to:

1) Learn about the...

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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Merry Christmas!...

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Telephone System Update

Please note that we are currently in the process of moving to a new state of the art telephone system which includes many different advanced features. This process begins today.

We may experience some technical difficulties and therefore we would advise...

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Our Christmas & New Year Opening Times for 2023

Our Christmas & New Year Opening Times are as followed:


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Successful First Quiz Night - John Whippy Foundation

Congratulations to the winning team Lima, Mike, Delta & Bravo of LMDB Accountants Winners of the first John Whippy Foundation Quiz Night!

A splendid £359.10 was raised with a packed pub and not a chair to spare.

Special thanks to Robin Curtis, our...

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Charity Race Night - John Whippy Foundation

Giddy Up. The Foundation Charity Race Night was a galloping success raising £1,292.60 thanks to the generous support of everyone.

Thank you The Royal Oak & Castle Inn for hosting.

Thank you to all our sponsors including:

Accountancy Bridge Ltd


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Office Closed on 19th September 2022

Following confirmation Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral will be held on Monday 19th September 2022 and will be a Bank Holiday, we confirm that our office will be closed on this day.

We will be open as usual at 9am on Tuesday 20th September....

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UPDATE: Office Counter Open To The Public

UPDATE: Our Office Counter will remain closed to the public. Please contact us by Telephone or via E-Mail....

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Our Christmas & New Year Opening Times for 2021

Our Christmas & New Year Opening Times...

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Finding Alternative Accommodation Following A Flood

We take a look at the steps you need to take if you are forced to leave your home due to severe flooding....

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Easter Closing Hours

Our Office will be closed on the following upcoming days:

Good Friday (2nd April 2021)

Easter Monday (5th April 2021)

The office will reopen on Tuesday 6th April 2021 at our normal working ours of 9am to 5pm.

Please note that our public counter is closed...

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Our Update Following the Supreme Court Ruling

Our update following the Supreme Court ruling ...

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Our Christmas & New Year 2020 Opening Hours

Our Office Opening Hours for the Christmas & New Year period is now up. 


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Planning on driving abroad? From 31st December 2020 you may need a Green Card…

If you are planning on travelling in Europe after the 31st December 2020, make sure you have the right driving documents in place before you go. GOV.UK is now recommending that ALL drivers who need to drive abroad after this date will need a Green Card...

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Could this be the end of the insurance ‘loyalty penalty’?

When it comes to a wide range of services on the consumer market, loyalty is undervalued. Could this soon change?...

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Our Office will close at 3pm on Friday 7th August 2020

Our Office will be closed at 3pm today. If you have an urgent query then please contact us before 3pm. We will reopen on Monday at 9am....

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How much would it cost to rebuild your property?

There’s been a lot to think about and adjust to over the COVID-19 pandemic and if you’re moving home, it can be easy to overlook the finer details. However, there are some things that you absolutely need to get right first time around

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Latest Coronavirus Update

Our Office Counter is now open to the public during our normal working hours.

Please continue to contact us, wherever possible, using the following contact methods:

☎️ Call us on 01323 410433

📧 Send an E-mail to info@johnwhippy.co.uk

However, if your enquiry...

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Getting your business ready for the 4th July

In a move that much of the nation has been waiting for, individuals and businesses alike, the Government has now given the green light for more businesses to reopen on the 4th July, including restaurants, pubs and hairdressers....

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Keeping construction workers safe during COVID-19

While safety has always been of paramount concern within the construction industry, the focus of managers now needs to expand to include the risks presented by COVID-19...

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What to consider when reopening your retail store

The impact of COVID-19 on the UK’s retail sector has been devastating, with many retailers having already been forced to close their doors for good....

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Could virtual offices be the future?

With most office workers currently working from home, many businesses are seeing this as the catalyst towards taking the plunge towards making their business fully virtual....

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Landlords: Do you know how to deal with struggling tenants?

As a landlord, you may well be used to dealing with tricky tenants who are consistently late with payments but what do you do when a once-reliable tenant experiences unexpected financial difficulty?...

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Gavin Whippy's Blink Bugle Article

Gavin Whippy has appeared in Blink's latest monthly Bugle Newsletter...

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COVID-19 UPDATE – BUSINESS INTERRUPTION ‘Specified Disease’ or ‘Notifiable Disease’?

We have recently seen growing media coverage surrounding the declinature of business interruption claims and possible challenges to compel the insurance industry to meet such claims....

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Tackling the rise of cybercrime during the coronavirus pandemic

As millions of employees are now working from home, many companies have been forced to actively tackle the excess strain on their VPNs and other systems

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Contact us by Telephone or Email Only!

Please remember that following Government guidelines relating to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak, we have closed our public counter to the public.

Our Business continues to trade and we ask that you use the following contact methods:

☎️ Call...

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Coronavirus Update: New ABI Statement on Business Insurance & COVID-19

Following yesterday evening's press conference with the Prime Minister and the Chancellor, the ABI has issued a further comment in response to the comments made by the Chancellor:

""The Chancellor's statement yesterday is consistent with our statement...

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ABI's Update on Coronavirus and Businesses

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) have released an update on the position regarding business closure and insurance on the 17th March 2020:

"Irrespective of whether or not the Government orders closure of a business, the vast majority of firms won't...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Interruption Update

We have, understandably, been hearing growing concerns from our policyholders with regard to Business Interruption as the outbreak of COVID-19 rapidly takes hold throughout the UK. Many businesses are considering the potential impact on their business...

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Coronavirus Statement

Following the announcement from the Government that we should now avoid all non-essential contact in response to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have taken the decision to suspend Face to Face meetings in our office.

As of Tuesday 17th...

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Is the world going into lockdown? How the coronavirus is triggering event cancellations

Since the first cases were detected at the end of 2019, the coronavirus (or Covid-19) is now present in more than 40 countries, with more than 81,259 confirmed cases. ...

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The meaning behind Shrove Tuesday

Whilst many of us like to enjoy Pancake Day feasting on our favourite sweet or savoury concoctions, the event remains an important date in the calendar for Christians over the world....

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Preparing for Valentine’s Day in the catering industry

Are your preparations for Valentine’s Day in full swing? Or are you simply taking bookings and hoping for the best? Consider these tips to ensure you get the most out of the day and keep things running as smoothly as possible. ...

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Windstorm Information

If property is at risk of damage at this time, below are some tips from one of our insurer partners, Zurich Insurance, to help keep you safe and reduce loss to property and possessions;...

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5 ways to boost your cybersecurity in 2020

Due to the ever-growing demand in new and innovative technology and the seemingly endless surge of digital progression, there is never time to rest on your laurels when it comes to cybersecurity....

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Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary!

On Friday 23rd January 1970, a new business John F Whippy & Company was founded and 50 years later it is still going strong!...

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What you need to know about becoming a landlord

Thinking of letting out your property? Here’s what you should consider before you do....

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Don’t forget the EPC deadline

From the 1st April 2018, all the tenancies which began after that point were required to have an EPC rating of ‘E’. The deadline is now looming for all existing tenancies which will need to comply from the 1st April 2020. ...

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Our Christmas & New Year Opening Hours!

We will be closed throughout the Christmas & New Year period and therefore we ask that you take note of our opening times below!

If you require any information, quotations, adjustments or if you wish to renew a policy then please contact us in advance....

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Office Update: Early Closure on Friday 29th November

On Friday 29th November 2019 our office will be closed from 11:45am for the rest of the day as we will all be attending a business event. We will reopen on Monday 2nd December 2019 at 9am as usual. 

If you have any urgent queries then please refer...

Cyber-attacks and politics

After supposedly thwarting a cyber attack on Monday 11th November 2019, the Labour Party suffered a second attack just the next day. What does this mean for the future?...

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Watch out for hedgehogs this Bonfire Night

People have been lighting bonfires and burning Guy Fawkes effigies on the 5th November for centuries. However, whilst these family-friendly events are a source of joy for many, venues should ensure that they’re not only paying attention to the health...

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Your Halloween Survival Guide: Keep your home safe this ‘All Hallows Eve’

Halloween can be traced back as far as the ancient festival of Samhain when, on the 31st of October, the ghosts of the dead would revisit the mortal world. To ward off any evil spirits in their midst, large bonfires were lit in each village. Druids then...

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Not under the doormat! 5 of the worst places to store a spare key

Where do you keep your spare key? Some places are safer than others. Leaving it out in the open could leave your home exposed to opportunistic thieves or seasoned criminals. We take a look at some of the worst places to hide your keys.

Under the doormat...

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Insurance Consultant Job Vacancy

We are seeking an ambitious and career minded applicant to join our team in Eastbourne. John Whippy Insurance Brokers wish to appoint an individual who would like a career in Insurance. Experience is preferred but it is not essential as training will...

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Brexit Update: Green Cards

It is still possible that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on the 31st October 2019 without a Withdrawal Agreement (also known as “No Deal Brexit”). In the event of a No Deal Brexit, UK Motor Insurance Customers driving in the European...

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Warning! Employment Dispute & Employment Practice Liability is not covered by Employers Liability Insurance.

A common misconception is that any allegation of employment malpractice will be covered by Employers Liability cover. Unfortunately not, Employers Liability will cover employees who sustain an injury or illness during their normal business activities...

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Preparing for your annual insurance review? Why should you consider using the services of an Insurance Broker?

These days insurance is widely available and can be bought directly, through direct insurer agents, via online aggregators, captive brokers, financial advisors, banks and even at supermarkets. This is all very convenient but what is the best purchase...

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Our Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Our Christmas & New Year Opening Hours are now up! If you have any policies due for renewal or any amendments to your policy then please contact our office in advance as we will be closed from the 22nd December to the 2nd January!


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Four Home Repair Jobs You Should Never Ignore!

If you notice something has gone awry in your home, it can be tempting to leave it until it actually becomes an issue. However, no matter how minor a leak, or how busy your life, it’s important to deal with certain issues as soon as you notice them. Regardless...

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Update: Office Closing Early Today

Update: The office will be closed from 11:45am tomorrow. If you have any urgent queries then please contact us before 11:45 tomorrow. Otherwise we will resume our normal hours from Monday....

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Update: Our Telephone System is Working!

UPDATE @ 10:20 14/11/2018: Our telephone systems are currently down and therefore we are unable to answer our telephones. If you urgently need to contact us then please either e-mail us on robert@johnwhippy.co.uk or contact us via our website!

We will...

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Insurance Premium Tax is Unfair!

Whoever you are in life, you shouldn't be punished for doing the right thing. So why does the Government keep increasing tax on #insurance? We call on the Government to freeze Insurance Premium Tax at the Autumn Budget 2018 in order to ease up pressure...

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Larger businesses are more concerned with the impact of potential risks than smaller ones, according to new research

Medium-sized businesses are more concerned with the impact of potential risks than small businesses, according to new research.

The research, conducted by Broker Network and Charterhouse Research on behalf of John Whippy Insurance Brokers found that medium-sized...

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Avoid Flooding The Market!

Avoid flooding the market with enquiries when conducting an insurance review and carefully consider the broker you choose to work with.

If for whatever reason you choose to conduct a market review of your insurances (it may be that your existing broker...

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Are you buying a Car with the new 68 registration plate? Why not purchase GAP Insurance!

The new 68 vehicle registration plates are around the corner and you might be considering purchasing a new car for yourself. You may therefore want to buy GAP Insurance to go along with it as well as your new van, motorbike, motorhome or taxi.

What is...

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14 Reasons to appoint us as your Dedicated Insurance Broker!

We are not just a sales orientated middle-man. We understand the mechanics of insurance with a client-led consultative approach. Protecting our clients’ interest with a view to establishing long term client satisfaction is at the heart of our business. ...

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The Power of Locality!

Today we were approached by a Scaffolding Contractor whose previous insurance broker was recently acquired by a larger broker based further afield. This meant that they were no longer handled locally or dealt with by a broker they had any affiliation...

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Renewal Quote Challenge

Monday morning and we are ready for another busy week! Have you got an insurance renewal due in the next few months? Challenge us to beat your renewal quote!

We can help you with your Business, Liability, Cyber, Fleet, Professional Indemnity and Property...

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Buying Online – Don’t Get Caught Out!

We were recently asked to carry out an annual review for a new client’s Professional Indemnity Insurance. As is standard practice, we began to review our client’s needs and requirements in order to establish the best solution for them and at a premium...

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Joanna Whippy Wins The Readers Choice Award

Last Friday our very own Joanna Whippy won the Women In Business Reader’s Choice Award thanks to all of the votes that you made!

“A huge thank you to everyone who voted for me for a Women in business award. Im a proud winner of readers’ choice award....

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Vote for Joanna Whippy!

We are delighted to announce that Joanna Whippy has been nominated for the Business Woman of the Year Award and we would be very grateful if you could vote for her. 

VOTE BY TEXT: Simply text EBH followed by a space and the word BA along with 019...

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We’re attending the Let’s Do Business Brighton Expo

Come and visit us on Stand A20 at the American Express Community Stadium in Falmer between 10am and 4pm on Thursday 14th June 2018.

If you require any insurance advice or guidance then we will have someone at the stand who can help. We can talk about...

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Office Closed For Refurbishments

Please note that our office will be closed on Friday 25th May 2018 and on Monday 28th May 2018 due to office refurbishment and the bank holiday.

The office will re-open on Tuesday 29th May at our normal hours of 9am to 5pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience....

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5 Reasons To Buy GAP Insurance

1. You might want to buy a brand new car.

If your vehicle is declared a total loss in an accident and you want to replace it with a brand new vehicle then you may want to consider purchasing GAP Insurance. For instance if you buy a car for £25,000 and...

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What are your legal obligations as a Tradesperson when employing Sub-Contractors?

Recently we have found there to be some confusion with Tradespeople relating to their legal obligations when employing Sub-Contractors and when they are legally obliged to cover them. Hopefully we can clear this up!

First of all you will need to distinguish...

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Purchasing Landlords Insurance will help you protect your earnings and tangible assets

You may not classify yourself as a business; however, by earning money through rent, you will for insurance purposes be classified as one. A standard home insurance policy is not usually suitable for covering your property which is let out and in the...

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