Autumn Newsletter 2016

Hello everyone and welcome to our Autumn 2016 issue of The Great British Broker. Firstly, please don’t worry, we are not moving to Channel 4 anytime soon!

Well, it’s that time of year when the leaves are starting to turn, the nights are drawing in and there is that slight chill in the air when you leave for work in the morning. However, there are so many wonderful things about autumn which is why it is one of our favourite times of year; the beautiful autumnal colours that grace the Kentish landscape, the smell of wood smoke in the air, apple cider, conkers and of course the latest issue of The Great British Broker arriving in your Inbox! What could be better?

As part of our commitment to support our local community and the people of Kent we will be donating a full year of household insurance to an incredibly deserving family who live on the Isle of Sheppey. The family who are taking part in an upcoming episode of the BBC One television show DIY SOS: The Big Build will receive complete insurance cover on the buildings and contents of their brand new home this October. We were so moved and impressed by their story that we really felt the need to assist them in some way. Read on to learn more.

The long hot days of summer are drawing to a close. The leaves are starting to turning brown, we have all been on our holidays and there is now a chill in the early morning air. However, there is still so much to do and autumn is a wonderful time to celebrate all that the Garden of England has to offer. Vineyards and orchards prepare for harvest, castle walls are ablaze with burnished ivy, woodlands are rich with golden colour and attractions light up with dazzling fireworks and ghostly goings-on! With the help of Visit Kent we have compiled 10 hidden autumn gems that you won’t want to miss.

Halloween to Bonfire Night, what a fun week of the year! Carved pumpkins, children in costumes trick or treating, fancy dress parties and then just a few days later it’s the sound of crackling bonfires and the oooohs and ahhhs as the rockets whoosh and explode in the sky! However, it is not only the likes of you and I that enjoy this time of year. Sadly criminals do too. So, with the help of our friends at Aviva we would like to share some advice on how you can keep yourselves and your property safe this autumn!

One of the highlights for us this summer was the Biddenden Tractorfest and Country Fair. In addition to being the main sponsors of the event, Invicta were also asked to organise the classic car section of the show. This quickly grew and ended up becoming The Invicta Insurance Services Classic Car Attraction! Tractorfest, as it is known, is located in the heart of the Weald of Kent on a mid August weekend and every year the event is filled with fun, sun, tractors, cider, classic cars, thousands of smiling visitors and so much more!

At Invicta you always receive pleasant, helpful and friendly service but what do you know of the terrific people who make up the Invicta team? In this spot of our newsletter we will introduce you to one of the Invicta staff members who, on a daily basis, help to provide our customers with quality and courteous service. In this issue we say hello to Scott Simmons.

Having a damaged windscreen is a big pain at the best of times but repairing or replacing an ADAS windscreen can also be extremely costly. ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems offer automated electronic safety features which are designed to help the driver while on the road. The system uses cameras and sensors that can implement safeguards and take over control of the vehicle to help avoid accidents or collisions. A lot of this technology is actually embedded in the vehicle’s windscreen.


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