Wednesday 28 October | 11am | Insuring Creativity
Join us for an invaluable opportunity to field questions to Director, Tim Thornhill, from leading entertainment and sport insurer, Tysers. A unique opportunity to hear from one of the industries leading players, the company specialise in the design of solutions which respond to fluid and complex requirements of the sector at this uniquely challenging time.
Please note this session is pre-recorded.
Tim Thornhill: Director, Tysers
Tim joined Tysers (formerly Integro) in January 2018 having worked as Commercial Director at The Ardonagh Group’s Towergate Insurance brand for nearly six years. After graduating with a degree in Management Studies from The University of Nottingham he became Managing Director of a Tour Operator and Event Management company between 2007 and 2012. In this role he took around 15,000 clients each year to the French and Austrian Alps, arranging all elements of their trip. His clients included the British Championships, The Royal Navy and The Royal Air Force. He now leads sales, marketing, international wholesale development and online trading for Tysers.
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Highland creative economy support organisation, XpoNorth has today, Wednesday 30th September, announced its first ‘Fearless Business Week’. A full range of practical business support workshops to address the unanswered questions surrounding the industry during the current Coronavirus pandemic.
With the creative industries still amongst the most heavily impacted by Covid-19, ‘Fearless Business Week’will offer a four-day free-to-attend workshop programme providing advice, guidance and signposting of what Highland and Islands businesses can do during these difficult times.
It is estimated that the creative sector is worth around £740 million to the region and accounts for more than 5,000 jobs across a diverse mix of SMEs, sole traders, freelancers and organisations. Many of these businesses adopt agile and innovative models which sit outside more traditional business profiles meaning obtaining the right advice for their business can be hard to find. XpoNorth is committed to supporting the region’s creative infrastructure and has developed this unique content series to give attendees access to leading service providers- including specialists in entertainment insurance and commercial banking to answer some of the more complex questions facing the sector.
The free event will take place across Monday 26th – Thursday 29th October and boasts a range of practical business support sessions coupled with inspiring interviews from some of the region’s most prestigious creative businesses. Attendees will be able to attend sessions including Insuring Creativity, Spotlight on Banks and the Creative Industries, Business Journeys: Sandstone Press in Profile and Let’s Talk Funding - full details can be found below.
Talking about the launch of 'Fearless Business Week’ Iain Hamilton, Head of Creative Industries at Highlands and Islands Enterprise, who fund XpoNorth, said: “Research from Oxford Economics estimates that the creative sector could be hit twice as hard as the wider economy in 2020 and with further restrictions being placed, we must find new ways to rise to the challenge and support the creative industries. Our ongoing series of workshops have been well received from the community as we continue to work alongside the creative industries on how we can appropriately plan for the future and safeguard jobs. ‘Fearless Business Week’ aims to give never-heard-before insight on the practicalities facing businesses in this pandemic, providing them with clear resources and answers to questions they’ve perhaps not been able to get elsewhere.”