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12 Feb, 2013, 12:23 GMT On or off duty: SMEs are masters of tech but slaves to Smartphones

Hiscox research reveals: - 89% of SMEs have mastered the use of technology - 38% of SMEs have difficulty 'switching off' - 37% find working during...


09 Oct, 2012, 18:49 BST Entrepreneurs in 2012 - Losing Sleep but not Losing Hope

Optimism presides: Many more SMEs are optimistic than pessimistic despite tough times in the last year Working hard for new customers: A majority of...


18 Jul, 2012, 15:28 BST One in Ten SMEs Have Suffered From a Data Hack

- Only 25% are very confident in their security measures - Research by Hiscox; specialists in small business insurance, has found that one in ten...


28 Jun, 2012, 14:00 BST Jack of All Trades: the Entrepreneurial 'can-do' Attitude Poses Potential Risks for Small Businesses

The 'can do' attitude that entrepreneurs need to survive and thrive could also be their Achilles heel, according to new research released today by...


07 Jun, 2012, 14:30 BST What Recession? We Still Need to get Away say UK Holidaymakers...

10% planning a longer or more luxury break; 19% cutting back -in other areas to make way for holiday 64% want to relax; 42% want a break 'from the...


28 May, 2012, 18:06 BST Holiday Travellers Chancing More Than Just the Weather This Summer

- Hiscox survey finds one in five don't know if they are covered when they go on holiday - As Britons gear up for their summer holidays, new research ...


11 May, 2012, 17:27 BST New Brand Campaign for Hiscox

Specialist insurer launches campaign on TV on 11th May Specialist insurer Hiscox has unveiled a new brand campaign, which launches with a TV...


01 May, 2012, 14:00 BST Help Protect Your Property Against the Flood

- Hiscox urges homeowners to protect their properties from flooding - With heavy rain and potential flooding forecast, home and contents insurer...


30 Apr, 2012, 14:00 BST The Scream: "It Won't be Screams of Despair That are Heard on the Night..."

The forthcoming sale of Edvard Munch's The Scream looks likely to break records at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art sale on the 2nd May. Robert ...


17 Apr, 2012, 09:00 BST Increased Physical and Mental Stress, but UK SMEs are Determined and up for new Challenges

Over three quarters (77%) report ailments at work and 45% are more stressed than a year ago Half (50%) expect to grow this year; one in ten aiming...


08 Feb, 2012, 15:35 GMT Snows up for Winter: Preparing for the Slopes

- Hiscox provides top tips ahead of half term ski trips - As some resorts report a bumper season and with many skiers still waiting for their trips...


06 Feb, 2012, 19:00 GMT Entrepreneurs Utilise Social Media to Increase Their Brand Awareness

There has never been a better time for SMEs to grab the web by its digital horns and see how it could benefit their business. According to research*...


25 Jan, 2012, 16:30 GMT Hiscox Comments on new EU Data Protection Law and Data Loss Alerts

Hiscox advises on having a resilient plan in place to deal with data breach Following the announcement of the new proposed European data protection...


23 Nov, 2011, 07:00 GMT Entrepreneurs Show "Resilience in Adversity"

More SMEs are optimistic than pessimistic in spite of the difficult economic climate Euro uncertainty: 44% of SMEs in the EU countries surveyed had...


06 Apr, 2011, 14:19 BST SMEs Benefit From a Family Hire

Research out today of 1,000 small business owners found that over a fifth (21%)* employ a family member and of these 43% cited the downturn as a...


14 Mar, 2011, 17:04 GMT Successful Entrepreneurs are "Natural Born Risk Takers"

- Leading Business Experts Say Entrepreneurship is More Nature Than Nurture and Believe Tough Economic Times are an Opportunity for Entrepreneurs to...