Willis is driving change

Willis is driving change
The motor initiatives team of broker Willis has signed a contract to look after accident management for the fleet of David Wilson Homes, part of the Wilson Bowden Group, a leading housebuilder and property developer.

The contract, under the Willis Drive programme, will have a dedicated phoneline for fleet drivers, with immediate access to breakdown recovery, tyre services, accident management and windscreen repairs.

David Wilson Homes has 12 regional offices and its fleet comprises 940 vehicles and 250 non-leased vehicles.

Fighting subsidence
In the battle against subsidence, Cunningham & Lindsey, Zurich Municipal, Redbridge London Borough Council and arboricultural agency OCA UK have set up a joint project to help manage claims.

The aim is to build an effective management model to process claims by insurers, involving trees and vegetation in the areas of several councils that are causing subsidence damage to low-rise buildings.

Key objectives are to provide a better screening process for alleged tree-related claims, to ensure vegetation is implicated in the claims event and to allow a more open environment to achieve claims mitigation.

Tools for better service
A web-building service for independent financial advisers has been launched by Synaptic Systems, a leading supplier of technology for financial services intermediaries.

IFAs can build business on the web with full transactional capabilities and numerous tools to better service existing clients and attract new business. Among advanced decision support tools are real-time quotes for level term assurance and mortgage protection.

Universal Salvage wins
For the second successive year, Universal Salvage, the UK's largest motor salvage organisation, has won the prestigious Motor Trader Environmental Award.

The Bedfordshire firm won the award for its continued commitment to recycling end-of-life vehicles and their reusable parts. The company's focus for 2001 has been to stimulate the market for recycled parts.

Universal Salvage is now creating the UK's first network of vehicle processing facilities.